Category: Holiday and Seasonal Lessons

Middle School Valentine’s Day Activities

Middle school Valentine’s Day activities can make your regular lessons more engaging for your students.  While candy and valentines can be fun for many, finding ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the middle school classroom can be a challenge – candy hearts and poems will only take you so far.  

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Middle School Hanukkah Lesson Plan

Middle School Hanukkah Lesson

Hanukkah is a very important holiday to those of the Jewish faith, but finding engaging middle school lesson plans about it can be very difficult.  Hanukkah, also sometimes known as the Festival of Lights, includes important elements like the lighting of the menorah, prayers, and gift exchanges, yet many of

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Engaging middle school Christmas activities for the month of December and the week leading up to Winter Break from 2 Peas and a Dog.

Middle School Christmas Activities

Finding middle school Christmas activities does not need to be a challenge. Look through this blog post to find Christmas activities that are broken into two categories: curriculum-related and fun activities. These activities are great for the whole month of December. Editor’s Note: I have written this blog post in

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Middle School Diwali Lesson

Help your students learn about Diwali with this middle school Diwali lesson plan. It is important to recognize all major holidays in your classroom – not just the traditional North American commercialized celebrations. Middle school lesson plans for Christmas or Thanksgiving are easy to find, but this is not always true

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Help students learn about Earth Day with this engaging lesson plan from 2 Peas and a Dog.

Middle School Earth Day Lesson

Earth Day is an important day each year to remind students of the impact their daily choices have on the planet. Many students do not know the history of Earth Day or its significance. Use this middle school Earth Day lesson to help students gain insight into this important day as

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Middle school Groundhog Day lesson plans for ELA and Social Studies classes from 2 Peas and a Dog.

Middle School Groundhog Day Lesson Plan

It can be difficult to find a good middle school Groundhog Day lesson plan for students. I see a lot of crafts and picture books when I search for lessons. Groundhog Day is an interesting North American celebration for many people. I think it is important that my students develop

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Try these engaging Chinese New Year lesson plans for middle school students from 2 Peas and a Dog.

Chinese New Year Lesson Plan

It can be difficult to find a good Chinese New Year lesson plan for middle school students. I see a lot of crafts and picture books when I search for lessons. Chinese New Year is an important holiday for many people around the world. In my classroom, I try to

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Don't assume middle school students are too old for the holidays. They love celebrating different seasons! Check out these holiday lesson plans for middle school ELA. These lesson plans are engaging and focused on real academic skills that allow you to have fun and get grades at the same time from 2 Peas and a Dog. #holdiaylesons #christmaslessons #middleschoolela

Holiday Lesson Plans for Middle School

It can be a challenge to find age-appropriate holiday lesson plans for middle school students. Some activities I see online are not rigorous and academic-focused in nature. They are timer fillers at best, that should be reserved for the last day before the winter break. During the holiday season in

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