November 5, 2023

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STEM, Social Studies, and Social Media

November offers many learning event opportunities, including STEM Day, Social Media Kindness Day, Aviation History Month, and the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Explore resources related to these notable days and events and discover ways to connect them to your lessons.      

National STEM/STEAM Day

National STEM/STEAM Day (11/8) is a time to celebrate the value that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics bring to our students and our society. Explore this curated list of our favorite STEM resources and share them with your class!

Find interactives, lesson ideas, and other activities »

Social Media Kindness Day

Recognize and share the importance of kindness during Social Media Kindness Day (11/9)! Promote positivity, empathy, and kindness on social media with this collection of interactives, lesson plans, and activities for your students.

Share, promote and show kindness »

Aviation History Month

Aviation History Month celebrates all of the contributions Americans have made to the field. Read this blog post, “Fly High With Airplanes and Choice Boards!,” to learn how to differentiate and use choice boards in your lessons about aviation.

Skim this blog post for new ideas to share »

Gettysburg Address

Read our article “BROTHER AGAINST BROTHER - Books to Help Teach Civil War” to find books, activities, and extensions related to the Civil War and Gettysburg, including Lincoln’s famous address.

Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth... »

This Week at TeachersFirst

We invite you to join us at our upcoming OK2Ask workshop and to check out a global collaboration opportunity. If you live in the United States, don’t forget to vote this Tuesday! We also kindly ask for your input on our weekly poll.

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Tuesday, 11/7, 7 PM ET

OK2Ask: Questioning Strategies for Engaging Classroom Discussion

Join us for this session that will delve into the transformative power of questioning techniques that will help you enhance social and emotional learning (SEL) and foster a positive and inclusive classroom environment.

Create an actionable plan to implement improved questioning techniques in your classroom »

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Make global connections

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 around the world. Your class is presented with one question per week to answer about where you live.

Explore the details about XW1W and join the experience »

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Share your thoughts with our community

Weekly Poll

This week, our poll asks, "What subject within STEM do you find the most difficult to teach?" View the responses of other educators once you click submit.

Science, technology, engineering or math? »

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