segunda-feira, 2 de julho de 2012


1ST    Today is CANADA DAY! The British established the Dominion of Canada on this day
in 1867. (Display the Canadian flag in your classroom in celebration.)

2ND    THURGOOD MARSHALL, the first black U.S. Supreme Court Justice, was born on
this day in 1908. It is also the anniversary of the CIVIL RIGHTS ACT of 1964.
(Discuss with your class the changes that have taken place in racial equality.)

3RD   The Seminole Indians celebrate their new corn crop today with a GREEN CORN
DANCE. (Ask your students to find out more about the celebration and where it takes

4TH   Today is DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE DAY in the United States. (Celebrate
by attending a community parade or having a family picnic.)

5TH   P.T. BARNUM, American circus showman, was born on this day in 1810. (Ask your
students to discuss their favorite circus performers and acts.)

6TH    American naval hero JOHN PAUL JONES was born on this day in 1747. (Have
your students research this interesting hero of the American Revolution.)

7TH    SATCHEL PAIGE, famous baseball player, was born on this day in 1839. (Ask your
baseball fans to find out which position he played.)

8TH    American industrialist JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER was born on this day in 1839. (Ask
your students to find out what contributions he made toward the building of our

9TH    ELIAS HOWE, inventor of the sewing machine, was born on this day in 1819. (Teach
your students to use a sewing machine this summer. A simple craft, such as a pot
holder, will be a great gift for Mom this holiday season.)

10TH    American artist JAMES McNEILL WHISTLER was born on this day in 1834. (Ask
your students to find a picture of his most well-known painting.)

11TH    American children's author E.B. WHITE was born on this day in 1899. (This is a
good time to begin reading his most famous book, Charlotte's Web, to your class.)

12TH    GEORGE EASTMAN, inventor of the camera and founder of the Eastman Kodak
Company, was born on this day in 1854. (Ask your students to each bring in a photo
of themselves to display on a class bulletin board.)

13TH    The first trans-Atlantic telephone conversation via TELSTAR was completed on this
day in 1962. (Students might be interested in knowing how satellite communications
work in both television and telephone.)

14TH    Today is BASTILLE DAY! This celebration honors the victory of the people during the
French Revolution in 1789. (Ask students to find the city of Paris on the class map.)

15TH    REMBRANDT VAN RIJN, famous old master Dutch artist, was born on this day in
1606. (Bring some prints of Rembrandt's beautiful paintings into your classroom.)

16TH    APOLLO 11 was launched on this day in 1969, with astronauts Collins, Armstrong
and Aldrin. (Ask your students to locate Cape Canaveral, FL, on your classroom map.)

17TH    APOLLO 18 and the U.S.S.R. craft SOYUZ 19 linked up in space in a dramatic
gesture of goodwill in 1975. (Ask your students what other ways nations could
promote peace and goodwill.)

18TH    JOHN GLENN JR., American astronaut and politician, was born on this day in 1921.
(Ask students to find out the particulars of his historic flight.)

19TH   The first WOMEN'S RIGHTS CONVENTION was held on this day in Seneca Falls,
New York in 1848. (Ask students to list some rights that women now have that they
did not have then.)

20TH    The first LANDING ON THE MOON by American astronauts Neil Armstrong and
Buzz Aldrin was accomplished on this day in 1969. (Ask your students to find out
what Armstrong said when he first set foot on the moon's surface.)

21ST    British explorer MUNGO PARK began his voyage down the Niger River in Africa
on this day in 1796. (Ask your students to trace his route on the class map.)

22ND    EMMA LAZARUS, American poet who wrote the poem engraved on the Statue of
Liberty, was born on this day in 1849. (Read her famous poem to your students.)

23RD    The ICE CREAM CONE was introduced at the World's Fair in St. Louis by Italo
Marchioni in 1903. (Treat your students to an ice cream treat on this summer day.) 
24TH    Today is MORMON PIONEER DAY, celebrating the founding of their settlement in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1847. (Have students locate the Great Salt Lake on the classroom

25TH    Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first U. S. president to visit the islands of HAWAII in
1934. (Discuss the customs and dress of the people in Hawaii and hold a class luau.)

26TH   NEW YORK STATE was the eleventh state to ratify the constitution and become a
state, on this day in 1788. (Ask your students to name the other twelve states that
made up the original thirteen.)

27TH    U.S. figure skater PEGGY FLEMING was born on this day in 1948. (Ask your students
to find out which year she won her Olympic gold medal.)

28TH    British children's author BEATRIX POTTER was born on this day in 1866. (Read one
of her charming stories to your class during quiet time.)

29TH   CHARLES, PRINCE OF WALES and LADY DIANA SPENCER were married in St. Paul's Cathedral in London on this day in 1981. (See if your students know the identities of
these two people and ask them to locate London on the classroom map.)

30TH   HENRY FORD, American automobile manufacturer, was born on this day in 1863. (Ask your students to design a futuristic car.)

31ST   THOMAS EDISON received a U.S. patent for his phonograph on this day in 1877.
(Ask students about later advances in this invention and how technology may
change it in the future.)