Events, Lessons, and Resources for Teachable Moments

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October 2013

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Story Starters

Story Starters
Story starters to start each day.

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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Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur
Celebrate and learn more about Yom Kippur.

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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 1st President of the United States and this historical monument.

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Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week
Practice your emergency escape plan.

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Winnie-the-Pooh Published (1926)

Winnie-the-Pooh Published (1926)
Create a reading community in your classroom.

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Global Handwashing Day

Global Handwashing Day
Find 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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Apple Day

Apple Day
Explore how apple trees change with the season.

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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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Statue of Liberty Dedication (1886)

Statue of Liberty Dedication (1886)
Share immigrants' stories in honor of the Statue of Liberty.

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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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