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Not your everyday calendar, here you can find important events in literary history, authors' birthdays, and a variety of holidays, all with related activities and resources that make them more relevant to students. View by day, by week, or by month.
As a class, students explore weather-related and other natural disasters that their geographical area is prone to and review emergency preparedness and procedures.
Grades K – 11
Students discuss some of the ways in which illustrations can enhance a story and then become illustrators, using a variety of media.
Grades 3 – 12
A representative from the local chapter of the League of Women Voters is invited to talk to students about voting rights and what they can do to be active in politics.
Grades 5 – 8
Students explore the "I Have a Dream" Foundation's website and brainstorm ways they can help themselves or others at their school achieve their educational dreams.
Grades 7 – 12
Students write original short works of historical fiction in verse format, modeling the style Hesse used to write Out of the Dust.
Grades 7 – 12
Types of Calendar Activities
Authors & Texts
Birthdays, publication dates, and more
Historical Figures & Events
Notable people and happenings in history
Holidays & School Celebrations
Special days and how to observe them
Celebrations that promote and encourage literacy