Learning Resources for November, 2015


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

There are wonderful opportunities for learning from the November calendar!  Here’s a BiG  resource list for teaching and learning with November’s themes, holidays, and special days.  Be sure to check back occasionally throughout the month, for I’ll be adding to this collection as more resources become available.

List of Nov. Themes, Holidays, Historic Days, and More –  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2015/10/28/special-days-in-november-2015/

Nov. Bulletin Boards, Lesson Plans, Activities, Thematic Units, Writing Prompts    –  http://www.theteacherscorner.net/monthly-resources/november.php

Nov. Daily Resources  –  http://www.se7en.org.za/se7ens-november

Discover November –  http://www.franw.com/2015/10/a-world-to-discover-november-volume-1.html

Nov. Prayer Calendar for Children  –  http://cherigamble.com/2015/10/28/november-2015-prayer-calendar-30-days-of-giving-thanks/

Nov. Science Calendar –  http://thehomeschoolscientist.com/november-science-calendar-download/

Nov. Algebra Calendar –  http://denisegaskins.com/2015/11/03/november-math-calendars/

Seasonal and Thanksgiving Themed Bible Based Activities –   http://www.christianitycove.com/

Nov. Holiday and Themed Art Projects –  http://kinderart.com/seasons/nov.shtml and  http://www.artistshelpingchildren.org/craftsbyholidays.html

Nov. and Thanksgiving Themed Math –  http://www.yummymath.com/

 Nov. Authors/Illustrators/Events Almanac – Librarian Resources K-12 –  http://www.schoollibrarymonthly.com/almanacs/index.html

Nov. and Thanksgiving Themed Vocabulary Lists and Word Games  –  https://myvocabulary.com/

Nov. Themed Elementary Printables and Activities –  http://www.apples4theteacher.com/

Nov. Facts Copywork Cards  –  http://www.currclick.com/product/65943/November-Facts-Copywork–Mini-Cards?term=november+fact+cards+

Nov. Stargazer’s Guide  –  http://farmersalmanac.com/astronomy/2015/10/26/looking-up-a-stargazers-guide-to-november-2015/

Fall and Thanksgiving Interactive Games  –  http://www.primarygames.com/seasons/fall/games.php

Seasonal and Holiday Themed Notebooking Printables  –  http://www.teacherfiles.com/teaching_resources.htm

November Themes

Adopt a Turkey  –  http://www.franw.com/2011/11/wild-turkeys.html

Native American Heritagehttp://www.franw.com/2015/10/native-american-resources.html

Aviation  – The study resources we used during August’s “Aviation Week” are great and will work just as well in November.  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/08/17/aviation-week-learning-resources/

Diabetes  –  Pre-K – 12 Teacher Guides, Worksheets, and Quizzes –  Just enter “diabetes” into the search bar to pull up which level you need  –  http://classroom.kidshealth.org/index.jsp?Grade=0&Section=welcome

Music –  “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/

Squash –  http://www.franw.com/2011/11/3-sisters-squash-pumpkins.html

Sweet Potato Awareness –  http://www.franw.com/2015/09/sweet-potato-resources.html

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

Presidents With Nov. Birthdays:

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

Resources and Activities –   https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/02/14/resources-for-presidents-day/

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

November, 2015 Daily Specials

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

Nov. 3 –  Election Day (US)  –  http://www.franw.com/2011/11/voting.html

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 –  Remembrance/Veterans Day –  http://www.franw.com/2013/11/veteransremembrance-day.html

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

Nov. 15 – America Recycles Day –  http://www.franw.com/2013/04/make-your-own-crafts-from-repurposed.html

Nov. 15 –  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/ 

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

Nov. 19 – World Toilet Day –  Learning Resources – https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2015/11/19/world-toilet-day/

Nov. 21 – First Hot Air Balloon Flight 1763 –   http://www.franw.com/2014/06/hot-air-balloons.html

Nov. 25 – Author/Illustrator Marc Brown born 1946  http://marcbrownstudios.com/school/educators-faq/

Nov. 25 – Woody Woodpecker debut 1940   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. 26 –  Thanksgiving (US)

Nov. 27 –  Native American Day –  http://www.franw.com/2015/10/native-american-resources.html

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

Nov. 29 –  Chocolates Day –  http://www.franw.com/2013/12/chocolate-activities.html

Nov. 29 –  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 – 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 and Thankful November Learning!

betty jo






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