World Teachers’ Day, held annually on October 5th since 1994 – when it was created by UNESCO – celebrates teachers worldwide (in the United States, National Teacher Day is Tuesday in the first full week of May). Here are few quickly put together resources you might find useful/helpful:
UNESCO itself has a website on the day with links to many related resources.
ESL Holiday Lessons, one of many great sites developed by Sean Banville, has an excellent lesson on the day.
The National Education Association has many materials on the U.S. National Teacher Day.
There are two interesting videos on YouTube that trace the history of teachers over the past four hundred years:
I’m not embedding them here because I think it’s worth watching them at the YouTube site and seeing the surprising number of other videos related to the history of schools you’ll see on the side of the page.
You might also be interested in The Best Places To Learn About (And View Video Clips Of) Teachers In The Movies and The Best Quotes About Education — Contribute Your Own Favorites.
Here’s an exceptional list of quotations about teaching.
8 Teachers Who Changed History is a nice, short article.
Here is a list of “Teacher Days” celebrated on different dates in different countries.
10 More Teachers Who Changed the World is worth a look.
“Teach!” is a slideshow from Slate showing educators from throughout the world.
K – 12 America Since 1981 is a multimedia feature from Education Week.
Here’s an interactive timeline on the history of schooling and education.
ESL Holiday Lessons has a lesson plan for the day.
Here’s another World Teachers’ Days site from UNESCO.
History Of Education is an interactive timeline. It has a lot of info, though is definitely missing a lot, too.
Other suggestions are welcome, so please feel free to leave them in the comments section.