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October 2017

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Happy Birthday, Mohandas Gandhi!

Happy Birthday, Mohandas Gandhi!
Practice and learn about conflict resolution in honor of this Indian freedom fighter.

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Mystery Series Week

Mystery Series Week
Transform your students into detectives with a lesson about the mystery genre.

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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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Author David Shannon's Birthday

Author David Shannon's Birthday
Get your students excited about the author of the David books with a lesson about David Goes to School.

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Happy Birthday, R. L. Stine

Happy Birthday, R. L. Stine
Bring R. L. Stine's Goosebumps books into your classroom with these teaching resources.

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Columbus Day

Columbus Day
Teach your class about the famous travels of Christopher Columbus with the help of this comprehensive book list.

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Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week
Teach fire safety skills to young students with this lesson plan that incorporates a Community Club online activity.

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Winnie-the-Pooh Published (1926)

Winnie-the-Pooh Published (1926)
Introduce your students to the loveable characters of the Hundred Acre Wood in A.A. Milne's original book.
             

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Mandela Wins Nobel Peace Prize (1993)

Mandela Wins Nobel Peace Prize (1993)
Learn about Nelson Mandela, F.W. de Klerk, and their efforts to end apartheid in South Africa that earned the pair the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Dictionary Day

Dictionary Day
Teach young students how to make a picture dictionary.

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Diwali Begins

Diwali Begins
Celebrate the first day of the Indian Festival of Lights in your classroom.

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Louisiana Purchase Treaty (1803)

Louisiana Purchase Treaty (1803)
Ask students to write historical fiction journal entries from the time of western expansion to commemorate the ratification of the Louisiana Purchase Treaty.

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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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Happy Birthday, Steven Kellogg

Happy Birthday, Steven Kellogg
Share this famous author and illustrator's work with your students.

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First New York City Subway Opened (1904)

First New York City Subway Opened (1904)
Take your class on a field trip underground with Barbara Reid's The Subway Mouse.

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Happy Birthday, John Adams! (1735)

Happy Birthday, John Adams! (1735)
Learn about the second President of the United States when he was a young boy!

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!
Put some spook in your lesson plans today with these Halloween activities.

November 1

Mexican Day of the Dead

Mexican Day of the Dead
Have your students create skeleton puppets in honor of the Day of the Dead.

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National Sandwich Day

National Sandwich Day
Challenge your students with a cafeteria conundrum to mark the birthday of John Montagu, the Fourth Earl of Sandwich.

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October 2017