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Washington Introduces Caps at School Program

Curriculum-based teaching tool is designed for fourth, fifth and sixth graders

Thursday, 08.20.2009 / 3:13 PM ET / Community
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Washington Introduces Caps at School Program
ARLINGTON, VA. – The Washington Capitals are bringing the excitement of Caps Hockey to local classrooms with the introduction of Caps at School, a free, online curriculum-enhancing teaching tool for fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade classes. Caps at School is accessible to teachers at capsatschool.com and has the potential to be used in every elementary school in Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C.
Caps at School was created to provide Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C., elementary school educators with resources that integrate hockey and Washington Capitals players into teaching lessons for math, language, art, health and physical education. This unique program offers engaging, classroom-ready lesson plans that will capture the attention of students and allow classes that complete the lesson plans the opportunity to win Caps prizes.
Students will learn math using NHL most valuable player Alex Ovechkin’s statistics. Capitals captain Chris Clark will help students hone their reading skills, while Matt Bradley will explain creative ways to be environmentally responsible in a fun art activity. Defenseman Mike Green will help teach different ways to become more healthy and active.
Local teachers can enroll their classes for free and start to download lesson plans immediately at capsatschool.com.