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April 2013

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April 1

April Fool's Day

April Fool's Day
Enjoy a laugh-out-loud read for April Fool's Day!

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National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month
Find inspiration for limericks, haikus, and other poetic forms with the Poetry Idea Engine.

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Happy Birthday, Washington Irving!

Happy Birthday, Washington Irving!
Celebrate this author's birthday by learning about his work.

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Happy Birthday, Maya Angelou!

Happy Birthday, Maya Angelou!
Learn more about Maya Angelou.

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Pony Express Anniversary

Pony Express Anniversary
Take a trip with the Pony Express, which galloped off this week in 1860.

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Draw a Picture of a Bird Day

Draw a Picture of a Bird Day
Observe nature with this outdoor classroom activity.

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Civil War Ended (1865)

Civil War Ended (1865)
Learn about the Civil War era in America.

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Encourage a Young Writer Day

Encourage a Young Writer Day
A range of activities to develop students' writing skills.

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Civil Rights Act Signed (1968)

Civil Rights Act Signed (1968)
Investigate the Civil Rights Movement.

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Civil War Began (1861)

Civil War Began (1861)
Learn more about the Civil War.

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Jackie Robinson Day

Jackie Robinson Day
Read about the nine values behind Jackie Robinson's success.

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National Library Workers Day

National Library Workers Day
Check out a good book to celebrate.

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Ellis Island Family History Day

Ellis Island Family History Day
Learn about the history of immigration in the United States.

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Paul Revere Makes His Famous Ride (1775)

Paul Revere Makes His Famous Ride (1775)
Discover how the American Revolution began.

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Battles of Lexington and Concord (1775)

Battles of Lexington and Concord (1775)
Read about the first battles of the Revolutionary War.

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Earth Day

Earth Day
Send a tree-free eCard this Earth Day.

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1st Movie Theatre Opened (1896)

1st Movie Theatre Opened (1896)
Explore different ways to create and present a story.

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National Scavenger Hunt Day

National Scavenger Hunt Day
Have your class host a scavenger hunt on National Scavenger Hunt Day!

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Hubble Telescope Deployed (1990)

Hubble Telescope Deployed (1990)
Find out what we've learned from the amazing Hubble Telescope.

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Happy Birthday, John James Audubon!

Happy Birthday, John James Audubon!
Learn about the habits and characteristics of birds in honor of the most famous ornithologist.

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Poem in Your Pocket Day

Poem in Your Pocket Day
Check out these fun, ready-to-print poetry activities to bring words to life.

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George Washington Took Office (1789)

George Washington Took Office (1789)
Have your students answer questions as they take on the role of president.

May 1

Law Day

Law Day
Learn how a bill becomes a law.

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National Tennis Month

National Tennis Month
Serve up a bio about Arthur Ashe and other athletes.

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Computer Lab Favorites

Computer Lab Favorites
Incorporate technology into your classroom activities.

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April 2013