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Each topic offers a series of 15-minute mini-lessons designed to boost curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking. Do one or do them all! These no-prep lessons are ready to go and are sure to amaze and delight your students!

AAPI Heritage Month

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have had an incredible impact on our nation’s history. Celebrate and pay tribute to their powerful influence and get your students thinking creatively and critically about how these extraordinary Americans have helped shape our nation.

Celebrating Black History Month

Our American history cannot be written without the remarkable contributions of Black Americans. Help your students exercise their creativity and critical thinking skills while learning about the impact these incredible Black Americans have had on our history.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic individuals have had an incredible impact on our nation’s history. Learn about the diversity of different Hispanic cultures, discover incredible and often-overlooked heroes from history, and dive into engaging activities your kids will love with Blue Apple’s Hispanic Heritage Month activities!

Celebrating Women's History month

The contributions that women have made to history have often been overlooked. Help right this wrong with five lessons that will teach your students about some of the fantastic females who have shaped our world.

Classroom Community

Establish community in your classroom by investing time into building  a positive classroom culture. These short lessons will go a long way in helping support this work!

Cheers to the New Year

A new year can be a chance for new goals, new dreams, and new accomplishments. Help your class get the year off to an incredible start with lessons that help make your class a smarter, kinder place!

Commemorating September 11th

September 11th forever altered our world. Help your students to delve deep into this historic event, understand its impact, and appreciate its significance so that the lessons of September 11th are never forgotten.

Earth Explorers

Curiosity is the one invincible thing in nature! Use these flexible activities to get your class curious about our wonderful world, the threats it faces, and what they can do to help!

Games, Games, Games!

We learn so much through play! In this ingenious Timely Topic, we’re giving you three thrilling games your students will love to play — and that you’ll love to let them!

Happier Holidays

These four fun activities will engage your students’ minds — and their hearts — this holiday season. From a dozen STEAM challenges to custom cards that create connection, you can choose whichever activities best suit your needs!

Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a giant of the Civil Rights movement. He made the world a better place by standing up for what was right, and working to make a more just society. Celebrate this American hero with five creative, thought-provoking lessons on his incredible life and legacy.

Information Nation

Now more than ever, it is important to teach our students how to find reliable and trustworthy sources of information. Use this resource to teach your students how to become information literacy leaders!

Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Help students understand the accomplishments, the life, and the impact of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Respectful Debate

Elections can be stressful for teachers. Tensions can run high. Debates become emotional. Everyone has strong opinions, and discussions often devolve into arguments. How can we teach students to debate respectfully?

Spooktacular STEAM

The leaves are falling. A chill is in the air. What better time for a little spookiness — and what better way to be spooky than with some creative STEAM challenges?

The A"MAY"zing Outdoors

Explore a variety of hands-on, inquiry-oriented activities that will allow students to explore and discover the learning that is possible in the great outdoors.

The Reason for the Seasons

Sharpen creative and critical thinking skills while helping students explore exactly why winter is coming. 


Thanksgiving is a great time to reflect and be grateful, but it can also be a time filled with curiosity and wonder. Help your students level up their creative and critical thinking skills with these  activities to make your Thanksgiving thinktastic!

Valentine's Day STEAM

February is all about the heart, so share the love with these free, fun, fifteen-minute activities your students will love…and learn from!

Valuing our veterans

Help your students learn about the brave men and women who work to defend our nation, and to understand the importance of valuing our Veterans!

Artificial Intelligence can be an incredibly powerful tool to deepen learning in your classroom. Use these four FREE activities to get a glimpse of how you can use AI to make your classroom a place full of learning experiences that are even more memorable, meaningful, and FUN!

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