August 2017

Notable Events in August 2017

Click on these links for excellent teaching resources, and use the #hashtags in your classroom and PLN social media posts!

#BacktoSchool Brush-up on the basics with these Professional Development resources.

#TeachEclipse2017  Use the first total solar eclipse visible in the continental United States in 38 years to motivate students!

#NationalCoffeeMonth There’s more to your average cup of joe than your students may know.

Dates to Consider:

8/5      Neil Armstrong’s Birthday. On this day in 1930, Neil Armstrong was born. Teach students what makes him a legendary world explorer! PBS World Explorers, Grades: 4-8

8/9     Book Lovers Day. Today is Book Lovers Day! How will you and your class celebrate and express your love of reading? Books Come to Life, Professional Development, 13+

8/16   National Airborne Day. In recognition of National Airborne Day, encourage students to consider a career in aviation and explore their interests in STEM with this SciGirls video! SciGirls: Pilot / Aviation Representation, Grades 5-12

8/21   Solar Eclipse. Today is the day! Check out all the excellent eclipse-related resources: #TeachEclipse2017

8/24   Mount Vesuvius Day. Today is Mount Vesuvius Day! Teach students what causes volcanic eruptions with video, essay + discussion questions from NOVA! Anatomy of a Volcano, Grades 6-12

8/26   Women’s Equality Day. Celebrate Women’s Equality Day with this collection featuring the Women’s Rights Movement, from suffrage to Title IX. The Women’s Movement, Grades 6-12

Solar eclipse, 1 August 2008