Happy September! We hope the new school year is off to a great start. Mark your calendar with these timely teaching resources. As always, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest for updates on daily Free Topics and other teaching inspiration. Have a great month!
September 6th – Pilgrims set sail from Plymouth, England (1620)
On September 6, 1620, the Pilgrims set sail from Plymouth, England on the Mayflower. Take your students on the dangerous voyage with this visual topic.
- Related Topic: The Mayflower
- Related Unit: Colonial America
- Behind the Scenes: Learn how Kids Discover artist Ed Gabel designed the graphics for the Mayflower Topic
September 9th – Rosh Hashana
Rosh HaShanah is the Jewish New Year. It marks the beginning of the Jewish High Holy Days. Teach students about this holy Jewish festival with our brand-new unit, Ancient Hebrews.
- Related Topic: Faith and Feasts
- Related Unit: Ancient Hebrews (Brand-new Unit)
September 13th – International Chocolate Day
Did you know chocolate drinks were first brewed by the Aztecs from cacao pods found in the rain forest? Students will learn about the origins of chocolate with the resources below.
- Related Topics: Food from Rain Forest Plants, The Maya Way of Life, A Splash of Colors
- Related Units: Rain Forests, Mexico
- Check out our Print Title Rain Forests
September 16th – Mexican Independence Day
Mexican Independence Day is September 16th. On this date, Father Hidalgo started the revolt against the Spanish. He rang the church bells to gather the townspeople. Then he gave a speech that ended with a famous call to revolution known as the Cry of Dolores. Learn about the history and culture of Mexico, with our brand-new Unit.
- Related Topic: Holidays
- Related Unit: Mexico (Brand-new)
- Check out our Print Title Mexico
September 17th – Constitution Day
On September 17th, 1787 the founding fathers of the United States signed the Constitution. But why did the first states need this important document? Help students learn about why this was such an important date in history.
- Related Topic: What Is the Constitution?
- Related Units: Constitution, American Government
- Check out our Print Titles Constitution, American Government (New)
- Games and Activities about the Constitution
- Constitution Day Resources Pack
September 19th – Talk like a Pirate Day
Avast ye! It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Have your young pirates explore these fun resources.
- Related Topic: The Rosetta Stone and Other Buried Treasures
- Related Unit: Buried Treasure
- Extra Fun: Check out this dictionary for a list of helpful expressions
September 23rd – Neptune Discovered
Neptune was first spotted in the night sky on September 23rd, 1846 after telescopes started to become bigger.
- Related Topic: Uranus, Neptune and the Dwarf Planets.
- Related Units: Planets, Space, Solar System
- Check out our Print Title Planets
September 24th – Supreme Court established (1789)
On September 24, 1789, the Supreme Court was established. Students will learn how the justices of the Supreme Court have the very important job of interpreting the Constitution in a changing world.
- Related Topics: Supreme Court, Origins of The Supreme Court
- Related Units: The Supreme Court, Constitution, American Government, How American Works
- Check out our Print Title Constitution
- Free Infopacket: The Supreme Court
September 29th – World Heart Day
On this day, the World Heart Federation urges educators to teach about the importance of a healthy heart. Learn about how the heart works and ways to keep our hearts healthy.
- Related Topic: How the Heart Works
- Related Unit: Heart
- Check out our Print Title Heart
- Free Infographic: The Human Heart