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:
ESL Holiday Lessons, one of many great sites developed by Sean Banville, has an excellent lesson on the 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.
8 Teachers Who Changed History is a nice, short article.
Here is a list of “Teacher Days” celebrated on different dates in different countries.
K – 12 America Since 1981 is a multimedia feature from Education Week.
ESL Holiday Lessons has a lesson plan for the day.
Teachers around the world share their stories – interactive is from The Guardian.
— Teaching English (@TeachingEnglish) October 5, 2014
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) October 5, 2014
— edutopia (@edutopia) October 5, 2014
Where Children Learn: Inside Classrooms Around the World is a great photo gallery from NBC News.