ERIC Number: ED230350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
What's Happening in June?
Toro, Leonor; And Others
Brief information is given on four June events celebrated by Puerto Ricans: Father's Day, the Feast of Saint John the Baptist (Puerto Rico's Partron Saint), the birthday of Francisco Oller Cestero (painter), and commemoration (on Father's Day) of Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable (first non-native American to settle in what is now known as Chicago). Designed as a teacher resource, the booklet briefly lists the accomplishments of eight famous Black men: Crispus Attucks, first martyr of the Revolution; Dr. Charles Drew, organizer of the Blood Bank; Dr. Ralph Johnson Bunche, highest ranking Black American in the United Nations; Langston Hughes, poet; Jack Johnson, first Black winner of the world heavyweight boxing championship; Norbert Rillieux, builder of a sugar refining machine; James Beckwourth, one of the greatest of the group known as the Mountain Men; and W. E. B. DuBois, founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The booklet describes what children today can learn from the lives of the following Americans, born in June: Helen Keller (perseverance), Nathan Hale (patriotism), and Cole Porter (the importance of discovering hidden talent). The booklet includes 11 superstitions related to the celebration of Saint John the Baptist, instructions for making 10 gifts for dad, several creative and vocabulary activities, word search puzzle, a short story about a vacation, and 15 math activities. (NQA)
Descriptors: Black Achievement, Black History, Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Leaders, Learning Activities, Males, Migrant Education, Puerto Ricans, Vocabulary Skills
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: Fathers Day; Holidays
Note: For related document, see ED 218 042.