ERIC Number: ED229209
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: N/A
What's Happening in May? A Salute to Women Educators in Connecticut.
Toro, Leonor; And Others
Brief information is given on May events celebrated by Puerto Ricans: May Day; Mother's Day; World Red Cross Day; Armed Forces Day; Memorial Day; and the birthdays of Horace Mann ("Father of the Common Schools"), Harry S. Truman, Luis Llorens Torres (poet), Ralph Waldo Emerson (poet), and Patrick Henry (stateman and orator). Designed as a teacher resource, the booklet provides brief information on the contributions of 14 famous Black women to American history: Lorraine Hansberry, playwright; Florence Mills, actress; Mary Church Terrell, fighter for equal rights for women and Blacks; Billie Holiday and Sissiretta Jones, singers; Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman, leaders against slavery; Mary E.P. Mahoney, first professional Black nurse; Maggie L. Walker; Augusta Savage, among the first professional Black sculptors; Laura Wheeling Waring, painter; Mary McLeod Bethune, advisor to President Roosevelt in the 1930's and 1940's; Shirley Chisholm, first Black woman in Congress; and Phillis Wheatley, poet. Other famous women discussed include Felisa Rincon de Gautier (Mayoress of San Juan, 1946-1968), Lola Rodriguez de Tio (writer), Antonia Bonilla (Sister Carmelita--civic-religious leader), and Clara Barton (founder of the American Red Cross). The booklet includes a list of 29 historical May happenings, several Mother's Day poems, instructions for making 8 gifts and 3 cards for mom, a short essay on kite flying--including instructions for making an octagonal kite, and several word game and math activities. (NQA)
Descriptors: Black Achievement, Black History, Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Elementary Education, Females, Leaders, Learning Activities, Migrant Education, Poetry, Poets, 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.