Events, Lessons, and Resources for Teachable Moments

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June 2016

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day
Honor the men and women who have died for our country in your classroom this Memorial Day.

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Walt Whitman's Birthday (1819)

Walt Whitman's Birthday (1819)
Help your students discover Walt Whitman and other historic poets with this poetry-themed lesson plan.

June 1

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Keep Reading All Summer Long

Keep Reading All Summer Long
Get your students excited to read over the summer break.

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Dr. Charles Richard Drew's Birthday

Dr. Charles Richard Drew's Birthday
Introduce students to Dr. Charles Richard Drew, who invented a way to preserve donated blood, and other African American inventors with this student activity.

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First Night of Ramadan

First Night of Ramadan
Bring Ramadan to your classroom with these teaching resources and lesson plans.

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Happy World Oceans Day!

Happy World Oceans Day!
Oceans make up more than 70 percent of the Earth's surface. Use these articles, lesson plans, and activities to teach your class about this vast ecosystem.

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Happy Birthday, Maurice Sendak

Happy Birthday, Maurice Sendak
Share Maurice Sendak's classic, Where the Wild Things Are, in honor of the author's birthday.

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Flag Day

Flag Day
Teach students about the American flag and other patriotic symbols with these lesson plans.

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M. C. Escher's Birthday

M. C. Escher's Birthday
Show your students some of M. C. Escher's work, then help them use geometry to create their own patterns.

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Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day!
Celebrate fathers with these sweet read-aloud picture books.

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First Day of Summer

First Day of Summer
Welcome summer into your classroom with activities and games.

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Germany Invaded the Soviet Union (1941)

Germany Invaded the Soviet Union (1941)
Teach your students about World War II with this collection of lesson plans, student activities, and book resources.

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Happy Birthday, Jean Marzollo

Happy Birthday, Jean Marzollo
Encourage students to play an interactive game of I Spy on author Jean Marzollo's birthday.

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Helen Keller's Birthday (1880)

Helen Keller's Birthday (1880)
Help students answer the question Who Was Helen Keller? with this title from the Who Was… biography series.

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Meteor Day

Meteor Day
Take a field trip into space to teach your class about meteors.

July 1

Battle of Gettysburg Began (1863)

Battle of Gettysburg Began (1863)
Teach your class about the Civil War and President Lincoln's famous Gettysburg Address.

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