Summer Worksheet: August Important Dates

Summer Worksheet: August Important Dates

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Summer Worksheet: August Important Dates
This seasonal worksheet is called 'Summer Worksheet: August Important Dates' and was first kindly introduced by Scholastic, and was also made available on their website. The 3-page printout lists memorable dates, holidays and celebrations (international, as well as specific for USA) for every day of August. The examples of the holidays listed are:
August 3rd: Christopher Columbus set sail from Spain on his first voyage to the New World on this day in 1492;
August 8th: International Character Day;
August 15th: The Panama Canal was opened on this day in 1914;
August 19th: National Aviation Day;
August 30th: The Space Shuttle DISCOVERY made its maiden flight on this day in 1984, etc.
Each date is followed by a suggested task for students: search for additional facts about the event, find out more about the persons who contributed to the holiday, make a picture related to the celebration, find the location of the event on the map, participate in outdoors or indoors activities to honor or experience the holiday, investigate career opportunities in a certain area or read a book for the lesson or write an imaginative story, etc.
It would also be a good idea to have a great back to school event on August 31st - in addition, it's Maria Montessor's birthday, which is quite symbolic.
This seasonal worksheet is called 'Summer Worksheet: August Important Dates' and was first kindly introduced by Scholastic, and was also made available on their website. The 3-page printout lists memorable dates, holidays and celebrations (international, as well as specific for USA) for every day of August. The examples of the holidays listed are:
August 3rd: Christopher Columbus set sail from Spain on his first voyage to the New World on this day in 1492;
August 8th: International Character Day;
August 15th: The Panama Canal was opened on this day in 1914;
August 19th: National Aviation Day;
August 30th: The Space Shuttle DISCOVERY made its maiden flight on this day in 1984, etc.
Each date is followed by a suggested task for students: search for additional facts about the event, find out more about the persons who contributed to the holiday, make a picture related to the celebration, find the location of the event on the map, participate in outdoors or indoors activities to honor or experience the holiday, investigate career opportunities in a certain area or read a book for the lesson or write an imaginative story, etc.
It would also be a good idea to have a great back to school event on August 31st - in addition, it's Maria Montessor's birthday, which is quite symbolic.