Events, Lessons, and Resources for Teachable Moments

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January 2018

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New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve
Encourage your class to research New Year celebrations around the world.

January 1

Ellis Island Opened (1892)

Ellis Island Opened (1892)
Take your students on a tour through this historical landmark and share the story of immigration to America.

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New Year's Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions
Refresh your students' goals with a new beginning and a lesson about the calendar year.

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Happy Birthday, Alma Flor Ada!

Happy Birthday, Alma Flor Ada!
Write your own folktale with Alma Flor Ada's Writing with Writers workshop.

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National Bird Day

National Bird Day
Teach your students about birds with these activities for kindergarten classrooms.

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Amelia Earhart's Solo Pacific Flight

Amelia Earhart's Solo Pacific Flight
Inspire your students with the story of Amelia Earhart's 1934 solo flight from Hawaii to California.

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First Woman Elected to Senate (1932)

First Woman Elected to Senate (1932)
Learn about how the Senate of the United States works in honor of Hattie W. Caraway's achievement.

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Happy Birthday, Sharon Robinson

Happy Birthday, Sharon Robinson
Show your students Sharon Robinson's interview about her father, Jackie Robinson, and her career as a writer.
             

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Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday (1929)

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday (1929)
Share the incredible legacy of this civil rights leader with your classroom.

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Happy Birthday, Edgar Allan Poe

Happy Birthday, Edgar Allan Poe
Get the chills with Poe's spine-tingling tales.

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John F. Kennedy's Inauguration (1961)

John F. Kennedy's Inauguration (1961)
Introduce your classroom to President Kennedy with the biography I Am…John F. Kennedy by Grace Norwich.
             

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National Handwriting Day

National Handwriting Day
Practice your handwriting skills!

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First Transcontinental Phone Call (1915)

First Transcontinental Phone Call (1915)
Help young students make their own phone books to celebrate the anniversary of the first transcontinental phone call.

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India's Republic Day

India's Republic Day
Begin a unit about India with a brief introductory article from Scholastic GO!.

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Happy Birthday, Rosemary Wells!

Happy Birthday, Rosemary Wells!
Celebrate Rosemary Wells' birthday by learning about her life and her writing.

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Happy Birthday, Jackie Robinson (1919)

Happy Birthday, Jackie Robinson (1919)
Celebrate Jackie Robinson's birthday with a fun math game that mimics a baseball game.

February 1

Teach With Award-Winning Books

Teach With Award-Winning Books
Congratulations to all Newbery and Caldecott Award winners! Incorporate these wonderful books into your classroom.

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Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day
Use this collection of resources to teach students about groundhogs and hibernation.

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January 2018