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August Events for Your Lessons

In this section, you will find resources for your lessons related to August events that have made a difference in the lives of countless individuals: I Have a Dream Day, World Humanitarian Day, and Women's Equality Day. You will also learn about a cross-cultural learning opportunity for your students. 

I Have a Dream Day

On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. shared words of wisdom for all generations that followed. Keep Dr. King's legacy alive by sharing this curated collection of reviewed resources for students in all grades.

Share the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. with your students »

Women’s Equality Day

This month, we celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Use this book and the suggested reading activities to teach students about this important historical event.

Around America to Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 Miles »

World Humanitarian Day

August 19th is World Humanitarian Day, designated by the UN to advocate for the safety and security of humanitarian aid workers and the survival, wellbeing, and dignity of people affected by crises. Learn ways to connect students to humanitarian issues.

Skim these resources related to the Sustainable Development Goals »

Across the World Once a Week

Make connections beyond your classroom and try out this simple, social way for students to learn about the Sustainable Development Goals from students worldwide. Your class is presented with one question about where you live each week.

Explore the details about XW1W and join the journey »

This Week at TeachersFirst

Our Summer season of OK2Ask virtual workshops ends this week—be sure to sign up for the two remaining workshops. In celebration of Book Lovers Day, we’re sharing resources to help you find some great books to enjoy. We’re also sharing a related blog post and kindly ask for your input on our weekly poll. 

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Tuesday, 8/9, 6 PM ET

OK2Ask: Google Drawings in the Classroom

Refresh your classroom activities using Google Drawings. Learn to design interactive images, labeling activities, and timelines that engage students and deepen content-area knowledge. Identify ways to use Google Drawings to support instruction.

Learn how to use Google Drawings to create three types of instructional activities »

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Wednesday, 8/10, 6 PM ET

OK2Ask: TeachersFirst Tech Tools Smackdown (Digital Storytelling Edition)

Join us as we showcase and compare some of our contributors’ favorite edtech resources for digital storytelling. Explore new and tried-and-true technology tools for your classroom and help us decide which tool is the winner of this season’s smackdown!

Learn about and compare some of TeachersFirst contributors' favorite technology tools »

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Find a book to enjoy

Book Lovers Day

August 9 is Book Lovers Day—the perfect day to put away your phone, take a break from work, and relax with a good book. From inspiring books to free classes, check out these ideas for continuing to learn while your mind and body enjoy summer vacation.

Honing Your Craft During the Dog Days of Summer »

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Back to School - Communication

Before the new school year begins, take time to view this collection of blog posts related to communication. Learn new strategies for communicating with your students and families this year.

Start the year off with great communication »

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Share your thoughts with our community

Weekly Poll

This week our poll asks, "What is your favorite type of summer reading?" Submit your reply and view the responses of other educators.

Do you like informational, fictional, historical, or other genres of books? »

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