Baked Beans Month – July

Baked Beans Month – July

Baked beans have been popular in North America since before the Pilgrims landed on the eastern shores, and according to the National Restaurant Association, the Narragansett, Penobscot, and Iroquois Indians created the first baked bean recipes.

Patriotic Costumes

Show your patriotic spirit with one of these fun 4th of July costumes. 4th of July Cheerleader Costumes Patriotic Cheerleader Blue Velvet Child Small (6-8) Support the home team! Patriotic Cheerleader Blue Velvet Child Large (10-12) Support the home team! Peace Hat USA Peace Hand Hat What do you get when you cross the sign of peace with the American Flag? Statue of Liberty Costumes Statue Of Liberty The grand old lady herself! Statue of Liberty Torch (Latex) The finishing touch for your Liberty costume. Uncle Sam Costumes Uncle Sam Costume Adult “WE WANT YOU!” Hat Uncle Sam, Felt A great 4th of July hat! Uncle Sam Mask You can’t go wrong with Uncle Sam! Uncle Sam Hats Adult Great for plays or patriotic costumes! Uncle Sam Foam Hat A great hat for your Halloween costume or for 4th! Cite this… (new...

Summer Olympic Coloring Pages

olympic archery3 pages olympic canoeing1 page olympic cycling1 page olympic diver-11 page olympic diver-21 page olympic diver-31 page olympic equestrian jumping-21 page olympic men’s gymnastics2 pages olympic rhythmic gymnastics2 pages Cite this… (new...

Make A Watermelon Snowman

Turn a watermelon into a snowman and make this great holiday fruit salad for your next party. This is a spectacular display that is easy to make. Making the melon balls is a great activity for kids. Turn a watermelon into a snowman and make this great holiday fruit salad for your next party. This is a spectacular display that is easy to make. Download this recipe as a PDF worksheet. (1.4MB) Source: The National Watermelon Promotion Board courtesy of the National Watermelon Promotion Board. Cite this… (new...

Apollo 11 – 35th Anniversary – July 21st

The “lunar laser ranging retroreflector array” left by Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong on July 21, 1969, is the only Apollo science experiment still running thirty five years later. If you can read this, your browser does not support iFrames. Cite this… (new...

July – Roots & Branches Month

Roots and Branches July is Roots and Branches Month. This is a great time to do a family project to celebrate who you are, where you came from, and where you’re going. After all, it’s hard to move forward if you don’t know where you’ve been. The staff at ClassBrain has been putting together all sorts of projects that you can do by yourself or with your family. Whether you have a traditional family with a mom, dad, and siblings, or a blended family with stepparents, we have a project that will work for you. We even have a project that doesn’t require any knowledge of your ancestors: the Roots and Branches Worksheet. How can you celebrate Roots and Branches Month? For the the young and young at heart:Create a family tree. Create a family orchard, if you have stepparents. Create a Roots and Branches display, regardless of your family structure. For craft lovers: Create a family scrapbook page. Use our Block Page Layouts to make a page showing your core family in the main pictures, and your extended family in the outer rows. For family historians: Create an oral history of a veteran in your family with ClassBrain’s Veteran’s Memories Project in conjunction with the Library of Congress. Read more about this project in A Look Into Our Past in Movies in the Classroom. Buy Posters at AllPosters.com Cite this… (new...

Charles P. Ginsburg’s Birthday -July 27

Ginsburg2 Charles P. Ginsburg Born: July 27, 1920 San Francisco, California Died: April 9, 1992 Eugene, Oregon Charles P. Ginsburg made a huge contribution to technology with his invention and development of video magnetic tape recording for instant playback. He graduated with a B.A. from San Jose State College in 1948 and joined the Ampex Corporation in 1952, where he would make his mark in the world of television. Ginsburg revolutionized television broadcasting by developing a system which used a rapidly rotating recording head to apply high-frequency signals onto a reel of magnetic tape. This invention made possible instant replay, the reduction of production time by many hours, allowed for rapid editing, and increased flexibility in presenting news and other programs. Ginsburg was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1973 for invention and pioneering development of video magnetic tape recording for instant playback. Source: National Academy Press For a more in-depth look at the life of Charles P. Ginsburg, click here. Additional Learning Links National Inventors Hall of Fame This is a link to Charles P. Ginsburg’s Hall of Fame profile. Get access to programs, workshops, and information on some of history’s most famous inventors.Source:       National Inventors Hall of Fame National Academy Press Part of the Memorial tributes from the National Academy of Engineering, this excerpt includes a photo and a detailed description of Ginsburg’s most influential projects and inventions.Source:       National Academy Press Buy Posters at AllPosters.com Cite this… (new...
Lemonade Stand Game

Lemonade Stand Game

From ClassBrain.com Nov 25, 2002, 2:20pm   Topic: Lemonade Stand ClassBrain Visitor: can u help me i do not know how to play LEMONADE STAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! W/B ClassBrain Response: Thank you for stopping by ClassBrain.com! You’ll be happy to hear that because of your question, we are going to add a set of directions to our Lemonade Stand Game. Here are the directions for you to use right now! You might want to print this e-mail and use it as you play the game. Have Fun!   ClassBrain Visitor: thank u very much 4 writing that out 4 me now i understand i am going to go and play that game right NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanx, from a satisfied person.     Play the ClassBrain Lemonade Stand Game now… Cite this… (new...

Making Sense of The 4th of July (part 2)

But just which principles did he mean? Those in the Declaration’s second paragraph, which he understood exactly as they had been understood in 1776-as an assertion primarily of the right of revolution. Jefferson composed the long sentence beginning “We hold these truths to be self-evident” in a well-known eighteenth-century rhetorical style by which one phrase was piled on another and the meaning of the whole became clear only at the end. The sequence ended with an assertion of the “Right of the People to alter or to abolish” any government that failed to secure their inalienable rights and to institute a new form of government more likely “to effect their Safety and Happiness.” That was the right Americans were exercising in July 1776, and it seemed no less relevant in the 1820s, when revolutionary movements were sweeping through Europe and Latin America. The American example would be, as Jefferson said in the last letter of his life, a “signal arousing men to burst the chains under which monkish ignorance and superstition had persuaded them to bind themselves, and to assume the blessings and security of self-government.” Others, however, emphasized the opening phrases of the sentence that began the Declaration’s second paragraph, particularly “the memorable assertion, that `all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, and that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”‘ That passage, the eulogist John Sergeant said at Philadelphia in July 1826, was the “text of the revolution,” the “ruling vital principle” that had...

Olympic Links to Learning

The 2002 Winter Olympics The 2006 Winter Olympic Games Olympic Links To Learning   Quick Jumps:  Web Quests, Lesson Plans, Just for Fun, Further Resources   Web Quest Adventures   These adventures are designed for group activities in the classroom or out.  Several students get together and by researching, answering questions, and forming opinions; they begin to understand challenging concepts.  This translates to an educated analysis and an increased knowledge of the world around them.   Olympic Games of Ancient Greece Go back in time to the first Olympic Games in Ancient Greece in the year 776 B.C.  Use the links provided to answer the questions.  You are also allowed to use any outside resources including textbooks, library references, and online resources. Source:     New Mexico State University     Lesson Plans   An Educator’s Guide to the Olympics Although this guide was created for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, it still has some great resources for K-6 educators. It contains fact sheets, questions, activities, worksheets, and lesson plans to help you incorporate the Olympics into your classroom curriculum. Source:     The Education Department of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the Olympic Winter Games and the Paralympic Winter Games of 2002     Lesson: ...

Fourth of July – A New Declaration of Independence – A Political Column

Tom Purcell takes a look at the state of independence in the United States in 2008 in this political column: In the course of human events it is necessary, now and again, to dissolve our political bands with the ninnies who keep abandoning our founding principles. It used to be self-evident that our government’s role was primarily to protect certain unalienable rights, such as life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It used to be that our government did the bidding of the people — that any power it derived was solely through the consent of the governed. It used to be our country believed in limited government — that government at its best was a necessary evil and should be aggressively restrained. But too many of the birds running things these days don’t see it that way. © Jeff Parker, Florida Today 2008 In 2008, the federal budget is more than $3 trillion — up from $1.7 trillion only a decade ago. Republicans, who once preached fiscal restraint — they even tried it for a few years — ended up growing government more than Democrats ever dreamed. Things are getting worse in a hurry. Take on a gimmicky mortgage bigger than you could afford? Not to worry. Our esteemed Congress is pushing through a $300 billion bill to bail you out with taxpayer dough. Struggling at the pump now that energy prices are at record highs? Not to worry. Some of our politicians promise to tax energy companies...
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