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June 1

Kentucky and Tennessee Statehoods

Kentucky and Tennessee Statehoods
Kentucky became a state in 1792, and Tennessee followed suit in 1796! Use this fun student activity to learn about all 50 of the United States.

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Happy Birthday, Norton Juster!

Happy Birthday, Norton Juster!
Celebrate Norton Juster's birthday with these extension activities for The Phantom Tollbooth.

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Dive Into Summer Reading!

Dive Into Summer Reading!
Get your students excited to read over the summer break.

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Uncle Tom's Cabin Published

Uncle Tom's Cabin Published
Read Harriet Beecher Stowe's famous novel.

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Happy World Oceans Day!

Happy World Oceans Day!
Almost seventy-one percent of the planet is covered in oceans! Learn about this vast ecosystem with these articles, lesson plans, and activities.

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Happy Birthday, Maurice Sendak

Happy Birthday, Maurice Sendak
Celebrate Maurice Sendak's birthday with these Chicken Soup With Rice activities.

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Jacques Cousteau's Birthday (1910)

Jacques Cousteau's Birthday (1910)
Explore the ocean floor in honor of the French explorer Jacques Cousteau!

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Happy Birthday, Anne Frank!

Happy Birthday, Anne Frank!
Encourage children to learn more about this brave girl.

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Flashlight Readers

Flashlight Readers
Jump into your favorite books with Flashlight Readers activities.

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M. C. Escher's Birthday

M. C. Escher's Birthday
Celebrate artist M. C. Escher's birthday by creating patterns and learning about geometry!

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First Night of Ramadan

First Night of Ramadan
Bring Ramadan to your classroom with these teaching resources and lesson plans.

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Senate Approves Civil Rights Act (1964)

Senate Approves Civil Rights Act (1964)
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited racial discrimination in the work place. Build a time line of the civil rights movement with your students.

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Summer Is Coming!

Summer Is Coming!
Summer is almost here! Get your students excited about the change of seasons.

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Germany Invades Soviet Union (1941)

Germany Invades Soviet Union (1941)
Teach your students about World War II with these interactive World War II Remembered student activities.

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Happy Birthday, Jean Marzollo

Happy Birthday, Jean Marzollo
Play a round of I Spy on author Jean Marzollo's birthday.

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Happy Birthday, Eric Carle

Happy Birthday, Eric Carle
Learn more about the author of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

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Happy Birthday, Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Happy Birthday, Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Introduce your students to the author of The Little Prince.

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Meteor Day

Meteor Day
Journey into space to learn about meteors!

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