ERIC Number: ED234964
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
What's Happening in August?
Toro, Leonor; And Others
Designed as a teacher resource, the booklet contains nine short lessons related to events in United States history that are remembered in August: the birthday of Francis Scott Key, composer of the national anthem (August 1); the first United States census (August 1); the birthday of Herbert Hoover, 31st President (August 2); the birthday of Julian E. Blanco, Puerto Rican statesman (August 14); the passage of the Social Security Act (August 14); the birthday of Davy Crockett, frontiersman and Congressman (August 17); the birthday of Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President (August 20); the passage of Women's Suffrage, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution (August 26); and the birthday of Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th President (August 27). Each lesson includes one or two pages of information about the person or event remembered, as well as a creative activity and word games based on the lesson. Also included are a calendar of 24 August historical events and information about the month of August, the popular August sport of boardsailing, and voting in Connecticut. (SB)
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Education, Females, Leaders, Learning Activities, Legislation, Migrant Education, Public Officials, Puerto Ricans, 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 - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Social Security Act