Events, Lessons, and Resources for Teachable Moments

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William Clark's Birthday (1770)

William Clark's Birthday (1770)
Students can learn about the Lewis and Clark expedition with an online activity.

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President Barack Obama's Birthday

President Barack Obama's Birthday
Share this Scholastic News Kids Press Corps interview with the 44th president in your classroom.

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Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima (1945)

Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima (1945)
Students will learn about WWII and read about the experiences of one man who survived the first atomic bombing with this student activity.

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Betsy Byars's Birthday

Betsy Byars's Birthday
Celebrate this author's birthday by reading her work.

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Happy Birthday, Walter Dean Myers

Happy Birthday, Walter Dean Myers
Introduce students to Walter Dean Myers and other authors with August birthdays.
             

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World War II Ended (1945)

World War II Ended (1945)
Students can find out more about the historic moment when Japan surrendered and World War II ended with this student activity.

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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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Davy Crockett's Birthday

Davy Crockett's Birthday
Teach a lesson about famous American folk heroes, like Davy Crockett and Johnny Appleseed, with this book-based teaching plan.

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Happy Birthday, Paula Danziger!

Happy Birthday, Paula Danziger!
Learn about Paula Danziger and her many books.

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National Aviation Day

National Aviation Day
Students can explore the history of more than 100 years of flight with this online activity.
             

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Loch Ness Monster Sighting (565 A.D.)

Loch Ness Monster Sighting (565 A.D.)
Explore the world of myths, folktales and fairy tales with these writing activities.

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Mount Vesuvius Erupted (79 A.D.)

Mount Vesuvius Erupted (79 A.D.)
Show students what makes volcanoes erupt with this Weather Watch activity.

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Happy Birthday, Lisa Yee!

Happy Birthday, Lisa Yee!
Celebrate the author's birthday by learning about her work.

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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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Happy Birthday, Karen Hesse!

Happy Birthday, Karen Hesse!
Celebrate the author's birthday by learning about her work.

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