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ERIC Number: ED225724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: 0
What's Happening in February?
Weissman, Ron; And Others
Brief information is given on 12 February events celebrated by Puerto Ricans: Groundhog Day; Candlemas; St. Valentine's Day; Mardi Gras; Ash Wednesday; Black History; and the birthdays of Thomas Alva Edison, Abraham Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony, Julia de Burgos, Luis Munoz Marin, and George Washington. Designed as a teacher resource, the booklet includes brief biographical sketches of Thomas Edison, an American inventor; Abraham Lincoln; Susan B. Anthony; Julia de Burgos, a Puerto Rican poetess; Luis Munoz Marin, first Puerto Rican governor elected by the people; and George Washington. Brief information is provided on Groundhog Day, Candlemas (a religious ceremony), St. Valentine's Day, Mardi Gras, and Ash Wednesday. Brief biographical sketches of famous blacks are provided: Absalom Jones, first black rector in the U.S. Episcopal Church; Nat Love, a cowboy; Dr. Charles Richard Drew, "Father of the Blood Bank"; Paul Laurence Dunbar, first black American to receive recognition as a literary figure; Rafael Cordero, "father of public education in Puerto Rico"; Ernesto Ramos Antonini, involved in the creation of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and Dr. Jose Celso Barbosa, a medical doctor involved in politics. The booklet includes a list of 20 historical happenings in February, several poems, and various suggested learning activities. (NQA)
Descriptors: Black Achievement, Black History, Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Elementary Education, Leaders, Learning Activities, Migrant Education, Politics, Puerto Ricans, Slavery
Ethnic/Arts Migrant Project, Hamden-New Haven Cooperative Education Center, 1450 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517-2497.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Migrant Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Hamden-New Haven Cooperative Education Center, CT.; Connecticut State Migratory Children's Program, New Haven.
Identifiers: February (Month); Holidays
Note: For related documents, see RC 013 765-766 and ED 213 543. Best copy available.