Events, Lessons, and Resources for Teachable Moments

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Treaty of Paris Signed (1783)

Treaty of Paris Signed (1783)
The Treaty of Paris ended the American Revolutionary War. Students can discover more about this historic period with a Dear America activity.

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Little Rock Nine Went to School (1957)

Little Rock Nine Went to School (1957)
Use this student activity to enhance your lesson about the Little Rock Nine, a group of black students who integrated a high school in Little Rock, Ark.

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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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Labor Day

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

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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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Rosh Hashanah Begins

Rosh Hashanah Begins
Teach your students about Rosh Hashanah and other New Year celebrations.

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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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October 1

Happy Birthday, Jimmy Carter

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

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Mohandas Gandhi's Birthday

Mohandas Gandhi's Birthday
Use this lesson plan to teach students about conflict resolution in honor of this Indian freedom fighter.

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September 2015