ERIC Number: ED228020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
What's Happening in March?
Weissman, Ron; And Others
The booklet contains brief information on 10 March events celebrated by Puerto Ricans: the passage of the Jones Law which gave United States citizenship to Puerto Ricans; the founding of the Girl Scouts on March 12, 1912; Saint Patrick's Day on March 17; Passover; and the birthdays of Pachin Marin (designer of the Puerto Rican flag), Alexander Graham Bell (inventor of the telephone), Albert Einstein (creator of the equation which ushered in the atomic age), Andrew Jackson (7th United States President), James Madison (4th United States President), and Grover Cleveland (22nd and 24th United States President, the only one elected to serve on two separate occasions). Designed as a teacher resource, the booklet includes a list of 42 historical March happenings and various suggested learning activities (e.g., word games, true-false activities, discussion questions, and writing activities). The booklet concludes with a discussion of black music as a cultural contribution (spirituals, blues, play songs and games, jazz, classical, and soul music); seven words to know in the performing arts; a list of some of the best known black artists (e.g., Marian Anderson, Louis Armstrong, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, and James Weldon Johnson); and the words to some spirituals and play songs and games. (NQA)
Descriptors: Black Achievement, Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Cultural Influences, Elementary Education, Leaders, Learning Activities, Migrant Education, Music, Politics, Puerto Ricans
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: Cultural Contributions; Holidays; March (Month); Songs
Note: For related documents, see ED 215 543 and RC 013 988.