Events, Lessons, and Resources for Teachable Moments

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March 2015

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Read Across America

Read Across America
Encourage young children to start reading independently in and out of the classroom.

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Happy Birthday, Alexander Graham Bell!

Happy Birthday, Alexander Graham Bell!
Write a biography to celebrate the lives of important people like inventor Alexander Graham Bell.

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National Grammar Day

National Grammar Day
Celebrate proper grammar in your classroom with a grammar play!

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Channel Islands Become a National Park

Channel Islands Become a National Park
The Channel Islands National Park was established in 1980. Learn about more national parks across the United States.

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Michelangelo's Birthday (1475)

Michelangelo's Birthday (1475)
Celebrate the famous Italian sculptor, painter, and architect by reading one of his biographies.

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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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Harriet Tubman Day

Harriet Tubman Day
Teach your class about the brave woman who led the Underground Railroad.

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Ezra Jack Keats' Birthday

Ezra Jack Keats' Birthday
Read the work of Ezra Jack Keats and work through these lesson plans and extension activities as part of an author study.

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Happy Birthday, Virginia Hamilton!

Happy Birthday, Virginia Hamilton!
Celebrate Virginia Hamilton's diverse collection of work, including folktales, biographies, and historical fiction!

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William Herschel Discovers Uranus (1781)

William Herschel Discovers Uranus (1781)
Frederick William Herschel was the first person to discover the planet Uranus and its two moons! Read about more space firsts with this student activity.

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Ides of March (44 B.C.)

Ides of March (44 B.C.)
Read Julius Caesar and learn about the origin of the Ides of March.

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Samoset Greets the Pilgrims (1621)

Samoset Greets the Pilgrims (1621)
Discover more about the Pilgrims, Wampanoag, and the First Thanksgiving with an interactive student activity.

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St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day
Celebrate all things green on St. Patrick's Day!

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First Walk in Space (1965)

First Walk in Space (1965)
Read about Alexei Leonov and the first walk in space and other important space firsts with this student activity.

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President Signs Standard Time Act (1918)

President Signs Standard Time Act (1918)
President Woodrow Wilson signed the Standard Time Act of 1918, which established Daylight-Savings Time for the United States.

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First Day of Spring

First Day of Spring
Celebrate the start of this blooming season.

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MLK Jr. Begins Final March to Montgomery

MLK Jr. Begins Final March to Montgomery
In 1965, Martin Luther King Jr. led nearly 2,000 people in a march from Selma to Montgomery in Alabama to protest unfair voting laws.
             

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World Meteorological Day

World Meteorological Day
Students can observe, analyze, and experiment with weather patterns with this interactive weather activity!

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Happy Birthday, Harry Houdini!

Happy Birthday, Harry Houdini!
Celebrate the magical life of Harry Houdini!

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Happy Birthday, Aretha Franklin!

Happy Birthday, Aretha Franklin!
Celebrate this incredible singer’s birthday with her biography!

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Robert Frost's Birthday (1874)

Robert Frost's Birthday (1874)
Celebrate the birthday of this famous American poet with a lesson plan about reading poetry.

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StudyJams! Student Activities

StudyJams! Student Activities
These educational videos will teach your students about a variety of math and science topics, including weather, stages of matter, and expanded notation.

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United States Purchases Alaska (1867)

United States Purchases Alaska (1867)
Read the story of Alaska's Three Bears, an illustrated story peppered with facts about bears and the chilly state of Alaska.

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Eiffel Tower Opens (1889)

Eiffel Tower Opens (1889)
When the Eiffel Tower was built in the late 1800s, it was the tallest man-made structure in the world!

April 1

April Fool's Day

April Fool's Day
Be silly in the classroom on April Fool's Day!

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Hans Christian Andersen Is Born (1805)

Hans Christian Andersen Is Born (1805)
Celebrate the birthday of this famous fairy-tale writer!

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Pony Express Anniversary

Pony Express Anniversary
Take a trip with the Pony Express, which galloped off this week in 1860.

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March 2015