Events, Lessons, and Resources for Teachable Moments

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June 2014

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June 1

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Native Americans Win Citizenship (1924)

Native Americans Win Citizenship (1924)
Explore Native American Heritage with informative articles and online student activities.

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Jefferson Davis' Birthday

Jefferson Davis' Birthday
Mark the birthday of Confederate president Jefferson Davis by learning about the Civil War.

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Dive Into Summer Reading!

Dive Into Summer Reading!

Challenge your students to Read for the World Record.

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Uncle Tom's Cabin Published (1851)

Uncle Tom's Cabin Published (1851)
Read Harriet Beecher Stowe's famous novel.

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D-Day: Normandy, France (1944)

D-Day: Normandy, France (1944)
Learn more about the events of World War II.

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Happy World Oceans Day!

Happy World Oceans Day!
Seventy-one percent of the planet is covered in oceans! Learn about this vast ecosystem with these articles, lesson plans, and activities.

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Sports Studies

Sports Studies
Athletes inspire cross-curricular learning.

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Happy Birthday, Maurice Sendak

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

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Jacques Cousteau's Birthday (1910)

Jacques Cousteau's Birthday (1910)
Explore the ocean floor in honor of the French explorer Jacques Cousteau!

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Happy Birthday, Anne Frank!

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

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The Miranda Rights Established (1966)

The Miranda Rights Established (1966)
Learn more about the United States justice system.

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Happy Flag Day!

Happy Flag Day!
Teach your students about the United States on Flag Day.
             

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Fresh Veggies Day

Fresh Veggies Day
Learn about vegetables and healthy eating on Fresh Veggies Day!

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M. C. Escher's Birthday

M. C. Escher's Birthday
Celebrate artist M. C. Escher's birthday by creating patterns and learning about geometry!

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Amelia Earhart Flies Across the Atlantic

Amelia Earhart Flies Across the Atlantic
Learn more about this extraordinary female pilot with this interactive online activity.

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Blaise Pascal's Birthday (1623)

Blaise Pascal's Birthday (1623)
Solve math poems with Max's Math Adventures in honor of this French mathematician!

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White House Installs Solar Panels (1979)

White House Installs Solar Panels (1979)
Learn more about energy and climate change with Ms. Frizzle in this Magic School Bus webcast.

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Typewriter Anniversary

Typewriter Anniversary
Practice your grammar skills by helping Dan edit his news report in this Maggie's Earth Adventure.

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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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Korean War Begins (1950)

Korean War Begins (1950)
Read more about the Korean War with this article from Grolier Online.

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Story Starters

Story Starters
Use this student activity to get students writing every day!

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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.
             

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Happy Birthday, Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Happy Birthday, Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Introduce your students to the author of The Little Prince.

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Meteor Day

Meteor Day
Journey into space to learn about meteors!

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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Washington Commands the Continental Army

Washington Commands the Continental Army
Use these activities, lesson plans, and books to learn more about the first president of the United States.

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Independence Day

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

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June 2014