Educator Lessons


This annual event underscores the vital role of news literacy in a democracy and provides audiences with the knowledge, tools and abilities to become more news-literate. It also aims to inspire news consumers, educators and students to practice news literacy and to strengthen trust in news media by reinforcing the role of credible journalism.


All people, regardless of race or place, deserve the same rights and freedoms. Help students learn about one legendary activist in the struggle against racial injustice, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Use these activities along side your lessons on the life, history, impact and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.


Follow a family through many generations, participating in historic events from 1821 to the present. Chapter 1 is set in 1821, where a young girl and her father join others at the market in St. Louis on the banks of the Mississippi River to watch the announcement of Missouri achieving statehood. Descendants of this family are the main characters in...


Brainstorm three goals you have for the new year. Your goals can be things you want to accomplish at school or at home. You may want to make a family goal or a personal goal. It may be working on something new or getting better at something you can already do. Think about goals you can actually work towards reaching....


Each year on December 4th, Wildlife Conservation Day seeks to spread awareness about preserving and protecting the natural world and its inhabitants.

Another focus of Wildlife Conservation Day is the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The ESA was signed into law by President Nixon in 1973. The program helps to protect endangered plants and animals


Each year on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Survivors, veterans, and visitors from all over the world come together to honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians who were killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Download our lesson on analyzing President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's “Day of Infamy” speech given on December 8, 1941....


Get ready for Thanksgiving by downloading our pumpkin pie math activities!

Extend these activities by exploring more Thanksgiving content on STLtoday.


Geography is the study of places and the relationships between people and their environments. Geographers explore both the physical properties of Earth’s surface and the human societies spread across it. They also examine how human culture interacts with the natural environment and the way locations and places can have an impact on people. Geography seeks to understand where things are...


Get kids excited about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The day focuses on helping students advance in STEM fields. In celebration of National STEM Day, download our hands-on and interactive lessons!


Halloween is the perfect time for some fun and engaging science experiments! Get ready for a lot of messy fun this Halloween with deliciously ewwwy monster slim, Frankenstein's hand and gooey, spooky marshmallow ghosts!