September Events and Teaching Resources

September Themes and Lessons

September 11 Day of Service and Remembrance: Honor the memory of September 11th by challenging your students to exercise their courage to be everyday heroes through service to the community. Focus students on their responsibility to give their time, talent and treasure for the common good (philanthropy). Search for lessons about volunteering and disaster response and preparedness.

Grandpartents Day (September 11): Help students get to know their grandparents and other elderly community members. A great opportunity to learn about their lives and what they care about. 

Citizenship/Constitution Day (September 17): Teach about citizenship and the U.S. Constitution to model the importance of participation in a civil society. See lesson plans below.

Citizenship, Democracy, and The Constitution

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Citizenship, Democracy, and The Constitution

Lessons about the U.S. Constitution build an understanding and vocabulary about the importance of participation in a civil society. 

View this 22-minute video about the Constitution and the Presidency: Constitution Hall Pass

Intergenerational Relationships

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Intergenerational Relationships

Communities are stronger when people of diverse backgrounds and ages become friends and work together for a common purpose. These lessons engage students in discussions and service that build respect for people of different generations -- older and younger. The Our State of Generosity resources are based on stories of lifelong philanthropists.

View this toolkit of lesson plans, project ideas, and background information related to inter-generational relationships. 

September 17 Is Constitution Day!

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September 17 Is Constitution Day!

TeachOne Learning to Give lesson about citizenship and the U.S. Constitution today. Build civic responsibility and knowledge of rights and responsibilities guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution. Ready-to-use resources teach skills and knowledge of social good, such as why act for the common good, evaluating primary documents, writing, and advocacy.