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Helen Keller was born in 1880.

Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity

Helen Keller was born in 1880.

In the spirit of Helen Keller, students explore the American Sign Language Browser from Michigan State University and try using a few signs.

 

Esther Forbes, author of Johnny Tremain, was born in 1891.

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity

Esther Forbes, author of Johnny Tremain, was born in 1891.

Students explore the genre of historical fiction by writing original works and comparing all of the finished pieces.

 

David Wiesner's book June 29, 1999 showcases this day.

Grades   3 – 6  |  Calendar Activity

David Wiesner's book June 29, 1999 showcases this day.

Students explore the delightful illustrations in Wiesner's book and identify elements that make the emotions in the story obvious to someone reading the book.

 

The Summer Olympics start today!

Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity

The Summer Olympics start today!

Students explore a variety of themes such as peace, culture, motion, sports, and competition using 2016 Summer Olympics games in Rio as the backdrop.

 

Today is National Grandparents Day.

Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity

Today is National Grandparents Day.

National Grandparents Day, first proposed in 1970, was officially proclaimed in 1978.