Events, Lessons, and Resources for Teachable Moments

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August 1

William Clark (1770), American Explorer

William Clark (1770), American Explorer
Help a local newspaper uncover the mystery behind the Lewis and Clark expedition.

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Lincoln Penny introduced (1909)

Lincoln Penny introduced (1909)
Create a classroom economy to learn more about our currency system.

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Christopher Columbus Set Sail (1492)

Christopher Columbus Set Sail (1492)
Learn about Christopher Columbus’ journey and the discovery of the New World.

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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 bombing.

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Betsy Byars' Birthday

Betsy Byars' Birthday
Celebrate the author's birthday by learning about 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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Summer Olympics: Get in the Game

Summer Olympics: Get in the Game
Discover more about the history of the Olympics, the games, and much more!

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Happy Birthday, Suzanne Collins

Happy Birthday, Suzanne Collins
Celebrate the author's birthday by learning about her work.

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Lucy Stone's Birthday

Lucy Stone's Birthday
Learn more about this suffragist’s life by performing this women’s history play.

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Japan Surrendered, End of World War II

Japan Surrendered, End of World War II
Find out more about this historical moment.

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French Emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte, 1769

French Emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte, 1769
Learn more about the life of the French Emperor Napoleon I through maps, quizzes, games, and more.

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Battle of Bennington Victory (1777)

Battle of Bennington Victory (1777)
Use this lesson plan to teach about the Battle of Bennington and its significance for the Patriots in the Revolutionary War.

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Davy Crockett's Birthday

Davy Crockett's Birthday
Explore famous American folktales and legends.

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End of Civil War (1866)

End of Civil War (1866)
Use this map to enhance your lesson on the Civil War.

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Hawaii Statehood (1959)

Hawaii Statehood (1959)
Learn about all 50 U.S. States.

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Loch Ness monster 1st Sighting, Scotland

Loch Ness monster 1st Sighting, Scotland
Explore the world of myths, folktales and fairy tales with these writing activities.

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Mexico Declares Independence

Mexico Declares Independence
Learn about Mexico and get ideas for celebrating Hispanic heritage next month.

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Mount Vesuvius Erupts (79)

Mount Vesuvius Erupts (79)
Take a virtual field trip deep below the earth's surface where volcanoes form.

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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.'s "I Have a Dream Speech" (1963)

MLK Jr.'s "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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Melbourne, Australia, Founded (1835)

Melbourne, Australia, Founded (1835)
Learn more about the capital city in Global Trek: Australia.

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