Learning Resources for Special Days in October, 2016

fall_clipart_11The October calendar has lots of learning opportunities.  Below is a wonderful collection of free resources for themed and special day studies all through the month!

For the complete list of Special Days in October, 2016  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/09/24/special-days-in-october-2016/

October Themes

Presidents Born in October:

  • Oct. 1 – Jimmy Carter born 1924
  • Oct. 4 – Rutherford Hayes born 1822
  • Oct. 5 – Chester Arthur born 1829
  • Oct. 14 – Dwight Eisenhower born 1890
  • Oct. 27 – Theodore Roosevelt born 1858
  • Oct. 30 – John Adams born 1735

Resources for studying any president. https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/02/14/resources-for-presidents-day/

October Statehood Anniversaries

October’s Daily Specials  (the * means that the special day does not fall on the same date each year)

Oct. 1 – Model T Ford introduced 1908 – Henry Ford Biography, Quiz, and Word Games Printables – http://gardenofpraise.com/ibdford.htm

Oct. 2 –

Oct. 3 –

Oct. 4 –

Oct. 5 –  Balloons Around the World Day * –  Learning Resources –  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/06/05/hot-air-balloons/

Oct. 6 –  Mad Hatter Day – Make this adorable Cardboard Mad Hatter Hat  –  http://www.ikatbag.com/2010/06/hats.html

Oct. 7 –  Story Telling Weekend begins *-  Story Telling Tips – http://www.storyteller.net/articles/296

Oct. 8 –  World Sight Day –  Learning Resources – https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/10/10/wolrd-sight-day/

Oct. 9

Oct. 10 –

Oct. 11  –  Elenore Roosevelt born 1884  –  Here’s a short biography, reading comprehension quizzes and word puzzle printables  http://www.gardenofpraise.com/ibderoos.htm

Oct. 12 –

Oct. 13 –

Oct. 15

Oct. 16

Oct. 17 –  Nuclear Science Week begins * –  Teaching Resources and Student Activities –  http://www.nuclearconnect.org/in-the-classroom/for-teachers

Oct. 19

Oct. 20 –

Oct. 22 –

Oct. 25 –

Oct. 26

Oct. 27 –  Tell a Story Day  –  Story Telling Tips  http://www.storytelling-nyc.org/tips.html

Oct. 28

Oct. 29

Oct. 30 –  Radio Broadcast of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds 1938  –  Read an article and listen to the recording here  http://www.ibtimes.com/war-worlds-radio-broadcast-turns-75-listen-orson-welles-famous-hoax-1447470

Oct. 31

The list of my favorite “go to”and “cross curriculum” resources to help with monthly themes, calendar, and special days lesson planning  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/07/31/learning-resources-for-special-days/

Happy October Learning!

betty jo

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