Learning Resources for November’s Special Days


Updated for 2016  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/11/01/learning-resources-for-special-days-in-november/

There are wonderful opportunities for learning something special everyday from the November calendar.  This link will take you to the list of themes and special days throughout November https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/10/25/special-days-in-november-2014/

Learning Resources Links for November Themes

Aviation is one of the themes repeated throughout the year.  The study resources we used during August’s “Aviation Week” were great and will work just as well in November.  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/08/17/aviation-week-learning-resources/

World Communication  – communication course  http://www.e-learningforlife.org/Courses/EK-8057/8057start.html

Diabetes Awareness  – A fun and silly thing to do, but important too  http://blog.thediabetessite.com/sock-it-to-diabetes/?utm_source=social+&utm_medium=dbsaware&utm_campaign=sock-it-to-diabete&utm_term=20141101

Music – (Shouldn’t music be a theme every month)  “SQUILT” is a super way to learn music and composers  http://www.homegrownlearners.com/squilt/   We also go to this site often for theory and free sheet music printables  http://makingmusicfun.net/

NaNoWriMo (National November Writing Month) – http://ywp.nanowrimo.org/

Nov. Holiday Themed Art Projects – http://www.artistshelpingchildren.org/craftsbyholidays.html

Nov. Themed Math –  http://www.yummymath.com/2012/timely-links/  and  http://www.yummymath.com/?s=thanksgiving

Nov. Prayer Calendar – http://cherilynngamble.wordpress.com/2014/10/29/november-prayer-calendar-for-children/

Nov. Science Calendar – http://thehomeschoolscientist.com/november-science-calendar-2/#.VFZQtsnbGi0

Nov. Writing Prompts – http://www.theteacherscorner.net/daily-writing-prompts/november/

Turkeys are not an official theme for November,  but are still an appropriate study for the month  http://www.franw.com/2013/11/thanksgiving-turkey-games-and-activities.html

Last November we had a fabulous study all month long learning about the people, times, events, and foods leading up to the first  “Pilgrim/Indian” Thanksgiving.  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/11/08/thanksgiving-unit-study-ideas-and-resources/

This November we’ll be taking a peak into what American Thanksgiving was like during WW1, The Great Depression, and WW2 years.  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/11/15/thanksgiving-been-there-done-that/

 Learning resources for November’s special days

Presidents Birthdays:

  • Nov. 2 – Warren Harding 1865
  • Nov. 2 – James Polk 1795
  • Nov. 23 – Franklin Pierce 1804
  • Nov. 24 – Zachary Taylor 1784


Statehood Anniversaries

  • Nov. 2 – North and South Dakota1889
  • Nov. 8 – Montana 1889
  • Nov. 16 – Oklahoma 1907
  • Nov. 21 – North Carolina 1789

State facts video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyYy7dmAnM8  and state unit study and lapbook printables  http://www.homeschoolshare.com/connections__usa.php

Nov. 2 – Alternate birth date for Daniel Boone 1734  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/10/22/daniel-boone/

Nov. 4 – Common Sense Day – Read the Thomas Payne Publications  http://www.pagebypagebooks.com/Thomas_Paine/Common_Sense/  and watch this episode of Liberty’s Kids  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awlBeITstkE

Nov. 5 – Guy Fawkes Day and Bonfire Night  http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/guy-fawkes

Nov. 7 –  Evangelist Billy Graham born 1918  Facts and timeline  http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/11/us/billy-graham—fast-facts/

Nov. 7 – Tongue Twister Day  How fast can you say these?   http://www.funenglishgames.com/funstuff/tonguetwisters.html

Nov. 11 – Origami Day  http://www.franw.com/2013/12/holiday-and-winter-origami.html

Nov. 11 – Veteran’s Day (US)  http://www.franw.com/2013/11/veteransremembrance-day.html

Nov. 12 – Suffragist/Reformer Elizabeth Stanton born 1815 – http://www.franw.com/2013/11/womens-suffrage-research-resource.html

Nov. 16 – Geography Awareness Week begins – this is our “go to” site for all things geography and country information  http://www.mapsofworld.com/  and interactive games  http://sheppardsoftware.com/Geography.htm

Nov. 16 – Fast Food Day  lesson plans and nutrition study  http://www.fastfoodnutrition.org/lesson-plans.php

Nov. 17 – Explorers Lewis and Clark reached the Pacific Ocean 1805  Try this interactive game and find out if your family can succeed  on the trail with Lewis and Clark  http://www.nationalgeographic.com/west/  and a Lewis biography with printables  http://gardenofpraise.com/ibdlewis.htm

Nov. 18 – Mickey Mouse Debut 1928  Watch the first Mickey Mouse cartoon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6c_WgxTsMo

Nov. 19 – Explorer George Rogers Clark born 1752 (see Nov. 17 above)

Nov. 21 – First Hot Air Balloon Flight 1763 – Learn about hot air balloon history, engineering, activities and videos   http://www.franw.com/2014/06/hot-air-balloons.html

Nov. 25 – Author/Illustrator Marc Brown born 1946 cross curricular lesson plans and activities http://marcbrownstudios.com/school/educators-faq/

Nov. 25 – Woody Woodpecker debut 1940  Watch the old cartoons http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vCbkwSS-qE

Nov. 26 – Cartoonist Charles Schulz born 1922 – Peanuts resources https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/10/02/peanuts/

Nov. 29 – Author CS Lewis born 1898 – Huge list of resources http://homeschoolgiveaways.com/2014/04/chronicles-of-narnia-free-printables-and-unit-studies/

Nov. 30 – Advent begins  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/12/06/countdown-to-christmas/

Nov. 30 – St. Andrews Day  http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/st-andrews-day

Nov. 30 – Author Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) born 1835 Biography and printables  http://gardenofpraise.com/ibdtwain.htm ,  tour Hannibal, MO  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaZsjG1bork , and  literature study resources  (you’ll need to scroll down towards the bottom) http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/index_author_t.html

Happy November Learning

betty jo


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