August 6, 2023

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August Events for Your Lessons

Explore resources for your lessons related to August events that have made a difference in the lives of countless individuals: World Humanitarian Day, I Have a Dream Day, National Aviation Day, and Water Quality Month. 

Celebrate 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. Read this related blog post to learn more.

Find ideas to share with 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. »

National Aviation Day

In honor of National Aviation Day, check out this blog post that offers a tutorial on the GeoFS Flight Simulator. As you talk to your students about aviation's impact on our world, take them on a virtual journey with this tool.

Introduce your students to the GeoFS Flight Simulator »

National Water Quality Month

Clean water is critical to our health, the environment, and our agricultural needs. Peruse these resources, lessons, and games you can use to teach about the importance of clean water and the other sustainable development goals.

Explore free tools and resources »

This Week at TeachersFirst

Our Summer season of OK2Ask virtual workshops ends this week—be sure to sign up for the two remaining sessions. In celebration of Book Lovers Day, we are sharing a recently added blog post to help you find some great ideas to try. We are also sharing information about a cross-cultural learning opportunity for your students and kindly ask for your input on our weekly poll. 

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Tuesday, 8/8, 6 PM ET

OK2Ask: Low Tech and No Tech STEM

In this session, we’ll share a few STEM activities for educators with limited tech options and those who are simply looking for a no- or low-tech STEM lesson. We’ll also reflect on the activity suggestions and discuss possible management concerns.

Plan to integrate no- and low-tech STEM activities in the classroom »

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Wednesday, 8/9, 6 PM ET

OK2Ask: 3 Cool Tools for Retrieval Practice

Join this session to explore digital tools you can use to implement retrieval practice strategies that will facilitate and enhance student learning in your classroom. Plan to use technology tools to create and implement retrieval practice activities.

Learn the principles and benefits of retrieval practice »

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Enjoy this brand-new blog post

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 (or in this case, a blog post!). This recently published post shares five ideas to try as you celebrate Book Lovers Day.

Read all about Book Lovers Day »

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Make global connections online

Across the World Once a Week

Make connections beyond your classroom. Try out this simple, social way for middle and elementary 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 »

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Share your thoughts with our community

Weekly Poll

Our weekly poll asks, “ How do you prefer to read?" Share your reply and view the responses of other educators once you click submit.

Do you enjoy reading e-books, listening to audiobooks, or holding printed books? »

Six More Areas to Explore

If you are looking for even more great ideas and resources for your lessons, check out these six additional areas offered on TeachersFirst. 

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