Louis Braille's Birthday-
The National Braille Association's Web site has information on
Braille's life, how he created the code, how it is used and how it
has changed throughout the years.
Challenger Space Shuttle Anniversary-
On January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded killing
all passengers aboard. This site contains images of the bronze
memorial to the seven astronauts and a recap of the impact the
explosion had on the United States.
Martin Luther King Day-
The site, run by The Seattle Times, contains information on
King's life and the holiday as well as information on the Civil
American Heart Month-
This is the official Web site of the American Heart Association. It
offers a broad range of information.
Black History Month-
Scholastic sponsors this site where visitors can learn about the
many important contributions made by African Americans. Includes an
Chinese New Year-
This site allows viewers to celebrate in a number of ways.
Visit the home of the Presidents: take a White House virtual tour,
read the biographies of Presidents and First Ladies, see objects and
artwork left by the Presidents, and view a timeline.
American Red Cross Month-
This site presents information from the emergency front as well as a
virtual museum of the organization.
History Channel.com: The History of St.
The History Channel presents the history of St. Patrick's Day, March
17. The site also includes brief biographies of some famous Irish
personalities. An interactive map gives information on regions of
Infoplease.com: The Ides of March--Just One of
a Dozen Ides-
Visit this site for an explanation of the Ides and links on related
topics, such as the Roman and Julian calendars.
National Women's History Project -
This site presents resources to celebrate Women's History Month,
Earth Day Network -
The Earth Day Network presents information about Earth Day and
Internal Revenue Service: Tax Interactive -
This site has answers to questions about taxes. It includes a tax
history section and tax-related events in U.S. history.
TV Turnoff Network -
This nonprofit organization encourages children and adults to watch
less television. TV Turnoff Week, the last week in April, encourages
people to be involved in "turning off the TV and turning on life."
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum:
Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed in April. This site is
dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust.
Cinco de Mayo-
This site is provided by the University of Missouri-Kansas City and
is a tribute to the Mexican holiday, May 5, which celebrates the
Mexican victory over the French in 1862.
Biography.com: Mother's Day-
Biography.com is part of the A&E Web site. It covers the lives of
100 famous mothers.
National Mental Health Association-
May is Mental Health Month, sponsored by the National Mental Health
Association. The site provides information on mental illnesses and
treatment strategies as well as positive ways to deal with stress.
President's Council on Physical Fitness and
May is Physical Fitness and Sports Month. This site gives
information on programs, publications, a balanced diet, and
A Capitol Fourth: Flag History-
June 14 was declared Flag Day in 1949 by President Truman. This site
gives information on Flag Day and on the American flag, including
guidelines for displaying it.
Cool Kid's Fishin'-
The first week in June is National Fishing Week. This North Carolina
Division of Marine Fisheries site gives information on the feeding
habits of many fish and shellfish.
NASA: New Science: The First Day of Summer-
This Web site covers changing seasons, the Earth's rotation, and the
NOVA Online Adventure: Balloon Race Around the
Here's information that explores early attempts at circumnavigating
the globe as well as the 1999 successful trip. It also covers the
history of ballooning.
Scholastic: Challenging the Space Frontier-
People and historic flights are featured on this site. Important
photos are included.
Fact Monster: Feature: The French Fourth-
The Fact Monster Web site gives visitors a brief overview of
Bastille Day, an important event in the history of the French
This site provides information about Americaís
most celebrated holiday: Independence Day. Visitors will find
images, history and other important information about Americaís
KidsHealth for Kids: How to Be
Safe When Youíre in the Sun-
This site, run by the Nemourís Foundation, gives important
information about protection and safety for children and adults
under the summer sun.
NASM: Apollo to the Moon-
The Smithsonian's National Air and Space
Museum provides an interactive look at what have
made moon landings and space exploration such a success. From the
first steps on the moon to the most recent mission, visitors will
see extraordinary images and descriptions of these amazing
National Geographic Xpeditions:
July 11 was declared World Population Day by the United Nations.
This site gives information on World Population Day including lesson
plans and activities on U.S.
National Register of Historic Places:
Teaching with Historic Places: Independence Day-
The National Register of Historic Places provides lesson plans,
information, and resources that focus on teaching the appreciation
REN: Reef Education Network-
Coral Reefs Awareness Week happens during the third week in July.
Queensland uses this site to offer
education and insight into these unique underwater environments.
Patent and Trademark Office: Kids Pages-
This site provides information and activities about the first
U.S. patent. It also includes information about how children
can patent their own ideas.
Britannica.com: Roller Coasters-
The roller coaster was first patented on August 16, 1898. This site provides a more detailed look on
roller coasters of the past and roller coasters of the future.
1492: An Ongoing Voyage-
Learn about Christopher Columbus, including his 1492 voyage to the
New World, in this exciting online exhibit from the
Library of Congress.
The personal computer became available to the world on August 12, 1981. This site take will take visitors
on a journey into the evolution of the computer from its beginning
to the present.
Lemelson-MIT Program: Invention
In August we celebrate National Inventorís Month. This site,
developed by the Lemelson-MIT Program, provides information about
inventions and inventors. It also includes a step by step look at
the invention process.
National Night Out-
National Night Out is an annual event. This site offers useful
information about what it is, how it began, and what you can do to
NOVA Online: Secrets of Making Money-
Beginning with the very first penny (issued August 2, 1909) this site details the existence of money:
where it came from to where it is going.
Women in American History-
Encyclopedia Britannica sponsors this Web site to celebrate Womenís
Equality Day, August 26 as well as the 19th Amendment,
which granted full suffrage to women, and a number of womenís
achievements throughout history.
National Parks Service: Visit Your
Parks: Park Guide-
This site is dedicated to National Parks Month. Visitors will find a
collection of resources with information about national parks
including making reservations to visit.
This site offers information on eye health and safety and provides
visitors with tips on fighting blindness and saving sight.
The 3D Glossary-
This site offers visitors information about how to view
three-dimensional pictures as well as practice examples of
three-dimensional images and other optical illusions.
Benís Guide to
Government for Kids-
On September 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed. This site
is designed to give visitors information about the Constitution,
branches of the U.S. Government, how laws are made, and additional
topics associated with the U.S. Government. This site is can be
tailored to studentsí grade level and also provides resources for
parents and teachers.
Fact Monster: Feature: Hard Labor-
Labor Day is celebrated the first Monday in September. This site is
run by Lycos Zone Fact Monster and provides visitors with
information about labor unions, the history of Labor Day, and other
topics associated with Labor Day.
This site provides visitors with information about the Muscular
Dystrophy Associationís telethon hosted by Jerry Lewis which takes
place every Labor Day to raise money to help find a cure for the
NASA: New Science: A Change of Season-
On September 23 we celebrate the first day of autumn, also known as
the Autumnal Equinox. This is an informative page about why the
seasons change as well as information about daylight savings time.
National Grandparents Day-
This is a site dedicated to the appreciation of grandparents all
over the world. It also provides information about nursing home
NFSEM: National Food Safety Education
This site, sponsored by the International Food Safety Council,
highlights the importance of safe food handling and reinforces food
safety training and education.
SCDAA: Sickle Cell Disease Association
of America, Inc.-
September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month. Visit this site for
information on Sickle cell disease.
Scholastic: Teachers: Celebrate Hispanic
September 15 to October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. This site is
a resource for discovering the Hispanic culture, meeting famous
Latinos, and learning about Hispanic history.
American Philatelic Society-
This site, run by the American Philatelic Society, gives information
and resources on stamp collectors and the art of stamp collecting.
Education World: Lesson Planning
Article: All About Words: Dictionary Activities! Ė
October 16 is Dictionary Day where we honor the work of Noah
Webster. This site, run by Education World, gives visitors an
informative look at Websterís standardization of the English
History Channel.com: Exhibits: The
History of Halloween-
Visitors at this site will learn about the origin of Halloween and
the story behind some of the mainstream traditions.
The Library of Congress: American
Memory: Today in History: Columbus Day-
October 12 marks the anniversary of the first sight of land aboard
the Pinta in Columbusí journey to
America. The Library of Congress remembers
Columbusí arrival in the New World with this Website devoted to the
history of the celebration of Columbus Day.
NCPC: National Crime Prevention Council-
The National Crime Prevention Council has created this Web site for
visitors to learn more about neighborhood safety and ways to help
with crime prevention.
NFPA Online: Fire Prevention Week-
The first week of October is Fire Prevention Week. This is the
official website of the National Fire Prevention Agency.
PBS Kids: Learning Adventures in
Citizenship: The Great Depression in
On October 29, 1929, the
stock market crashed. The Learning Adventures in Citizenship Web
site provides information and history on New York City
during the depression.
Weekend: Make a Difference Day-
This site is devoted to Make a Difference Day which is celebrated on
the fourth Saturday of every October. Visitors will find information
about neighborhood projects being done in hundreds of cities and
towns across the country.
This is the official Web site of the Alzheimerís Association devoted
to research to find a cure for this disease.
Food for the Ancestors-
This is a PBS Web site filled with information about the week-long
Mexican holiday in November called Day of the Dead. Visitors to this
site will learn the history, meaning, and other important details of
this ancient celebration.
History Channel.com: The History of
This History Channel site provides insight into the holiday known as
Thanksgiving. This site reveals truths about the first Thanksgiving
and puts an end to some long-believed Thanksgiving myths.
This Web site, run by the National Crime Prevention Council, is
filled with games and activities to teach how to stay safe and how
to keep families safe.
This site is a resource for finding information about Native
American culture, history, and modern life.
The PBS Kids Democracy Project-
Visitors to this site will be encouraged to learn the importance of
voting and democracy. By becoming President for a Day, visitors can
get a better understanding of how the entire country is affected by
even just one personís decisions.
Quit 4 Life-
November 20 is when we celebrate The Great American Smokeout, which
encourages smokers to quit for that day. This site provides helpful
information and strategies for quitting smoking.
VFW: Veterans of Foreign Wars-
This is the official site of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The VFW
Web site is a resource for information concerning Veterans Day.
The History Channel devoted this site to the celebration of the
Jewish holiday Hanukkah. Visitors to this site will learn the
history and traditions of Hanukkah, which is also called the
Festival of Lights.
Howstuffworks: How Christmas Works-
Howstuffworks provides a simple non-denominational explanation of
Christmas by a computer scientist as though explaining it to a space
alien. There are also links to other Howstuffworks articles.
Infoplease.com: Ramadan: The Month of
In the Muslim religion, the sighting of the new moon signifies the
beginning of Ramadan. This site is an information resource for this
month-long fasting period.
Visitors to this site will learn about the significance of the
Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and its impact on the
United States entering World War II.
The Official Kwanzaa Web Site-
This is the official Web site for the Kwanzaa holiday. Visitors to
this site will the history and meaning of Kwanzaa, and how it is
Universal Declaration of Human Rights-
In December we celebrate Universal Human Rights month. This site is
dedicated to the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights on December 10th, 1948. Visitors will learn the
history of this declaration and information about the people who
World AIDS Day-
This site is devoted to awareness of AIDS and the fight against it.