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January 2014

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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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Happy Birthday, Carl Sandburg!

Happy Birthday, Carl Sandburg!
Celebrate this author's birthday by taking a look at his work.

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East Coast Blizzard of '96

East Coast Blizzard of '96
Explore climate conditions on the anniversary of the East Coast Blizzard of 1996.

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National Show & Tell Day

National Show & Tell Day
Add a twist to Show & and Tell.

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Connecticut Statehood (1788)

Connecticut Statehood (1788)
Learn about all 50 U.S. States.

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First UN General Assembly (1946)

First UN General Assembly (1946)
Fifty-one nations at first UN general assembly meeting (1946).

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Richard Nixon's Birthday (1/9)

Richard Nixon's Birthday (1/9)
Learn why the 37th president of the U.S. resigned from office.

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Teach With Award-Winning Books

Teach With Award-Winning Books
Congratulations to all Newbery and Caldecott Award winners!

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Martin Luther King, Jr.??s Birthday

Martin Luther King, Jr.??s Birthday
Learn about the legacy of this civil rights leader.

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Appreciate a Dragon Day

Appreciate a Dragon Day
Celebrate with a great book!

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Happy Birthday, Ben Franklin!

Happy Birthday, Ben Franklin!
Interview the famous American inventor.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through pictures and speeches.

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Exam Time

Exam Time
Test time is coming! Get tips on helping students prep for high-stakes exams.

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National Handwriting Day

National Handwriting Day
Practice your handwriting skills!

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Eureka! Gold Discovered in CA (1848)

Eureka! Gold Discovered in CA (1848)
Learn more about the California Gold Rush!

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Happy Birthday, Lewis Carroll

Happy Birthday, Lewis Carroll
Explore the genre of fantasy to celebrate Lewis Carroll's birthday.

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National Kazoo Day

National Kazoo Day
Lead a kazoo parade on National Kazoo Day!

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Happy Birthday, Rosemary Wells!

Happy Birthday, Rosemary Wells!
Learn more about this author's work to celebrate her birthday.

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Happy Birthday Lloyd Alexander!

Happy Birthday Lloyd Alexander!
Learn more about this author's work to celebrate his birthday.

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Jackie Robinson (1919), Baseball Player

Jackie Robinson (1919), Baseball Player
Celebrate with some fun baseball math!

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