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Holidays Around the World

October

  Fire Prevention Week
    * Fire Prevention Week
  Halloween
    * Math/science with pumpkins
* Pumpkin Themes

November

  Veteran's Day - Nov. 11th
Thank a 95 year old Vet

 
   


Thanksgiving  Overview video
- History Channel
1. The First Thanksgiving - Scholastic Teacher Guide
2. Plimoth Plantation
Investigating the First Thanksgiving
3. First Thanksgiving videos - Plimoth Plantation
4. Mayflower History * Inside the Mayflower
5. Pilgrim Paintings * Collections
6. Totem Pole Maker
7. Thanksgiving Reading Passages - Readworks.org

January

  Martin Luther King Day
   

1. Martin Luther King - Seattle Times
2. The King Center
3. MLK Jr. - History
4. MLK Memorial in Washingotn, DC  
5. MLK - Fact Monster  
6. The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Includes a timeline about his life and a quiz

INSPIRATION

  1. Peacemakers: MLK
  2. My Hero
  3. What is Your Life's Blueprint?
  4. King-Carter Freedom Peace Walk
  Ben Franklin - Jan. 17, 1706
    1. Benjamin Franklin - Franklin Institute
2. Ben the Inventor
3. The Electric Ben Franklin
Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government

February

  Groundhog's Day
   

1. Groundhog Day - Punxsutawney Pa.
2. Stormfax Weather Almanac
3. Shadow Report
4. Legend of the Groundhog

   

Dr. Seuss

  1.   Seussville

  2.   Dr. Seuss  - biography

  3.   Dr. Seuss: Everything You Need to Know - Scholastic

  4.    The Boy on Fairfield Street: How Ted Geisel Grew Up to Become Dr. Seuss .  

  5.   Hooray for Diffendoofer Day  is a book about a teacher and her quirky school where students learn to think.  Seuss sketched out the book and his original sketches and notes are in the back. However, he died before finishing it; so, Jack Prelutsky & Lane Smith joined forces to completethe book.

   

President's Day
1. President's Day - Scholastic
2. Washington   - Animated Book - Mr. Nussbaum
3.  Presidents - White House
4. Presidents Home States
5. The Presidents - White House Historical
 

April

OPS Health & Fitness Day
   
 

  1. Choose My Plate - video
  2. Healthy Eating - Kid's Health
  3. Healthy Plates
  Earth Day - April 22nd          
   

1. KIds Take Action on Earth Day - Scholastic
3. NIEHS - Reduce, reuse, recycle
4. EPA - Kids *

YOUR FOOTPRINT
1.  Global Footprint Network  * Ecological Footprint
2. Earth911

WATER CONSERVATION 
1.  HO2 House
2.  5 ways to save 1000 gal. of water  - CNN
3.  5 Reasons not to drink bottled water  - CNN
5 . Watersense for Kids  - EPA
6.  Water Conservation for Kids
7.  Ecological Footprint Quiz - advanced

PLANET
1. Great Pacific Garbage Patch  - National Geography
2. Garbage Island
3. Hackensack River Keepers
4. World Wildlife Fund

GAMES
1. EcoKids
2. Landfill Bill - game for home


TEACHER RESOURCES
1. Classroom Earth
2. Earth 911
3. Natural Resources Defense Council
4. EARTHDAY
5. EPA * Earth Day Reduce, reuse, recycle

 

May

  Memorial Day -
   
  1. Tribute to a WWII Vet * encore

June

  Flag Day
   

1. Flag Day
2. Flag History - Smithsonian