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July 2015

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Happy Birthday, Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Happy Birthday, Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Introduce your students to the author of The Little Prince.

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Meteor Day

Meteor Day
Journey into space to learn 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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Amelia Earhart Disappeared (1937)

Amelia Earhart Disappeared (1937)
This online student activity about Amelia Earhart will compliment a lesson or research project about pilots or inspirational women.

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Independence Day

Independence Day
Help your students learn the history behind Independence Day.
             

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Frida Kahlo's Birthday (1907)

Frida Kahlo's Birthday (1907)
Incorporate social studies and history into an art class as you teach your students about the famous Mexican artist with this lesson plan about self-portraits.

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First Woman Nominated to Supreme Court

First Woman Nominated to Supreme Court
Sandra Day O'Connor made history on this day in 1981. Teach students about the judicial system with these classroom materials from Justice by the People.

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14th Amendment Ratified (1868)

14th Amendment Ratified (1868)
Quiz your students on their knowledge of the Constitution with this online student activity.

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Happy Birthday, Brian Selznick

Happy Birthday, Brian Selznick
Connect your students to Brian Selznick's books with lesson plans, activities, and a virtual field trip to the American Museum of Natural History.

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Neil Armstrong Walked on the Moon (1969)

Neil Armstrong Walked on the Moon (1969)
Use this student activity as part of a lesson about Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins, and the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.

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Scopes Monkey Trial Ended (1925)

Scopes Monkey Trial Ended (1925)
Teach your students about Darwin's theory with the Animals, Adaptation, and the Galápagos Islands student activity.

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Alexander Calder's Birthday

Alexander Calder's Birthday
Send your gumshoe students into a fictional mystery called The Calder Game on the artist's birthday.

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Test Flight of First Jet Airliner (1949)

Test Flight of First Jet Airliner (1949)
The first jet-propelled airline was built and tested in England. This student activity will teach students more about the history of flight.

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14th Amendment Adopted (1868)

14th Amendment Adopted (1868)
The 14th Amendment finally granted African American men the right to vote. The amendment also helped define citizenship in the United States.

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Emily Brontë's Birthday (1818)

Emily Brontë's Birthday (1818)
Introduce your students to Emily Brontë and her two sisters.

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J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter's Birthday

J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter's Birthday
Use this author study in your classroom to note J.K. Rowling's birthday, which she shares with her most famous character.

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