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Today is Leo Lionni's birthday.

Grades   K – 3  |  Calendar Activity

Today is Leo Lionni's birthday.

As a child growing up in Holland, Leo Lionni taught himself how to draw and later became an author and illustrator of children's books. Leo Lionni is the winner of four Caldecott awards.

 

Today is Cinco de Mayo.

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity

Today is Cinco de Mayo.

Students choose to research a piece of art, music, dance, literature, or food that suitably represents Mexico and create a presentation for the class.

 

Celebrate blues legend Robert Johnson's birthday.

Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity

Celebrate blues legend Robert Johnson's birthday.

Students learn about blues music and brainstorm subjects that might give them "the blues." Finally, they write their own blues lyrics and have the option to perform.

 

Newbery Medal winner Christopher Paul Curtis was born in 1953.

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity

Newbery Medal winner Christopher Paul Curtis was born in 1953.

Students brainstorm a list of civil rights-related issues and use the Acrostic Poems interactive to create poems.

 

Pedro Albizu Campos leads the Puerto Rican Independence movement.

Grades   6 – 12  |  Calendar Activity

Pedro Albizu Campos leads the Puerto Rican Independence movement.

After learning about the story of Pedro Albizu Campos and his commitment to Puerto Rican independence, students research and share their learning about another nationalist figure from around the world.