Events, Lessons, and Resources for Teachable Moments

Print This Month Print Full Year

July 2013

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

June 30

July 1

Battle of Gettysburg Began (1863)

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

2

Amelia Earhart Disappears (1937)

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

3

Final Battle of Gettysberg (1863)

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

4

Independence Day

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

5

Venezuela's Independence Day

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

6

             

7

8

Declaration of Independence Read

Declaration of Independence Read
Celebrate this day patriotically.

9

Happy Independence Day, Bahamas!

Happy Independence Day, Bahamas!
Celebrate this weekend's Bahamian Independence Day by learning about author David Burrows.

10

Wyoming Statehood (1890)

Wyoming Statehood (1890)
Learn about all 50 U.S. States.

11

Happy Birthday, E. B. White!

Happy Birthday, E. B. White!
Celebrate the author's birthday by learning about his work.

12

Henry David Thoreau's Birthday

Henry David Thoreau's Birthday
Celebrate the author's birthday by learning about his work.

13

             

14

15

1st Joint U.S.-Soviet Space Flight 1975

1st Joint U.S.-Soviet Space Flight 1975
Learn about NASA and the original explorations into space.

16

Read With Clifford

Read With Clifford
Cool off during the dog days of summer with Clifford activities.

17

Daily Starters

Daily Starters
Story starters to start each day.

18

Dive Into Summer Reading!

Dive Into Summer Reading!
Challenge your students to Read for the World Record.

19

Eve Merriam's Birthday

Eve Merriam's Birthday
Celebrate the author's birthday by learning about her work.

20

             

21

22

Alexander Calderā??s Birthday

Alexander Calderā??s Birthday
Delve into a mystery called The Calder Game on sculptor and mobile artist Alexander Calder's birthday.

23

Ice Cream Cone Invented (1904)

Ice Cream Cone Invented (1904)
Make your own ice cream to celebrate this coolest invention!

24

1st Wagon Train across the Rockies 1832

1st Wagon Train across the Rockies 1832
Read about the Westward Expansion in America.

25

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (1952)

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (1952)
Explore the carnival traditions of Puerto Rico with your students.

26

27

             

28

29

Happy Birthday, Sharon Creech

Happy Birthday, Sharon Creech
Celebrate the author's birthday by learning about her work.

30

U.S. Motto ā?In God We Trustā? (1956)

U.S. Motto ā?In God We Trustā? (1956)
Learn about this motto by reading about the penny.

31

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling
Celebrate the author's birthday by learning about her work.

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.

2

Lincoln Penny Introduced (1909)

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

3

             
July 2013