Events, Lessons, and Resources for Teachable Moments

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August 1

William Clark's Birthday (1770)

William Clark's Birthday (1770)
Help a local newspaper uncover the mystery behind the Lewis and Clark expedition in honor of this American explorer.

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President Barack Obama's Birthday

President Barack Obama's Birthday
Happy Birthday, Mr. President! Find out more about the life of our 44th president.

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Happy Birthday, Neil Armstrong!

Happy Birthday, Neil Armstrong!
Discover more about NASA and some of the famous explorations into space!

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A-Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima (1945)

A-Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima (1945)
Learn more about WWII and read about the experiences of one man who survived the first atom bombing.

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Betsy Byars's Birthday

Betsy Byars's Birthday
Celebrate this author's birthday by reading her work.

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President Nixon Resigns (1974)

President Nixon Resigns (1974)
Learn more interesting facts about all the US Presidents.

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Story Starters

Story Starters
This online student activity will get creative juices flowing!

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Happy Birthday, Walter Dean Myers!

Happy Birthday, Walter Dean Myers!
Learn about Walter Dean Myers and other authors with August birthdays!

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Lucy Stone's Birthday (1818)

Lucy Stone's Birthday (1818)
Learn more about the history of women's suffrage with this student activity.

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World War II Ends (1945)

World War II Ends (1945)
Find out more about the historic moment when Japan surrendered and ended the second world war.

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Napoleon Bonaparte's Birthday (1769)

Napoleon Bonaparte's Birthday (1769)
Explore the Napoleonic Wars and learn more about the French emperor with this historical fiction booktalk.

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Happy Birthday, Paula Danziger!

Happy Birthday, Paula Danziger!
Learn more about Paula Danziger and her many books.

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National Aviation Day

National Aviation Day
Celebrate and explore the history of over 100 years of flight!

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End of the Civil War (1866)

End of the Civil War (1866)
Discover more about the Civil War and America in the late 1800s with Dear America.

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Hawaii Statehood (1959)

Hawaii Statehood (1959)
Learn about all 50 of the United States.

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Loch Ness Monster Sighting (565 A.D.)

Loch Ness Monster Sighting (565 A.D.)
Explore the world of myths, folktales and fairy tales with these writing activities.

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Galileo Shows First Telescope (1609)

Galileo Shows First Telescope (1609)
Get inspired by Galileo — journey into space!

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19th Amendment: Women Can Vote! (1920)

19th Amendment: Women Can Vote! (1920)
Learn how women won the right to vote.

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Happy Birthday, Lisa Yee!

Happy Birthday, Lisa Yee!
Celebrate the author's birthday by learning about her work.

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MLK Jr. "I Have a Dream" Speech (1963)

MLK Jr. "I Have a Dream" Speech (1963)
Learn about the legacy of this civil rights leader.

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Happy Birthday, Karen Hesse!

Happy Birthday, Karen Hesse!
Celebrate the author's birthday by learning about her work.

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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.

             
August 2014