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September 2012

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Happy Birthday, Lisa Yee

Happy Birthday, Lisa Yee
Celebrate the author's birthday by learning about her work.

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MLK Jr.'s "I Have a Dream Speech" (1963)

MLK Jr.'s "I Have a Dream Speech" (1963)
Learn about the legacy of this civil rights leader.

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Happy Birthday, Karen Hesse

Happy Birthday, Karen Hesse
Celebrate the author's birthday by learning about her work.

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Melbourne, Australia, Founded (1835)

Melbourne, Australia, Founded (1835)
Learn more about the capital city in Global Trek: Australia.

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Labor Day

Labor Day

This Labor Day, celebrate you!

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Los Angeles Founded by Spanish Settlers

Los Angeles Founded by Spanish Settlers
Read about the second most populous city in the United States.

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First U.S. Labor Day Parade (1882)

First U.S. Labor Day Parade (1882)
Learn the history behind Labor Day observances by taking a multi-faceted look at the meaning of patriotism.

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Listen and Read

Listen and Read

Try these fifteen nonfiction animal stories for early readers.

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Happy Birthday, Betsy Byars

Happy Birthday, Betsy Byars
Write an acrostic poem based on Byar's book Tornado.

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Early Childhood Learning Games

Early Childhood Learning Games
Try some of these early childhood educational activities on art, math, science, and other subjects.

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Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks
Honor the victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

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Canyonlands National Park (1964)

Canyonlands National Park (1964)
Use this math hunt to virtually visit the great national parks.

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Happy Birthday, Roald Dahl

Happy Birthday, Roald Dahl
Check out more books by the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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Star-Spangled Banner (1814)

Star-Spangled Banner (1814)
Create your own version of the Stars and Stripes in celebration of our national anthem.

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Constitution Day

Constitution Day
Play the Celebrate the Constitution game.

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Columbus' Final Voyage Landed Costa Rica

Columbus' Final Voyage Landed Costa Rica
Learn more about the voyages of Christopher Columbus.

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Washington's Farewell Address Printed

Washington's Farewell Address Printed
Learn about George Washington, the first President of the United States.

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First Gasoline-Powered Car (1891)

First Gasoline-Powered Car (1891)
Get your students to think about and understand how energy is used in your community.

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National Clean Hands Week

National Clean Hands Week
Four tips to keep little hands clean.

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National Punctuation Day

National Punctuation Day
Practice good grammar skills for National Punctuation Day.

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First U.S. Newspaper Published (1690)

First U.S. Newspaper Published (1690)
Try your hand at news writing.

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Deaf Awareness Week

Deaf Awareness Week
Tips for teaching a hearing impaired child.

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Google Started (1998)

Google Started (1998)
Brush up on your computer basics to utilize the Internet in your classroom.

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Confucius (551BC), Chinese Philosopher

Confucius (551BC), Chinese Philosopher
Find research resources for this ancient belief system.

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October 1

Happy Birthday, Jimmy Carter

Happy Birthday, Jimmy Carter
Honor the 39th U.S. President, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, humanitarian, and author.

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Mohandas Gandhi, Indian Freedom Fighter

Mohandas Gandhi, Indian Freedom Fighter
Practice and learn about conflict resolution.

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Mystery Series Week

Mystery Series Week
Explore the mystery genre with these lesson plans.

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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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World Teacher Day

World Teacher Day
Find free printables and teacher tools.

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