Mapping Out Your Fall—Freebies, Prizes, and a Fun Giveaway!

A map is a map, right? Not with this new book from Candlewick Press! Big, beautiful, artfully created maps allow students to explore the world in a whole new way.

Speaking of explore, why don’t you explore this week’s freebies and then let us know which are tops? Submit
a comment to our blog by 11:59 PM EDT on Monday, October 7, 2013. One lucky reader will win my copy of Maps. Submit your comment right away! (Update: congratulations to Kim, who is our winner.)

Green is the theme with this new book series from Crabtree. The Green Scene teaches kids about earth-conscious choices, green energy, and green living while addressing Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. Two lucky teachers will each win these books! To enter, click here.
To learn more about the series, visit The books are for grades K–3.

Show veterans how much we value their service and introduce students to living history with the Take a Veteran to School Day program from History. Visit for a how-to guide on coordinating the visit. Plus, if you register your school now, you’ll receive 30 Take a Veteran to School wristbands for free. Supplies are limited, so sign up right away.

Show the world the amazing stories that
your students are writing
with the Studentreasures class book program.
To get started, order a free publishing kit at Classes that publish in October or November can win a $500 school grant. Sign up now!

Take your lessons from good to great with free resources available from PBS LearningMedia. Tap into thousands of videos, audio clips, photos, games, lessons, and more. Search, save, and share with ease! Sign up now at

Here’s another great opportunity to win: Time Timer PLUS provides students with a visual reminder of how much time they have left for classroom tasks. As the time passes, the red disk on the timer grows smaller. Five lucky teachers will win! To enter this contest, click here.

Send us your comments to enter this week’s drawing. Good luck!


22 thoughts on “Mapping Out Your Fall—Freebies, Prizes, and a Fun Giveaway!

  1. I love history and that Map books looks like it would be a great resource for studying the united states and all the continents.

    I’ve checked out the green scene too, and I love it’s packages.

  2. Gotta say I love the whole idea of mapping with young children. I think I could build some powerful workshops around this for teachers to encourage the use of maps and mapping in the classroom.

  3. The Map book looks awesome. We have been studying maps in my classroom and my kids are rather intrigued with them. They would enjoy having this resource!

    The timer would be super handy in my room as well!

  4. I love the Maps book. Our school theme is Passport to Learning and we are trying to incorporate geography and writing across the curriculum and expose our students to a variety of cultures.

  5. I love the maps book and like the others as welland would be happy with any one of the books. I could incorporate any one of the books into so many areas of my teaching.

  6. This sounds like a wonderful map to have in any classroom! Oh the places my students would travel in their minds with this book in my classroom!

  7. Love the Maps Book! It would be an invaluable reference as it also features places of historical and cultural interest!

  8. Timer would be great, hearing & seeing hw much time is left for an assignment to be turned in really makes a difference in a student’s ability to focus.

  9. How Great is this lesson… Show veterans how much we value their service and introduce students to living history with the Take a Veteran to School Day program from History, this is an up close & personal lesson the students will be able to relate to.

  10. I think that maps are so helpful to students especially when the majority of your students are from a different country. Looking at maps helps the students to better understand one another’s culture as well.

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