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Peanuts and NASA

Grade Levels: K-2, 3-5
Curriculum Connections: STEM, Space Science, Engineering, Language Arts

From Peanuts Worldwide, in partnership with NASA: “This year marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 10, the NASA mission that made Charlie Brown and Snoopy part of the U.S. space program when their names were used as call signs for the command and lunar landing modules. Now NASA and the Peanuts gang are teaming up again to help students explore the history of space flight and the amazing technologies NASA will use to land astronauts on Mars. With separate activity sets for grades K-2 and 3-5, this program is sure to boost your students’ STEM skills as they imagine themselves part of the Peanuts space corps!”

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Charlie Brown and Friends Teaching Guide

Charlie Brown and Friends

Grade Levels: 3-5
Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts

Students will read this comic book, participate in a class discussion, complete a group activity exploring characterization, and use the book as a springboard for individual creative writing exercises.

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Snoopy: Cowabunga Teaching Guide

Snoopy: Cowabunga!

Grade Levels: 3-7
Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts

Students will read Snoopy: Cowabunga!, participate in a class discussion, complete group writing activities, and use the book as a springboard for individual creative writing exercises.

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Snoopy Party Animal

Snoopy: Party Animal!

Grade Levels: 3-5
Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts––Narrative Writing, Transition Words and Phrases

As students read Snoopy: Party Animal!, they identify and analyze cartoon symbols and sound effects. Students then create their own cartoon symbols and sound effects and explain their meanings. Using what they have learned, students create a four-panel comic containing original cartoon symbols and sound effects.

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Woodstock: Master of Disguise Teaching Guide

Woodstock: Master of Disguise

Grade Levels: 3-5
Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts––Narrative Writing, Transition Words and Phrases

Students learn about transition words and phrases using comics from Woodstock: Master of Disguise. Students then brainstorm and categorize transition words and phrases and work in groups to practice using transitions. Finally, students write a narrative paragraph describing a comic from the book using strong, creative transition words and phrases.

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