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First New York City Subway Opens (1904)

First New York City Subway Opens (1904)
Take a field trip underground with Barbara Reid's The Subway Mouse.

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Statue of Liberty Dedication (1886)

Statue of Liberty Dedication (1886)
Share immigrants' stories in honor of the anniversary of the Statue of Liberty dedication.

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Stock Market Crash (1929)

Stock Market Crash (1929)
Find out how the nation survived the Great Depression, which began on this day in 1929.

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Happy Birthday, John Adams! (1735)

Happy Birthday, John Adams! (1735)
Learn about the second President of the United States when he was a young boy!

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!
Fun ways to learn on this spooky day!

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National Sandwich Day

National Sandwich Day
Celebrate the birthday of John Montagu, the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, with this cafeteria conundrum.

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Tomb of King Tut Discovered (1922)

Tomb of King Tut Discovered (1922)
Travel to ancient Egypt with The Magic School Bus!

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Animal Stories

Animal Stories
Read about animals in these wild books.

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Abraham Lincoln Elected President (1860)

Abraham Lincoln Elected President (1860)
Learn about the 16th President of the United States.

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Museum of Modern Art Opens (1929)

Museum of Modern Art Opens (1929)
Create art sculptures with kindergarteners.

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Sesame Street Debuted on PBS (1969)

Sesame Street Debuted on PBS (1969)
Learn through puppet play on the anniversary of Sesame Street's premiere.

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Veterans Day

Veterans Day
Take a multifaceted look at Veterans Day and the meaning of patriotism.

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Ellis Island Closed (1954)

Ellis Island Closed (1954)
Travel (virtually!) to Ellis Island with Scholastic's interactive student activity.

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Happy Birthday, Robert Louis Stevenson!

Happy Birthday, Robert Louis Stevenson!
Celebrate this author's birthday by reading his work.

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Get Ready for Geography Awareness Week!

Get Ready for Geography Awareness Week!
Geography Awareness Week is November 16-22! Test your geography knowledge with these Map Man challenges.

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Homemade Bread Day

Homemade Bread Day
Make pita bread to explore math and science concepts.

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Happy Birthday, Alan Shepard!

Happy Birthday, Alan Shepard!
In 1961, Alan Shepard became the first U.S. astronaut to go into space! Learn about his journey and those of other astronauts with this student activity.

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Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (1863)

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (1863)
Lesson plans, activities, and Printables to honor the man behind this historic speech.

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Universal Children's Day

Universal Children's Day
Celebrate with some fun lesson plans and activities.

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Learn About the First Thanksgiving

Learn About the First Thanksgiving
Start your Thanksgiving celebration early by learning about the first Thanksgiving feast with these interactive online activities.

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Learn About Community Helpers

Learn About Community Helpers
Use these Listen and Read resources to teach students about community careers.

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Happy Birthday, Marc Brown!

Happy Birthday, Marc Brown!
Celebrate Arthur-creator Marc Brown's birthday with Arthur and Friends Finger Puppet activities.

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First "Publick Thanksgivin" (1789)

First "Publick Thanksgivin" (1789)
George Washington declared November 26, 1789, a "Day of Publick Thanksgivin" in the United States. Read more about the history of Thanksgiving.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Teach the history behind the holiday with an interactive look at the First Thanksgiving.

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Buy Nothing Day

Buy Nothing Day
Play "What's That Economics Word" game to learn about the economy.

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December 1

Rosa Parks Refused to Stand (1955)

Rosa Parks Refused to Stand (1955)
Learn more about the mother of the civil rights movement with this student activity.

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Special Education Day

Special Education Day
Find strategies and tips for including students of all learning abilities in your classroom.

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National Write to a Friend Month!

National Write to a Friend Month!
December is National Write to a Friend Month! Make a literature connection and practice letter-writing skills with this lesson plan.

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Computer Lab Favorites

Computer Lab Favorites
Check out these quick interactive learning activities for grades K–5!

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Walt Disney's Birthday (1901)

Walt Disney's Birthday (1901)
Who was the man behind the mouse? Find out with a biography of Walt Disney.

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13th Amendment Ratified (1865)

13th Amendment Ratified (1865)
Learn about the history of the Underground Railroad and the amendment that abolished slavery.
             
November 2014