Events, Lessons, and Resources for Teachable Moments

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MLK Jr. "I Have a Dream" Speech (1963)

MLK Jr. "I Have a Dream" Speech (1963)
Teach your class about the legacy of this civil rights leader with a collection of teaching resources.

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Little Rock Nine Went to School (1957)

Little Rock Nine Went to School (1957)
Use this student activity during a lesson about Melba Pattillo and the Little Rock Nine, the black students who integrated a high school in Little Rock, Ark.

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Labor Day

Labor Day
Honor American workers by teaching your class about different careers with read-along Community Club books.

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Mayflower Left England (1620)

Mayflower Left England (1620)
Students can follow the Pilgrims' journey and tour the historic ship with this online activity.

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Happy Birthday, Ruby Bridges

Happy Birthday, Ruby Bridges
Teach your students about Ruby Bridges and her remarkable bravery as she integrated an all-white elementary school in 1960.

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Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks
Use these resources to teach your students about the tragedy of September 11, 2001.

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month
Find creative ideas for sharing culture and tradition during Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 through October 15.

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Constitution Day

Constitution Day
Teach your class all about the American Constitution with this collection of teaching resources.
             

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Deaf Awareness Week

Deaf Awareness Week
Tips for teaching a hearing-impaired child

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Fall Equinox

Fall Equinox
The fall equinox is the beginning of autumn! Celebrate in your classroom with these lesson plans, crafts, and classroom ideas.

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National Punctuation Day

National Punctuation Day
Reinforce good grammar skills for National Punctuation Day.
             

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Confucius Was Born (551 BC)

Confucius Was Born (551 BC)
Students can research the ancient belief system of Confucianism with this online student activity.

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