September is one of our favorite months over here at Kids Discover. Back to school season means a new learning community and a fresh opportunity to instill a lifelong love of science and social studies in your students. Mark your calendar with these timely units and topics to enrich your cross-curricular lesson plans during this exciting month!
September 13th: International Chocolate Day
Did you know chocolate drinks were first brewed by the Aztecs from cacao pods found in the rain forest? Use International Chocolate Day to teach kids about cacao and other Food From Rain Forest Plants.
September 16th: Mexican Independence Day
Our Print Title on Mexico leads readers through our southern neighbor’s long and complicated history of powerful empires, Spanish rule, and eventually, total independence in 1821. (Coming soon to Kids Discover Online!)
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 kids learn about why this was such an important date in history with our Topic What is the Constitution? and our Unit on The Constitution.
September 19th: Talk Like a Pirate Day
Avast ye! It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Have your young pirates explore our unit on Buried Treasure and our Topic about The Rosetta Stone and Other Buried Treasures, while they try their best to stay in Pirate dialect. And check out this dictionary for a list of helpful expressions!
September 22nd: Anniversary of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation
On this day in 1862 President Lincoln issued a preliminary proclamation warning Confederate states that he would order the emancipation of slavery in the United States. On January 1st, 1863 his order took effect. Use this historic day to teach kids about Lincoln and The Civil War.
September 23rd: Neptune Discovered
Neptune was first spotted in the night sky on September 23rd, 1846 after telescopes started to become bigger. In our topic Uranus, Neptune and the Dwarf Planets, students can learn about the discovery of the blue planet.
September 26th: Johnny Appleseed’s Birthday
Our Free Unit on Trees is a must-read on Johnny Appleseed’s Birthday. Celebrate the pioneer’s special day with apple cupcakes and then read about trees Inside and Out, the process of Pollination and Reproduction, and more.
September 29th: World Heart Day
The World Heart Federation proclaimed this day World Heart Day to raise awareness about heart disease. Teach kids about how the heart works and way to keep our hearts healthy with this Print Issue on the Heart. (Or explore online here!)
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