♦ January 13: The first Winter Youth Olympics begin today!
♦ January 15-16: Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on the 15th in 1929; we observe his birthday on the 16th. BrainPOP Jr. also offers a movie on the famed civil rights leader.
♦ January 17: Here's some shocking news: Benjamin Franklin was born on this date in 1706.
♦ January 20: Happy birthday Buzz Aldrin! Explain this astronaut's accomplishments and show our Apollo Project movie.
♦ January 23: On Edouard Manet's birthday, our Painting, Impressionism, and Portraits movies are the perfect kick-off to a talk about this artist's work. It's also the lunar new year! Find out more about that occasion in our New Year's movie.
♦ January 27: On Holocaust Remembrance Day, help students make sense of what happened amid World War II.
♦ January 28: Today in 1986, the world watched in horror as the Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart shortly after take-off. Put the disaster in context with Space Flight and Sally Ride.
♦ January 29: Oprah Winfrey celebrates her birthday today.
♦ January 30: 32nd United States president Franklin D. Roosevelt was born today in 1882.
♦ January 31: On the baseball legend's birthday, score a home run with our Jackie Robinson topic.