Events, Lessons, and Resources for Teachable Moments

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September 1

Labor Day

Labor Day
Teach your students about the meaning of this federal holiday with this Scholastic Printable.

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Computer Lab Favorites

Computer Lab Favorites
Use Scholastic's teacher-tested multimedia activities to engage your students.

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Treaty of Paris Signed (1783)

Treaty of Paris Signed (1783)
The Treaty of Paris ended the American Revolutionary War! Discover more with Dear America.

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Little Rock Nine Go to School (1957)

Little Rock Nine Go to School (1957)
Learn more about Melba Pattillo and the rest of the Little Rock Nine students who integrated their high school in Little Rock, Ark.

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Continental Congress Assembles (1774)

Continental Congress Assembles (1774)
Celebrate the first meeting of the Continental Congress by testing your knowledge of the Constitution!

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Mayflower Left England (1620)

Mayflower Left England (1620)

Follow the journey and tour this historic ship.

             

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Happy Birthday, Ruby Bridges

Happy Birthday, Ruby Bridges
Teach your students about Ruby Bridges and her simple act of courage.

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My City, My State

My City, My State
Explore the world beyond the classroom with a cities and states unit.

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Weather Watch

Weather Watch
Learn about all kinds of weather with Weather Watch activities.

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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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Canyonlands National Park (1964)

Canyonlands National Park (1964)
Learn more about national parks in the United States.

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month
Find creative ideas for sharing cultures and traditions.

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Listen and Read About Community Helpers

Listen and Read About Community Helpers
These interactive online books will teach students about various jobs that benefit communities.

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Constitution Day

Constitution Day
Play the Celebrate the Constitution game.

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Columbus Lands in Costa Rica (1502)

Columbus Lands in Costa Rica (1502)
Learn more about the voyages of Christopher Columbus.

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Washington's Farewell Address (1796)

Washington's Farewell Address (1796)
Learn about George Washington, the first President of the United States, on the anniversary of the printing of his farewell address.

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Deaf Awareness Week

Deaf Awareness Week
Tips for teaching a hearing impaired child.

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First Day of Autumn

First Day of Autumn
Autumn lesson plans and ideas

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National Punctuation Day!??!*:

National Punctuation Day!??!*:
Practice good grammar skills for National Punctuation Day.

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First American Newspaper (1690)

First American Newspaper (1690)
Try your hand at news writing to celebrate the publication date of the first American newspaper!

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Rosh Hashanah Ends

Rosh Hashanah Ends
Celebrate and learn more about Rosh Hashanah and other New Year celebrations.

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Happy Birthday, Enrico Fermi! (1901)

Happy Birthday, Enrico Fermi! (1901)
Celebrate the birthday of this Nobel Prize-winning physicist by learning about physics with StudyJams!

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Story Starters

Story Starters
Story starters to start each day.

October 1

Happy Birthday, Jimmy Carter!

Happy Birthday, Jimmy Carter!
Honor the 39th U.S. President, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, humanitarian, and author.

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Happy Birthday, Mohandas Gandhi!

Happy Birthday, Mohandas Gandhi!
Practice and learn about conflict resolution in honor of this Indian freedom fighter.

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Yom Kippur Begins

Yom Kippur Begins
Read about Yom Kippur and other holidays throughout the year and around the world!

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Sputnik I is Launched (1957)

Sputnik I is Launched (1957)
Find out more about this satellite — and how the space race began!
             
September 2014