Patriot Day (September 11)

American flags on a memorial field  Though your students may not remember the events of September 11, 2001, the tragedy of that day caused reverberations throughout American society, forever changing security, travel, and the national identity. Patriot Day is a good time to talk to students about terrorism. Do they understand the significance of terrorist acts in the modern world? This collection of articles, lessons, and advice will help your students understand the events of September 11, 2001. By exploring the topics of diversity, conflict resolution, and tolerance, students will cope better with the current world. Allow them to express how they feel about this momentous part of American history with printable activities and creative outlets, like poetry writing and arts and crafts.

Literature

Learning from History

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Building a Better World

Creative Outlets

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Summer
Summer is almost over! Whether you still have several weeks until the first day of school, or just a couple, you can still focus on engaging students' minds while they're on vacation. Try our summer reading suggestions, math and science worksheets, and cross-curricular resource packets to prepare kids for what the next school year will bring!

August Calendar of Events
August is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Ice Cream Sandwich Day (8/2), Pres. Obama's Birthday (8/4/1961), 2016 Summer Olympics (8/5-8/21), Friendship Day (8/7), International Art Appreciation Day (8/9), Activist Lucy Stone's Birthday (8/13/1818), Aviation Day (8/19), Tooth Fairy Day (8/22), Women's Equality Day (8/26). Plus, celebrate Back to School Month, Family Fun Month, Kids' Vision and Learning Month, Get Ready for Kindergarten Month all August long!

Videos
Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

Coding & Computer Science
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, and Hour of Code resources make a great introduction to the computer science skills all students will benefit from.