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March Warm Ups
March 1 On this day in 1872, Yellowstone National Park was established. Write about one of the following: Why do we have national parks?
March 2 March 2nd is “Read Across America Day” in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Explain to a younger student why it’s important to learn how to read.
March 3 On this day in 1847, inventor Alexander Graham Bell was born. Bell is probably best known for his development of the telephone. What do you think our telephones will be like in 20 years?
March 4 On this day in 1789, Congress met for the first time. What is the reason we have a President and a Congress? What would be the problem with just having a President?
March 5 March 5, 1770 was the date of the Boston Massacre. Explain what you know about the Boston Massacre and the Revolutionary War.
March 6 On this day in 1912, Oreo Cookies were sold for the first time. Has this event affected history in any way? Why or why not?
March 6 On March 6, 1475, artist Michelangelo was born. Why are artists important to history?
March 7 On this day in 1849, scientist Luther Burbank was born. Burbank was a botanist, or someone who studies plant life. He was known for developing new types of flowers and plants. Do you think it’s important that scientist develop new types of plant life? Why or why not?
March 8 What does GKTOADS stand for? (Yes… its review)
March 9 On this day in 1454, explorer Amerigo Vespucci was born. The continent we live on is named after Vespucci. What part of the world would you like to sail to and explore? Why did you choose this destination?
March 10 In 806 A.D. in China, the first paper money was used. If you could design new paper money for the U.S., what would it look like? What denominations, or amounts, would you create? Be sure to include a sketch of your new paper currency.
March 11 March 11th is “Johnny Appleseed Day.” John Chapman, known as Johnny Appleseed, was responsible for introducing apple trees to many regions of the western frontier. Why do you think apples were valuable to the early settlers? How were they able to use them?
March 12 Today marks the anniversary of the death of Anne Frank who died in This brave young woman is well known for the diary she kept, capturing her time in hiding from the Nazi soldiers. Do you keep diary or journal of your own? Do you think it was good for her diary to be published?
March 13 One faces the future with one'spast. Pearl S. Buck What does this mean to you?
March 14 On this day in 1879, scientist Albert Einstein was born. At an early age, Einstein showed great interest in math and science. How and why is math important to everyday life and jobs?
March 15 Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom. George Washington Carver What does this statement mean to you?
March 16 On this day in 1751, our 4th President, James Madison was born. Madison was the oldest of twelve (12) children. What do you think would be the advantages and/or disadvantages of having eleven (11) siblings? Would you like to have eleven younger brothers and sisters?
March 17 Today is St. Patrick’s Day. As you probably know, the color green and the shamrock (a three-leaf clover) are symbols associated with this holiday. Create a list of other holidays and the symbols that are known to represent that specific holiday. Are there some holidays that don’t have a symbol? What symbol would you give them?
March 18 Today marks the first walk in space. Would you liked to have been the first person to walk in space? Why or why not?
March 19 Yesterday, on March 18, 1837, Grover Cleveland was born. Cleveland later became the 22nd & 24th President of the United States. He was known for his honesty and courage. What two (2) character traits do you feel you are best known for?
March 20 March 20, 1965 Lyndon Johnson sends federal troops to Alabama. He did this to protect marchers who were protesting for civil rights. Why was this important?
March 21 When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world. George Washington Carver What does this statement mean to you?
March 22 “Borrowing” of Ideas Name a time in which you borrowed an idea from someone and changed it to make it your own (i.e. cooking recipe or joke). Please describe. Did you feel you changed the idea enough to make it your own?
March 23 Would you want to be a geographer? (A person who works with maps) Why or Why not?
March 24 On March 24, 1874, magician Harry Houdini was born. How did this event affect history? Explain…
March 25 On this day, pancakes were first made. Many would consider pancakes to be their favorite breakfast food. Would you? What is your favorite food to eat for breakfast?
March 26 March 26th is “Make up Your Own Holiday Day.” So, create your own holiday! Keep the following in mind: The day The reason for celebrating Special events that will take place Any type of symbols that will be associated with your holiday
March 27 On this day in 1964, Alaska was hit by an 8.4 earthquake. The “Great Alaska Earthquake” was the most powerful earthquake recorded in the U.S. and North America. How do earth quakes affect history?
March 28 On March 28, 1881, “The Greatest Show on Earth,” also known as the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, was formed. Why is it important for people to start new businesses?
March 29 On this day in 1885, Coca- Cola was invented. If you could invent your own soda, what would it be? What is its flavor? What type of bottle would it come in? What would its name be?
March 30 On this day in 1858, the patent for a pencil with an attached eraser was issued. How has this event affected your life?
March 31 On this day, the first map of the United States was published. Why are maps important?