September Resources

September has marvelous learning opportunities!  Here’s the complete list of themes, holidays, historic anniversaries, and other special days for September, 2017  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2017/08/26/special-days-in-september-2017/

Teaching and learning with the calendar is a popular choice for educators and students of all grades and levels.   This is our family’s fourth year of Special Days learning.  You can find my favorite cross curricular collection of resources that can be used every month here  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/07/31/learning-resources-for-special-days/

Below are the online resources we have  used during past September Special Days studies along with resources I have saved for future Septembers.

Specific September Themed Resources

Apples –  Learning Resources, Recipes, and Activities –  http://www.franw.com/2013/11/apple-resources.html

Classical Music

Composer, Music Theory, and Orchestra Lessons Plans and Printables  http://makingmusicfun.net/

Composer Biographies, Music, Games                                       http://www.classicsforkids.com/index.asp

Disaster Preparedness  –

Information, Resources, Activities, and Ideas  http://www.franw.com/2016/05/emergency-preparedness-resources.html

Earthquakes –  Learning Resources  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/10/16/earthquakes/

Hurricanes  –  Resource List                                                         http://www.franw.com/2015/09/tracking-hurricanes.html

DNA, Genomics, and Stem Cell Education  –

Learn from this Animation Library –  https://www.dnalc.org/resources/animations/

Also, Request Free Science Posters, Fact Sheets, and Brochures – (Immunology, Neuroscience, and Cell Biology)  http://www.biolegend.com/literature/posters

Happy Cat Month –  Domesticated Cats Learning Resources –  http://www.franw.com/2014/08/domesticated-cats-resource-page.html

Children’s Good Manners

Articles, Tips, Games, and more from Emily Post –  http://www.emilypost.com/home-and-family

And, a nice list of resources for teaching/learning  Manners and Etiquette  http://howtohomeschoolforfree.com/free-etiquette-manners-curriculum/

Food Safety –  Tips, activities, and games for kids –  http://www.homefoodsafety.org/kids

People Skills

Social Skill Development  –                                                 https://www.skillsyouneed.com/parent/ips-children.html

Huge List of Lesson Plans Related to Social Skills – (these are geared towards the middle grades which makes it easy to adapt the lessons for higher or lower levels)    http://www.cccoe.net/social/skillslist.htm

Save a Tiger

Facts, Photos, Sounds –  http://bigcatrescue.org/photos-and-facts/

Tiger Unit Study and Lapbook printables –  http://www.homeschoolshare.com/tiger_lapbook.php

Sewing

Basic Hand Stitches for Beginners –  http://www.redtedart.com/2016/05/10/basic-hand-stitches-beginners/

Easy Sewing Crafts for Kids –  http://www.artistshelpingchildren.org/feltsewinglearnhowtosewartscraftsideaskids.html

Update Your Resume –   Student Resume Tips and Forms –  http://homeschooltipsandresources.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-student-resume-part-2.html

Presidents with September Birthdays

William Taft – Sept. 15, 1857

Presidents Learning Resources  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/02/14/resources-for-presidents-day/

September Statehood Anniversaries

California – Sept. 9 1850

Videos and Facts  –  http://www.history.com/topics/us-states

States Notebooking Printables                                           http://harringtonharmonies.com/2013/06/free-state-notebooking-pages-2.html

Daily Specials for September

Sept. 1  –  Emma M. Nutt Day – Telephone Etiquette Tips   http://www.a-to-z-of-manners-and-etiquette.com/tips-on-telephone-etiquette.html

Sept. 1 –  Nutrition Week begins –  Lesson Plans, Activities, and Interactive Games –  http://www.nourishinteractive.com/nutrition-education/teachers-lesson-plans

Sept. 2 – Blueberry Popsicle Day – A short article with the ‘cool’ history of the popsicle invention http://www.punchbowl.com/holidays/national-blueberry-popsicle-day

Sept. 2  –  Great Fire of London 1666 –  http://www.franw.com/2017/07/great-fire-of-london.html

Sept 3 –  American Flag 1st Flown in Battle 1777 –   Resources and Activities http://www.franw.com/2011/07/united-states-flag.html

Sept. 3 –  Skyscraper Day – Learning Resources –  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/09/03/resources-for-learning-about-skyscrapers/

Sept. 4  –  Labor Day *  – Study and Activity Resources                http://homeschoolsuperfreak.com/25-labor-day-activities-for-homeschool/

Sept. 4  –  Inventor Lewis Howard Latimer born 1848 –  Resource List  http://www.franw.com/2017/07/lewis-howard-latimer.html

Sept. 5  –  Cheese Pizza Day  –  Project and Resource List  http://www.franw.com/2016/08/pizza-project.html

Sept. 6 –  Iguana Awareness Day –  Huge Lizzard Resource List –  http://www.franw.com/2014/05/lizard-resource-page.html

Sept. 7 –  Artist, Grandma Moses born 1860 –  Biography and art resources  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/09/07/grandma-moses/

Sept. 8 – 1519 – Magellan Set Sail for the 1st Around the World Voyage  –  Lesson Plans and Resource List

Sept. 8  –  Popcorn Festival begins  –  Project and Resource List  http://www.franw.com/2014/10/popcorn-project.html

Sept. 9  –  Teddy Bear Day  –  Fun Facts  https://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/Teddy_bear

Sept. 10  –  Sewing Machine Patented 1846  –  Resource List  http://www.franw.com/2017/07/sewing-machine.html

Sept. 11 –  9/11 Remembrance Day/Patriot Day –  Learning Resources   https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/09/10/teaching-resources-for-patriot-day/

Sept. 11  –  I Want to Start My Own Business Day  –  Lesson Plans and Resources                                 http://bizkids.com/

Sept. 12  –  Cleopatra’s Needle erected Sept. 12, 1878 (London)
http://www.projectbritain.com/calendar/September/CleopatrasNeedle.html

Sept. 12 –  Lascaux Cave Painting Discovery 1940 – Cave Art Project –  http://artlessonsforkids.me/2009/03/15/cave-art-comes-alive/

Sept 12 – Video Game Day –  Video Games turned into lessons –  http://www.franw.com/2015/08/video-games.html

Sept 13 –  Chocolate Day –  Learning Resources, Recipes, and Activities –  http://www.franw.com/2013/12/chocolate-activities.html

Sept. 13 –  Author, Roald Dahl born 1916 –  Learning Resources  –  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/09/13/roald-dahl/

Sept. 13 –  Defy Superstition Day –  Learning Resources (this was one of our more interesting studies)  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/06/10/superstitions/

Sept. 13  –  Peanut Day – Information, Activities, and Recipes http://www.franw.com/2015/12/peanuts.html

Sept. 14  –  Handel’s ‘Messiah’ composed 1741 –  Lesson Plan and Printables  https://ichoosejoy.org/2015/12/02/free-handels-messiah-lesson-plan-and-10-page-printable-pack/

Sept. 14  – Star Spangled Banner Composed by Francis Scott Key 1814 – Learning Resources and Activities http://www.franw.com/2013/07/the-star-spangled-banner.html

Sept. 15 –  Dot Day –  Be inspired to create wonderful works of art with The Dot!  Watch this video if you don’t have the book –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5mGeR4AQdM

Sept. 15  –  Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua Independence Days 1821  –  Geography Resources  –                 https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2017/07/29/special-days-and-geography/

Sept. 15 –  Make a Hat Day – These cardboard recycle hats are great!  We made J’s magician’s hat from one of these . –  http://www.ikatbag.com/2010/06/hats.html

Sept 16 – Collect Rocks Day –  Rocks and Minerals Learning Resources and Activities –  http://www.franw.com/2015/08/rock-mineral-resources.html

Sept. 16  –  Illusionist David Copperfield born 1956  –  Magic Tricks Resources                                      http://www.franw.com/2014/11/magic-tricks-resource-page.html

Sept. 16 –  Pilgrims Set Sail to the New World –  Mayflower Resources –  http://www.franw.com/2011/11/mayflower.html

Sept. 17 –  Constitution Week begins –  Learning Resources –  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/09/17/constitution-week-resources/

Sept. 17 –  Red Panda Day * –  Download a free activity book and activity packet –  http://redpandanetwork.org/get-involved/international-red-panda-day/

Sept. 18 –  Roadrunner Cartoon debut 1949 –  Watch a few of these videos –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W_wz7qQVN0&list=PLL3uNn7f3npgkXGEU71mZSlb31vki3v-J&index=1

Sept. 18 – CIA created, 1947 –  K-12 Resources, Games, and Puzzles from the CIA –  https://www.cia.gov/kids-page

Sept. 19 –  Talk Like a Pirate Day – Pirate Unit Study Resources and Activities (this was one of our all time favorites!) –  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/09/19/arrrrgh-pirates/

Sept. 20 –  Artist Dale Chihuly born 1941 – Glass Sculpture Art Lesson –  http://www.teachkidsart.net/dale-chihuly-glass-sculpture-inspiration/

Sept. 21  –  Banana Festival  – Health and Nutrition Facts  https://www.livescience.com/45005-banana-nutrition-facts.html

Sept. 21 – Miniature Golf Day – DIY Mini Golf Course (indoors or outdoors)  –  http://www.mykidsadventures.com/build-your-own-mini-golf-course/#more-8858

Sept. 22 –  Elephant Appreciation Day –  Resources and Activities –  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/08/10/elephants/

Sept. 22  –  Scientist Michael Faraday born 1791  http://www.franw.com/2017/07/michael-faraday.html

Sept. 22 –  World Rhino Day –  Lapbooking Printables –  http://www.homeschoolshare.com/rhinos.php

Sept. 22 – Autumnal Equinox – Learning Resources and Activities –   http://www.franw.com/2013/09/fall-equinox.html

Sept. 22  –  Stonehenge Day  –  Lesson Plans and Resources  https://www.schooliseasy.com/2016/04/focused-history-lesson-teaching-kids-about-stonehenge/

Sept. 23 –  Author William Holmes McGuffey born 1800 –  Free McGuffey Readers –  http://www.learn-to-read-prince-george.com/McGuffey-readers.html

Sept 23  –  Neptune Discovered 1846  –  Facts  http://www.planetsforkids.org/planet-neptune.html

Sept. 23 – Activist Victoria Woodhull born 1838 – Learning Resources and Activities –   http://www.franw.com/2012/11/inspiring-people-victoria-woodhull.html

Sept. 24 – Jim Henson born 1936 –  Resource List  http://www.franw.com/2017/07/jim-henson.html

Sept. 24 –  Punctuation Day –  Interactive game –  http://www.funenglishgames.com/grammargames/punctuation.html

Sept. 24 –  Teach Ag Day – Teacher and Parents Resources –  http://www.naae.org/teachag/index.cfm

Sept 25 –  Comic Book Day – Learning Resources and Activities –   http://www.franw.com/2015/04/create-comic.html

Sept. 25  –  Poet, Author, Song writer Shel Silverstein born 1930  –  Biography and Resources  –                             http://www.shelsilverstein.com/

Sept. 25–29   International Homeschool Spirit Week begins *

Monday, September 25th- Pajama Day
Tuesday, September 26th- Out and About Day
Wednesday, September 27th- Super Hero Day
Thursday, September 28th- Crazy Hair Day
Friday, September 29th- Giving Back Day

Follow on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/HomeschoolSpiritWeek/?fref=ts

Sept. 26  –  Johnny Appleseed born 1774  –  Resource Page  http://www.franw.com/2017/07/johnny-appleseed-resource-page.html

Sept. 26 – Shamu (the whale) Day – FAQs –  http://seaworld.org/en/animal-info/ask-shamu/faq/#killer-whales

Sept. 27 – Ancestor Appreciation Day  – Family Tree Ideas and Printables
http://homeschoolgiveaways.com/2017/01/free-family-tree-printables-and-ideas/

Sept. 27 –  Evangelist / Philanthropist George Mueller born 1805 –  Biography and Printables –  http://gardenofpraise.com/ibdmuller.htm

Sept. 27 –  Rosetta Stone Deciphered 1822 –  Fun Facts – http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/egypt/rosetta.htm

Sept. 28  –  Artist Caravaggio born 1573  –  Masterpieces Art Lesson and Gallery Slideshow  http://educators.mfa.org/visiting-masterpieces-caravaggio-416016

Sept. 29 –  Confucius born 551 BC – Biography, Information, and Resources –  http://ancienthistory.mrdonn.org/Confucius.html

Sept. 29 –  Heart Day – Kid’s Activities –  http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/HealthierKids/ActivitiesforKids/Activities-for-Kids_UCM_304155_SubHomePage.jsp

Sept. 29 – Inventors Day – Inventions, Inventors, and Innovations History  –  http://www.ideafinder.com/history/index.html

Sept 30 –  Hot Mulled Cider Day – Try making your own apple cider with this recipe –   http://www.franw.com/2013/09/homemade-apple-cider.html

If you have special day resources for September, please share them with me so they can be added to this list.  Also, if you find a link not operating properly, let me know about that, too.

Happy September Learning!

betty jo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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