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October 2012

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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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Mohandas Gandhi, Indian Freedom Fighter

Mohandas Gandhi, Indian Freedom Fighter
Practice and learn about conflict resolution.

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Mystery Series Week

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

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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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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 this historical monument.

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National Angel Food Cake Day

National Angel Food Cake Day
Try this fun classroom recipe activity.

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Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week
Practice your emergency escape plan.

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Columbus Lands in the Bahamas (1492)

Columbus Lands in the Bahamas (1492)
Test your knowledge with this Christopher Columbus quiz!

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Global Handwashing Day

Global Handwashing Day
Four tips to keep little hands clean.

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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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Computer Lab Favorites

Computer Lab Favorites
Incorporate quick interactive learning activities for grades K–5.

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Final Revolutionary War Battle Ends 1781

Final Revolutionary War Battle Ends 1781
Read about the battles of the Revolutionary War.

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First Recorded Parachute Jump (1797)

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

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Happy Birthday, Gordon Korman

Happy Birthday, Gordon Korman
Celebrate the author's birthday by learning about his work.

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Halloween's Around the Corner

Halloween's Around the Corner
Discover the history of Halloween traditions.

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Pablo Picasso (1881), Spanish Artist

Pablo Picasso (1881), Spanish Artist
Teach your kindergartners about still life art, in honor of Picasso's birthday.

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Happy Birthday, Steven Kellogg

Happy Birthday, Steven Kellogg
Celebrate the author's birthday by learning about his work.

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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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John Adams (1735), U.S. President

John Adams (1735), U.S. President
Learn about the 2nd President of the United States.

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Happy Halloween!

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

November 1

Day of the Dead (Mexico)

Day of the Dead (Mexico)
Celebrate the Day of the Dead and learn more about Mexican culture.

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North & South Dakota Statehood (1889)

North & South Dakota Statehood (1889)
Learn about all 50 U.S. states.

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October 2012