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November 2012

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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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Nonfiction Animal Stories

Nonfiction Animal Stories
Listen to and read stories about animals.

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Abraham Lincoln Elected 16th President

Abraham Lincoln Elected 16th President
Learn about the 16th President of the United States.

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Museum of Modern Art Opens (1929)

Museum of Modern Art Opens (1929)
Create art sculptures with kindergarteners.

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Montana Statehood (1889)

Montana Statehood (1889)
Learn about all 50 U.S. States.

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Football Season

Football Season
Integer Football kicks off intensive computation practice.

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Veterans Day

Veterans Day
Take a multifaceted look at the meaning of patriotism.

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Diwali

Diwali
Celebrate the Indian Festival of Lights.

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Geography Awareness Week

Geography Awareness Week
See the world and record your adventures with this Global Trek activity.

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I Love To Write Day

I Love To Write Day
Use these writing workshops in the classroom.

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Happy Birthday, Jean Fritz

Happy Birthday, Jean Fritz
Celebrate the author's birthday with And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? extension activities.

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Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (1863)

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (1863)
Lesson plans, activities, time lines, and printables to honor the man behind this historic speech.

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Universal Children's Day

Universal Children's Day
Celebrate with some fun lesson plans and activities.

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Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving Recipes
Celebrate Thanksgiving with your class with one of these delicious recipes.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Teach the history behind the holiday with an interactive look at the First Thanksgiving.

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Buy Nothing Day

Buy Nothing Day
Play "What's That Economics Word" game to learn about the economy.

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Public Streetcar Service Began, NYC 1832

Public Streetcar Service Began, NYC 1832
Make a literature connection with The Subway Mouse.

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1st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1924

1st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1924
Learn about this holiday tradition.

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Magellan Reached the Pacific (1521)

Magellan Reached the Pacific (1521)
Explore new worlds with these online activities.

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Happy Birthday, C. S. Lewis

Happy Birthday, C. S. Lewis
Try a The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe writing activity for C.S. Lewis' birthday

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Happy Birthday, Mark Twain

Happy Birthday, Mark Twain
Learn about the author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

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