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Chase's Calendar of Events
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A year's worth of ideas and activities at your fingertips!
The 2003-2004 edition of this indispensable calendar for teachers grades K-8 contains hundreds of updated events and activities, including: Details and contact information for events celebrating the Lewis and Clark Expedition Bicentennial and the Wright Brothers' First Powered Flight Centennial More fascinating historical anniversaries, including the Locust Plague of 1874 (July 20), Blackbeard the Pirate's death anniversary (November 22) and the date the world's largest, smelliest flower was found (August 6) Expanded science and nature entries, including dates for annual meteor showers, the migration seasons for whooping cranes and monarch butterflies and anniversaries of scientific milestones such as the day the "Iceman" mummy was discovered (September 19) Hundreds of new "Birthday Todays," including more than 150 sports figures such as pro football superstars Brett Favre, Michael Vick, Ricky Williams and league MVP Rich Gannon, baseball's Rookies of the Year Eric Hinske and Jason Jennings, new NBA sensation Yao Ming, and U.S. soccer stars Landon Donovan and Damarcus Beasley The premiere anniversaries of the TV shows "SpongeBob Squarepants," "Lizzie McGuire," "Hey Arnold!," "The Wild Thornberries" and "The Powerpuff Girls" Contact information for the senators and governors from all 50 states Current and past winners of national children's book awards, including the Coretta Scott King Awards, Newbery and Caldecott Medals and all Honor Books Information on all the state fairs, on important teacher conferences, on student contests (spelling andgeography bees) and more!
As always, all-new "Curriculum Connections" will help you integrate these events into your daily classroom activities. Great information about related books, websites and activities will help you to develop lessons, design bulletin boards and plan the school calendar. With this book on your desk, you and your students will have something to celebrate every day of the year!
"Lots of useful information at your fingertips! Thorough, well researched--with great links and connections." --Jill Bergee, Missouri Teacher of the Year, 2002
"I use [this book] every day of the school year as a basis for my grammar lessons. . . . There are plenty of ideas and resources for extending into lessons and projects--I have all but ignored my other calendar resources because this is all I need!" --Cheryl White, Beth Israel Day School, San Diego, California
"A wealth of activity ideas based on national and international events, perfect for my students who come from a number of different ethnic backgrounds."--Nilsa Leal, Washington Elementary School, East Chicago, Indiana
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