2. It's time for the Scholastic Writing Awards again! Begun in 1923, it is the nation's longest-running writing and artistic competition for young people. The competition opens on September 12th, so be sure to tell your students to enter. "Through the Scholastic Awards, teens in grades 7–12 from public, private, or home schools can apply in 29 categories of art and writing for their chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited and published."
3. Would you like to connect to a non-profit organization that sells surplus items to teachers for very low prices?
4. If you live or work in Brooklyn (now I know at least one of those things applies to you!), sign up today to get a free Brooklyn Public Library Teacher Card. You will become a “Super Patron”, and be able to borrow more items for longer periods than anyone else!
5. Get your $10 ticket and listen to the founder of Politifact and other fighters-for-facts as they discuss “Our Fake Reality: Journalism, Legitimacy, and Post-Fact America”on September 27th.
6. Use this repository of ads from all over the world as a springboard for lessons or researching.
7. Just in time for the November election, Teaching Tolerance and Rock the Vote have teamed up to create “Voting and Voices”, a collection of resources for you and your students about the history and process of voting.
8. Over the summer, Artstor made more than 1 million image, video, document and audio files from public institutions freely available to everyone!
9. A love letter to libraries and reading, brought to you by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell.
10. The New York Historical Society offers free and low-cost afterschool PDs for teachers, related to their ever-changing exhibitions. Some are happening really soon, so check out the list today!
11. Harry Potter has been in the USA for 20 years, and The New York Historical Society is celebrating this with their upcoming exhibition Harry Potter: A History of Magic, which opens on October 5th and runs through January 27th.
12. Free full-color reading propaganda posters for to download and print for your classrooms!