Can you believe that Charles Dickens was born 200 years a go this February? Here are some ideas for introducing this classic author to your classroom. I also think it is important to share his writings about how children were mistreated in his time. It would make for a good cross curricular discussion.
Australia day is Thursday, January 26, it would be a great time to celebration and learn about Australia in your classroom on that day. This website from jcheek at Kennesaw State University gives a lot of resources and information that you can use in your classroom. Global competency is important and celebrations are a great way to learn.