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Using OTAN Resources to Celebrate May Events

Posted on 05/01/2019

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May is a busy month when it comes to observations and celebrations. In addition to Mother’s Day and Memorial Day, May is also National Mental Health Month. Over the years, OTAN has compiled a number of online resources housed on its website that teachers can use to add content and information to their lessons on one or more of these holidays.

Web-based class activities are long articles highlighting technology tools or topics, focused on one or more websites, organized around instructional themes and activities. Here is a previous web-based article External link opens in new window or tab that lists some resources to explore in May.

Teaching with Technology is a tool to help adult education teachers locate and learn about websites and other technology tools related to lesson topics. Here is the link External link opens in new window or tab to get started with the Teaching with Technology tool. Teaching with Technology has a number of holiday-related lessons; here is a Mother’s Day Lesson External link opens in new window or tab and here is a Memorial Day lesson External link opens in new window or tab .

A good article to review before teaching about holidays is How to Teach Students About Holidays and History External link opens in new window or tab from the Teacher.org website.

We hope that you and your students enjoy learning more about the observations and celebrations of May and increase your understanding of the important historical, social, and cultural underpinnings of these events.

Article: How to Teach Students About Holidays and History External link opens in new window or tab from the teacher.org website

OTAN web-based article: Special Days and Events in May External link opens in new window or tab

OTAN Teaching with Technology: Mother's Day lesson External link opens in new window or tab

OTAN Teaching with Technology: Memorial Day lesson External link opens in new window or tab