Dog Days of Summer & Back to School August Planning

The summer seemed to fly by this year, and now it’s August! August is full of transitions as it typically is the hottest month of the year, back to school starts for most, and summer activities start to dwindle. Luckily, August is full of fun and wacky holidays to celebrate and learn about!

 

Family Fun Month

It’s Family Fun Month in August, so take some time to do something fun together! If you are looking to tie this into curriculum, there’s an entire section dedicated to “Just for Fun.” Check it out here.

 

August 1

National Mountain Climbing Day

Before making the trek to mountain climb, it’s important to know more about the environment.

Mountain Habitats Curriculum

A mountain is a landform that stands higher than the land that surrounds it. Mountains cover about 20% of the Earth’s total land. Teach your students more about these beautiful habitats. Make your lesson planning easy with the Mountain Habitats Curriculum from In the Hands of a Child. This pack includes a 10-day Planning Guide, Related Reading List, 22 Hands-On Activities, a 16-page Research Guide, and an Answer Key. Students will be introduced to mountain characteristics, wildlife, types of mountains, and much more!

Exploring Landforms Curriculum

A landform is a natural part of the earth’s surface and many kinds of landforms, including canyons, mountains, and waterfalls. Make your lesson planning easy with the Exploring Landforms: Canyons, Mountains, and Waterfalls Curriculum from In the Hands of a Child. This unit includes a 6-day Planning Guide, Related Reading List, 17 Hands-On Activities PLUS 1 Fun Extension Activity, and a 7-page Research Guide. Students will explore what canyons have in common, how canyons form, canyon habitats, what mountains have in common, how mountains form, types of mountains, mountain sizes, mountain habitats, what waterfalls have in common, how waterfalls form, types of waterfalls, protecting landforms, and more!

 

August 4

Campfire Day

Basic Survival Skills Curriculum

Finding food, water, and even shelter might be as close as the corner convenience store for you today, but it is important to have a basic sense of survival for any condition or situation. Make your lesson planning easy with the Basic Survival Skills for Diverse Conditions Curriculum from In the Hands of a Child. This pack includes a 10-day Planning Guide, Related Reading List, 23 Hands-On Activities PLUS 2 Fun Extension Activities, a 14-page Research Guide, and an Answer Key. Students will learn about the basic steps of survival, basic needs for survival, fire building, survival equipment, survival situations, and signaling for help.

 

August 18

National Honey Bee Awareness Day

Honey Bees Curriculum

Buzz! Buzz! what is yellow and black, has six legs, two compound eyes, and can sting you if you make it angry? A bee! Teach your students about honey bee anatomy, behavior, life cycle, habitat, pollination, and more. Make your lesson planning easy with the Honey Bees Curriculum from In the Hands of a Child, which includes a 10-day Planning Guide, Related Reading List, 23 Hands-On Activities, 10-page Research Guide, and Answer Key all about honey bees.

 

August 19

Aviation Day

Flying the Sky: Airplanes Curriculum

With this unit study you will be able to teach your early childhood classroom about airplanes.  Teach your students about the different types of planes and the parts of an airplane with the Flying in the Sky: Airplanes Curriculum from In the Hands of a Child. Make your lesson planning easy with the 6-page Research Guide and 10 Hands-On Activities all about airplanes.  If you have an Early Childhood student interested in airplanes, the Flying the Sky: Airplanes Curriculum is just the ticket!

 

August 26

National Dog Day

Dog Breeds Curriculum

There are more than 150 recognized dog breeds in the United States and over 400 around the world. The American Kennel Club (AKC) not only keeps track of purebred dogs, it also keeps track of the most popular breeds. According to the American Kennel Club, the top 20 breeds of dogs in 2008 were 1) Labrador Retrievers, 2) Yorkshire Terriers, 3) German Shepherds, 4) Golden Retrievers, 5) Beagles, 6) Boxers, 7) Dachshunds, 8) Bulldogs, 9) Poodles, 10) Shih Tzus, 11) Miniature Schnauzers, 12) Chihuahuas, 13) Pomeranians, 14) Rottweilers, 15) Pugs, 16) German Shorthaired Pointers, 17) Boston Terriers, 18) Doberman Pinschers, 19) Shetland Sheepdogs, and 20) Maltese. Make your lesson planning easy with the Dog Breeds Curriculum from In the Hands of a Child. This pack includes a 10-day Planning Guide, Related Reading List, 20 Hands-On Activities PLUS 5 Fun Extension Activities, 25-page Research Guide, and an Answer Key. Students will learn about the most popular dog breeds, hybrid dogs, dog training, and dog shows.

Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Suffrage Curriculum

It wasn’t until 1920 that women in all American states were able to cast a vote in an election.  Due to decades of hard work, the Women’s Suffrage Movement went beyond just the right to vote. Make your lesson planning easy with the Women’s Suffrage in the United States Curriculum from In the Hands of a Child. This unit includes a 9-day Planning Guide, Related Reading List, 20 Hands-On Activities, a 14-page Research Guide, and an Answer Key.  Students will be introduced to the history and timeline of the suffrage movement, leaders if the movement, and more.

Amazing Women in American History Curriculum

In the United States, women could not attend college, own land, or vote until the 1900’s.  Despite these, and many other challenges, women have contributed a lot to our society throughout history.  Introduce your students to nineteen of these amazing American women with the 7-day Planning Guide, Related Reading List, 20 Hands-On Activities PLUS 3 Fun Extension Activities,  a 20-page Research Guide, and an Answer Key. With the Amazing Women in American History: A Glimpse at the Lives of 19 Amazing American Women Curriculum from In the Hands of a Child, students will learn about famous American women abolitionists, authors and poets, astronauts and pilots, civil rights leaders, colonial women, first ladies, government leaders, Native Americans, scientists, and many more.

 

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