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The U.S. Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787, in Philadelphia. Watch the following video to know more about the U.S. Constitution:Test your memory and your understanding!- What is a change to the U.S. Constitution called?Here is a short video explaining the structure of the U.S. government:

On September 2, 1666, the Great Fire started in London.Watch the following video to know more about the Great Fire:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where did the Great Fire start?- How long did it last?- How much of London was destroyed?- How long did it take to rebuild (= reconstruct) London?

On September 1, 1939, WWII began when Nazi Germany invaded Poland.Watch the following video to understand the origins of WWII:Test your memory and your understanding!- In addition to Germany, name 2 other countries that had aggressive policies.- Which Spanish city was bombed in April 1937?- Which country did Germany annex in 1938?

Los Angeles was founded by 44 Spanish settlers in 1781.Watch the following video to know more about what to see and do in Los Angeles:

September 3 is ... Australian National Flag Day.Watch the following video to know more about the Australian flag:Test your memory and your understanding!- How was the Australian flag chosen?- Why is there the Union Jack on the Australian flag?- What do the five stars on the right represent?- What does the seven-pointed star represent?

Crazy Horse died on September 5, 1877.Crazy Horse was a Native American war leader who fought against the United States government to protect the land and the traditions of his tribe.Watch the following video to learn about a memorial dedicated to Crazy Horse:

On September 6, 1620, the Mayflower transported the Pilgrims (= the first English Puritans) from Plymouth, England, to the New World.Watch one of the following videos to know more about the Mayflower:video 1 (2:41):Test your memory and your understanding!- How many passengers did the Mayflower transport?- How long did it take to cross the Atlantic Ocean?- How many passengers survived?video 2 (4:55):

Bostonwas founded on September 7, 1630.Watch the following video to know more about Boston:Here is another video about what to see in Boston:

On September 9, 1850, California became the 31st state of the United States.Watch the following videos to know more about California:video 1:Test your memory and your understanding!- What is California's nickname?- What is the capital of California?- What famous national park can you visit in California?video 2:Name at least 3 big cities in California.

On September 10, 1967,the people ofGibraltarvotedto remain a British dependency instead of becoming part of Spain.  Watch the following video to know more about the history of Gibraltar: Test your memory and your understanding!- When did the British capture Gibraltar?- When was Gibraltar ceded to the British?Here is a video (3:29) about what to see and do in Gibraltar:

September 8 is ... Iguana Awareness Day!Watch the following video to know more about iguanas:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where does the green iguana live?- Are iguanas fast or slow?- Can iguanas swim?- What does an iguana use to defend itself?- Are iguanas social?

On September 11, 2001, four coordinated terrorist attacks hitthe United States.Watch the following video (4:56) to know more about this tragic event:

Jesse Owens was born on September 12, 1913.Watch the following video to know more about Jesse Owens:Test your memory and your understanding!- Who was Jesse Owens?- What is he famous for?Here is the trailer of a movie about Jesse Owen:

September 13 is ... Uncle Sam Day! Watch the following video to know more about Uncle Sam:Test your memory and your understanding!- Who was Samuel Wilson?- When did Uncle Sam first appear?

Prince Harry was born on September 15, 1984.Watch the following video to know more about Prince Harry:

The lyrics of The Star-Spangled Banner, the national anthem of the United States, were written on September 14, 1814.Watch the following video to know more about The Star-Spangled Banner:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where do the lyrics come from?- When was the song first adopted for official use? Who used the song?- When was The Star-Spangled Banner officially adopted as the national anthem?- How many verses are there in The Star-Spangled Banner?

September 16 is ... World Ozone Day. Watch the following video to know more about the ozone layer and its role:Test your memory and your understanding!- How many layers make up Earth's atmosphere?- What is the ozone molecule composed of?- What is the role of the ozone layer?- What is the problem with the ozone layer?

On September 18, 1793, President George Washington laidthe cornerstone of the United States Capitol (often called the Capitol Building).Watch the following video to know more about the United States Capitol:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where is the United States Capitol?- What does the building house? Here are some secrets about the United States Capitol:

September 19 is ... International Red Panda Day!Watch the following video to know more about red pandas:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where do red pandas live?- What do red pandas do most of the day?- What are red pandas like? (personality)- What do red pandas eat?- How long do red pandas live?- How many red pandas are there in the wild?

On September 20, 1580, Sir Francis Drake arrived back in Plymouth. Sir Francis Drake was an English sea captain, slave trader, and privateer of the Elizabethan era. He was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the world.Click here to know more about the life of Sir Francis Drake. Test your memory and your understanding?- Which country was the empire to beat for England?- What trade was profitable at that time?- What was Sir Francis Drake's nickname?- What did Sir Francis Drake defeat in 1588?

On September 21, 1964, Malta became independent from the United Kingdom. Watch the following video to know more about Malta:Test your memory and your memory!- How old is Malta's history?- What is the capital city of Malta?Here is a video about Valletta, Malta's capital city:

On September 22, 1735, Robert Walpole became the first British Prime Minister to live at 10 Downing Street. Watch the following video for a guided tour of 10 Downing Street:Now take your time to visit 10 Downing Street:

On September 23, 1957, nine African American students, later known as'The Little Rock Nine', were escorted inside Little Rock Central High School (Little Rock, Arkansas), in front of a crowd of over 1,000 angry white people.The Little Rock police later decided to remove the 9 teenagers for their safety. On September 25, the Little Rock Nine were escorted back into Central High School by members of the 101st Airborne Division for their first full day of classes.Watch the following video to know more about this event:On May 25, 1958, Ernest Green became the first African American student to graduate from Central High School.

Wangari Maathai died on September 25, 2011.Wangari Maathai was a Kenyan environmental political activist.In 1977, she founded the Green Belt Movement. Over 51 million trees have been planted since 1977. The movement also helps women to be trained in forestry, food processing, bee-keeping and other trades that help them earn money while preserving the lands and resources. In 2004, Wangari Maathai received the Nobel Peace Prize.Watch the following video to know about the 3 values that were important to Wangari Maathai:

September 24 is ... National Punctuation Day in the United States.National Punctuation Day was founded by Jeff Rubin in 2004.Here is a video about the different punctuation signs in English:Did you know that punctuation can save lives? Watch this video to find out:Here is another video (5:25) for more advanced students:

September 26 is ... John Appleseed Day!John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, was born on September 26, 1774. He was an American pioneer nurseryman who planted apple seeds and apple trees in Pennsylvania, Ontario, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and West Virginia. He became an American legend while he was still alive.Watch the following video (4:11) to know the history of Johnny Appleseed:

September 27 is ... World Tourism Day.The first World Tourism Day was celebrated on September 27, 1980.Here are the top 10 world travel destinations:Test your memory!- Can you name some of the countries and cities mentioned in the video?What about YOU?- Have you been abroad?- What is the best place you have been to?- Which countries would you like to visit?

On September 28, 1894, Michael Marks and Tom Spencer created the first Penny Bazaar in Britain. Watch the following video to know more about Marks and Spencer:What about YOU?- Do you like going shopping?- What do you like to buy?

On September 19, 1829, the first officers of the Metropolitan Police Service appeared on the streets of London.The Metropolitan Police Service is considered as the first modern police force. Scotland Yard is the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service.Watch the following video to know other terms to designate a police officer in the United Kingdom:*****September 29 is also ... National Coffee Day.(Note: International Coffee Day is celebrated on October 1.)Here are some interesting facts about coffee:Test your memory!- Can you name one of the top 5 coffee consumers?- Can you name one of the top 5 coffee producers?What about YOU?- Do you like coffee?- What type of coffee do you drink?- How many cups of coffee a day do you drink?- What is your favourite hot beverage / drink?

On September 30, 1935, Hoover Dam was inaugurated.Watch the following video to know more about this impressive dam:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where is Hoover Dam located?- How much does it weigh?- Where does the name 'Hoover' come from?- What is the objective of the dam?- How long did it take to build Hoover Dam?- How many people are dependent on Hoover Dam?

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October 21 is ... Apple Day!Apple Day is mainly celebrated in the United Kingdom.Watch the following video to know where apples originally come from:Here are some fun facts about apples:Test your memory and your understanding! - How many varieties of apples are there around the world?- How many apples does it take to make 1 gallon (3,79 L) of cider?- Which country produces the most apples?- How long does it take for an apple tree to produce its first fruit?- How long does an apple tree live?- Why can apples float?***** On October 21, 1959, the Guggenheim Museum opened in New York City. Watch the following video to know more about the Guggenheim museum:

Instagram was launched on October 6, 2010.Watch the following video to know more about Instagram:What about YOU?- Do you have an Instagram account?- What types of photos do you upload on Instagram?- How often do you use Instagram?- Who do you follow on Instagram?

On October 1, 1890, Yosemite National Park was established bythe U.S. Congress. Watch the following video to know more about Yosemite National Park: Test your memory and your understanding!- In which state is Yosemite located?- How many people visit Yosemite each year?- What can you find in Yosemite?- What trees can you find in Yosemite? How tall are they?Here is another video about Yosemite National Park:*****On October 1, 1960, Nigeriabecame independent from the United Kingdom.  Watch the following video to know more about Nigeria.(Note: There are a few spelling mistakes in the video.)

On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus reached the Americas. Columbus Day is celebrated on the second Monday of October.Watch the following video to know more about Columbus Day:Test your memory and your understanding!- What was the first place spotted by the fleet?- Is Columbus Day celebrated everywhere in the country?

Dorothea Lange died on October 11, 1965.Watch the following video to know who Dorothea Lange was:Test your memory and your understanding!- What did Dorothea Lange do for a living? (= What was her job?)- Which period of U.S. history is she associated with?

Construction of the White House began on October 13, 1792.Watch the following video to know more about the White House:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where is the White House?- Who lives there?- What are the other names of the White House?- When was the White House officially called 'The White House'?- Where are all the important decisions signed?

On October 3, 1906, the SOS signal was established.Watch the following video to know more about this signal:Test your memory and your understanding!- What are and called?

The Washington Monument opened to the public on October 9, 1888.Watch the following videos to know more about the Washington Monument:video 1 (1:00):video 2 (1:15):*****On October 9, 1962, Uganda became independent from the United Kingdom. Watch the following video (3:47) to know what you can see and do in Uganda:

Steve Jobs died on October 5, 2011.Watch the following video to know more about Steve Jobs:Test your memory!When did Steve Jobs create Apple?What aboutYOU? - Do you have an iPhone? an iPad?- What do you like (or not like) about Apple products?

On October 4, 1927, the construction of Mount Rushmore began.Watch the following videos to know more about Mount Rushmore:video 1 (3:05):video 2 (1:38):Test your memory and your understanding!- Where is Mount Rushmore?- How many faces are there on Mount Rushmore?- Whose faces are they?- Why was Mount Rushmore carved (= sculpted)?

Spotify was launched on October 7, 2008.Watch the following video to know more about Spotify:Test your memory and your understanding!- What does Spotify allow you to do?- Where was Spotify created?What about YOU?- Do you use Spotify?- How often do you use Spotify?- When do you use Spotify?

Charlie Brown made his official debut on October 2, 1950.Charlie Brown is the main character of the comic strip Peanuts written by Charles M. Schulz:Watch the following video to know more about Charlie Brown:Test your memory and your understanding!- How many strips of Peanuts were created?- In how many countries was Peanuts published?- In how many languages was Peanuts translated?- What is Charlie Brown like? (= personality)- What is Charlie Brown's dog's name?- When did Peanuts stop?

On October 10, 2014, Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize.Watch the following video to know more about Malala Yousafzai:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where does Malala come from?- Who is she?- What happened to her on October 9, 2012?

October 8 is ... World Octopus Day! Watch the following video to know more about octopuses:What about YOU?- Have you ever seen an octopus?- Have you ever touched an octopus?- What thing do you find the most fascinating about octopuses?

On October 15, 1933, the 20th Amendment to the US Constitutioncame into effect. The 20th Amendment was adopted on January 23, 1933.The Amendment indicates the beginning and end of the president's term of office. The president's term of office begins at noon (= 12 p.m.) on January 20 of the year following the election.Watch the following video to see how the U.S. President is elected:Test your memory and your understanding!- Is the U.S. President directly elected by the Americans?*****October 15 is also ... Global Handwashing Day!The first Global Handwashing Day took place on October 15, 2008.The objective of the day is to encourage people around the world to improve their handwashing habits. Here is a video showing why it is important to regularly wash your hands with soap:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where can you find germs?- Why are germs bad?- What are the three recommendations to kill germs?

October 16 is ... World Food Day.World Food Day is celebrated on October 16 because the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations was created on October 16, 1945.World Food Day has been celebrated since 1981.Watch the following video to know more about this day:You may find some images disturbing at the beginning of the video.Test your memory and your understanding!- What are the problems associated with food?- How much food is lost?- What is a main source of food for more than 1.6 billion people in the world?

October 17 is ... National Pasta Day in the United States! Note: International Pasta Day is celebrated on October 25.Watch the following video to know more about pasta:Test your memory and your understanding!- What do you need to make pasta?- Who invented pasta?- Who helped popularize pasta in the United States?What about YOU?- Do you like pasta?- How do you eat pasta? Do you add extra ingredients?

Jonathan Swift died on October 19, 1745.Watch the following video to know more about Jonathan Swift:Test your memory and your understanding!- Who was Jonathan Swift?- What is he famous for?

The Sydney Opera House was inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth IIon 20 October 1973.Watch the following video to learn more about the Sydney Opera House:*****October 20 is also ... International Sloth Day!Watch the following video to know more about sloths:Test your memory and your understanding!- What do sloths eat?- How long can a sloth live?

On October 18, 1968, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, two black athletes, were suspended by the United States Olympic Committee for givinga "black power" salute as a protest during a victory ceremony in Mexico City.In his autobiography entitled Silent Gesture, Tommie Smith wrote that his gesture was not a "Black Power" salute, but a "human rights salute".Watch the following video to know what Tommie Smith and John Carlos protested against:Look at the photo carefully and say what the two athletes were wearing or not wearing on the podium:

On October 14, 1066, William the Conqueror defeated the Englishin the Battle of Hastings.Watch the following video to know more about the Battle of Hastings:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where did the Normans actually come from?- What did the Normans build in England?- What language did the ruling classes speak?Watch an animated version of the Bayeux Tapestry:

October 22 is ... Wombat Day! Watch the following video to know more about wombats:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where are wombats from?- When can you see a wombat?- What do they eat?- How long does it take for a wombat to digest a meal?

On August 23, 2001, the iPodwas released.Watch the following video about the history of the iPod: What about YOU?- What device do you use to listen to music?- When and where do you listen to music?- Do you listen to music only or do you listen to other programs?

The last horsedrawn bus in London ran on October 25, 1911. Watch the following video to see the evolution of the double-decker bus:Test your memory and your understanding!- When did the omnibus service start?- How many people could an omnibus carry?- How many horses drew the omnibus?

October 31 is ... Halloween!Watch the following video to know more about Halloween:Test your memory and your understanding!- What is the origin of Halloween?- Who helped revive Halloween traditions in the United States?- What do children do on Halloween?What about YOU?- Do you celebrate Halloween in your country?- What is your favourite Halloween costume?*****On October 31, 1864, Nevada became the 36th state of the United States.Watch the following video to know more about Nevada:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where does the name 'Nevada' come from?- What is the land like?- How much of the state is uninhabited?- What is the most important city in Nevada?

The United Nations came into existence on October 24, 1945.Watch the following video to know more about the United Nations:Test your memory and your understanding!- How many countries were represented in 1945?- How many countries are represented today?- What is the main objective of the United Nations?- How many permanent members compose the Security Council?- Give the names of these permanent members.

August 28 is ... National Chocolate Day in the United States!(Note: International Chocolate Day is on July 7).Here are 10 fun facts about chocolate:What about YOU?- Are you a chocoholic?- What is your favourite type of chocolate?Watch one of the following videos to know more about the history of chocolate:video 1 (1:58):video 2 (4:41) (for advanced students):

Philadelphiawas founded by William Penn on October 27, 1682. Watch the following video to know more about Philadelphia:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where is Philadelphia located?- In which state is it?- How big is Philadelphia? (It is the ... largest city.)- Why is Philadelphia considered as an important city in the United States?- What object has become the symbol of Philadelphia?- Which famous gangster spent his first prison sentence in Philadelphia?

On October 26, 1918,Cecil Chubb gave Stonehengeto the nation.Watch the following video to know more about Stonehenge:Test your memory and your understanding!- How old is Stonehenge?- How tall are the highest sarsens (= stones)?- How much do the sarsens weigh?*****On October 26, 1985,the Australian government returned ownership of Uluruto theAborigines.Watch the following video to know more about Uluru:Here is another video about Uluru:*****October 26 is also ... Pumpkin Day!Watch the following video to know more about pumpkins:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where are pumpkins originally from?- Which U.S. state in particular grows pumpkins?

October 30 is ... Candy Corn Day. Watch the following video to know more about candy corn:Test your memory and your understanding!- When was candy corn invented?

October 29, 1929, also known as Black Tuesday, marked the end oftheStock Market Crash of 1929.Watch the followingvideoto know more about this event and its consequence. Test your memory and your understanding!- What was the name given to the period that followed the Great Crash?- How much money did the market lose?

In Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October. Watch the following video to know more about Canadian Thanksgiving:

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November 5 is ... Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Night!Watch the following video to learn more about Guy Fawkes:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where is Guy Fawkes Day celebrated?- What did Guy Fawkes want to do? When did it happen?- How do people celebrate Guy Fawkes Day?

November 4 is ... National Candy Day!Watch the following video to know more about candy:Test your memory and your understanding!- Who made the first candies?- What did they use to make candies?- Where and when were the first sugary sweets made?Here are 10 facts about candy:What about YOU?- How often do you eat candy?- What is your favourite candy?

November 6 is ... Nachos Day!Watch the following video to know more about nachos:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where do nachos come from?- When were they created?What about YOU?- Do you like nachos?- Do you like Mexican food?- What is your favourite foreign food / cuisine?*****November 6 is also ... Saxophone Day!Watch the following video to know more about the saxophone:Test your memory and your understanding!- When was the saxophone invented?- Where did Adolphe Sax come from?- What type of music was the saxophone associated with at the beginning?- Who helped popularize the saxophone?What about YOU?- Do you play a musical instrument?- How well can you play it?- What type of music do you play?- How long have you played it?

November 1 is ... All Saints' Day!In 835 AD, the Roman Catholic Church made November 1 a church holiday to honour all the saints.Watch the following video to know more about All Saints' Day:Test your memory and your understanding!- How do people celebrate All Saints' Day?

November 3 is ... Sandwich Day! Watch the following video to know more about Sandwich Day:What about YOU?What ingredients do you like to put in your sandwich?

Andrew Carnegie was born on November 25, 1835.Watch the following video to know more about Andrew Carnegie:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where was Andrew Carnegie born?- How old was he when he moved to the United States?- What is Andrew Carnegie famous for?

November 9 is ... World Freedom Day!In 2001, President George W. Bush chose November 9 to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of communism in Central and Eastern Europe.Watch the following video to know more about the Berlin Wall: Here are 10 amazing facts about the Berlin Wall:

On November 16, 1907, Oklahoma became the 46th state ofthe United States.Watch the following video to know more about Oklahoma:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where does the name 'Oklahoma' come from?- What does it mean?- What is the weather like in Oklahoma?- What is the capital city of Oklahoma?Here are the top 10 things to do in Oklahoma:*****November 16 is ... National Fast Food Day!After WWI, cars became popular and more affordable (cars were less 'expensive'). At that time, drive-in restaurants were introduced. Fast food was first popularized in the United States in the 1950s.The first Happy Meal was served in June 1979.Watch the following video to know more about fast food:What about YOU?What is your favourite fast food?How often do you eat fast food?

Prince Charles was born on November 14, 1948.Watch the following video to know more about Prince Charles:*****Claude Monet was born on November 14, 1840.Claude Monet was an Impressionist painter. Impressionism is a 19th-century art movement. The word 'Impressionism' comes from Monet's painting Impression, soleil levant.Impressionist painters did not focus on details, rather they created 'impressions'. Light is a very important element in Impressionist paintings.Do you recognize the building Claude Monet painted in this painting?Here are other paintings by Claude Monet: Here is a video (4:53) about Claude Monet's life:What about YOU?- What is your favourite painting by Claude Monet?- Is Claude Monet your favourite painter?- Do you paint? Do you like painting?- What do you paint?- Are you good at painting?

On November 17, 1558, Queen Elizabeth I came to the throne of England.Watch the following video to know more about this famous British monarch. Test your memory and your understanding!- Who was Elizabeth's father?- What was important at the time Elizabeth lived?- Which famous playwright / writer lived at the time of Queen Elizabeth I?- Which country did England defeat in 1588?

November 18 is ... Mickey Mouse Day!Mickey Mouse made his official debut in the short film Steamboat Willie on November 18, 1928.Watch the following video to know more about Mickey Mouse!Test your memory and your understanding!- What character did Mickey Mouse replace?- What were Mickey's first words?- Who are Mickey's friends?What about YOU?- What is your favourite Disney character?- What is your favourite Disney film?

November 10 is ... Sesame Street Day!Listen to the following podcast to know more about Sesame Street: Test your memory and your understanding!- Who was Sesame Street meant for?- What are the two objectives of Sesame Street?Here is one of the characters from Sesame Street: What about YOU?- What was your favourite TV programme when you were a child?

Robert Louis Stevenson was born on November 13, 1850.Watch the following video to know more about Robert Louis Stevenson:Test your memory and your understanding!- Who was Robert Louis Stevenson?- Where was he from?*****November 13 is also ... World Kindness Day!World Kindness Day started in 1998.On World Kindness Day, people donate books, food or clothes to their local community. They also help the elderly cross a road or they hold the door open for another person. People usually say nice things to each other.Here is a video about the meaning of the word 'kindness' to some people:What about YOU?- What words do you associate with 'kindness'?- Do you remember an act of kindness towards you from a stranger?

November 11 is ... Armistice Day or Remembrance Day!Watch the following video to learn more about this day:Your turn!In groups, write as many facts about this day as you can.Which group got the most facts?*****On November 11, 1889, Washington became the 42nd state ofthe United States.Watch the following video to know more about Washington:Here are 5 fun facts about Washington:

November 7 is ... Hug A Bear Day!Watch the following video to know more about teddy bears:Test your memory and your understanding!- Who inspired the creation of the teddy bear?- What happened? When?What about YOU?- What was your favourite toy when you were a child? Describe it!

November 19 is ... Play Monopoly Day!(Note: World Monopoly Day is on March 19.)The game we know today was first published by Parker Brothers in 1935.Watch the following video to know more about the game of Monopoly:Test your memory and your understanding!- When did the design of Monopoly start?- Who had the idea?- From which city are the names of the streets taken?he Monopoly game as we know it, was developed in 1933 and sold by Parker Brothers beginning in 1935.Read More:National Play Monopoly Day - Things You Probably Don't Know | http://kool1079.com/national-play-monopoly-day-things-you-dont-know-about-the-game/?trackback=tsmclThe Monopoly game as we know it, was developed in 1933 and sold by Parker Brothers beginning in 1935.Read More:National Play Monopoly Day - Things You Probably Don't Know | http://kool1079.com/national-play-monopoly-day-things-you-dont-know-about-the-game/?trackback=tsmclipWhat about YOU?- Do you like playing board games?- Who do you usually play board games with?- What is your favourite board game?*****November 19 is also ... World Toilet Day!World Toilet Day was created by the World Toilet Organization in 2001.In 2013, the United Nations General Assemblydeclared World Toilet Day an official UN day.You may think it is a funny day but it is actually a serious issue (problem). Watch the following video to know why:Test your memory and your understanding!- How many people do not have access to proper sanitation?- What are the consequences when there are no toilets available?- Who particularly suffers from this situation?You can visit the sitehttp://www.worldtoiletday.info/

November 20 is ... Universal Children Day!Universal Children Day was first announced in 1954 by the General Assembly of the United Nations. The objective was to encourage fraternity and understanding between children all over the world, as well as promote the welfare (= general health, happiness and safety) of children.On November 20, 1959, the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child.Here is a video about children's rights:Test your memory!- Which country is mentioned in the video?- How many rights do you remember from the video?Children have the right to ...

On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th stateof the United States.Watch the following video to know more about North Carolina:Test your memory and your understanding!- What is the nickname of North Carolina?- What happened on December 17, 1903, in North Carolina?- Which drink was invented in North Carolina?*****November 21 is World Television Day!In December 1996 the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the 21st of November World Television Day. The objective is to recognize the great impact of television in our lives: thanks to television, people are informed about important social, economic and political issues (= problems).Here are two videos about World Television Day:Test your understanding!- How many hours a day do people spend watching TV?- When was the first TV invented? (video 2)What about YOU?- How often do you watch TV?- Do you watch the news on TV?- What do you think of TV news?- What is your favourite TV programme? Why do you like it?

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963.Watch the following video to know more about John Fitzgerald Kennedy:Group CompetitionWatch the following video and take notes!How many correct facts can you give about JFK?

Thanksgiving Watch the following video to know more about Thanksgiving:

November 24 is ... Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day!November 24 gives people the opportunity to show their talents.Here is a list of common talents: painting, dancing, singing, photography, gardening, art, writing, cooking.Watch one of the two videos. How old are these kids?video 1:video 2:What about YOU?- What can you do? (> I can + V) / Do you have a special talent?- What are you good at? (> I am good at + V-ing)- How well can you do it?

Ada Lovelace died on November 27, 1852.Watch the following video to know more about Ada Lovelace:*****Jimi Hendrix was born on November 27, 1942.He died on September 18, 1970, at the age of 27.Watch the following video to know more about Jimi Hendrix:In 1969, he played The Star-Spangled Banner, the American national anthem, at the Woodstock Festival. The sounds of his guitar mimicked the sounds made by rockets and bombs during the Vietnam War.What about YOU?- Who is your favourite singer?- What is your favourite band (= group)?- What is your favourite music genre?

Sojourner Truth died on November 26, 1883.Watch the following video to know more about Sojourner Truth:Test your memory and your understanding!- What happened to Sojourner Truth when she was 11?- What did she campaign for?*****November 26 is also ... National Cake Day!The word 'cake' comes from the Viking word 'kaka'.Cakes typically contain a combination of flour, sugar, eggs, butter or oil, and milk or water, as well as yeast or baking powder. Other ingredients are often added like chopped nuts, fresh or dried fruit, fruit purees or extracts.Watch the following video to know where the first cakes were probably made:What about YOU?- Do you like baking / making cakes?- How often do you make a cake?- What is your favourite cake / dessert?

November 29 is ... Square Dancing Day!Square dancing has its roots in traditional English, Irish and Scottish folk dance. Square dances were first documented in 16th-century England but were also quite common in France and throughout Europe. They came to North America with the European settlers.Watch the following video to know more about square dancing: What about YOU?- Do you like dancing?- How well can you dance?- Why type of dancing do you do?

November 28 is ... National French Toast Day in the United States!Watch the following video to know more about French Toast Day:Test your memory and your understanding!- How old is the recipe of French toast?- What do you need to make French toast?What about YOU?- Do you like French toast?- How often do you make French toast?- What do you usually put on your French toast?

November 30 is ... St Andrew's Day!Watch the following video to know more about St Andrew:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where is St Andrew's Day celebrated?- When did St Andrew's Day become a public holiday?Here are more facts about St Andrew:St Andrew's cross is used on the Scottish flag:Group CompetitionHow many words connected to Scotland can you give?(Make a sentence with each word.)*****On November 30, 1966, Barbadosbecame independentfrom the United Kingdom. Watch the following video to know more about Barbados:

The cornerstone for the Jefferson Memorial was laid on November 15, 1939.(Note: Construction of the Jefferson Memorial began on December 15, 1938.)Watch the following video to know more about the Jefferson Memorial:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where can you see the Jefferson Memorial?- Who was Thomas Jefferson?- What important document did Thomas Jefferson write?

On November 2, 1889, North Dakota became the 39th stateof the United States.Watch the following video to know more about North Dakota:*****On November 2, 1889, South Dakota became the 40th stateof the United States.Watch the following video to know more about South Dakota:

On November 8, 1889, Montana became the 41st state of the United States.Watch the following video to know more about Montana:Test your memory and your understanding!- What is the state of Montana also called?- What animals can you see in Montana?- What famous park can you find in Montana?- What is the capital of Montana?- Where does the name 'Montana' come from?

Roald Dahl died on November 23, 1990.Watch the following video to know more about Roald Dahl:Test your memory and your understanding!- What were Roald Dahl's first jobs?- What was Roald Dahl's first book?What about YOU?- Have you read one of Roald Dahl's books?- Have you seen one of the film adaptions of Roald Dahl's books?*****November 23 is ... Fibonacci Day! Fibonacci was one of the most leading mathematicians of the Middle Ages. He was born around 1175. Fibonacci played a role in making Hindu-Arabic numerals popular in Europe. He also explained the use of zero.Here is a video about the Fibonacci numbers:Now, can you guess why November 23 was chosen as Fibonacci Day?(tip: think of the date in the mm/dd format!) What about YOU?- Do you like mathematics?- Are you good at maths?- What is your favourite school subject? Why do you like it?

Black FridayWatch the following video to know more about Black Friday:Test your memory and your understanding!- When is Black Friday exactly?- Where does the expression come from?What about YOU?- Do you like going shopping?- How often do you go shopping?- What do you like buying / to buy?- Are you a shopaholic?- What was the last thing you bought? Who was it for?

Ellis Island was officially closed on November 12, 1954.Watch the following video to know more about the important role Ellis Island played in American history:Test your memory and your understanding!- What was Ellis Island?- Where is Ellis Island located?

Stir-up SundayWhat the following video to learn more about this special day:

Cyber MondayWatch the following video to know when Cyber Monday is and when it started:What about YOU?- Do you like shopping online?- Do you often shop online?- What do you usually buy online?- Do you prefer shopping in a real shop or shopping online? Why?- What was the last thing you bought online?

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On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama. Watch one the three videos to know why Rosa Parks was arrested:video 1: video 2:video 3 (for more advanced students):

St Paul's Cathedral was consecrated on December 2, 1697.The present cathedral dates back to the 17th century and was designed by Sir Christopher Wren, one of the most famous English architects in history, after the Great Fire of London in 1666. .The funeral of Sir Winston Churchill and the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana took place in St Paul's Cathedral. Here is a short guided tour of St Paul's Cathedral:What about YOU?- Do you like architecture? Are you interested in architecture? Why? Why not?- What architectural style do you like?- Is there an iconic architectural building around the world you like?

Nelson Mandela died on December 5, 2013.Watch the following video to learn more about him. Take a few notes and share them with your class. Test your memory and your understanding!- Where was Nelson Mandela from?- How many years did Nelson Mandela spend in prison?- What political system did he help end?- What did he receive in 1993?- What did he become in 1994?

December 6 is ... St Nicholas Day!Watch the following video and learn more about St Nicholas:Test your memory and your understanding!

December 4 is ... National Cookie Day!Watch the following video to know more about the history of cookies:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where was the chocolate chip cookie born?- Which company bought the recipe?- How much did the company pay for the recipe?*****December 4 is also ... World Wildlife Conservation Day.Watch the following video to learn more about this day:Test your memory and your understanding!- When did the first World Wildlife Conservation Day take place?- Which animals did you see in the video?- What can you do to protect the world's wildlife?Visit www.worldwildlife.org/species to learn more about endangered species.

On December 3, 1818, Illinois became the 21st state of the United States.Watch the following videos to know more about Illinois:video 1:Test your memory and your understanding!- What is the other name of Illinois?- Where does the name 'Illinois' come from?- What is the capital of Illinois?video 2:*****The PlayStation was released on December 3, 1994, in Japan. Watch the following video to know more about the PlayStation:Test your memory and your understanding!- How many consoles were sold in the first 6 months?- What was the phrase of the marketing campaign?- When was the PlayStation released in Europe and the United States?What about YOU?- Do you like playing video games?- When do you play video games?- How often do you play video games?- How much time do you spend playing video games?- What types of video games do you like playing?- What is your favourite console?- What is your favourite video game?

On December 7, 1787, Delaware became the 1st state of the United States.Watch the following video to know more about Delaware:Test your memory and your understanding!- What are Delaware's two nicknames?- Who founded the first permanent colony in Delaware? - Is Delaware a big or small state?- What is the capital of Delaware?Here are the top 10 things to do in Delaware:*****December 7 is ... Pearl Harbour Day.Watch the video and learn more about the attack on Pearl Harbor:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where is Pearl Harbour?- Who attacked? Who was attacked?- What happened after the attack?

John Lennon was assassinated on December 8, 1980.Watch the following video to know more about John Lennon:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where was John Lennon from?- What band / group did he form?- When was the band formed?- When did John Lennon leave the band?- Where did John Lennon die?One of John Lennon's most famous songs is Imagine:

On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania became the 2nd stateof the United States.Watch the following video to know more about Pennsylvania:Test your memory and your understanding!- What is the largest city in Pennsylvania?- Why is it an important city in the history of the United States?- What is the capital of Pennsylvania?*****On December 12, 1963, Kenya became independent from the United Kingdom. On 12 December 1964, exactly twelve months later, Kenya became a republic under the name "Republic of Kenya".Watch the following videos to learn more about Kenya:  What about YOU?- Would you like to go to Kenya? Why? Why not?- What activity from the video would you like to do?- What are the top 3 countries / places / cities you would like to visit? Why?

December 13 is ... National Day of the Horse in the United States!The domesticated horse the Americans know today was introduced into North America by Spanish explorers.Horses have played an important role in American history, from clearing forests for farmland to bringing pioneers to the Wild Wide West and rounding up livestock (= cows, sheep) on ranches.Watch the following video to learn more about horses:What about YOU?- Is the horse your favourite animal?- Do you go horse riding?- Have you ever ridden a horse?- How old were you when you first rode a horse?

On December 10, 1817, Mississippi became the 20th stateof the United States.Watch the following video to know more about Mississippi:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where does the name 'Mississippi' come from? What does it mean?- Which writer immortalized the Mississippi River?- What was cultivated in Mississippi?- What is the capital of Mississippi?- What is the other name of Mississippi?- Which famous singer was born in Mississippi?Here are the top 10 things to do in Mississippi:*****December 10 is ... Nobel Prize Day!(Alfred Nobel died on December 10, 1896.)Watch the following video to know more about the different Nobel Prizes:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where was Alfred Nobel from?- What did he invent?- Can you give the names of the different Nobel Prizes?Note: The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded by a Norwegian committee whereas the other prizes are awarded by Swedish committees.Martin Luther King Junior received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.Nelson Mandela and Frederik Willem de Klerk also received the Nobel Peace prize in 1993.What about YOU?- Have you ever won an award / trophy / medal? What was it for?- How did you feel?

December 9 is ... Christmas Card Day!Watch the following video to know more about the origin of Christmas cards:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where and when was the first Christmas card made?- How many letters are sent to Santa Claus every year?The first Christmas cards rarely showed winter scenes. They showed flowers or fairies to announce the arrival of spring.The most common messages are ''Season Greetings" and "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year".What about YOU?- Do you send Christmas cards? Why? Why not?- Who do you send Christmas cards to?*****Coronation Street (also known as Corrie) is a British soap opera, that is to say a serial drama on television. Itfocuses on the lives of many characters and their emotional relationships in a fictional town located near Manchester.The show has been on ITV since 9 December 1960.On 17 September 2010, it became the world's longest-running TV soap opera in production.Watch a spoiler:What about YOU?- Are there soap operas in your country?- Do you watch them? Why? Why not?

On December 11, 1931, the Commonwealth was formalisedby the United Kingdom.(Note: The Commonwealth was first created on November 19, 1926.)Watch the following video to know what the Commonwealth is:Test your memory and your understanding!- What is the Commonwealth?- How many members are there?- How much of the world population does the Commonwealth represent?- What does the Commonwealth promote?If you want to know more about the Commonwealth, check out this website.*****On December 11, 1816, Indiana became the 19th state of the United States.Watch the following video to know more about Indiana:Test your memory and your understanding!- What does the word 'Indiana' mean?- What is the capital of Indiana?- What is unusual (~ bizarre) in Indiana?- Which sport had its first professionnal match played in Indiana?*****December 11 is ... International Mountain Day!International Mountain Day was created in 2003 by the United Nations General Assembly.Watch the following videos and learn about the importance of mountains. What about YOU?- Are there any mountains in your country?- Do you often go to the mountains?- What do you usually do when you are in the mountains?

George Washington died on December 14, 1799.Watch the following video to know more about George Washington:Test your memory and your understanding!- Who was George Washington?- What was his first job?- What is George Washington often called?- What can you say about his presidency?Here are more facts (for advanced students) about George Washington:*****On December 14, 1819, Alabamabecame the 22nd stateof the United States.Watch the following video to know more about Alabama:Test your memory and your understanding!- What is the capital of Alabama?- What is the other name given to Alabama?- Where does the name 'Alabama' come from?- What happened in 1955?Here are the top 10 things to do in Alabama:*****On December 14, 1918, the United Kingdom general election took place. It was the first election in which women over the age of 30 could vote.Emmeline Pankhurst was a British political activist and leader of the Suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote.Watch the following video and learn more about Emmeline Pankhurst. Write down 3-5 facts about her.

On December 18, 1787, New Jersey became the 3rd stateof the United States.Watch the following video to know more about New Jersey:Test your memory and your understanding!- What is the other name of New Jersey?- Where did the first settlers in New Jersey come from?- Which famous inventor had his workshop in New Jersey?- Which famous scientist made New Jersey his home?- What is the capital of New Jersey?*****December 18 is ... International Migrants Day.Watch the following videos to know more about migrants. What about YOU?- Are there migrants in your country?- Are you a migrant yourself? (Describe your experience.)

On December 16, 1773, the Boston Tea Party took place.Watch the videos and learn more about this important event in American history. Share what you have understood with your class.Here is a funny song to remember the main facts about the Boston Tea Party:

Ugly Christmas Sweater DayUgly Christmas Sweater Day started in 2011. It is celebrated on the third Friday of December.It is not just about wearing hideous sweaters. It is also a way to raise money for the charity Save the Children. This charity thinks thatchildren should not die from easily treated diseases.Watch the following video and pay attention to figures (numbers).What about YOU?- Do you have a funny / bizarre Christmas tradition in your family?- Which charity(-ies) do you try to help?

A Christmas Carol was first published on December 19, 1843. A Christmas Carol is a novella written by Charles Dickens.Watch this video to know what A Christmas Carol is about. Share what you have understood with your class.What about YOU?- Have you read the book? - Do you know other novels written by Charles Dickens?

On December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers successfully made the first flight in a heavier than air, mechanically propelled airplane in North Carolina.Watch the video to learn more about the Wright brothers. Take a few notes and share them with your class. What about YOU?- Have you ever been on a plane?- Do you have a favourite means of transport?- Which means of transport do you not particularly like? Why not?

Basketballwas first played on December 21, 1891, in Springfield, Massachusetts.Watch the following video to learn about the birth of this sport:What about YOU?- Is basketball your favourite sport? / What is your favourite sport?- Do you play basketball?- How long have you played basketball?- Do you support a basketball team?

December 22 is ... Forefathers' Day in the United States! Forefathers' Day commemorates the landing of the Pilgrim Fathers in Plymouth, Massachusetts, on December 21, 1620.The first Forefathers' Day was celebrated in 1769.Watch the following video to know more about who the Pilgrim Fathers were. Take notes and answer the basic questions (Who? Where? When? What? Why? How?).

December 20 is ... Go Caroling Day!Watch the following video to know more about carol singing: Here is a funny example of funny carol singing:What about YOU?- Do you like Christmas carols?- What is your favourite Christmas carol?*****On December 20, 1955, Cardiff was proclaimed the capital of Wales.Watch the video to know more about Cardiff. Take notes and share them with your class!

Madam C.J. Walker was born on December 23, 1867.Watch one of the following videos to know more about the life of Madam C.J. Walker. Take notes and share what you have understood with your class!Video 1Video 2*****December 23 is also ... National Roots Day in the United States!National Roots Day encourages American people to learn about their family history and ancestors.Watch the following video to know where Americans learn about their family history and ancestors.What about YOU?- Do you come from a small or big family?- Who is the oldest member of your family?- Do you still have your great-grandparents?- Are you interested in who your ancestors were?

December 14 is ... Eggnog Day!Watch the following video to know more about Eggnog Day:Test your memory and your understanding!- What do you need to make eggnog?*****The Ku Klux Klan (KKK) was founded on December 24, 1865.The KKK is a secret American terrorist organization. It focuses on white supremacy and terrorizes other groups.Watch the two videos and answer the basic questions (Who? What? Where? When? Why? How?).

December 25 is ... Christmas Day!Watch the following video to know more about Christmas:Here is how Christmas is celebrated in the United Kingdom and the United States:What about YOU?- How do you celebrate Christmas?*****On December 25, 1066, William the Conqueror was crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey.Watch the following videos, take notes and share them with your class: Watch the following video to know the impact William the Conqueror had in English history:

December 26 is ... Boxing Day!Watch the following video and learn more about this day. Answer the basic questions: Where?, Who?, What?, When?, Why?, How?

On December 27, 1831, Charles Darwin embarked on the HMS Beagle. During his journey, he began to formulate his theory of evolution. Watch the following video to know more about Charles Darwin. Take notes and share them with your class.There is a nice animation video (9 minutes) about Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution here.

Westminster Abbey was consecrated on December 28, 1065.Westminster Abbey is an important and very symbolic place for the British: all the English and British monarchs have been crowned in Westminster Abbey since the coronation of William the Conqueror in 1066.Kate and William's wedding took place in Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011.Here are two important spots in Westminster Abbey: the Coronation Chair and the Poets' Corner.*****On December 28, 1846, Iowa became the 29th state of the United States.Watch the following video to know more Iowa:Test your memory and your understanding!- What is the other name of Iowa?- What is the capital of Iowa?- What is the economy of Iowa based on?*****Adelaide was founded December 28, 1836.Watch the following video to know more about Adelaide:

On December 29, 1845, Texas became the 28th state of the United States.Watch the following video to know more about Texas:Test your memory!- What is the capital of Texas?- What is the official animal of Texas?- What is Texas nicknamed?Here is a more detailed video (for advanced students) about Texas:

December 31 is ... New Year's Eve!Watch the following video to know what people do on this day:For some people, December 31 is Hogmanay. Listen to the recording to know more about Hogmanay and Auld Lang Syne.What about YOU?How do you usually celebrate New Year's Eve?*****On December 31, 1857, Queen Victoria chose Ottawa as the capital of Canada.Watch the following video to learn more about Ottawa. Take a few notes and share with your class!

Rudyard Kipling was born on December 30, 1865.Watch the following video to learn about Rudyard Kipling:Test your memory and your understanding!- Who was Rudyard Kipling?- What is he famous for?- What happened to him in 1907?

Walt Disneydied on December 15, 1966.Watch the following video to know more about Walt Disney: Test your memory and your understanding!- What was Walt Disney's first animated movie?- Which musical was released in 1965?What about YOU?- What is your favourite Disney character?- What is your favourite Disney animated film? ***** Glenn Miller disappeared on December 15, 1944.Watch thefollowing video to know more about Glenn Miller:Test your memory and your understanding!- Who was Glenn Miller?- What did he do?- How did he disappear?

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On January 6, 1912, New Mexico became the 47th state of the United States!Watch the following videos to know more about New Mexico:video 1:video 2:Test your memory and your understanding!- What is the capital of New Mexico?Here is another video about Four Corners Monument, the only place in the United States where you can stand in four states at the same time!! At the end of the video, tell your teacher what the four states are!

On January 3, 1959, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States.Watch the following videos to know more about Alaska:Video 1:Video 2:Video 3:Test your memory and your understanding!- What is Alaska also called? (answer in video 3)- How big is Alaska compared to Texas?- What is the capital of Alaska?

January 1 is ... New Year's Day!On January 1, people usually make new resolutions. Watch the following video to know where this tradition comes from:Here is how New Year's Day is celebrated in the United Kingdom:Here is how New Year's Day is celebrated in the United States:What about YOU?What are your resolutions for the new year?Promise: I will + V .. I will not (won't) + V anymoreIntention / Decision: I am going to + V .. I intend to + VVerbsstop / quit / give up + V-ingcut down on / reduce + nounstart + V-ingtry to + Vkeep on V-ing / continue to + V

The construction of the Golden Gate Bridge started on January 5, 1933.Watch the following video and write down 3-5 facts you would like to remember about the Golden Gate Bridge.

On January 7, 1785, Jean-Pierre Francois Blanchard, a French inventor, and John Jeffries, an American doctor, crossed the English Channel in a hot air balloon. Watch the following video to know how a hot air balloon works:What about YOU?- Have you ever flown in a hot air balloon?- What is your favourite means of transport? Why?- What is your least favourite means of transport? Why?

On January 8, 1828, the Democratic Party was founded.The other party is the Republican Party. It was founded on March 20, 1854.Watchoneof the following videos to know more about these two parties.video 1> What words can you associate with the two parties?video 2:What aboutYOU?- Can you name some famous American presidents?(Click here for a list of the American Presidents.)- Are you interested in politics? Why? Why not?- How many political parties are there in your country? Can you name some of them?*****Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935.Watch the following video to know more about Elvis Presley. Write down 3-5 facts you would like to remember about him.What about YOU?- Do you like Elvis Presley?- What is your favourite Elvis Presley song?

On January 4, 1896, Utah became the 45th state of the United States.Watch the following video to know more about Utah:Test your memory!- What is the capital of Utah?- What rock formation can you see in Utah?Here is an amazing site located in Utah (and also Arizona):*****Isaac Newton was born on January 4, 1643. Isaac Newton was an English mathematician, astronomer and physicist. He is considered as one of the most influential scientists of all time.Watch the following video about the life of Isaac Newton. Write down 5 facts you would like to remember about Isaac Newton.

On January 2, 1788, Georgia became the 4th state of the United States.Watch one of the following videos to know more about Georgia:video 1:video 2:Test your memory and your understanding!- What is Georgia nicknamed?- Where does the name 'Georgia' come from?- What is the capital of Georgia?Here are the top 10 things to do in Georgia:*****January 2 is ... National Science Fiction Day in the United States!The date of January 2 was chosen for National Science Fiction Day because Isaac Asimov, one of the most famous science fiction writers, was born on January 2, 1920.Watch the following video to know more about what science fiction is:What about YOU?- Do you like science fiction?- What do you like about science fiction?- Who is your favourite science fiction writer?- What is your favourite science fiction book?- What is your favourite science fiction film?

Catherine Middleton was born on January 9, 1982.Take this video quiz to see how much you know about Catherine Middleton. Write down 3-5 facts you would like to remember.*****On January 9, 1788, Connecticut became the 5th state of the United States.Watch one of the following videos to know more about Connecticut:video 1:video 2:Test your memory and your understanding!- What is Connecticut nicknamed?- What does the name 'Connecticut' come from? What does it mean?- What is the capital of Connecticut?- What was created in Connecticut?- What machine was invented in Connecticut? (video 2)Here is what you can see and do in Connecticut:

Agatha Christie died on January 12, 1976.Agatha Christie was an English writer. She wrote 66 novels and 14 short story collections.Guinness World Records lists her as the best-selling novelist of all time.Her most famous characters are Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple.Watch the following video to know more about Agatha Christie. Write down 3-5 facts you would like to remember about her.Click on the Play button: the video IS available !!What about YOU?- Do you like reading detective novels / stories?- Who is your favourite Agatha Christie novel?- Can you name other famous detective fiction authors?- Who is your favourite detective fiction author?

The London Underground (also known as 'The Tube') began operating on 10 January 1863. Watch the following video to know more about the Tube. Write down 3 facts you would like to remember about the Tube.Watch this video to know how to use the Tube:What about YOU?- Have you ever been on the Tube?- Do you like this means of transport?

On January 13, 1888, 33 explorers and scientists decided to create 'a society for the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge'. The National Geographic Society was founded on January 27, 1888. The National Geographic Society is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions in the world."At National Geographic, we believe in the power of science, exploration and storytelling to change the world."Watch the following video to know more about what the National Geographic Society does:Here are rare images from the National Geographic Society:Check out the website.What about YOU?- Do you read the National Geographic magazine?- Do you watch the National Geographic channel?

Edmund Hillary died on January 11, 2008. Sir Edmund Percival Hillary was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. In 1953, he and his sherpa guide, Tenzing Norgay, were the first men to reach the top of Mount Everest. They only stayed 15 minutes at the top!Watch the following video to know more about Mount Everest:You can read an interview with Sir Edmund Hillary here.What about YOU?- Do you like rock climbing?- Have you ever climbed a mountain?- Have you ever tried an extreme sport?

Lewis Carroll died on January 14, 1898.Lewis Carroll was an English writer, mathematician, logician, and photographer. His most famous work is the fantasy novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, published in 1865:Watch the following video to know more about Lewis Carroll. Write down 3-5 facts you would like to remember about this writer.Here are five facts you should know about Alice's Adventures in Wonderland:What about YOU?- Have you read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland?- Have you seen a film adaptation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland?- Do you like reading fantasy novels?

Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929.Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who played an important role in the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s in the United States. He used tactics of nonviolence and civil disobedience.He was assassinated on April 4, 1968.Watch the following videos to know more about Martin Luther King Jr. Day.Answer these 3 questions: - When is Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrated?- What do people do on that day?- What King's famous quote (= words) is honored during that day?Video 1: click here.Video 2:*****On January 15, 1559, Elizabeth I was crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey.Watch the following video to know more about this very influential British monarch. Write down 3-5 facts you would like to remember about Queen Elizabeth I.Another video about Queen Elizabeth I:

Al Capone was born on January 17, 1899.Watch the following video to know more about the life of Al Capone. Write down 3-5 factsyou would like to remember about Al Capone.

On January 18, 1788, the first English settlers arrivedin Australia's Botany Bay to establish a penal colony.Watch this short video to know more about this special moment in Australian history. Why did the English settlers not stay in Botany Bay?

Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809.Watch the following video to know more about Edgar Allan Poe. Write down 3-5 facts you would like to remember about him.

On January 16, 1707, the Scottish Parliament ratified the Act of Union: England and Scotlandunited to form Great Britain.Watch the following video to understand the differences between three very confusing terms: the British Isles, Great Britain and the United Kingdom. What aboutYOU? Have you been to Great Britain? Where exactly?***** Prohibition in the United States started on January 16, 1920. Watch the following video and say what Prohibition was and how many years it lasted:For more details about Prohibition, watch the following video: Here are two videos about speakeasies :Video 1: Video 2:

On January 20, 1265, the English Parliament met for the first time.For the first time, not only Lords but also representatives of the major towns were in charge of reforms.Here is a short video explaining the role of Parliament.- How many parts are there in Parliament? Give their names.- How many MPs (Members of Parliament) are there?- What is the main role of Parliament?

January 21 is ... Quebec Flag Day! The flag of Quebec was the first provincial flag officially adopted in Canada. It was first shown on January 21, 1948.Quebec is one of the 13 provinces and territories of Canada.Quebec City is the capital of Quebec. Montreal is the biggest city in Quebec.Here is a short video about Quebec City:What about YOU?- Have you been to Canada?- Have you been to Quebec City?- What would you like to do / visit in Quebec City?

Queen Victoria died on January 22, 1901.Watch the following video to know more about this very influential queen.Answer the following questions:- How long did she rule / reign?- How many children did she have?- What was she called? (nickname)?- What proportion of the world population was under the rule of the British Empire during Queen Victoria's reign?- When was the Victoria memorial erected? Where is it?Here is another video about the life of Queen Victoria:

January 25 is ... Burns Night!Watch the following video and answer the following questions:- Where is Burns Night celebrated?- Who was Robert Burns?For more details about Robert Burns, watch this video:

On January 23, 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first female doctor in the United States.Watch the following video to know more about Elizabeth Blackwell. Write down 3-5 facts you would like to remember about her.

Winston Churchill died on January 24, 1965.Watch the following video to know more about Winston Churchill. Write down 3-5 facts you would like to remember about Winston Churchill.Here is another video with more details about Winston Churchill's life:*****The California Gold Rush began on January 24, 1848.Watch the following video to know more about the California Gold Rush:Test your understanding!- Where was gold found?- What were gold diggers also called?- Who became rich?

Henry VIII died on January 28, 1547. Watch one of the following videos to know more about this very influential king in British history. Write down 3-5 facts you would like to remember about Henry VIII.video 1 (easy):video 2 (for more advanced students):video 3 (for advanced students):video 4 (for more advanced students):

On January 26, 1837, Michiganbecame the 26th state of the United States.Watch the following video to know more about Michigan:Test your memory and your understanding!- What is Michigan also called?- Where does the name 'Michigan' come from? What does it mean?- What is Detroit known as?- What is the capital of Michigan?*****January 26 is ... Australia Day!Listen to the following recording to know what Australia Day is and what Australians do on that day:  For some Australians, however, Australia Day is not a day to celebrate. Watch the following video to know why:For more details, watch this video:

On January 29, 1861, Kansas became the 34th state of the United States! Watch the following video to know more about Kansas:Now let's test your memory!- What is the nickname of Kansas? (clue: the state's official flower)- What is the capital of Kansas?- Who was Amelia Earhart?- Where does the name 'Kansas' come from?

Mozart was born on January 27, 1756.Watch the following video to know more about the life of Mozart. Write down 3-5 facts you would like to remember about Mozart.What about YOU?- Do you like classical music?- What is your favourite music genre?- How often do you listen to classical music?- When do you listen to classical music?- Is Mozart your favourite composer?- Who is your favourite composer?Here is another video (for advanced students) about Mozart:

Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on January 30, 1948. Watch the following video to learn more about Gandhi's life. Write down 3-5 facts you would like to remember about him.For more details, you can watch this video:

Jackie Robinson was born on January 31, 1919. Jackie Robinson was an American professional baseball player. He was the first African American to play in Major League Baseball. He broke the baseball color line when he started to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947.Watch the following video to know more about Jackie Robinson's life. Write down 3-5 facts you would like to remember about him.For more details, here are two videos about Jackie Robinson:

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Louis Comfort Tiffany was born on February 18, 1848. Louis Comfort Tiffany was an American artist and designer associated with the Art Nouveau movement. He is famous for his stained glass creations.

February 1 is ... National Freedom Day in the United States.On February 1, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln signed the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This Amendment abolished slavery.Watch the following video to know more about slavery in U.S. history:*****Mary Shelley died on February 1, 1851.Mary Shelley was an English novelist (= writer). She is famous for her novel Frankenstein; or the Modern Prometheus.Watch the following video to know more about Mary Shelley and Frankenstein:Test your memory and your understanding!- In which country was Mary Shelley when she had the idea of writing Frankenstein?- How old was Mary Shelley when she began writing Frankenstein?- What is Frankenstein's name in the book?What about YOU?- Do you like horror stories / movies (films)?- What is your favourite monster?

February 27 is ... International Polar Bear Day.The objective of this day is to raise awareness about the impact of global warming on polar bears. Polar bears are gradually losing their natural habitat.Watch the following video to know more about polar bears. Answer these questions:- What colour is polar bears' fur?- Where do polar bears live?- Where do most polar bears live? (% + country)- What is the polar bear's main habitat?- What are the two phenomena threatening (= endangering) polar bears?*****The 22nd Amendment of the United States Constitution was ratified on February 27, 1951. This amendment limits the President of the United States to two terms of office.Here are two videos to help you understand how the U.S. President is elected:What about YOU?- Who is the head of state in your country? Who governs in your country?- How is this person chosen / elected?

Grand Central Terminal opened on February 2, 1913. Grand Central Terminal is a famous train station in New York City. It is one of the world's most visited tourist attractions. In 2013, there were 21.9 million visitors.Watch the following video to know more about Grand Central Terminal.What about YOU?- Do you like travelling by train?- Do you often take the train?- What is your favourite means of transport?*****February 2 is ... Groundhog Day in the United States!Watch the following video to know more about this special day!What about YOU?What is your favourite season of the year? Why?

Norman Rockwell was born on February 3, 1894. Norman Rockwell was an American painter and illustrator. He is famous for his covers of The Saturday Evening Post magazine. Norman Rockwell liked painting everyday life.Watch the following video for a quick introduction to Norman Rockwell's life:For more details about Norman Rockwell's life, you can watch this video (11:46) (for advanced students):

February 5 is ... World Nutella Day!Watch the following video to know how World Nutella Day started:Now, can you answer these questions?- Who had the idea to create World Nutella Day?- Where did she grow up?- In which country was she when she first saw Nutella? When was it?- When was World Nutella Day created?Here is a video to give you some ideas about how to enjoy Nutella:What about YOU?- Do you like Nutella?- What do you usually eat Nutella with?- Is there a recipe from the video you would like to try?

On February 4, 2004, Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dormitory room. Here is a short video about the history of Facebook:What about YOU?- Are you on Facebook? Do you have a Facebook account?- How often do you check your Facebook account?- What do you use Facebook for?- Is Facebook your favourite social network?- Do you use other social networks?

On February 6, 1952, Queen Elizabeth II succeeded King George VI to the British throne. Watch the following video to know more about the life of Queen Elizabeth II. Write down 3-5 facts you would like to remember about her:Here are the Queen's 90 years in 90 pictures:*****On February 6, 1788, Massachusetts became the 6th stateof the United States.Watch one of the following videos to know more about Massachusetts:video 1:video 2:Test your memory and your understanding!- What is Massachusetts also known as?- Where did the first settlers in Massachusetts come from?- What were they called?- What is the capital of Massachusetts?- Which famous university is located in Massachusetts? (video 2)- What celebration took place in Massachusetts for the first time in 1621?*****February 6 is ... Waitangi Day.Waitangi Day commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840. The Treaty of Waitangi is New Zealand's founding document. The British wanted to establish a colony in New Zealand and Maori chiefs needed British protection from the French.*****Bob Marley was born on February 6, 1945.Bob Marley was a Jamaican singer and song writer.Watch the following video to learn a few facts about Bob Marley:Here is another video (for advanced students) about Bob Marley's life and career:What about YOU?- Do you like reggae? Is reggae your favourite music genre?- What do you like about reggae?- Who is your favourite reggae artist?- What is your favourite music genre?

James Dean was born on February 8, 1931.Watch the following video to know more about James Dean. Write down 3-5 facts you would like to remember about him.What about YOU?- Who is your favourite actor?- What makes a great actor? (What is your definition of a good actor?)

Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812.Charles Dickens was a famous English writer. His most famous works include Oliver Twist (1839), A Christmas Carol (1843), David Copperfield (1850), Hard Times (1854) and Great Expectations (1861).Watch the following video to know more about Charles Dickens. Write down 3-5 facts you would like to remember about him.

On February 9, the Davis Cup was created by Dwight Davis.Watch the following video and answer the questions:- What nationality was Dwight Davis?- What is the Davis Cup exactly?- What were the first two countries in the competition? Who won?- How many countries are part of the competition now?- Which country has won the most Davis cups?What about YOU?- Do you play tennis? (How long have you played tennis?)- Do you watch tennis matches on TV?- What is your favourite tennis tournament / competition?- Who is your favourite tennis player? Why?*****February 9 is also ... National Pizza Day in the United States!Watch the following video and answer the following questions:- Which countries had flat breads similar to pizza?- Where and when was the modern pizza born?- Why was it created?- What were the three ingredients? Why these ingredients in particular?What about YOU?- Do you like pizza?- How often do you eat pizza?- What extra toppings do you like on your pizza?

On February 10, 1931, New Delhi was inaugurated as the capital of India. Watch the following two videos to know what you can do in New Delhi:What about YOU?- Have you been to India?- Would you like to go to India?- What do you like about Indian culture?- Do you like Indian food?

Thomas Edison was born on February 11, 1847. Watch the following video to know more about one of his most famous inventions:Watch the following video about the top 10 inventions of all time:What about YOU?- What is the best invention of all time for you?- What invention would you like to see in the future?

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809.Watch the following video to know more about Abraham Lincoln. Write down 3-5 facts you would like to remember about him.Test your memory and your understanding!- Who was Abraham Lincoln?- What conflict broke out in 1861?- What important decision did Abraham Lincoln make?- How did Abraham Lincoln die?

February 13 is ... World Radio Day!The first World Radio Day was celebrated on February 13, 2012. The Day was proclaimed by the United Nations Assembly in 2011.Radio is a very powerful communication tool. It is the mass media that reaches the widest audience in the world:What about YOU?- Do you often listen to the radio?- When and where do you listen to the radio?- What do you listen to on the radio?- What is your favourite radio station?Watch the following video (for advanced student) to know more about the invention of the radio:

February 14 is ... Valentine's Day!Watch the following video to know more about St Valentine:Let's test your understanding of the video with a game!Here is another video about St Valentine's Day:What about YOU?- Do you like celebrating Valentine's Day? Why? Why not?- What have you planned for Valentine's Day this year?- Have you ever received a present for Valentine's Day? What was it?- Have you ever received a valentine (= card) from a secret admirer?*****On February 14, 1859, Oregonbecame the 33rd state of the United States. Watch the following videos to know more about Oregon:*****On February 14, 1912, Arizonawas admitted as the 48th and last contiguous state of the United States. Watch the following video to know more about Arizona. Write down 3-5 facts you would like to remember about Arizona.Here is a videoabout the Grand Canyon:

February 15 is ... National Flag of Canada Day!Watch the following video to know more about the history of the Canadian flag:What about YOU?- Do you know the history of your country's flag?- Is the Canadian flag your favourite foreign flag?- Which foreign flag is your favourite?*****Susan B. Anthony was born on February 15, 1820. Watch the following videos to know more about this very influential woman in American history. Write down 3-5 facts you would like to remember about her.video 1 (easy)video 2 (for more advanced students)

Cathy Freeman was born on February 16, 1973. Watch the following videos to know more about Cathy Freeman:video 1 (easy)video 2 (for more advanced students)What about YOU?- Do you like athletics?- Who is your favourite athlete?

February 17 is ... World Pangolin Day! Watch the following 2 videos to know more about pangolins:

Louis Comfort Tiffany was born on February 18, 1848. Louis Comfort Tiffany was an American artist and designer associated with the Art Nouveau movement. He is famous for his stained glass creations.Art Nouveau was an international style of art and architecture that was popular between 1890 and 1910. Art Nouveau artists drew their inspiration from natural forms and structures, particularly the curved lines of plants and flowers.Watch the following video to see some of Louis Comfort Tiffany's creations:What about YOU?- Do you like Art Nouveau?- Are you interested in art and architecture in general?- What is your favourite art movement?

The first of a series of more than 60 tornadoes hit the United States on February 19, 1884.This phenomenon was called the 1884 Enigma outbreak. It is one of the largest and most widespread tornado outbreaks in American history.Watch the following video to know how tornadoes form:Check out your understanding of the video with this game!

Frederick Douglass died on February 20, 1895.Frederick Douglass was an African-American abolitionist, civil rights activist and writer. He was born a slave but escaped to freedom in 1884.Watch the following video to know more about the life of Frederick Douglass. Write down 3-5 facts you would like to remember about him.Here is a detailed video (7 minutes) about the life of Frederick Douglass:

Malcolm X was assassinated on February 21, 1965.Watch the following video to know more about Malcolm X. Write down 3-5 facts you would like to remember about him.

Andy Warhol died on February 22, 1987.Andy Warhol was an American artist, director and producer. He was a leading figure in the art movement called 'pop art'. Pop art developed in the United Kingdom and in the United States during the 1950s. Pop art is characterized by the presence of everyday objects and images from popular and mass culture. Watch the following video to know more about pop art:Here is a video (for advanced students) to know more about Andy Warhol:What about YOU?- Do you like pop art?- What do you like or don't like about pop art?- What is your favourite art movement?

W. E. B. Du Bois was born on February 23, 1868.W. E. B. Du Bois was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist and writer. Du Bois was one of the co-founders of theNational Association for the Advancement of Colored People(NAACP) in 1909.Watch the following video to know more about W. E. B. Du Bois. Write down 3-5 facts you would like to remember about him. Here is another video about W. E. B. Du Bois (for advanced students):For more details about the NAACP, watch the following video (for advanced students):

Steve Jobs was born on February 24, 1955. Watch the following video to know more about Steve Jobs's life. Write down 3-5 facts you would like to remember about him.

George Harrison was born on February 25, 1943. Georges Harrison was one of the Fab Four, also known as The Beatles.The group split (= broke up) in 1970.Two of his most famous songs as a solo artist are My Sweet Lord and Got My Mind Set On You:Watch the following video to know more about The Beatles. Write down 3-5 facts you would like to remember about them.For more details about the Beatles, you can watch this 7-minute video (for advanced students)What about YOU?- Do you like the Beatles?- What is your favourite Beatles song?

Levi Strauss was born on February 26, 1829. Levi Strauss was a German-American businessman who founded the first company to manufacture blue jeans.Watch the following video to know more about the history of jeans. Answer the following questions:- Which historical event (= situtation) is at the origin of jeans?- When and where did this event take place?- What percentage of Americans own (= have) at least one pair of jeans?Here is another video with more details about Levi Strauss:What about YOU?- Do you like wearing jeans?- Do you often wear jeans?- How many pairs of jeans do you have?- What is your favourite colour for jeans?*****John Harvey Kellogg was born on February 26, 1852. John Harvey Kellogg was an American doctor, nutritionist, inventor and businessman. He and his brother Will Keith Kellogg are famous today for the invention of the breakfast cereal corn flakes. The Kellogg company was founded on February 19, 1906.Watch the video and answer the following questions?- When did John Harvey Kellogg serve corn flakes for the first time?- In which state did it happen?- What type of food were corn flakes at the beginning?What about YOU?- Do you eat cereal for breakfast? What cereal do you eat for breakfast?- What do you usually eat for breakfast?

February 29 is also known as leap day or leap year day.February 29 is a date added to most years that are divisible by 4.Here is a video that explains what a leap year is:

February 28 is ... Anti-Bullying Day. The first Anti-Bullying Day started in 2007.Anti-Bullying Day is actually celebrated on various dates around the world.In 2012, the United Nations declared May 4 as Anti-Bullying Day.Watch the following video to know more about this day and answer these questions:- What colour must you wear ?- Where did it start? What happened?What about YOU?- What can you do to stand up against bullying?- What can you do to stand up against cyberbullying?

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On March 2, 1961, the creation of the Peace Corps was announced on television.The Peace Corps is a volunteer program run by the United States government. The objective is to help people outside the United States understand American culture and help Americans understand the cultures of other countries.Watch the following video to know more about the Peace Corps:Test your memory and understanding!- How many Americans have served in the Peace Corps?- How long can you volunteer in the Peace Corps?- What do American volunteers usually bring when they serve in the Peace Corps?

March 5 is ... St Piran's Day!St Piran is the patron saint of Cornwall. Watch the following video to know more about St Piran:Test your understanding!- Who were St Piran's first three disciples?- Which metal is St Piran said to have discovered? (gold? silver? tin?)Here are the top 10 places to visit in Cornwall:

March 1 is ... St David's Day. St David is the patron saint of Wales.Watch the following video to know more about St David. Test your memory!- What is the national flower of Wales?- What vegetable is the national symbol of Wales?To know more about Wales, watch the following video: *****On March 1, 1803, Ohiobecame the 17th state of the United States. Watch the following video to know more about Ohio:Test your memory and your understanding!- What is Ohio nicknamed?- What is Ohio known as today? (Ohio shares this nickname with Virginia)- What is the capital of Ohio?***** On March 1, 1867, Nebraskabecame the 37th state of the United States. Watch the following video to know more about Nebraska:

On March 4, 1931, the Star-Spangled Banner was officially adopted as the national anthem of the United States.Watch the following video to know more about the history of the Star-Spangled Banner:Test your understanding!- When did it all start?- Who was Francis Scott Key? (job)- What did he do?Now listen to the Star-Spangled Banner:What about YOU?- What is the national anthem of your country?- Do you know the history of your country's national anthem?*****On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state of the United States.Watch the following video to know more about Vermont:Test your memory and your understanding!- What is Vermont also called?- What is the capital of Vermont?- What does Vermont produce?

On March 3, 1845, Florida became the 27th state of the United States. Watch the following video to know more about Florida. Write down 3-5 facts you would like to remember about this state:Test your memory and understanding!- What is Florida's nickname?- What fruits are grown in Florida?- When was Florida discovered?- What famous amusement park can you visit in Florida?Watch this video to see what you can do in Florida:What about YOU?- Have you been to Florida?- Which attraction would you like to visit in Florida?

March 6 is ... National Oreo Cookie Day in the United States! Watch the following video to know more about Oreos:Watch the following video to know how Oreos can reveal your personality:What about YOU?How do you eat your Oreos?

March 8 is ... International Women's Day.International Women's Day was first observed on February 28, 1909, in New York. But in 1910, the International Women's Conference chose March 8 as International Women's Day.The objective of International Women's Day is to celebratethe social, economic, cultural and political achievements(= successes) of womenbut also demand equal parity.Watch the following video to see why it can be difficult to be a girl:Here is another video (for more advanced students):

On March 9, 1959, Barbie made her debut at the American Toy Fair in New York.It is estimated that over a billion Barbie dolls have been sold in over 150 countries.Watch the following video to know more about the story of Barbie:Test your understanding and your memory!- Where does the name 'Barbie' come from?- What did the first Barbie wear?- What colour was her hair?- What happened to Barbie in 2004?What about YOU?What was your favourite toy when you were a child?

On March 7, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell was granted a patent for his invention, the telephone. Watch the following video to know more about Alexander Graham Bell and his invention:Test your memory and your understanding!

Harriet Tubman died on March 10, 1913. Harriet Tubman was an American abolitionist. She was born a slave but escaped to freedom in 1849.Harriet Tubman worked for the Underground Railroad, a network of secret routes and houses, that helped slaves escape to northern free states and Canada.Watch the following video to know more about Harriet Tubman's life:  Test your memory and your understanding! - How many slaves did Harriet Tubman rescue?- What did Harriet Tubman suffer from?- What was Harriet Tubman's nickname?- How did she die?

Alexander Fleming died on March 11, 1955. Watch the following video to know more about Alexander Fleming. Find the answers to the following questions:- What nationality was Alexander Fleming?- What did he discover?- How did he discover it?- What happened in 1945?For more details, you can watch this 7-minute video:

On March 12, 1968, Mauritius became independent from the United Kingdom. Watch the following video to know more about Mauritius:Here is another video to know what you can do in Mauritius:What about YOU?- Have you been to Mauritius?- Have you been to an exotic place?- Which exotic place would you like to visit?

On March 13, 1639, New College was renamed Harvard College for clergyman John Harvard.Harvard is the United States' oldest institution of higher learning. It was established in 1636.Watch the following video to know more about Harvard:Test your memory and your understanding!- In which state is Harvard University?- What is Harvard's motto?- What is its school colour?- How many U.S. Presidents went to Harvard?

March 17 is ... St Patrick's Day!Watch the following video to know more about St Patrick:Watch the following video to see how the inhabitants of this U.S. city celebrate St Patrick's Day:If you want to know why St Patrick's Day is celebrated all around the world and not just Ireland, you will find the answer in this video:

March 14 is ... Learn About Butterflies Day!Watch the following video to know more about butterflies:Here is another video about the monarch butterflies:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where can you find the monarch butterfly?- How long does it take for a monarch butterfly to go from the egg stage to the adult stage?*****March 14 is ... Pi Day.March 14 is Pi Day because the month/day date format for March 14 is 3/14 and it corresponds to the first three digits of Pi.Watch the following video to know more about Pi:*****Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879.Watch the following video to know more about Albert Einstein:Test your memory and your understanding!- What present did Albert Einstein receive at the age of 5?- Did Albert Einstein like school?- What fascinated Albert Einstein?- Which musical instrument did he play?- What happened in 1940?

<March 16 is ... Panda Day!Watch the following video to know more about giant pandas:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where do giant pandas live?- What do giant pandas eat?- How much time do giant pandas spend eating?- How much does a newborn panda weigh?- What happened to giant pandas in the 1980s?Here is another video about giant pandas: ***** March 11 is also World Sleep Day.Here are videos to understand the importance of sleep:video 1 video 2video 3 (for more advanced students) What about YOU?- What time do you usually go to bed? - How many hours of sleep do you think you get? - Do you often wake up in the middle of the night? - Do you fall asleep easily?

On March 15, 1820, Maine became the 23rd state of the United States. Watch the following video to know more about Maine:Test your memory and your understanding!- What is Maine's nickname?- What is the English for ?- What is the English for ?- How many are there in Maine?Some other facts about Maine:

F. W. de Klerk was born on March 18, 1936.Frederik Willem de Klerk is a South African politician. He was President of South Africa from 1989 to 1994. He played a major role in dismantling (= ending) Apartheid.Here are two videos that will help you understand what Apartheid was:Check your memory and your understanding!- When did Apartheid start?- What words can you associate with Apartheid?*****Chuck Berry died on March 18, 2017.Chuck Berry was an American singer, songwriter and musician.Watch the following video to know more about Chuck Berry:Check your understanding!- What is Chuck Berry's nickname?- When was he at the height of his success?- Which two music genres did he fuse (= mix)?- Who did he play his music for?

On March 19, 1932, the Sydney Harbour Bridge opened.Here are some facts about the Sydney Harbour Bridge:What about YOU?- Have you ever climbed something high?- Are you afraid of heights?Enjoy this virtual visit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge:Here is another virtual climb:

March 21 is ... International Day of Forests. On November 28, 2012, the United Nations General Assembly established the 21st day of March as the International Day of Forests.Watch the following videos to know more about the importance of forests:*****March 21 is also ... International Colour Day!Watch the following video to know about the meanings of colours:But meanings change, depending on the culture! Watch this 2-minute video to know more:There are lots of idioms (= expressions) using colours. Here are some of them:What about YOU?- What is your favourite colo(u)r?- What does it symbolise for you?

Uncle Tom's Cabin was published on March 20, 1852.Uncle Tom's Cabin was written by Harriet Beecher Stowe.Watch the following video to know more about Harriet Beecher Stowe:Test your memory and your understanding!- What is Uncle Tom's Cabin about?- Was the book a success?

March 22 is ... International Water Day.The first International Water Day was celebrated in 1993. The objective of this day is to focus attention on the importance of universal access to clean water and sanitation and hygiene facilities, as well as on the sustainable management of freshwater resources.Watch the following video about World Water Day 2019 to know more about the importance of water:Test your memory and your understanding!- What percentage of illnesses do poor water and poor sanitation represent?- How many people do not have access to a toilet?

March 23 is ... World Meteorological Day.World Meteorological Day is celebrated on March 23 because the World Meteorological Organization was established on March 23, 1950. The World Meteorological Organization plays an important role in people's safety and welfare.The first World Meteorological Day was celebrated in 1961.Watch the following video to know how meteorologists predict the weather:What about YOU?- Do you often watch (or listen to) the weather forecast?- What is the weather usually like where you live?

Queen Elizabeth I died on March 24, 1603.Watch the following video to know more about this very influential monarch. Test your memory and your understanding!- Who was Queen Elizabeth I's father?- What was important at that time?- Who did Queen Elizabeth I marry?- Which famous playwright revolutionized theatre under her reign?- What did England's navy defeat in 1588?

From March 7 to March 25, 1965, three protest marches were organized from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. The distance represented 87 kilometers (54 miles).The marches were organized by nonviolent activists who wanted African-Americans to be able to exercise their constitutional right to vote.On March 7, 1965, state troopers attacked the unarmed marchers with billy clubs and tear gas. This event became known as Bloody Sunday:Watch the following video to know more about the three protest marches:

March 26 is ... Purple Day. The objective of Purple Day is to teach people about epilepsy.Watch the following videos to understand what epilepsy is:What about YOU?- Do you know someone who suffers from epilepsy?You can visit this website.*****March 26 is also ... Spinach Day!Watch the following videos to know more about the benefits of spinach:What about YOU?- Do you like spinach?- How often do you eat spinach?- What is your best way to eat spinach?

March 27 is ... World Theatre Day! World Theatre Day was initiated in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute.The objective of this day is to celebrate the value and importance of theatre.One of the most famous theatres in the world is Shakespeare's Globe in London.Here are 10 facts about the Globe:For more details about the Globe, watch the following video:Here is another video (4 minutes):What about YOU?- Do you often go to the theatre?- What do you like (or not like) about theatre?- Do you like acting?- Have you ever acted on a stage?- What was the last play you saw? How was it?

Dwight D. Eisenhower died on March 28, 1969.Watch the following video to know more about Dwight D. Eisenhower. Write down 3-5 facts you would like to remember about him.For more details about Dwight D. Eisenhower, watch this video (for advanced students):

March 31 is ... National Prom Day!But what is Prom? Watch the following video to find out:Some facts about Prom:It was born in the United States more than 100 years ago.It has become an industry similar to the wedding industry.On average, an American family spends more than 900 dollars on prom.What about YOU?- Do you have something similar to Prom in your country?- What do you think of Prom?

March 30 is ... National Pencil Day!On March 30, 1858, Hymen Lipman registered the first patent for a pencil with an attached eraser.Watch the following video to learn more about pencils:What about YOU?- Do you use a pencil on a regular basis or do you prefer to use more modern tools?- Are your pencils always intact or do you tend to nibble them?

The Royal Albert Hall was inaugurated on March 29, 1871.The place is named after Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert.Watch the following video to know more about this place:Test your memory and your understanding!- What shape (form) is the Royal Albert Hall?- What colour is the building?- Why are there discs hanging from the ceiling?The Royal Albert Hall has held the Proms concerts every summer since 1941. This series of daily concerts lasts eight weeks. There are 5,272 seats in the Royal Albert Hall.

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On April 26, 1964, Tanzania was created out of the union of Tanganyika and the Zanzibar Archipelago, two former British colonies.Watch the following video to know more about Tanzania:Test your memory and your understanding!- What can you do and see in Tanzania?- What is the best time of the year to visit Tanzania?Learn some facts about Mount Kilimanjaro:

April 1 is ... April Fool's Day!Watch the following video to know how this day is celebrated in the United Kingdom:Watch the following video to know how this day is celebrated in the United States:What about YOU?- Do you celebrate April Fool's Day in your country?- What are common pranks / tricks on April Fool's Day?- Are you usually the one who plays tricks or the one who is tricked?

April 2 is ... World Autism Day.Watch the following videos to know what autism is:What about YOU?Do you personally know someone who has autism?*****April 2 is also ... National Ferret Day.Watch the following video to know more about ferrets. Write down 3-5 facts you would like to remember about ferrets.What about YOU?- Have you got / Do you have a ferret?- Do you know someone who has (got) a ferret?- Have you got / Do you have any pets?

The Pony Express started on April 3, 1860.Watch the following video to know more about the Pony Express:Test your memory and your understanding!- How long did it take to send a letter in 1830? How was mail delivered?- How long did it take to deliver the first Pony Express mailbag?- How long did the Pony Express last?- What replaced the Pony Express?

April 6 is ... National Tartan Day. Tartan Day is a celebration of Scottish heritage.It originated in Canada in the mid-1980s.Tartanis a pattern of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours. Each Scottish clan (= a group of families who are related to each other) has its tartan.Watch the following video to know more about tartan:  Here is a video to know what tartan to wear: ***** The first modern Olympic Games opened in Athens, Greece, on April 6, 1896. Watch one of the following videos (video 1 = 5:44; video 2 = 3:50) to know more about the history of the Olympic Games:What about YOU?- Do you follow the Olympic Games on TV?- Do you prefer the Summer Olympic Games or the Winter Olympic Games?- Do you have a favourite sporting discipline?

On April 5, 1614, Pocahontas married John Rolfe, an English settler, in Virginia.Watch the following video to know more about Pocahontas. Write down 3-4 facts you would like to remember about her.

April 8 is ... Zoo Lovers Day!Did you know that'zoo' is actually short for 'zoological garden'?Watch the following video to know more about zoos:Test your memory and your understanding! - In which city is the oldest zoo?- When did it open?- Where did the first zoo in the United States open?- How many people visit a zoo each year?- How many zoos and aquariums are there in the world?Here is a video about the world's five best zoos:What about YOU? - Do you like to go to the zoo?- What animals in particular do you like to see in a zoo?To finish, here is a video about the role of the modern zoo (for more advanced students): What words did you hear in the video?

April 4 is ... World Rat Day!How much do you know about rats? Watch this video to learn more about rats:Test your memory!*****April 4 is also ... Carrot Day!Watch the following videos to know more about carrots:What about YOU?- Do you like carrots?- Do you often eat carrots?- Do you prefer them raw or cooked?*****The World Trade Center opened on April 4, 1973.The World Trade Center, also known as the Twin Towers, was destroyed on September 11, 2001.Watch the following video to know more about the World Trade Center:The World Trade Center was replaced by the One World Trade Center, also known as the Freedom Tower. The One World Trade Center is now the tallest building in America:

Henry Ford died on April 7, 1947.Watch the following video to know more about Henry Ford:Watch this video to learn about the impacts Henry Ford's inventions had on people's lives:What about YOU?- Are you interested in cars?- Do you have a favourite car brand?

April 9, 1865 marked the end of the Civil War.On April 9, 1865,Confederate General Robert E. Lee and his troops surrenderedat Appomattox Court House, to US Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant.To know more about the Civil War, watch the following video. Write down 3-5 facts you would like to remember about this conflict.Here is another video about the American Civil War (for advanced students):

On April 10, 1858, Big Ben was recast after it cracked during a test.Did you know that Big Ben is actually the name of the bell and not the tower? To know more about Big Ben, watch one of the following videos:video 1 (3:44):video 2 (6:13):vdievideo 3 with amazing visual effects (7:58):

On April 12, 1606, the national flags of Scotland and England were united for use at sea. This use marked the birth of the Union Jack.Here is a short video explaining the evolution of the Union Jack:*****Franklin Delano Roosevelt died on April 12, 1945.Watch the following video to know more about Franklin D. Roosevelt. Write down 3-5 facts you would like to remember about him.

On April 11, 1951, the Stone of Scone, also known as the Stone of Destiny,was found after being stolen by four Scottish students.replica of the Stone of SconeThe Stone of Scone is associated with the Coronation chair:Watch the following video to know more about these two historical artefacts:You can see the Stone of Scone in Edinburgh Castle.

The Titanic sank on April 15, 1912.Watch the following video to know more about the Titanic and why it sank:Test your memory and understanding!- How long did it take to build the Titanic?- How many people were on board?- How long did it take for the Titanic to sink?The wreck of the Titanic was found on September 1, 1985.

April 13 is ... Scrabble Day!April 13 is Scrabble Day because the inventor of the game, Alfred Mosher Butts, was born on April 13, 1899.Watch the following video to know more about Scrabble:Test your memory and your understanding!- When was Scrabble created?- What did Alfred Mosher Mutts do for a living? (job)- Was Alfred Mosher Mutts working at that time?- What was the first name of Scrabble?What about YOU?- Do you like playing Scrabble?- What is your favourite board game?*****Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743.Watch the following video to know more about Thomas Jefferson. Write down 3-5 facts you would like to remember about him.For more details about Thomas Jefferson's life, you can watch this video (6:19):

April 17 is ... National Bat Appreciation Day!Watch the following video for an introduction to bats: For more details about bats, watch this video:*****Benjamin Franklin died on April 17, 1790. Watch the following videos to know more about Benjamin Franklin. Write down 3-5 facts you would like to remember about him.

April 14 is ... Dolphin Day! Watch the following videos to know more about dolphins: Test your memory and your understanding!- How many species of dolphins are there?- What do dolphins eat?- How long does a dolphin live?- How high in the air can a dolphin jump?

April 16 is ... Elephant Day. Watch the following video (4:14) to know more about elephants:Test your memory and your understanding!- What are the two types of elephants?- How much grass must elephants eat a day?- How much does an elephant weigh?- What can elephants not do?- How long does a female elephant's pregnancy last?Here is another interesting video (4:28) about elephants:*****Charlie Chaplin was born on April 16, 1889.Watch the following video to know more about Charlie Chaplin. Write down 3-5 facts you would like to remember about him.Here is another video (for more advanced students) about Charlie Chaplin: What about YOU?- Do you like silent film / movies?- What is your favourite Charlie Chaplin movie?

April 18 is ... Banana Day! Watch the following video to know more about bananas. Write down 2-3 facts you would like to remember about bananas.What about YOU?- Do you like bananas?- What is your favourite fruit?*****On April 18, 1906, an earthquake destroyed 75% of San Francisco.Watch the following video to know more about how earthquakes occur:What about YOU?- Do earthquakes or other natural disasters often happen in your country?

On April 19, 1987, the Simpsons first appeared as a series of shortson the Tracey Ullman Show.Here is what the Simpsons initially looked like:There are 48 one-minute shorts. Here is the first short:Watch the following video to know more about the Simpsons:What about YOU?- Do you like the Simpsons?- Can you name all the Simpsons characters?- What adjectives come to your mind when you think of the Simpsons?- Who is your favourite Simpsons character?- What is your favourite Simpsons episode?*****April 19 is also ... Garlic Day!Watch the following video to know more about garlic:What about YOU?- Do you like garlic?- What is your favourite garlic recipe?

Bram Stoker died on April 20, 1912. Watch the following video to know how Dracula became the world's most famous vampires:Test your memory and your understanding!- When was Dracula published?- What was Bram Stoker's nationality?- Was Dracula an immediate success?- What made Dracula famous?What about YOU?- Do you like stories or films / movies with vampires? Why? Why not?- What is your favourite vampire movie / story / series?

April 21 is ... National Tea Day!Watch the following video to know how tea was introduced to Britain:For more details about tea, watch this video (for advanced students):What about YOU?- Do you like tea?- How many cups of tea a day do you drink?- What is your favourite hot beverage / drink?*****Queen Elizabeth II was born on April 21, 1926.Watch the following video to know more about the life of Queen Elizabeth II. Write down 3-5 facts you would like to remember about her.

April 22 is ... Earth Day.Watch the following video to know more about this day:Here is another video about Earth day.What about YOU?- Which environmental issue are you most worried about?- What do you do to protect the environment?

Daniel Defoe died on April 24, 1731. Daniel Defoe was a British writer. He is famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe.Watch the following video to know more about Daniel Defoe:Test your understanding!- What subjects / themes did Daniel Defoe like to write about?- Why is Daniel Defoe an important writer in English literature?- Why is Robinson Crusoe an important novel?- Was Robinson Crusoe an immediate success?Here is a summary of Robinson Crusoe:*****Wallis Simpson died on April 24, 1986.Watch the following video to know how Wallis Simpson changed the course of the British monarchy:Test your understanding!- What was Wallis Simpson's nationality?- Who did she marry?- What did her future husband decide to do in order to marry her?

April 23 is ... St George's Day!Watch the following video to know more about St George:  Test your memory and your understanding!- Who is St George?- Where and when was he born?- How did he die?- What monster did he slay (= kill)?Here is another video about St George.*****William Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616.Watch the following video to know more about William Shakespeare: Here is another short video about William Shakespeare:For more details about Shakespeare, you can watch this 8-minute video:

April 25 is ... World Penguin Day! Watch the following video to know more about penguins:Test your memory and your understanding!- How many species of penguins are there on Earth?- How long can a penguin hold its breath underwater?- Which penguin is the largest?- In which country can you see yellow-eyed penguins?*****April 25 is also ... Golf Day!Watch the following video to know more about golf:Test your understanding!- Which country is golf associated with?- In which season was golf largely played?- Why did James II forbid golf and football?*****April 25 is also ... DNA Day!DNA day commemorates the day in 1953 when James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, Rosalind Franklin and colleagues published papers in the journal Nature on the structure of DNA.The first DNA Day was celebrated in 2003 in the United States.Watch the following video to learn about the importance of DNA:

On April 28, 1788, Marylandbecame the 7th state of the United States.Watch one of the following video to know more about Maryland:video 1:video 2:Test your memory and your understanding!- What are the other names of Maryland?- What is the capital of Maryland?- Who was Harriet Tubman? What did she do? (video 2)Here are the top 10 things to do in Maryland:*****April 28 is ... Superhero Day! Watch the following video to know more about this day:What about YOU?- Who is your favourite superhero?- Who is your favourite supervillain?- What is your favourite superhero movie?- What do you think is the most important accessory for a superhero?- What superpower would you like to have?

April 27 is ... Tapir Day!Watch the following video to learn more about tapirs:Test your memory and your understanding!- To which other animal is the tapir related?- Where do tapirs live? (habitat)- What do they eat?*****Ulysses S. Grant was born on April 27, 1822.Watch the following video to know more about Ulysses S. Grant. Write down 3-5 facts you would like to remember about him.*****On April 27, 1961, Sierra Leone became independentfrom the United Kingdom. Watch the following video to know more about Sierra Leone:

April 29 is ... International Dance Day!Watch the following video to learn about the evolution of social dance and why people dance:What about YOU?- Do you like dancing?- Do you take dancing lessons? (How long have you been dancing?)- Why do you dance? (What does dancing allow you to do?)- What is your favourite type of dance?*****April 29 is also ... National Zipper Day!Watch the following video to know when the zipper was created and who created it:

On April 30, 1812, Louisiana became the 18th state of the United States.Watch the following video to know more about Louisiana: Test your memory and your understanding!- What is Louisiana's state bird?- What is Louisiana's capital?- What celebration is Louisiana famous for?- What type of music was born in New Orleans, Louisiana?- Where does the name 'Louisiana' come from?*****April 30 is also ... International Jazz Day.The first International Jazz Day was celebrated in 2012.Watch the following video to know more about jazz:Test your memory and your understanding?- What is jazz compared to?- What is the main 'ingredient' / characteristic of jazz?- Which American values does jazz express?What about YOU?- Do you like jazz?- Who is your favourite jazz artist?

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Florence Nightingale was born on May 12, 1820. Watch one of the two videos to know more about Florence Nightingale. Write down 3-5 facts you would like to remember about her.video 1video 2 (for more advanced students)May 12 is International Nurses Day, of course!

On May 9, 1671, Thomas Blood, an Anglo-Irish officer,tried to steal the Crown Jewels.Watch the followingvideos to know more about the Crown Jewels:  Test your memory and your understanding!- Where can you see the Crown Jewels?- How old is the concept of the crown?- Can you name the different sacred items (= objects) that symbolise the monarch's power?If you want to know why Thomas Blood tried to steal the Crown Jewels, go to this page.*****On May 9, 1927,Canberrareplaced Melbourne as the capital of Australia. Watch the following video to know more about Canberra:

The Chrysler Building opened to the public on May 27, 1930. Watch the following video to know more about this amazing skyscraper:Test your memory and your understanding!- What type of architecture is the Chrysler Building a classic example of?- How long was the Chrysler Building the world's tallest building?- What building surpassed the Chrysler Building in 1931?- How many workers died during its construction?For amazing pictures about the men who built New York's skyscrapers, watch this video:

On May 3, 1802, the City of Washington was granted a municipal government consisting of a mayor appointed by the President of the United States.Here are the top 10 attractions in Washington D.C.:Washington D.C. has not always been the capital of the United States. To know which other cities were also the capital of the country at some point in the past, watch this video (for more advanced students):

May 1 is ... May Day!Watch the following video to know more about May Day:What about YOU?- Do you celebrate May Day in your country?- How do you celebrate May Day in your country?*****On May 1, 1931, the Empire State Building opened to the public.Watch the following videos to know more about the Empire State Building:Test your memory!- How many floors are there in the Empire State Building?- How far can you see on a clear day?- How much does the Empire State Building weigh?- How many windows are there?- How many elevators (US) / lifts (UK) are there?- How long does it take to get to the 80th floor?- What does the Empire State Building look like?- How long did it take to build the Empire State Building?

New Orleans was founded on May 7, 1718. Watch the following video to know more about New Orleans:Test your memory and your understanding!- What is one of the city's nicknames?- Which two countries owned New Orleans at some point in history?- What is the oldest part of New Orleans?- What celebration is associated with New Orleans?- What are the colours associated with this celebration?Here are the top 5 travel attractions in New Orleans:

On May 5, 1494, Christopher Columbus landed on the island of Jamaica. Watch the following video to know more about Jamaica:What about YOU?- Have you been to Jamaica?- Have you been to one of the Caribbean islands?

On May 2, 1933, the modern legend of the Loch Ness monster was born.The word 'monster' was first used for the creature in The Inverness Courier, a local Scottish newspaper, on May 2, 1933.Watch the following videos to know more about Loch Ness and its monster, also known as Nessie:*****On May 2, 1989, the World Wide Web was launched in the public domain.Watch the following video to understand what the World Wide Web actually is:What about YOU?- How often do you go on the Internet?- What do you use the Internet for? (What do you do on the Internet?)- What is your favourite website?

May 4 is ... Star Wars Day!Why is May 4 Star Wars Day? It is because when you say the date, 'May the fourth', it sounds like the beginning of the most famous catchphrase in Star Wars: "May the Force be with you!".The first organized celebration of Star Wars Day took place in Toronto, Canada, in 2011.Here is a video that gives some facts about the Star Wars movies:What about YOU?- Are you a Star Wars fan?- Who is your favourite Star Wars character?- What is your favourite Star Wars movie?

May 6 is ... Lemonade Day!Lemonade Day is not just about drinking lemonade. In the US, it is a special day for children. Watch the following video to know why:Test your understanding!- What is the objective of Lemonade Day?- What do children learn?What about YOU?- Have you ever tried to make money? What did you do?- What do young people in your country usually do to make money?*****On May 6, 1940, John Steinbeck was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath.Watch the following video to know more about John Steinbeck:Test your memory and your understanding!- Which American state is depicted in John Steinbeck's works?- What period in American history did John Steinbeck describe in his books?- What people did John Steinbeck write about?

May 8 is ... Victory in Europe Day, also simply known as V Day.World War II ended in Europe on May 8, 1945.Watch the following video to know more about this conflict:

On May 10, 1869, the First Transcontinental Railroadin the United States was completed. A golden spike was driven at Promontory, Utah, to connect the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroad.Watch the following video to understand the role played by the First Transcontinental Railroad in the creation of the United States: Test your understanding!- How long could a journey by wagon last?- Where did most of the workers who built the First Transcontinental Railroad come from?- How long did it take to cross the country by train? ***** On May 10, 1924, J. Edgar Hoover was appointed as the fifth Director of the Bureau of Investigation (now called the FBI). Watch the following video to know more about J. Edgar Hoover:

On May 11, 1858, Minnesota became the 32nd state of the United States.Watch the following video to know more about Minnesota:Test your memory and your understanding!- Minnesota is also known as the Land of 10,000 ...- What does the name 'Minnesota' mean?- What sport was invented in Minnesota?- Where did immigrants come from in the 1800s?- What is the capital city of Minnesota?

May 13 is ... National Apple Pie Day in the U.S.!Watch the following video to know how this dessert became an American symbol:For more details (for advanced students), watch this video: What about YOU?- Is there a national dessert in your country?- Are there any specialities in your region?

On May 14, 1607,the first permanent English settlement in the Americas was established inJamestown, Virginia. Watch the following videos to know more about this period in American history. (Note: these videos are for advanced students. Beginners can focus on the images and make a list of the words they heard.)video 1Test your memory and your understanding!- How many settlers were there?- Who were they?- What did they build first?- How many settlers survived?video 2What were the two main difficulties the settlers encounteredwhen they arrived in America?*****On May 14, 1804, the Lewis and Clark Expedition began.  Watch the following videos to know more about this extraordinary expedition:Test your memory and understanding!- Who was the President of the US at that time?- Who helped the Corps of Discovery?- How many Indian tribes did Lewis and Clark discover?- How many plants and animals did they discover?- How long did the expedition last?

Las Vegas was founded on May 15, 1905. Watch the following videos to know more about Las Vegas:*****On May 15, 1940, McDonald’s opened its first restaurantin San Bernardino, California.Watch the following video to know more about the success of McDonald's:Test your memory and understanding!- What had the McDonald brothers sold before opening their restaurants?- How many items were on the menu initially?- What did Ray Kroc sell? What role did he play?

On May 16, 1866, the United States Congress introduced the nickel.Watch the following video to see what U.S. money looks like:If you want to know how coins are made, watch this video:What other currencies do you know?Here is a list of the top 25 most traded currencies.*****The first Academy Awards ceremony took place in Hollywoodon May 16, 1929.Watch the following video to know more about this event:Here is a short video that explains how the winners are chosen:What about YOU?- Who is your favourite actor / actress?- What is your favourite film with this actor / actress?

On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court declared, in theBrown v. Board of Education of Topeka case, that separate public schools for black and white students were unconstitutional. Watch the following video to know more about this important decision:Check your understanding!Explain the story of Linda Brown in your own words.Linda Brown died on March 25, 2018.

Montreal was founded on May 18, 1642. Watch the following video to know more about this Canadian city:Here are fun facts about Montreal:What about YOU?- Have you been to Montreal?- Have you been to another city in Canada?*****May 18 is also ... International Museum Day.The first International Museum Day was organized in 1977.Here are the top 10 museums in the world to visit:Here are the top 10 best museum cities in the world:What about YOU?- How often do you go to museums or galleries?- What was the last museum you visited?- What types of museums do you like to visit?

Malcolm X was born on May 19, 1925.Watch one of the videos to learn more about Malcolm X:young learnersTest your understanding!- What is the main difference between Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X?advanced learnersTest your understanding!- What did Malcolm X tell his teachers at school?- What happened to him in 1948?- Why did Malcolm X choose the letter X for his name?- What is the main difference between Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X? Here is another interesting video:

On May 20, 1902, Cuba gained its independence from the United States. Watch the following video to know more about the relationship between Cuba and the United States:Here are the top 10 attractions of Havana, the capital of Cuba:What about YOU?- Have you been to Cuba?- What would you like to experience in Cuba?*****May 20 is ... Weights and Measures Day.On May 20, 1875, a treaty was signed to establish an International Bureau of Weights and Measures.Watch the following video to know more about weights and measures throughout human history:Some countries use different units. Here are some units you can find in the United Kingdom:length- 1 inch = 2,54 cm- 1 foot = 30,48 cm- 1 yard = 91,44 cm- 1 mile = 1,609 kmvolume- 1 fluid ounce = 28,41 mL- 1 pint = 0,568 L- 1 quart = 1,14 L- 1 gallon = 4,55 Lweight- 1 ounce = 28,35 g- 1 pound = 453,59 g- 1 stone = 6,35 kg

On May 21, 1881, Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross. Watch the following video about the woman behind the American Red Cross:Check your memory and your understanding!- Who was Clara's first 'patient'?- What was Clara Barton's first job?- What was Clara Barton's nickname during the Civil War?*****On May 21, 1927, Charles Lindbergh completes the world's first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.Watch the following video to know more about Charles Lindbergh:Check your memory and your understanding!- How much was the reward for crossing the Atlantic Ocean?- What was the name of Charles Lindbergh's plane?- Where did Charles Lindbergh take off?- Where did he land?- How long did the flight last?

Arthur Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859. Watch the following video to know more about Arthur Conan Doyle and his famous character, Sherlock Holmes:Test your memory and your understanding!- How many Sherlock Holmes stories did Arthur Conan Doyle write?- In which country does The Final Problem take place?- What happened in The Final Problem?- Where did Sherlock Holmes live?

On May 23, 1788, South Carolina became the 8th state of the United States.Watch the following video to know more about this state:Check your memory and your understanding!- What happened on December 20, 1860?- What is South Carolina the birthplace of?- Which fruit are grown in South Carolina?- What is the capital of South Carolina?*****May 23 is also ... World Turtle Day.Watch the following videos to know more about turtles:Test your memory!- How many species of turtles are there?- What special mission did two Russian tortoises have?Do you know the difference between a turtle and a tortoise? Check out this video:

On May 24, 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge opened to traffic.Watch the video to know more about this iconic bridge:Test your memory!- Where can you see the Brooklyn Bridge?- How long did it take to build the Brooklyn Bridge?- How many workers died?

May 26 is ... National Sorry Day.National Sorry Day was first celebrated on May 26, 1998. The objective of this day is to remember and commemorate the mistreatment of Australia's indigenous population. This mistreatment is also known as the Stolen Generations.Watch the following video to know more about the Stolen Generations:Check your understanding!Explain what the Stolen Generations are. (Who? What happened? When?)

The Gateway Arch was inaugurated on May 25, 1968, in St Louis, Missouri, USA. Watch the following video to know more about this amazing monument!Test your memory and your understanding!- Which American president does the monument hono(u)r?- What is the other name of the Gateway Arch?- How long does the elevator ride to the top last?Here is another video:

Ian Fleming was born on May 28, 1908.Ian Fleming was a British author, journalist and naval intelligence officer. He is famous for creating James Bond, a British Secret Service agent.Ian Fleming wrote his first James Bond novel, Casino Royale, in 1952.Overall, Ian Fleming wrote 12 James Bond novels and two collections of short stories.Watch the following video to know more about Ian Fleming and James Bond:What about YOU?- Do you like James Bond movies or spy movies in general?- Can you name other famous fictional secret agents?- What do you like in these movies?- What is your favourite James Bond movie?- Who is your favourite James Bond actor?*****May 28 is also ... Hamburger Day!Watch the following video to know more about the history of the hamburger:Would you like to see the largest commercially sold hamburger? Check out this video:What about YOU?- Are hamburgers your favourite fast food?- How often do you eat hamburgers?- What ingredients do you like to have in your hamburger?

The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated on May 30, 1922.Watch the following video to know more about this great building.Test your memory and your understanding!- Where is the Lincoln Memorial located?- Who was Abraham Lincoln?- What does the building look like?

On May 29, 1790, Rhode Island became the 13th state of the United States. Watch the following video to know more about Rhode Island:Test your memory and your understanding!- What is the nickname of Rhode Island?- What can you say about the size of Rhode Island?- What can you say about the population of Rhode Island?*****On May 29, 1848, Wisconsin became the 30th state of the United States.Watch the following video to know more about Wisconsin:Test your memory and your understanding!- What does Wisconsin look like?- Where did the founders of New Glarus come from?- What is Wisconsin's nickname?- What is the capital of Wisconsin? Where does the name come from?Here is video about what you can do in Wisconsin:Can you name some of the activities you can do in Wisconsin?

The Republic of South Africa was constituted on May 31, 1961. (Note: the current South African flag was adopted on April 27, 1994)Watch the following video to know more about South Africa:Test your memory and your understanding!- What is the capital of South Africa?- What is the largest city in South Africa?- Who first colonized South Africa? When was it?- What was the name given to the system of institutionalised racial segregation and discrimination?- How long did this system last?- Who fought against this system and later became the first black president of South Africa?

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On June 22, 1675, the Royal Observatory, Greenwichwas established in England by Charles II. Watch this video to know more about the Royal Greenwich Observatory.The Royal Observatory played an important role in the history of astronomy and navigation. It is best known as the location of the prime meridian.Watch the following to know more about time zones:

The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place on June 2, 1953.The coronation of the Queen Elizabeth was the world's first major international event to be broadcast on television.Here are some comments of the Queen herself about her coronation:

On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state of the United States. Watch one of the following videos to know more about Kentucky:video 1 (for beginners)Test your memory and your understanding!- What is the Kentucky Derby? How old is it?- What drink is Kentucky famous for?- What can you find at Fort Knox?- Which president was born in Kentucky?video 2 (for advanced students)*****On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state of the United States.Watch the following video to know more about Tennessee:Test your memory and your understanding!- Which famous hunter and soldier lived in Tennessee?- What was the Trail of Tears?- What is the other name of Nashville?

June 3 is ... World Bicycle Day.Watch the following video to know more about World Bicycle Day: What about YOU?- Do you like cycling?- How often do you cycle?- Do you watch cycling races on TV?- What is the longest distance you have cycled?***** June 3 is also ... Mabo Day in Australia.  Eddie Mabo was an Indigenous Australian from the Torres Strait Islands. He campaigned for Indigenous land rights.Watch the following video to know more about Eddie Mabo: Check your understanding!Discuss with your teacher and your classmates about what you have understood in the video.

On June 9, 1934, Donald Duck made his debut in The Wise Little Hen.Watch the following video to know more about the character of Donald Duck:Test your memory and your understanding!- How was Donald Duck created?- What is Donald like? (= his personality)- What clothes does Donald Duck wear?- How many nephews does Donald Duck have? What are their names?

On June 17, 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor.Watch the following videos to know more about the Statue of Liberty:video 1:video 2:Test your memory and your understanding!- Who offered the Statue of Liberty to the United States?- How many points / spikes are there in the crown? What do they represent?- How many windows are there in the crown? What do they represent?- What date is written on the tablet?

Ronald Reagan died on June 5, 2004.Watch one of the following videos to know more about Ronald Reagan:Test your memory and your understanding!- Who was Ronald Reagan?- What was his first job?- What did Ronald Reagan like to eat? Why? (video 1)- What did Ronald Reagan suffer from at the end of his life? (video 1)*****June 5 is also ... World Environment Day!The first World Environment Day took place on June 5, 1974. The objective of this day is to encourage awareness and action for the protection of the environment. Environmental issues include marine pollution, human overpopulation and global warming.Watch the following video about climate change:Test your understanding!- Give the four domains climate change has an impact on.- What can be done to limit climate change?

On June 4, 1919, Congress passed the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which guaranteed all American women the right to vote.Watch one of the following videos to know more about how American women got the right to vote:video 1 (for beginners)video 2 (for advanced students)

June 6 ... is D-Day. On June 6, 1944, American, British and Canadian forces landed on the beaches of Normandy. The landing was named 'Operation Overlord'.Watch one of the following videos to know more about this important day:video 1 (for beginners)video 2 (for advanced students)*****June 6 is also ... Yo-Yo Day!Watch the following video to know more about yo-yos:Test your memory and your understanding!- How old is the yo-yo?- Where does the bowl representing a boy with a yo-yo come from?- Who yo-yoed during the French Revolution?

On June 7, 1892, Homer Plessy was arrested when he refused to leave a whites-only train car in New Orleans, Louisiana.Homer Adolph was an 'octoroon': he had one-eighth (1/8) black ancestry. He was, therefore, considered black. Plessy v. Ferguson is regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history because it ruled that racial segregation was constitutional.Watch one of the videos to know more about the Plessy v. Ferguson case:video 1:video 2 (for advanced students):(Note: The Reconstruction era was the period from 1863 to 1877.)(Note: Brown v. Board of Education was in 1954, not 1944.)

June 8 is ... World Oceans Day.The first World Oceans Day took place in 1992.Watch the following video to know more about oceans:Test your memory and your understanding!- What percentage of the Earth do the oceans cover?- What is the largest ocean on Earth?- What percentage of the oxygen we breathe do oceans contribute?- Do humans know a lot about oceans?- How much of life on Earth lives in the oceans?*****Andrew Jackson died on June 8, 1845.Watch the following video to know more about Andrew Jackson:Test your memory and your understanding!- Who was Andrew Jackson?- What political party did he help shape?- What did Andrew Jackson do for a living? (= jobs)- On which dollar bill can you see Andrew Jackson's face?

June 10 is ... National Ballpoint Pen!Watch the following video to know more about the history of the ballpoint pen:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where was Ladislao José Biro, the inventor of the ballpoint pen, born?- What did he do for a living? (What was his job?)- Who contributed to the success of the ballpoint pen?- Where did Ladislao José Biro patent the ballpoint pen?- What is the other name given to a ballpoint pen in some countries?*****On June 10, 1829, the first Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Racetook place.Watch the following video (after the ad!) to know more about the history of this race:

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was released on June 11, 1982, in the United States.Watch the following video to know some interesting facts about this movie:Test your memory and your understanding!- Which scientist is E.T.'s face modeled after?- How old is E.T.?- Who owned (bought) one of the original E.T. puppets?

On June 12, 1665,New Amsterdam legally became an English colony andwas renamed New York after English Duke of York.Watch the following video to know a few facts about New York City:Test your memory and your understanding!- How many boroughs are there in New York City? Can you name them?- Which famous avenue is situated in the middle of New York City?- What is the name of the famous park located in the middle of New York City?- How many inhabitants are there in New York City?Watch this video to learn how New York City got its name:

TheFirst European Cup final (now known astheUEFA Champions League)took place on June 13, 1956. Watch the following video to know more about this sporting event:Test your memory and your understanding!- Who won the first UEFA Champions League?- How much money do you get if you win the tournament?What about YOU?- Do you like watching football on TV?- Have you ever been to a football match?- Which football team do you support?- Who is your favourite football player?

On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress approved the design of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the U.S.Watch the following video to know more about the American flag:Test your memory and your understanding!- How many stripes are there? What do they represent?- How many stars are there? What do they represent?- When was National Flag Day made official?

On June 15, 1836, Arkansas became the 25th state of the United States.Watch the following video to know more about Arkansas:Test your memory and your understanding!- What can you dig for in Arkansas? (diamonds? gold? silver?)- What is the nickname of Arkansas? Why?- What is the capital of Arkansas?- Where does the name 'Arkansas' come from?Here are things you can see and do in Arkansas:

Geronimo was born on June 16, 1829.Geronimo was an Apache leader and warrior.Watch the following video to know more about Geronimo:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where did Geronimo live?- What did people think of Geronimo?- Which artist painted Geronimo?*****The original trademark application for Pepsi-Colawas approved on June 16, 1903.Watch the following video to know more about the origin of Pepsi:Test your memory and your understanding!- In which state was Pepsi created?- When was Pepsi invented?- What was Pepsi used for at the beginning?What about YOU?- Do you like Pepsi or do you prefer its rival, Coca-Cola?

June 19 is ... Juneteenth!Watch the following video to know more about Juneteenth:Test your understanding!- Who celebrates Juneteenth in particular?- How do people celebrate Juneteenth?- In which state is Juneteenth a state holiday?*****The first officially recorded baseball game in U.S. historytook place on June 19, 1846.Watch the following video to know more about baseball:Test your memory and your understanding!- What is the shape of a baseball field?- How many bases are there?- What do you need to play baseball?- Which team has won the most World Series Championships?

On June 20, 1863, West Virginia became the 35th state of the United States.Watch the following video to know more about West Virginia:Test your memory and your understanding!- What landscapes did you see in the video?- What activities can you do in West Virginia?*****June 20 is ... American Eagle Day!Watch the following video to know more about American eagles, also known as bald eagles:Test your memory and your understanding!- What colours are bald eagles?- Where do bald eagles live?- What is their favourite food?*****On June 20, 1248, the University of Oxford received a Royal Charter. This Royal Charter gave the University of Oxford the authority to award degrees. Watch the following videos to know more about the University of Oxford:video 1:Test your memory and your understanding?- Why is the University of Oxford so important?- How many colleges are there?video 2: The University of Oxford in numbers

Edward VIII was born on June 23, 1894.Watch the following video to know more about Edward VIII and a decision that changed his life.*****June 23 is ... National Pink Day!Watch the following video to know more about the colour pink:

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the 9th state of the United States.Watch the following video to know more about New Hampshire:Test your memory and your understanding!- What is the nickname of New Hampshire? (the Granite State? the Marble State? The Sandstone State?)- Who was Alan Shepherd?- What is New Hampshire known for?- What is the capital of New Hampshire?*****June 21 is also ... World Giraffe Day!Watch the following video to know more about giraffes:Test your memory and your understanding!- How tall is a giraffe?- Where do giraffes live?- What do giraffes eat?- How many bones are there in a giraffe's neck?

Kingston, the capital of Jamaica, was founded on June 24, 1692.(Note: some historians think it was founded in July 1692.)Watch the following video (up to 5:34) to know more about Kingston:

On June 25, 1788, Virginia became the 10th state of the United States.Watch the following video to know more about Virginia:Test your memory and your understanding!- What is the nickname of Virginia?- How many U.S. presidents were born in Virginia?- Where and when was the first permanent English settlement built?- What is the capital of Virginia?Here are the top 10 things to do in Virginia:

On June 26, 1498, the emperor of China patents the toothbrush.Watch the following video to know more about the evolution of the toothbrush:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where did the first toothbrush in recorded history come from?- What did the Chinese use to make toothbrushes?- What did people in Europe and America use to clean their teeth?- When did the first nylon bristle toothbrush appear in stores?And if you want to learn about toothpaste, watch this video:

James Madison died on June 28, 1836.Watch the following video to know more about James Madison:Test your memory and your understanding!- Why is James Madison a famous person in U.S. history?- Which documents did he help to write?- What was his concept of government?For more details about James Madison's life, watch this video:*****On June 28, 1820, Colonel Robert Gibbon ate a tomato on the steps of a courthouse in Salem, New Jersey, to prove that it was not poisonous.Watch one of the following videos to know more about tomatoes:video 1:video 2:

Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880.Watch the following video to know more about Helen Keller:Test your memory and your understanding!- What happened to Helen Keller when she was 19 months old?- How did Helen Keller communicate with her teacher, Anne Sullivan?Here is another video about Helen Keller:Watch the following video to know how Helen Keller learned to talk:

On June 29, 1976, Seychelles became independent from the United Kingdom. Watch the following video to know more about Seychelles:Test your memory and your understanding!- When did Seychelles become inhabited?- How many islands are there in Seychelles?- Who is Esmeralda?- Who used the islands before they were inhabited?- What is the capital city of Seychelles?- Which famous monument is replicated?

On June 30, 1894, Tower Bridge opened to the public.Watch the following video to know more about Tower Bridge:Test your memory and your understanding!- How long did it take to build the bridge?- Which other famous building is located next to Tower Bridge?- How many people pass the bridge every day?

On June 18, 1815, the British defeated Napoleon and his armyat the Battle of Waterloo.Watch the following video to know more about the Battle of Waterloo:

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Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955.Watch the following video to know more about Disneyland:What about YOU?- Have you been to one of the Walt Disney Theme Parks?- What is your favourite attraction?

George IV was crowned on July 19, 1821.Watch the following video to know more about the personality of George IV:Share the words you heard in the video with your classmates!

On July 26, 1788, New York became the 11th state of the United States.Watch the following video to know more about New York:Test your memory and your understanding!- Is New York the most populous state in the US?- What is the name of the largest protected area in New York?- What is the capital city of New York?*****On July 26, 1865, the capital of New Zealand movedfrom Auckland to Wellington. Watch the following video to know more about Wellington:And here is a video about Auckland:

The Rosetta Stone was discovered on July 15, 1799.Watch the following video to know more about the Rosetta Stone:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where can you see the Rosetta Stone?- Why is the Rosetta Stone such an important artefact?- How many languages are present on the Rosetta Stone?- Who discovered the Rosetta Stone?

July 1 is ... Canada Day!Watch the following video to know more about Canada Day:Here are 11 surprising facts about Canada:What about YOU?- Have you been to Canada?- What comes to your mind when you hear 'Canada'?

Ernest Hemingway died on July 2, 1961.Watch the following video to know more about Ernest Hemingway:Test your memory and your understanding!- Who was Ernest Hemingway?- What was his first job?- What was Ernest Hemingway's literary style?- What did Ernest Hemingway do during WWI?- Where did Ernest Hemingway move?- What did Ernest Hemingway win in 1951 and 1954?- What did Ernest Hemingway suffer from?- How did Ernest Hemingway die?

On July 3, 1890, Idaho became the 43rd state of the United States. Watch the following video to know more about Idaho:Test your memory and your understanding!- What brought people to Idaho?- What is Idaho's nickname?- What do people come to Idaho for?- What was built in 1935?*****On July 3, 1608, Québec (Quebec City) was founded. Watch the following video to know more about Québec:

July 4 is ... Independence Day!Watch one of the following videos to know more about Independence Day:video 1:video 2:

William Faulkner died on July 6, 1962.Watch the following video to know more about William Faulkner:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where was William Faulkner from?- Which part of the United States do William Faulkner's novels describe?- What did William Faulkner receive in 1949?- Why did William Faulkner also write screenplays?- How did William Faulkner die?*****George W. Bush was born on July 6, 1946.Watch the following video to know more about George W. Bush:

The British Museum was founded by an Act of Parliament on July 7, 1753. It opened to the public on January 15, 1759.Watch the following video to know more about the British Museum:Test your memory and your understanding!- What famous stone can you see at the British Museum?- Who discovered it? When was it discovered?- Why is this stone important?- What civilisations can you see at the British Museum?

The Shard was inaugurated on July 5, 2012. Watch the following video to know more about the Shard:

John D. Rockefeller was born on July 8, 1839.Watch the following video to know more about John D. Rockefeller:Test your memory and your understanding!- What did John D. Rockefeller sell when he was a child?- Which industry is John D. Rockefeller famous for?- To which sectors did John D. Rockefeller give money?

On July 10, 1890, Wyoming became the 44th state of the United States.Watch the following video to know more about Wyoming:Here is a video (3:38) about what to see and do in Wyoming:*****Dublin was founded on July 10, 988. Watch the following video to know more about Dublin:Here is another video (5:52) about what to see and do in Dublin:

Wimbledon started on July 9, 1877. Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world. It is often considered as the most prestigious tournament.Watch the following video to know more about Wimbledon:What about YOU?- Can you play tennis? How well can you play tennis?- Do you watch tennis on TV?- What is your favourite tennis tournament?- Who is your favourite tennis player?

July 11 is ... World Population Day.Watch the following video to know more about world population:Here is an interesting video (6:24) about world population through time:

On July 13, 1837, Buckingham Palace became the London residence of the British monarch with the accession of Queen Victoria to the throne.Watch the following video to know more about Buckingham Palace:Test your memory and your understanding!- How many rooms are there in Buckingham Palace?- When was Buckingham Palace built?- What is the Royal Standard?- Which ceremony takes place every morning during the summer season?

On July 12, 1971, the Australian Aboriginal flag was flown for the first time.Watch the following video to know more about the Australian Aboriginal flag:Test your memory and your understanding!- Why is it important for Aboriginal people to see the Aboriginal flag fly?- What do the three colours on the Australian Aboriginal flag represent?

July 14 is ... Shark Awareness Day.Watch the following video to know more about sharks:Test your memory and your understanding!- How many species of sharks are there?- What is the longest shark? How long can it be?- What does a shark look like? (shape)- How many teeth does a shark have?*****Gerald Ford was born on July 14, 1913.Watch the following video to know more about Gerald Ford:Test your memory and your understanding!- Who was Gerald Ford?- What was different from his predecessors?

July 16 is ... World Snake Day!Watch the following video to know more about snakes:Test your memory and your understanding!- What happens to snakes several times a year?- How do snakes smell?- What do snakes feel like when you touch them?- What is the heaviest snake in the world?

Jane Austen died on July 18, 1817.Watch the following video (7:02) to know more about Jane Austen:What about YOU?- What Jane Austen novels have you read?- What is your favourite Jane Austen novel?- Who is your favourite Jane Austen character?- What is your favourite Jane Austen film adaptation?

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 successfully landed the first two peopleon the Moon. On July 21, 1969, Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the Moon.Watch the following video to know more about this incredible moment:Here are 9 interesting facts about the Moon:*****July 20 is also ... International Chess Day!Watch the following video to know more about chess:Test your memory and your understanding!- How old is chess?- Where does it come from?- What type of game was chess originally?- How many different pieces are there in the game?What about YOU?- Can you play chess? How well can you play chess?- What do you like about chess?- Are you part of a chess club?- Have you ever taken part in a chess competition / tournament?

July 22 is ... Mango Day!Watch the following video to know more about mangoes:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where do most mangoes come from?- How tall can a mango tree be?Here is a video about how to prepare a mango:

July 21 is ... National Lamington Day in Australia!Lamingtons are small squares of sponge cake covered with chocolate and coconut. They are very popular on Australia Day which is on January 26.National Lamington Day has been celebrated since 2006.Here is a video showing how to make lamingtons:

On July 23, 1888, John Boyd Dunlop applied to patent the pneumatic (inflatable) tyre.(Note: tyre = British English, tire = American English)John Boyd Dunlop was a Scottish inventor and veterinary surgeon who spent most of his career in Ireland.Watch the following video to know more about the invention of the pneumatic tyre:Here is a short video about the history of tire development:

On July 24, 1911, American explorer Hiram Bingham discoveredMachu Picchu.Watch one of the following videos to know more about Machu Picchu:video 1 (5:02):Test your memory and your understanding!- When was Machu Picchu built?- How many structures are there? What are they?- How many people lived at Machu Picchu?- How long did the city last?video 2 (3:33):Now take your time to visit Machu Picchu:

On July 25, 1814, George Stephenson presented his first steam locomotive.Watch the following video to know more about steam locomotives:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where did George Stephenson build his first steam locomotive?- Who helped him?*****July 25 is also ... Carousel Day in the United States.Here is a video about the historic carousel in Balboa Park, in San Diego, California:Meet two carousel craftsmen:See how carousel craftsmen work:

On July 27, 1940, Bugs Bunny made his debut in A Wild Hare.Watch this video to know more about Bugs Bunny:Here is the cartoon A Wild Hare:

Miami was officially incorporated as a city on July 28, 1896. Watch the following videos to know more about what to do and see in Miami:*****Beatrix Potter was born on July 28, 1866. Beatrix Potter was an English writer, illustrator, natural scientist, and conservationist. She is best known for her children's books featuring animals.Watch the following videos to know more about Beatrix Potter:

July 29 is ... International Tiger Day.International Tiger Day was created in 2010.Watch the following video to know more about tigers:Test your memory and your understanding!- How much does a tiger weigh?- What does a tiger eat?- Where do tigers live?- What is a baby tiger called?- How many tigers are there on the Earth?- Why are tigers endangered?

Baltimore was founded on July 30, 1729. Watch the following to know what you can see and do in Baltimore:*****July 30 is also ... National Cheesecake Day in the United States!Watch the following video to know more about the history of cheesecakes:Here is another video about cheesecakes:Test your memory and your understanding!Where does cheesecake come from?

Joanne Rowling was born on July 31, 1965.J. K. Rowling is a British novelist, philanthropist, film and television producer, and screenwriter. She is best known for her Harry Potter fantasy series.Watch the following video to know more about J. K. Rowling:Test your memory!How many publishers rejected J. K. Rowling's first Harry Potter book?

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On August 7, 1840, the Chimney Sweepers Act was passed.  The Chimney Sweepers and Chimneys Regulation Act 1840 was passed by the British Parliament to stop child labour. It prohibited any person under 21 being forced to climb up and down a chimney for sweeping and cleaning.Watch the following video to know more about chimney sweeps:Test your memory and your understanding!- How old were the youngest chimney sweeps / sweepers?- How much were they paid?- What were the working conditions like?

Betty Boop made her debut on August 9, 1930.Watch the following video (4:15) to know more about Betty Boop:Test your memory and your understanding!- What was Betty Boop initially?

August 8 is ... International Cat Day!International Cat Day was created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare.Watch the following video to know more about cats:Here is a funny video about Simon's cat:What about YOU?Talk about your cat if you have one!

Annie Oakley was born on August 13, 1860. Watch the following video to know more about Annie Oakley:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where was Annie Oakley from?- Who was Annie Oakley?- Who hired her?

On August 1, 1876, Colorado became the 38th state of the United States.Watch the following video to know more about Colorado:Test your memory and your understanding!- What is Colorado's nickname?- Where does the name 'Colorado' come from?- What is the capital city of Colorado?

August 3 is ... National Watermelon Day!Watch the following video to know more about watermelons:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where do watermelons originally come from?- How much water does a watermelon contain?- How many varieties of watermelons are there?- Where can you also find watermelons?

Marilyn Monroe died on August 5, 1962.Watch the following video to know more about Marilyn Monroe:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where was Marilyn Monroe born?- What kind of childhood did she have?- What was her first job?- What was Marilyn's last big hit?

On August 6, 1991, the World Wide Web became available to the public on the Internet.Watch the following video to know more about the World Wide Web and the Internet:What about YOU?- What do you do online?- What is your favourite website?*****On August 6, 1945, an atomic bomb was dropped by the American troopson the city of Hiroshima.Watch the following video to know more about the bombing of Hiroshima:

August 2 is ... National Ice Cream Sandwich Day!Watch the following video to know more about ice cream sandwiches:Test your understanding!- When did ice cream sandwiches start to be sold?- How much did they cost?- Where were the first ice cream sandwiches sold?

Barack Obama was born on August 4, 1961.Watch the following video to know more about Barack Obama:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where was Barack Obama born?- Where did Barack's father live?- How many children does he have?

On August 12, 1833, the Town of Chicago was incorporated. (Note: the City of Chicago was incorporated on March 4, 1837)Watch the following video to know more about Chicago:Here is a video about what you can see and do in Chicago:Here is a more detailed tour of Chicago (6:38):

On August 10, 1821, Missouri became the 24th state of the United States.Watch the following video to know more about Missouri:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where does the name 'Missouri' come from? What does it mean?- What is Missouri's nickname?- What is the capital of Missouri?Here is a video about what to do and see in Missouri:*****August 10 is ... Skyscraper Appreciation Day!Skyscraper Appreciation Day is the birthday of William Can Alen, the architect in charge of designing the Chrysler Building in New York City.Watch the following video to know more about skyscrapers:What about YOU?- What is the skyscraper you find the most impressive?- What is the skyscraper you find the most beautiful?*****August 10 is also ... World Lion Day!Watch one of the following videos to know more about lions:video 1 (4:14):video 2 (3:41): Test your memory and your understanding!- What is a group of lions called?- What do lions eat?- Who is in charge of finding food?- How much can a lion weigh?- Where do lions live?- How many lions are there in the world?*****August 10 is also ... S'mores Day!S’more is the contraction of the phrase “some more”.Watch the following video to know more about s'mores:

Jackson Pollock died on August 11, 1956.Watch the following video to know more about Jackson Pollock:*****On October 11, 1992, the Mall of America opened in Bloomington, Minnesota. Watch the following video to know more about the Mall of America:

On August 15, 1947, India became independent from the United Kingdom.Watch the following video to know more about India:Here are the top 5 destinations in India:

August 20 is ... World Mosquito Day!On August 20, 1895, Sir Ronald Ross, a British doctor, discovered that female mosquitoes were responsible for transmitting malaria between humans.Watch the following video to know more about mosquitoes:

Davy Crockett was born on August 17, 1786. Watch the following video to know more about Davy Crockett:Test your memory and your understanding!- Who was Davy Crockett?- Where was he from?- Where did he move to in 1835?- How did Davy Crockett die?

On August 14, 1947, Pakistan became independent from the United Kingdom.Watch the following video (5:15) to know more about Pakistan:

On August 16, 1960, Cyprus became independent from the United Kingdom.Watch the following video to know more about Cyprus:Test your memory and your understanding!- What product is said to come from Cyprus?Here is a video about what you can see and do in Cyprus:*****August 16 is also ... Roller Coaster Day!Watch the following video to discover amazing roller coasters around the world:What about YOU?- Have you ever been on a roller coaster?- Which roller coaster from the video would you like to try?

The Woodstock Music & Art Fair, also known as the Woodstock Festival or simply Woodstock, ended on August 18, 1969.Watch the following video to know more about this unique event:Test your memory and your understanding!- How long did Woodstock last?- Where did Woodstock take place?- How many people attended the concert?- How many singers and groups performed?

August 19 is ... International Orangutan Day.Watch the following video to know more about orangutans:*****August 19 is also ... National Potato Day in the United States.Watch the following video to know more about the history of the potato:Here is another video about potatoes:What about YOU?- How do you like to eat potatoes?

Lyndon B. Johnson was born on August 27, 1908.Watch the following video to know more about Lyndon B. Johnson:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where was Lyndon B. Johnson from?- Who was Lyndon B. Johnson?

August 25 is ... Banana Split Day!Watch the following video to know about the origin of the banana split:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where was the banana split invented?- Can you name all the ingredients in a banana split?- How much did a banana split cost at the beginning?

On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. deliveredhis I Have A Dream speech.Watch the following video to know more about this historic speech:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where did Martin Luther King jr. deliver his speech?- How many people were present?- What can be said about the phrase 'I have a dream'?- How many parts are there in the speech? What are they about?- How is Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech described?

On August 31, 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales, died in a car accident in Paris.Watch the following video to know more about Princess Diana:Test your memory and your understanding!- What was Lady Diana's first job?- What causes did Lady Diana support?- What was Lady Diana nicknamed?*****On August 31, 1962, Trinidad and Tobago became independent from the United Kingdom.Watch the following video to know more about Trinidad and Tobago:

August 22 is ... National Tooth Fairy Day!Watch the following video to know more about the Tooth Fairy: What about YOU?- Do you also have the Tooth Fairy in your country?*****August 22 is also ... National Nut Day!Here is a video about the top 3 healthiest nuts:What about YOU?- What are your favourite nuts?

On August 21, 1959, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States.Watch the following video to know more about Hawaii:Test your memory and your understanding!- What is Hawaii's nickname? What does the word mean?- What is the capital city of Hawaii?- What is Hawaii a major producer of?Here are more facts about Hawaii:Here are the top 10 things to do in Hawaii:

William Wallace died on August 23, 1305.Watch the following video to know more about William Wallace:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where was William Wallace from?- What did he fight for?- How did he die?

August 24 is ... National Waffle Day in the United States.Watch the following video to know more about waffles:What about YOU?- Do you like waffles?- Do you often eat waffles? How often do you eat waffles?- What do you like putting on your waffles?

Michael Jackson was born on August 29, 1958.Watch the following video to know more about Michael Jackson:Test your memory and your understanding!- Where was Michael Jackson from?- What was the name of the group he formed with his brothers?- How old was Michael when he joined the group?- What is the name of his most famous album?- What was Michael Jackson called / nicknamed?What about YOU?What is your favourite song by Michael Jackson?

August 26 is ... National Dog Day!Watch the following video to know more about dogs:What about YOU?- Talk about your dog if you have one!

Melbourne was founded on August 30, 1835. Watch the following video to know more about Melbourne:Here are the top 5 attractions in Melbourne:

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