Events, Lessons, and Resources for Teachable Moments

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June 2013

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day
Remember the men and women who've fought for our country.

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Finals Time

Finals Time
Don't fret about final exams. Learn to de-stress before the test!

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Rhode Island and Wisconsin Statehood

Rhode Island and Wisconsin Statehood
Test your knowledge on U.S. states.

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1st U.S. Daily Newspaper Published

1st U.S. Daily Newspaper Published
Polish your skills with this writing workshop.

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Save Your Hearing Day

Save Your Hearing Day
A lesson plan on the five senses.

June 1

National Soul Food Month

National Soul Food Month
Celebrate African-American culture with a Soulful Festival
             

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Native Americans Win Citizenship (1924)

Native Americans Win Citizenship (1924)
Explore our Native American Heritage on the day they were granted citizenship.

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Jefferson Davis' Birthday

Jefferson Davis' Birthday

Investigate the causes of the Civil War on the 201st birthday of Confederate president Jefferson Davis.

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Happy 228th Birthday, Hot Air Balloon!

Happy 228th Birthday, Hot Air Balloon!
For the 228th anniversary of the first hot-air balloon, explore an interactive time line on the history of flight.

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Happy World Oceans Day!

Happy World Oceans Day!
Celebrate 72% of the planet on World Oceans Day!
             

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Happy Birthday, Maurice Sendak

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

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Happy Birthday, Anne Frank!

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

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Happy Flag Day!

Happy Flag Day!

Prompt your kids to wear red, white, and blue on Flag Day.

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M. C. Escher's Birthday

M. C. Escher's Birthday
See tessellations and other algebraic patterns on artist M. C. Escher's birthday

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Happy Birthday, Annette Curtis Klause!

Happy Birthday, Annette Curtis Klause!
Check out Blood and Chocolate

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First Day of Summer

First Day of Summer
Celebrate Summer!

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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, Helen Keller!

Happy Birthday, Helen Keller!
Learn about the incredible Helen Keller.

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World War I Begins (1914)

World War I Begins (1914)
Teach your class about World War I on its anniversary.

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July 1

Battle of Gettysburg Began (1863)

Battle of Gettysburg Began (1863)
Learn more about the Civil War.

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Amelia Earhart Disappears (1937)

Amelia Earhart Disappears (1937)
Read about Amelia Earhart's last flight.

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Final Battle of Gettysberg (1863)

Final Battle of Gettysberg (1863)
Learn more about the Civil War.

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Independence Day

Independence Day
Help your students learn the history behind Independence Day.

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Venezuela's Independence Day

Venezuela's Independence Day
Learn about Latin American art and architecture to celebrate!

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June 2013