Events, Lessons, and Resources for Teachable Moments

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January 2015

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Happy Birthday, Molly Bang!

Happy Birthday, Molly Bang!
Discover Molly Bang, an environmental activist, the author of When Sophie Gets Angry - Really, Really Angry…, and a Caldecott Honor winner.

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Animals in Winter

Animals in Winter
Use these classroom activities to teach your students about hibernation and animal life cycles.

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Happy New Year's Eve!

Happy New Year's Eve!
Learn about New Year celebrations around the world.

January 1

Ellis Island Opened (1892)

Ellis Island Opened (1892)
Take a tour through this historical landmark and discover the story behind it.

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Happy Birthday, Jack Hanna!

Happy Birthday, Jack Hanna!
Explore the animal kingdom in honor of this American zookeeper's birthday!

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National Bird Day

National Bird Day
Teach your students about birds with these activities for kindergarten classrooms.

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Happy Birthday, Carl Sandburg!

Happy Birthday, Carl Sandburg!
Celebrate this author's birthday by taking a look at his work.

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Make Winter Weather!

Make Winter Weather!
Explore which factors create wintry weather conditions with an online student activity.

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President Wilson's 14 Points Speech

President Wilson's 14 Points Speech
Teach your students about President Wilson and his Fourteen Points speech (1918) with a mini-play!

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Connecticut Statehood (1788)

Connecticut Statehood (1788)
Can you place all 50 states on a map?

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First Woman Elected to Senate (1932)

First Woman Elected to Senate (1932)
Learn about how the Senate of the United States works in honor of Hattie W. Caraway's achievement.

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Richard Nixon's Birthday (1913)

Richard Nixon's Birthday (1913)
Learn why the 37th president of the United States resigned from office.

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Teach With Award-Winning Books

Teach With Award-Winning Books
Congratulations to all Newbery and Caldecott Award winners!

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Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday (1929)

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday (1929)
Learn about the legacy of this civil rights leader.

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Appreciate a Dragon Day

Appreciate a Dragon Day
Celebrate with a great book!

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with these lesson plans and teaching resources.

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John F. Kennedy's Inauguration (1961)

John F. Kennedy's Inauguration (1961)
Robert Frost spoke at Kennedy's inauguration in 1961. Read and appreciate poetry with Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening."

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John C. Frémont's Birthday (1813)

John C. Frémont's Birthday (1813)
Celebrate this famous American mapmaker by testing your geography skills!

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Exam Time

Exam Time
Test time is coming! Get tips on helping students prep for high-stakes exams.

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National Handwriting Day

National Handwriting Day
Practice your handwriting skills!

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India's Republic Day

India's Republic Day
Learn more about Indian culture and festivities with an Upfront student blogger!

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Happy Birthday, Lewis Carroll!

Happy Birthday, Lewis Carroll!
Explore the fantasy genre to celebrate Lewis Carroll's birthday.

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Story Starters

Story Starters
Use these story starters to get students writing every day!

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Happy Birthday, Rosemary Wells!

Happy Birthday, Rosemary Wells!
Celebrate Rosemary Wells' birthday by learning about her life and her writing.

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Happy Birthday, Lloyd Alexander!

Happy Birthday, Lloyd Alexander!
Read about Lloyd Alexander and his work to celebrate his birthday.

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January 2015