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October 2014

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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!
             

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World Teacher Day

World Teacher Day
Find free Printables and teacher tools.

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Mystery Series Week

Mystery Series Week
Explore the mystery genre with these lesson plans.

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Science Explorations

Science Explorations
Dig deep into science topics with these seven online activities.

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Happy Birthday, R. L. Stine!

Happy Birthday, R. L. Stine!
Check out an interview with this spooky story writer.

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Washington Monument Opened (1888)

Washington Monument Opened (1888)
Learn about the first President of the United States and the historical monument with this lesson plan!

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Happy Birthday, Thelonious Monk (1917)

Happy Birthday, Thelonious Monk (1917)
Celebrate the birthday of this American jazz musician by learning about the history of jazz!

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Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week
Practice your fire safety skills.
             

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Autumn Foliage

Autumn Foliage
Explore the beauty of autumn with fall leaves curriculum connections.

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Winnie-the-Pooh Published (1926)

Winnie-the-Pooh Published (1926)
Create a reading community in your classroom.

15

Mandela Wins Nobel Peace Prize (1993)

Mandela Wins Nobel Peace Prize (1993)
Learn about Nelson Mandela, F.W. de Klerk, and their efforts to end apartheid in South Africa that earned the pair the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Dictionary Day

Dictionary Day
Celebrate this day by making a picture dictionary.

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Pumpkin Season

Pumpkin Season
Get the most from your class pumpkin with squash-inspired learning activities.

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Louisiana Purchase Treaty (1803)

Louisiana Purchase Treaty (1803)
Write historical fiction journal entries from the time of western expansion to celebrate the ratification of the Louisiana Purchase Treaty.

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Apple Day

Apple Day
Explore how apple trees change with the season.

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First Recorded Parachute Jump (1797)

First Recorded Parachute Jump (1797)
Learn about the history of flight.

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Diwali Begins

Diwali Begins
Celebrate the Indian Festival of Lights.

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Halloween is Around the Corner

Halloween is Around the Corner
Get ready to celebrate this spooky holiday with science!

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First New York City Subway Opens (1904)

First New York City Subway Opens (1904)
Take a field trip underground with Barbara Reid's The Subway Mouse.

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Statue of Liberty Dedication (1886)

Statue of Liberty Dedication (1886)
Share immigrants' stories in honor of the anniversary of the Statue of Liberty dedication.

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Stock Market Crash (1929)

Stock Market Crash (1929)
Find out how the nation survived the Great Depression, which began on this day in 1929.

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Happy Birthday, John Adams! (1735)

Happy Birthday, John Adams! (1735)
Learn about the second President of the United States when he was a young boy!

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!
Fun ways to learn on this spooky day!

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