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Black Beauty author Anna Sewell was born in 1820.

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity

Black Beauty author Anna Sewell was born in 1820.

Through Sewell's novel, students explore the cruelty to animals and extend the discussion to current events, eventually presenting the information.

 

César Chávez was born on this day in 1927.

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity

César Chávez was born on this day in 1927.

Students work in small groups to research a civil rights leader and do a creative writing piece, followed by a short story, with their group.

 

April is National Poetry Month!

Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity

April is National Poetry Month!

Students are assigned to be "poets of the day" and are provided several models to create, illustrate, and present their different poems to the class.

 

Hans Christian Andersen was born on this date in 1805.

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity

Hans Christian Andersen was born on this date in 1805.

Students write a brief summary of one of Andersen's stories, and then read the original story and compare the two versions of the tale with the Venn Diagram tool.

 

In 1928, Maya Angelou was born.

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity

In 1928, Maya Angelou was born.

After hearing Maya Angelou's poem, "On the Pulse of Morning," students infer information about the speaker and her feelings about America and reflect on how one's life and experiences can influence one's writing.