ERIC Number: ED225725
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: 0
What's Happening in January?
The booklet contains brief information on nine January events celebrated by Puerto Ricans: New Year; Epiphany; and the birthdays of Betsy Ross, Eugenio Maria de Hostos, Dr. Martin Luther King, Benjamin Franklin, Edgar Allan Poe, William McKinley, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Designed as a teacher resource, the booklet includes brief biographical sketches of Betsy Ross, who made the first official United States flag; Eugenio Maria de Hostos, an advocate for women's education, labor unions, antislavery, and other pressing issues of his time; Martin Luther King, winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1964; Benjamin Franklin, a statesman, inventor, and founder of the first subscription library in the country; Edgar Allen Poe, one of America's greatest poets, short story writers, and literary critics; William McKinley, who served as U.S. President from 1896 to 1901; and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who served as U.S. President from 1933 to 1945. Brief information is provided on the New Year and Epiphany in Puerto Rico. The booklet includes a list of 22 historical happenings in the month of January; several poems, including Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven"; and various suggested learning activities, e.g., discussion questions, writing exercises, word scrambles, word searches, and vocabulary development activities. (NQA)
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Elementary Education, Leaders, Learning Activities, Migrant Education, Poetry, Poets, Puerto Rican Culture, Puerto Ricans, Vocabulary Development
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: Holidays; January (Month)
Note: For related documents, see RC 013 764-766 and ED 212 395. Best copy available.