The Teachers Calendar
School Year 2011-2012 : the Day-by Day Almanac of Historic Events, Holidays, Famous Birthdays and More!
October 23, 10th Anniversary of the iPod's Debut---Teach your students about the stock market by following Apple's stock prices before and after the unveiling of the iPod.
December 14, 100th Anniversary of the Discovery of the South Pole---Have your students "discover" a place that they have never visited before and write a report in the manner of an explorer from centuries past.
May 27, 75th Anniversary of the Opening of the Golden Gate Bridge---Encourage your students to visit www.goldengatebridge.org to find instructions on how to construct a scale drawing of the bridge.
July 14th, 85th Birth Anniversary of Peggy Parish---Use her last book, Amelia Bedelia's Family Album, to inspire your students to create their own scrapbook about their family.
"A must-have for K-8 teachers and librarians!"
--School Library Journal
The Teacher's Calendar offers you unique facts, important holidays, and major anniversaries in a handy day-by-day calendar format.
- 5,000 updated listings organized by school year, August-July
- Offers the kind of material that teachers use for transition times or break times or bulletin boards.
- Historical anniversaries, birthdays, biographies, astronomical phenomena, holidays of all major religions and nations, famous firsts, foreign and U.S. holidays, scientific and space milestones
- Resources for the class or teacher: books, websites, and more
- 50 all-new essays ("Curriculum Connections") on how to use this material in class
- Appendices with U.S. , Canada, and Mexico at-a-glance facts; children’s book/illustration awards for the last 35 years, plus the national day of all countries.
Topics include: How to Use This Book; Welcome to The Teacher's Calendar; Calendar of Events, Aug 1, 2011-July 31, 2012; Some Facts about the United States;Some Facts about the Presidents; Contact Information for Governors and Senators;National Days of the World 2011 and 2012; Some Facts about Mexico and Canada;Calendar Information for the Years 2011 and 2012; 2011 American Library Association Awards; Coretta Scott King Awards; Newbery Medal Winners; Caldecott Award Winners
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