ERIC Number: ED235957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
What's Happening in November?
Toro, Leonor; And Others
A resource booklet for teachers contains material for a number of classroom activities that emphasize the month of November. Brief life stories of three notable men (Daniel Boone, Ernesto J. Fonfrias, and Andrew Carnegie) who were born in November are given, as well as lists of five United States presidents with November birthdates and five states added to the United States in November (four in 1889 and one in 1907). The historical background of three November holidays (Armistice Day/Veteran's Day, Puerto Rico Discovery Day, and Thanksgiving) is described. Election Day is discussed in the context of the struggle to obtain voting rights for all Americans. A story from Puerto Rican history ("Yuisa and Pedro Mexias") is told. Black performers and their heritage are discussed briefly. Crossword puzzles, word-matching activities, a black history calendar for November, 13 poems, math and coloring activities, an entertainment quiz, and instructions for other activities are included. Directions for making a jigsaw puzzle, a notebook of famous black writers, and a word game using the names of famous black people are provided. Tables of contents for 11 other monthly "What's Happening" booklets (December, and January-October) are appended. (MH)
Descriptors: Biographies, Black History, Blacks, Class Activities, Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Mathematical Enrichment, Migrant Education, Poetry, Puerto Rican Culture, Puerto Ricans, Teaching Guides, United States History, Voting Rights
Ethnic/Arts Migrant Project, Hamden-New Haven Cooperative Education Center, 1450 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06517-2497.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Hamden-New Haven Cooperative Education Center, CT.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Migratory Children's Program, New Haven.
Identifiers: Holidays; November (Month); Puerto Rico Discovery Day; Thanksgiving; Veterans Day
Note: For related document, see ED 207 784.