Events, Lessons, and Resources for Teachable Moments

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Read Across America Day

Read Across America Day
Nurture your students' love of reading with these classroom ideas for Read Across America Day.

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Happy Birthday, Alexander Graham Bell

Happy Birthday, Alexander Graham Bell
Get your students interested in the lives of people who have made advances in science, like Alexander Graham Bell, with a biography writing assignment.

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National Grammar Day

National Grammar Day
Celebrate proper grammar in your classroom with a grammar play.
             

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March Is National Nutrition Month

March Is National Nutrition Month
Encourage healthy eating habits during National Nutrition Month.

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March to Montgomery Began (1965)

March to Montgomery Began (1965)
Teach your students about the march from Selma to Montgomery, as well as Martin Luther King Jr.'s other famous actions, with these classroom resources.

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Harriet Tubman Day

Harriet Tubman Day
Dedicate a school day to the brave woman who helped hundreds of former slaves escape to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

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Pi Day

Pi Day
Share the unique properties of the number pi with your students.

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Ides of March (44 BC)

Ides of March (44 BC)
Read Julius Caesar as a class and discuss the origins of the Ides of March.

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St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day
Turn your classroom green with lucky crafts and fun activities for St. Patrick's Day.

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First Day of Spring

First Day of Spring
Celebrate the start of the blooming season with these spring-themed lesson plans, crafts, and outdoor activities.

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World Water Day

World Water Day
Remind students to conserve water whenever possible as you teach about the water cycle with this lesson plan.

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World Meteorological Day

World Meteorological Day
Your students will become masters of weather as they observe, analyze, and experiment with weather patterns with this interactive weather activity.

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United States Withdrew From Vietnam War

United States Withdrew From Vietnam War
On this day in 1973, the United States withdrew troops from Vietnam. Teach students about the war with this guide for Vietnam: I Pledge Allegiance.

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United States Purchased Alaska (1867)

United States Purchased Alaska (1867)
Make Alaska's Three Bears, an illustrated story peppered with facts about bears and the chilly state of Alaska, your next classroom read aloud.

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Eiffel Tower Opened (1889)

Eiffel Tower Opened (1889)
When the Eiffel Tower was built, it was the tallest man-made structure in the world. Turn your students into architects by using Minecraft in the classroom.

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April Fool's Day

April Fool's Day
Be silly in the classroom today with fun ideas to get your class laughing.
             
March 2017