Events, Lessons, and Resources for Teachable Moments

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December 2013

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Special Education Day

Special Education Day
Find strategies for teaching inclusion in classrooms.

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Write to a Friend Month

Write to a Friend Month
Make a literature connection and practice letter-writing skills.

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Computer Lab Favorites

Computer Lab Favorites
Incorporate quick interactive learning activities for grades K–5.

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Happy Birthday, Andrea Alban Gosline

Happy Birthday, Andrea Alban Gosline
Celebrate the author's birthday by learning about her work.

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13th Amendment: Slavery Abolished (1865)

13th Amendment: Slavery Abolished (1865)
Learn about the history of the Underground Railroad.

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NY's First Daily Newspaper Established

NY's First Daily Newspaper Established
Create your own classroom newspaper.

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Happy Birthday, Cornelia Funke

Happy Birthday, Cornelia Funke
Celebrate the author's birthday by learning about her work.

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Indiana Statehood (1816)

Indiana Statehood (1816)
Learn about all 50 U.S. States.

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Winter is coming!

Winter is coming!
Prepare for Winter by decorating your class with these printable snowflakes.

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Susan B. Anthony dollar (1978)

Susan B. Anthony dollar (1978)
Learn more about American currency with activities involving history and math.

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La Posada Begins

La Posada Begins
Find out how Mexico celebrates this winter holiday.

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1st Flight Anniversary (1903)

1st Flight Anniversary (1903)
Get to know the Wright Brothers, who achieved powered flight on this day!

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Slavery Ended in the U.S. (1865)

Slavery Ended in the U.S. (1865)
Learn about the history of the Underground Railroad.

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Celebrate Winter Holidays

Celebrate Winter Holidays
Bring holiday cheer to your classroom with this collection of holiday resources.

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Virginia Co. Sailed to Jamestown (1606)

Virginia Co. Sailed to Jamestown (1606)
Learn about the colonial era in America.

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Happy Winter!

Happy Winter!
Learn about cold weather with a book of winter words!

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Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve
Learn about La Parranda, a Christmas Eve tradition in Puerto Rico.

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
Learn more about Christmas.

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1st Day of Kwanzaa

1st Day of Kwanzaa
Explore the history and traditions of Kwanzaa with this scrapbook activity.

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Apollo 8 Returns to Earth (1968)

Apollo 8 Returns to Earth (1968)
Find out more about the Apollo space program.

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Animals in Winter

Animals in Winter
Learn how different animals cope during the winter.

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Happy New Year's Eve!

Happy New Year's Eve!
Learn about New Year celebrations around the world.

January 1

Ellis Island Opened (1892)

Ellis Island Opened (1892)
Take a tour through this historical landmark and discover the story behind it.

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Jack Hanna (1947), American Zookeeper

Jack Hanna (1947), American Zookeeper
Watch an interview and learn more about zoology.

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Happy Birthday, Alma Flor Ada

Happy Birthday, Alma Flor Ada
Complete a folktale writer’s workshop with Alma Flor Ada.

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December 2013