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In 1564, William Shakespeare was born on this day.

Grades   1 – 12  |  Calendar Activity

In 1564, William Shakespeare was born on this day.

Based on grade level, students learn about rhyming structure, experiment with the Shakespearean Insult Kit, or study scenes from Othello and watch an adaptation of that scene from the movie O.

 

On this day in 1800, Congress approved the purchase of books to start the Library of Congress.

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity

On this day in 1800, Congress approved the purchase of books to start the Library of Congress.

Students practice and refine research skills by visiting the Library of Congress website and conducting a research project.

 

The Spanish town of Guernica was bombed on this date in 1937.

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity

The Spanish town of Guernica was bombed on this date in 1937.

After showing students Picasso's Guernica, they are provided with background information, share their impressions, and write about Picasso's purpose in creating the painting.

 

Coretta Scott King was born on this day in 1927.

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity

Coretta Scott King was born on this day in 1927.

Students do a book report assignment based on a current or past winner of the Coretta Scott King Book Award.

 

Participate in Poem in Your Pocket Day!

Grades   3 – 6  |  Calendar Activity

Participate in Poem in Your Pocket Day!

Students select a poem and create a Stapleless Book using the interactive tool.