Teaching September

by Kids Discover

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)

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.

September 9th – Rosh Hashana

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.

September 13th – International Chocolate Day

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.

September 16th – Mexican Independence Day

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.

September 17th – Constitution Day

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.

September 19th – Talk like a Pirate Day

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.

September 23rd – Neptune Discovered

September 23rd- Neptune Discovered

Neptune was first spotted in the night sky on September 23rd, 1846 after telescopes started to become bigger.

September 24th – Supreme Court established (1789)

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.

September 29th – World Heart Day

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.



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