Learning Resources for Special Days in October

The 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!  Be sure to check back often for updates throughout October.

For the complete list of Special Days in October, 2017   https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2017/09/26/special-days-in-october-2017/

Free Printable – Special Days in October

Get your copy of October’s Special Days Activity Companion  from Etsy

October’s Special Days Activity Companion is also available for purchase at Learning Tangent Homeschool Magazine’s Shop!

Resources for 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 and Country Independence Days

  • Nigeria Independence Oct. 1, 1960
  • Guinea Independence Oct. 2, 1958
  • Lesotho Independence Day Oct. 4, 1966
  • Uganda Independence Day Oct. 9, 1962
  • Fiji Independence Day Oct. 10, 1970
  • Republic of China/Taiwan National Day Oct. 10, 1949
  • Zambia Independence Day Oct. 24, 1964
  • St Vincent and Grenadines Independence Day Oct. 27, 1979
  • Nevada Statehood– Oct. 31, 1864

Resources for Special Days and Geography   https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2017/07/29/special-days-and-geography/

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

Oct. 1

Oct. 2 –

Oct. 3 –  SOS (distress code) established 1906  –  Resource List   http://www.franw.com/2017/08/sos-international-code.html

Oct. 4

Oct. 5  –  Physicist Robert Hutchings Goddard born 1882  –  Resource List   http://www.franw.com/2017/08/robert-hutchings-goddard.html

Oct. 6

Oct. 7 –  Physicist Niels Bohrs born 1885  –  Resource List  –http://www.franw.com/2017/08/niels-bohrs.html

Oct. 8 –  Touch Tag Day –  10 Backyard Tag Games   https://www.whatdowedoallday.com/tag-games-for-kids/

Oct. 9

Oct. 10 –

Oct. 11

Oct. 12 –

Oct. 13 –

Oct. 14  –  Photographic Film patented 1884  _  How Film Works   http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/film.htm

Oct. 15

Oct.  16

Oct. 17 –  Author Arthur Miller born 1915  –

Oct. 18  –  Alternative Fuel Day  –

Renewable Energy Laboratory                                        https://www.nrel.gov/workingwithus/learning.html

Experiments with the Sun                                                 http://www.franw.com/2016/06/experiments-you-can-do-with-sun.html

Oct. 18 – Diwali * Lesson Plan                             http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/tlresources/units/Byrnes-celebrations/DIWALI.html

Oct. 19

Oct. 20 –  Monster Mash Day  –   Monster Resources   https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2015/10/20/monsters/

Oct. 21

Oct. 22

Oct. 23  –

Oct. 24  –

Oct. 25

Oct. 26

Oct. 27 –  Tell a Story Day  –  Resources                                                     http://www.franw.com/2017/08/tell-story.html

Oct. 28

Oct. 29

Oct. 30 –

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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