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November 2017

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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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Abraham Lincoln Elected President (1860)

Abraham Lincoln Elected President (1860)
Learn about the 16th President of the United States with this book list.

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Happy Birthday, Carl Sagan!

Happy Birthday, Carl Sagan!
Celebrate American astronomer Carl Sagan's birthday by learning about outer space!

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Sesame Street Debuted on PBS (1969)

Sesame Street Debuted on PBS (1969)
Teach through puppet play on the anniversary of Sesame Street's premiere.

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Veterans Day

Veterans Day
Ask your class to consider the meaning of patriotism on the day we honor veterans of the armed services.
             

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Celebrate Geography Awareness Week

Celebrate Geography Awareness Week
Geography Awareness Week is November 12–18. Test your students' geography knowledge with these Map Man challenges.

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The Bill of Rights Ratified (1791)

The Bill of Rights Ratified (1791)
Teach your students about the Bill of Rights with this lesson plan.

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Teach About the First Thanksgiving

Teach About the First Thanksgiving
This interactive online activity will enhance your lessons about the first feast at Plimoth Plantation.

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Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (1863)

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (1863)
Get lesson plans, books, and activities to teach your class about the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln's historic speech.

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Universal Children's Day

Universal Children's Day
The United Nations began Universal Children's Day throughout the world in 1954. Talk to your students about the United Nations and its role in the world.

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Humane Society Founded (1954)

Humane Society Founded (1954)
Teach your students about animals of all kinds with this unit plan for grades PreK–K.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Use this online student activity to teach the history behind the First Thanksgiving.

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Happy Birthday, Marc Brown

Happy Birthday, Marc Brown
Share some of Brown's most famous books about Arthur the Aardvark and his friends with your class.
             

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First Macy's Thanksgiving Parade (1924)

First Macy's Thanksgiving Parade (1924)
Teach your students about this holiday tradition with Shana Corey's book Milly and the Macy's Parade.

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Mark Twain's Birthday

Mark Twain's Birthday
Introduce your students to the famous American author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and other novels.

December 1

Rosa Parks Refused to Give Up Her Seat

Rosa Parks Refused to Give Up Her Seat
In 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat for a white passenger. Share Rosa's story with your students with an online activity.

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Special Education Day

Special Education Day
Find strategies and tips for including students of all learning abilities in your classroom.
             
November 2017