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Google was formally incorporated this week in 1998.

Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity

Google was formally incorporated this week in 1998.

Students are guided in an exploration of search tools and have a discussion about the purposes, benefits, and disadvantages of each.

 

Richard Wright was born in 1908.

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity

Richard Wright was born in 1908.

Students read an appropriate excerpt from Black Boy, discuss the incident in which Richard gets into trouble, and write found poems.

 

In 1952, Paul Fleischman was born on this day.

Grades   1 – 12  |  Calendar Activity

In 1952, Paul Fleischman was born on this day.

Some of Fleishman's memories in his essay "My House of Voices" are shared with the class. Students then write a descriptive essay that gives a tour of the voices in their homes, school, etc.

 

Roald Dahl was born on this day in 1916.

Grades   3 – 6  |  Calendar Activity

Roald Dahl was born on this day in 1916.

Students adapt a Roald Dahl story to picture book format and share their books and add them to the classroom library. Additionally, they compare a book version and film version of one of Dahl's works.

 

Today is National Grandparents Day.

Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity

Today is National Grandparents Day.

National Grandparents Day, first proposed in 1970, was officially proclaimed in 1978.