Mexican Independence Day Bicentennial
On September 16th, 1810, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Catholic priest, rang the church bell and rallied the townspeople with his Grito de Delores or "Cry of Dolores." This began the uprising against the Spanish Crown and Mexico's War of Independence.
- Mexico Printable Worksheets
- Cinco de Mayo Printables
- Mexico Independence Day by Suzanne Barbezat, About.com Guide to Mexico Travel
Collect Rocks Day
What is a rock? There's nobody better to answer that question than Andrew Alden, the About.com Guide to Geology. In "What Is a Rock?", Andrew explains the characteristics of rocks. He also teaches us How to Look at a Rock and how to identify rocks.
The Mayflower left Plymouth, England on September 16, 1620, headed for the New World seeking religious freedom and the freedom to continue using their native language, culture and customs. There were 102 passengers of men, women, and children aboard ship as well as a crew of 25-30. The journey took 66 days and they arrived at the tip of Cape Cod on November 21, 1620, and eventually settled in Plymouth, Massachusetts. This wasn’t their original destination as they had permission to settle elsewhere. What settlement were they originally headed for?
- Mayflower Day Coloring Page
- The First Thanksgiving - a brief unit study with discussion questions.
- Thanksgiving Printables
National Play-Doh Day
Play-Doh was invented in 1956 by Noah McVicker and Joseph McVicker. They founded Rainbow Crafts in Cincinnati to begin manufacturing the Play-Doh. The compound was originally designed as a wallpaper cleaner. Play-Doh started out only in off-white, but has grown to include 50 colors.
- Who Invented Play-Doh by Mary Bellis, About.com Guide to Inventors
- Playdough Recipes by Stephanie Brown, About.com Guide to Toddlers
- Gluten-Free Play Dough by Nancy Lapid