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1
Canada Day
Take a quiz on Canada.
2
Halfway point of the year
Learn about the fraction 1/2

Ancestry Day, Haiti
Make a family tree.

Vermont became the first colony to abolish slavery, 1777
Take a quiz on the geography of Vermont.

3
Idaho became a state, 1890
Read a page on Idaho, then take a quiz.

Aphelion Day
The Earth is at its greatest distance from the Sun, 152.6 million km.
Label the orbital diagram

4
Independence Day, USA
Make a July 4th activity book.
5
Family Day
Write a page about your family.

National Day of Venezuela
Color the countries of South America.

6
National Day of Malawi
Label the countries of Africa.

George W. Bush born, 1946
Take a quiz on President Bush.

7
Camillo Golgi (biologist) born, 1843
Label a cell.

Hawaiian Island Kingdom annexed by the US, 1898
Take a quiz on the map of Hawaii.

8
The first American passport was issued, 1796
Make a book about yourself.
9
Full Moon
Read about the phases of the moon.

Britain proclaimed that the Australian colonies would be united (as of January 1, 1901) as the Commonwealth of Australia, 1900
Label a map of Australia.

10
Boris Yeltsin sworn in as Russia's first elected President, 1991
Label a map of Russia.

Wyoming became a state, 1890
Read a page on Wyoming, then take a quiz.

11
Skylab, USA's 1st Space Station, fell to Earth; pieces scattered from the SE Indian Ocean to Western Australia, 1979
Label a map of the Earth, marking where pieces of Skylab fell.

James Abbott McNeil Whistler (artist) born, 1834
Color a painting by Whistler.

12
R. Buckminster Fuller born, 1895
Make polyhedra.
13
Queen Victoria became the first monarch to live in Buckingham Palace, 1837
Make a castle from a cardboard box.
14
Bastille Day, France
Color a French flag and take a quiz.
15
Rembrandt Van Rijn (artist) born, 1606
Draw your self-portrait and describe yourself.
16
Roald Amundsen (explorer) born, 1872
Read about Amundsen, then take a quiz on his adventures.
17
Constitution Day, South Korea
Read about, color, and take a quiz on the South Korean flag.

The first U.S. dental school, (at Harvard Univ.), was established, 1867
Take a quiz on teeth.

18
Rolihlahla (Nelson) Mandela (activist, President of South Africa) born, 1918
Do an activity on Nelson Mandela.

John Glenn (astronaut) born, 1921
Do a cloze activity on Glenn.

19
Stick Out Your Tongue Day
Label the tongue.
20
First Moon Landing (Apollo 11), 1969
Read about the moon, then take a quiz.
21
Independence Day, Belgium
Read about, color, and take a quiz on the Belgian flag.

New Hampshire became a state, 1788
Read a page on New Hampshire, then take a quiz.

22
Alexander Calder (artist) born, 1898
Read a page on Calder, then make your own mobile.
23
New Moon
Take a quiz on the moon.

The International Whaling Commission voted for a total ban on commercial whaling, 1982 (which took effect in 1985)
Label a whale.

24
Simon Bolivar born, 1783
Label South America.
25
Svetlana Savitskaya was the first woman to walk in space, 1984
Read about firsts in space, then take a quiz.
26
Carl Jung (psychoanalyst) born, 1875
Write a page on a dream that you've had.

Liberia's Flag Adopted, 1847
Color the flag of Liberia and take a quiz.

New York became a state, 1788
Read a page on New York, then take a quiz.

27
Completion of Atlantic telegraph cable, 1866
Label the Earth's oceans, marking the cable, which ran from Ireland to Newfoundland, Canada.
28
Delta Aquarids meteor shower
Also tomorrow

Read about meteor showers.
29
Capricornids meteor shower (also tomorrow)
Read about meteors, meteorites, meteoroids, and meteor showers, then take a quiz on them.

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) was authorized by Congress, 1958
Make a Solar System coloring book.

30
Comedy Day
Write about the funniest thing you've ever seen or heard.
31
J.K. Rowling (author) born, 1965
Write about a book you enjoyed reading.

U.S. Patent Office issues its first patent, 1790
Write about an invention you'd like to have or make.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
November is "National American Indian Heritage Month" Next Month
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
Day of the Dead, Mexico
Make a skeleton decoration.

Alfred L. Wegener (geologist) born, 1880
Read about continental drift, then take a quiz on it.

2
Haile Selassie crowned emperor of Ethiopia, 1930
Label a map of Ethiopia.

North Dakota became a state, 1889
Read a page on North Dakota, then take a quiz.

South Dakota became a state, 1889
Read a page on South Dakota, then take a quiz.

3
Sputnik 2 launched with a dog (Laika) as passenger (1957)- the first living being in orbit
Read about dogs in space and label the anatomy of a dog.

Culture Day, Japan
Label a map of Japan.

4
Will Rogers (humorist) born, 1879
Write a page on the funniest thing that you've ever seen.

First Wagon Train reached California (it left Missouri on May 1), 1841
Label a US map and trace the approximate route of these pioneers.

5
The first picture of a full side of Earth was taken from space, 1967
Read about the Earth, then take a quiz.

Guy Fawkes Day
Make a glitter fireworks picture.

6
Daylight Saving Time Ends in US(1st Sunday Nov)
Do a DST code.

Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the United States, 1860
Read about Lincoln, then take a quiz on his life.

7
Russia's Bolshevik Revolution began, 1917
Label a map of Russia.
8
US Election Day
(1st Tuesday after Nov. 1st)
Read about US elections.

Christiaan Barnard (heart surgeon who performed the first heart transplant) born, 1922
Label a human heart.

Montana became a state, 1889
Read a page on Montana, then take a quiz.

9
The first giant panda was collected alive in China, 1927
Read about pandas, then take a quiz on them.
10
US Marine Corps Founded by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, PA, 1775
Label the 13 Colonies, which the Marines helped toward independence.

Great Wall of China opened to the world for tourism, 1970
Read about the Great Wall, then label a map of China.

11
Veteran's Day (USA)
Make a free-standing star.

Washington became a state, 1889
Read a page on Washington, then take a quiz.

12
Elizabeth Cady Stanton born, 1815 (she was one of the first leaders of the American woman's rights movement)
Do a cloze activity on Stanton.
13
World Kindness Day
Write about an act of kindness.

First spacecraft to orbit Mars (Mariner 9), 1971
Read about Mars, then take a quiz.

14
Full Moon
Color a page on the moon.

Herman Melville's "Moby Dick" was published, 1851
Label a sperm whale diagram.

15
America Recycles Day
Make a litter bug out of recycled materials.
16
Hungary became a Republic,1918
Color, read about, and take a quiz on the flag of Hungary.

Oklahoma became a state, 1907
Read a page on Oklahoma, then take a quiz.

17
Leonids meteor shower
Also tomorrow

Read about meteors, meteorites, meteoroids, and meteor showers, then take a quiz on them.

The Suez Canal opened in Egypt, 1869 
Label a map of Egypt.

Leonids meteor shower peaks
Read about meteor showers.

18
Spain became a democracy, 1976
Label a map of the Iberian peninsula.

Four standard time zones for the continental USA were introduced, 1883
Label US/Canadian time zones.

19
Gettysburg Address delivered, 1863
Read about Abe Lincoln, then take a quiz on his life.
20
Universal Children's Day (UNICEF)
Write a page on what you want to do when you grow up.
21
North Carolina became a state, 1789
Read a page on North Carolina, then take a quiz.
22
Vasco da Gama was the first to sail around Cape of Good Hope, 1497
Read about da Gama, then label his route from Europe to India around Africa.
23
Labor Thanksgiving Day (Kinrou-kansha-no-hi), Japan
Make a miniature Japanese garden.

 

24
US Thanksgiving Day
(4th Thursday)
Label the parts of a turkey.

Darwin's Origin of Species was published, 1859 
Do a cloze activity on Darwin.

25
Lewis Thomas (biologist) born, 1913
Label an animal cell.
26
Howard Carter became the first to enter the sealed tomb of King Tutankhamen (King Tut died in 1323 B.C.), 1922
Make a paper pyramid.
27
Nobel Prize established, 1895
Have a competition (for example, a spelling bee) and give the winner an award.
28
Ferdinand Magellan passed through the Magellan Strait to the Pacific ocean, 1520
Read about Magellan and color his route.
29
Full Moon
Take a quiz on the moon.

The Beatles released 'I Want to Hold Your Hand,' 1963
Label the parts of the hand and arm in French, in German, or in Spanish.

30
Mark Twain born, 1835
Take a quiz on the states along the Mississippi River.

St. Andrew's Day
Color the flag of Scotland.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
December is "Write to a Friend Month"
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
Twelve nations, including the US, signed a treaty making Antarctica a scientific preserve free from military activity, 1959
Take a quiz on Antarctica.

Rosa Parks Day
Read about Parks and take a quiz on civil rights history.

2
Christiaan Barnard performed first heart transplant, 1967
Label a human heart.
3
Pioneer 10 made the first flyby of Jupiter and took first close-up images of Jupiter (1973)
Read about Jupiter, then take a quiz on it.

Illinois became a state, 1818
Read a page on Illinois, then take a quiz.

4
National Cookie Day
Read about food and answer questions.
5
International Volunteer Day
Write a page on something nice that you did for someone, or on something nice that someone did for you.
6
Johann Palisa (astronomer who discovered 120 asteroids) born, 1848
Read about asteroids, then take a quiz on them.
7
Pearl Harbor Day
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, attacked by Japan, 1941. Take a quiz on Hawaii.

Delaware became a state and was the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution, 1787
Take a quiz on Delaware.

The spacecraft Galileo became the first spacecraft to orbit an outer planet (Jupiter), 1995
Color and read about Jupiter.

8
Bill Clinton signed The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) into law, 1993
Label a map of North America.
9
3.6-million-year-old skeleton of early human found in South Africa, 1998
Label a human skeleton.
10
Mississippi became a state, 1817
Read a page on Mississippi, then take a quiz.

Martin Luther King, Jr., received the Nobel Peace Prize, 1964
Take a quiz on MLK.

11
Indiana became a state, 1816
Read a page on Indiana, then take a quiz.

Annie Jump Cannon (stellar astronomer) born, 1863
Read about stars, then take a quiz on them.

12
Pennsylvania became a state, 1787
Read a page on Pennsylvania, then take a quiz.

Edvard Munch (artist) born, 1863
Color a painting by Munch.

13
Geminids meteor shower (also tomorrow) 
Read about meteor showers, then take a quiz on them.
14
Full Moon
Color a page on the moon.

Alabama became a state, 1819
Read a page on Alabama, then take a quiz.

Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, 1911
Read about Amundsen, then take a quiz on him.

Tycho Brahe (astronomer) born, 1546
Read about stars, then take a quiz.

15
Basketball was Invented (by James E. Naismith), 1891
Write abour your favorite sport.

Canada adopted its national flag, 1964
Color and take a quiz on the Canadian flag.

16
Oliver Cromwell became lord protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1653
Label a map of the British Isles.
17
Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first successful flight, 1903
Do a cloze activity on the Wright brothers.
18
New Jersey became a state, 1787
Read a page on New Jersey, then take a quiz.
19
Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" was published, 1843
Make a Christmas stocking.
20
USA purchased Louisiana Territory from France, 1803
Read about the purchase, then take a quiz.
21
Forefathers' Day (Anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower at Plymouth, 1620)
Take a quiz on the voyage of the Mayflower.
22
Winter Solstice
Read about the seasons and take a quiz on them.

Ursids meteor shower
Read about meteor showers, then take a quiz on them.

A living coelacanth was discovered, 1938
Read about and color this "living fossil."

23
Roots Day
Make a family tree.
24
Joseph Cornell (artist) born, 1903
Create a work of art in the style of Cornell.

Hannukah begins at sundown
Make a paper dreidel.

25
Christmas
Make a Christmas craft.
26
Kwanzaa Starts
Make a Kwanzaa candle.

Boxing Day
Make a box out of paper.

27
Visit the Zoo Day
Pick an animal, read about it, and color its picture.
28
King's Birthday, Nepal
Fill in a map of Nepal.

Iowa became a state, 1846
Read a page on Iowa, then take a quiz.

29
New Moon
Take a quiz on the moon.

International Day for Biological Diversity
Pick an animal and write a report on it.

Texas became a state, 1845
Read a page on Texas, then take a quiz.

30
Edwin Hubble announced the existence of other galactic systems, 1924
Read about galaxies, then make a glitter galaxy.
31
New Year's Eve
Answers questions about the new year.

Soviet Union officially dissolves, 1991
Draw a map of what is now Russia.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
December is "Write to a Friend Month"
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
Twelve nations, including the US, signed a treaty making Antarctica a scientific preserve free from military activity, 1959
Take a quiz on Antarctica.

Rosa Parks Day
Read about Parks and take a quiz on civil rights history.

2
Christiaan Barnard performed first heart transplant, 1967
Label a human heart.
3
Pioneer 10 made the first flyby of Jupiter and took first close-up images of Jupiter (1973)
Read about Jupiter, then take a quiz on it.

Illinois became a state, 1818
Read a page on Illinois, then take a quiz.

4
National Cookie Day
Read about food and answer questions.
5
International Volunteer Day
Write a page on something nice that you did for someone, or on something nice that someone did for you.
6
Johann Palisa (astronomer who discovered 120 asteroids) born, 1848
Read about asteroids, then take a quiz on them.
7
Pearl Harbor Day
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, attacked by Japan, 1941. Take a quiz on Hawaii.

Delaware became a state and was the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution, 1787
Take a quiz on Delaware.

The spacecraft Galileo became the first spacecraft to orbit an outer planet (Jupiter), 1995
Color and read about Jupiter.

8
Bill Clinton signed The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) into law, 1993
Label a map of North America.
9
3.6-million-year-old skeleton of early human found in South Africa, 1998
Label a human skeleton.
10
Mississippi became a state, 1817
Read a page on Mississippi, then take a quiz.

Martin Luther King, Jr., received the Nobel Peace Prize, 1964
Take a quiz on MLK.

11
Indiana became a state, 1816
Read a page on Indiana, then take a quiz.

Annie Jump Cannon (stellar astronomer) born, 1863
Read about stars, then take a quiz on them.

12
Pennsylvania became a state, 1787
Read a page on Pennsylvania, then take a quiz.

Edvard Munch (artist) born, 1863
Color a painting by Munch.

13
Geminids meteor shower (also tomorrow) 
Read about meteor showers, then take a quiz on them.
14
Full Moon
Color a page on the moon.

Alabama became a state, 1819
Read a page on Alabama, then take a quiz.

Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, 1911
Read about Amundsen, then take a quiz on him.

Tycho Brahe (astronomer) born, 1546
Read about stars, then take a quiz.

15
Basketball was Invented (by James E. Naismith), 1891
Write abour your favorite sport.

Canada adopted its national flag, 1964
Color and take a quiz on the Canadian flag.

16
Oliver Cromwell became lord protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1653
Label a map of the British Isles.
17
Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first successful flight, 1903
Do a cloze activity on the Wright brothers.
18
New Jersey became a state, 1787
Read a page on New Jersey, then take a quiz.
19
Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" was published, 1843
Make a Christmas stocking.
20
USA purchased Louisiana Territory from France, 1803
Read about the purchase, then take a quiz.
21
Forefathers' Day (Anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower at Plymouth, 1620)
Take a quiz on the voyage of the Mayflower.
22
Winter Solstice
Read about the seasons and take a quiz on them.

Ursids meteor shower
Read about meteor showers, then take a quiz on them.

A living coelacanth was discovered, 1938
Read about and color this "living fossil."

23
Roots Day
Make a family tree.
24
Joseph Cornell (artist) born, 1903
Create a work of art in the style of Cornell.

Hannukah begins at sundown
Make a paper dreidel.

25
Christmas
Make a Christmas craft.
26
Kwanzaa Starts
Make a Kwanzaa candle.

Boxing Day
Make a box out of paper.

27
Visit the Zoo Day
Pick an animal, read about it, and color its picture.
28
King's Birthday, Nepal
Fill in a map of Nepal.

Iowa became a state, 1846
Read a page on Iowa, then take a quiz.

29
New Moon
Take a quiz on the moon.

International Day for Biological Diversity
Pick an animal and write a report on it.

Texas became a state, 1845
Read a page on Texas, then take a quiz.

30
Edwin Hubble announced the existence of other galactic systems, 1924
Read about galaxies, then make a glitter galaxy.
31
New Year's Eve
Answers questions about the new year.

Soviet Union officially dissolves, 1991
Draw a map of what is now Russia.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
December is "Write to a Friend Month"
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
Twelve nations, including the US, signed a treaty making Antarctica a scientific preserve free from military activity, 1959
Take a quiz on Antarctica.

Rosa Parks Day
Read about Parks and take a quiz on civil rights history.

2
Christiaan Barnard performed first heart transplant, 1967
Label a human heart.
3
Pioneer 10 made the first flyby of Jupiter and took first close-up images of Jupiter (1973)
Read about Jupiter, then take a quiz on it.

Illinois became a state, 1818
Read a page on Illinois, then take a quiz.

4
National Cookie Day
Read about food and answer questions.
5
International Volunteer Day
Write a page on something nice that you did for someone, or on something nice that someone did for you.
6
Johann Palisa (astronomer who discovered 120 asteroids) born, 1848
Read about asteroids, then take a quiz on them.
7
Pearl Harbor Day
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, attacked by Japan, 1941. Take a quiz on Hawaii.

Delaware became a state and was the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution, 1787
Take a quiz on Delaware.

The spacecraft Galileo became the first spacecraft to orbit an outer planet (Jupiter), 1995
Color and read about Jupiter.

8
Bill Clinton signed The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) into law, 1993
Label a map of North America.
9
3.6-million-year-old skeleton of early human found in South Africa, 1998
Label a human skeleton.
10
Mississippi became a state, 1817
Read a page on Mississippi, then take a quiz.

Martin Luther King, Jr., received the Nobel Peace Prize, 1964
Take a quiz on MLK.

11
Indiana became a state, 1816
Read a page on Indiana, then take a quiz.

Annie Jump Cannon (stellar astronomer) born, 1863
Read about stars, then take a quiz on them.

12
Pennsylvania became a state, 1787
Read a page on Pennsylvania, then take a quiz.

Edvard Munch (artist) born, 1863
Color a painting by Munch.

13
Geminids meteor shower (also tomorrow) 
Read about meteor showers, then take a quiz on them.
14
Full Moon
Color a page on the moon.

Alabama became a state, 1819
Read a page on Alabama, then take a quiz.

Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, 1911
Read about Amundsen, then take a quiz on him.

Tycho Brahe (astronomer) born, 1546
Read about stars, then take a quiz.

15
Basketball was Invented (by James E. Naismith), 1891
Write abour your favorite sport.

Canada adopted its national flag, 1964
Color and take a quiz on the Canadian flag.

16
Oliver Cromwell became lord protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1653
Label a map of the British Isles.
17
Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first successful flight, 1903
Do a cloze activity on the Wright brothers.
18
New Jersey became a state, 1787
Read a page on New Jersey, then take a quiz.
19
Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" was published, 1843
Make a Christmas stocking.
20
USA purchased Louisiana Territory from France, 1803
Read about the purchase, then take a quiz.
21
Forefathers' Day (Anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower at Plymouth, 1620)
Take a quiz on the voyage of the Mayflower.
22
Winter Solstice
Read about the seasons and take a quiz on them.

Ursids meteor shower
Read about meteor showers, then take a quiz on them.

A living coelacanth was discovered, 1938
Read about and color this "living fossil."

23
Roots Day
Make a family tree.
24
Joseph Cornell (artist) born, 1903
Create a work of art in the style of Cornell.

Hannukah begins at sundown
Make a paper dreidel.

25
Christmas
Make a Christmas craft.
26
Kwanzaa Starts
Make a Kwanzaa candle.

Boxing Day
Make a box out of paper.

27
Visit the Zoo Day
Pick an animal, read about it, and color its picture.
28
King's Birthday, Nepal
Fill in a map of Nepal.

Iowa became a state, 1846
Read a page on Iowa, then take a quiz.

29
New Moon
Take a quiz on the moon.

International Day for Biological Diversity
Pick an animal and write a report on it.

Texas became a state, 1845
Read a page on Texas, then take a quiz.

30
Edwin Hubble announced the existence of other galactic systems, 1924
Read about galaxies, then make a glitter galaxy.
31
New Year's Eve
Answers questions about the new year.

Soviet Union officially dissolves, 1991
Draw a map of what is now Russia.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
December is "Write to a Friend Month"
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
Twelve nations, including the US, signed a treaty making Antarctica a scientific preserve free from military activity, 1959
Take a quiz on Antarctica.

Rosa Parks Day
Read about Parks and take a quiz on civil rights history.

2
Christiaan Barnard performed first heart transplant, 1967
Label a human heart.
3
Pioneer 10 made the first flyby of Jupiter and took first close-up images of Jupiter (1973)
Read about Jupiter, then take a quiz on it.

Illinois became a state, 1818
Read a page on Illinois, then take a quiz.

4
National Cookie Day
Read about food and answer questions.
5
International Volunteer Day
Write a page on something nice that you did for someone, or on something nice that someone did for you.
6
Johann Palisa (astronomer who discovered 120 asteroids) born, 1848
Read about asteroids, then take a quiz on them.
7
Pearl Harbor Day
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, attacked by Japan, 1941. Take a quiz on Hawaii.

Delaware became a state and was the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution, 1787
Take a quiz on Delaware.

The spacecraft Galileo became the first spacecraft to orbit an outer planet (Jupiter), 1995
Color and read about Jupiter.

8
Bill Clinton signed The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) into law, 1993
Label a map of North America.
9
3.6-million-year-old skeleton of early human found in South Africa, 1998
Label a human skeleton.
10
Mississippi became a state, 1817
Read a page on Mississippi, then take a quiz.

Martin Luther King, Jr., received the Nobel Peace Prize, 1964
Take a quiz on MLK.

11
Indiana became a state, 1816
Read a page on Indiana, then take a quiz.

Annie Jump Cannon (stellar astronomer) born, 1863
Read about stars, then take a quiz on them.

12
Pennsylvania became a state, 1787
Read a page on Pennsylvania, then take a quiz.

Edvard Munch (artist) born, 1863
Color a painting by Munch.

13
Geminids meteor shower (also tomorrow) 
Read about meteor showers, then take a quiz on them.
14
Full Moon
Color a page on the moon.

Alabama became a state, 1819
Read a page on Alabama, then take a quiz.

Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, 1911
Read about Amundsen, then take a quiz on him.

Tycho Brahe (astronomer) born, 1546
Read about stars, then take a quiz.

15
Basketball was Invented (by James E. Naismith), 1891
Write abour your favorite sport.

Canada adopted its national flag, 1964
Color and take a quiz on the Canadian flag.

16
Oliver Cromwell became lord protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1653
Label a map of the British Isles.
17
Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first successful flight, 1903
Do a cloze activity on the Wright brothers.
18
New Jersey became a state, 1787
Read a page on New Jersey, then take a quiz.
19
Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" was published, 1843
Make a Christmas stocking.
20
USA purchased Louisiana Territory from France, 1803
Read about the purchase, then take a quiz.
21
Forefathers' Day (Anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower at Plymouth, 1620)
Take a quiz on the voyage of the Mayflower.
22
Winter Solstice
Read about the seasons and take a quiz on them.

Ursids meteor shower
Read about meteor showers, then take a quiz on them.

A living coelacanth was discovered, 1938
Read about and color this "living fossil."

23
Roots Day
Make a family tree.
24
Joseph Cornell (artist) born, 1903
Create a work of art in the style of Cornell.

Hannukah begins at sundown
Make a paper dreidel.

25
Christmas
Make a Christmas craft.
26
Kwanzaa Starts
Make a Kwanzaa candle.

Boxing Day
Make a box out of paper.

27
Visit the Zoo Day
Pick an animal, read about it, and color its picture.
28
King's Birthday, Nepal
Fill in a map of Nepal.

Iowa became a state, 1846
Read a page on Iowa, then take a quiz.

29
New Moon
Take a quiz on the moon.

International Day for Biological Diversity
Pick an animal and write a report on it.

Texas became a state, 1845
Read a page on Texas, then take a quiz.

30
Edwin Hubble announced the existence of other galactic systems, 1924
Read about galaxies, then make a glitter galaxy.
31
New Year's Eve
Answers questions about the new year.

Soviet Union officially dissolves, 1991
Draw a map of what is now Russia.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
December is "Write to a Friend Month"
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
Twelve nations, including the US, signed a treaty making Antarctica a scientific preserve free from military activity, 1959
Take a quiz on Antarctica.

Rosa Parks Day
Read about Parks and take a quiz on civil rights history.

2
Christiaan Barnard performed first heart transplant, 1967
Label a human heart.
3
Pioneer 10 made the first flyby of Jupiter and took first close-up images of Jupiter (1973)
Read about Jupiter, then take a quiz on it.

Illinois became a state, 1818
Read a page on Illinois, then take a quiz.

4
National Cookie Day
Read about food and answer questions.
5
International Volunteer Day
Write a page on something nice that you did for someone, or on something nice that someone did for you.
6
Johann Palisa (astronomer who discovered 120 asteroids) born, 1848
Read about asteroids, then take a quiz on them.
7
Pearl Harbor Day
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, attacked by Japan, 1941. Take a quiz on Hawaii.

Delaware became a state and was the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution, 1787
Take a quiz on Delaware.

The spacecraft Galileo became the first spacecraft to orbit an outer planet (Jupiter), 1995
Color and read about Jupiter.

8
Bill Clinton signed The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) into law, 1993
Label a map of North America.
9
3.6-million-year-old skeleton of early human found in South Africa, 1998
Label a human skeleton.
10
Mississippi became a state, 1817
Read a page on Mississippi, then take a quiz.

Martin Luther King, Jr., received the Nobel Peace Prize, 1964
Take a quiz on MLK.

11
Indiana became a state, 1816
Read a page on Indiana, then take a quiz.

Annie Jump Cannon (stellar astronomer) born, 1863
Read about stars, then take a quiz on them.

12
Pennsylvania became a state, 1787
Read a page on Pennsylvania, then take a quiz.

Edvard Munch (artist) born, 1863
Color a painting by Munch.

13
Geminids meteor shower (also tomorrow) 
Read about meteor showers, then take a quiz on them.
14
Full Moon
Color a page on the moon.

Alabama became a state, 1819
Read a page on Alabama, then take a quiz.

Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, 1911
Read about Amundsen, then take a quiz on him.

Tycho Brahe (astronomer) born, 1546
Read about stars, then take a quiz.

15
Basketball was Invented (by James E. Naismith), 1891
Write abour your favorite sport.

Canada adopted its national flag, 1964
Color and take a quiz on the Canadian flag.

16
Oliver Cromwell became lord protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1653
Label a map of the British Isles.
17
Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first successful flight, 1903
Do a cloze activity on the Wright brothers.
18
New Jersey became a state, 1787
Read a page on New Jersey, then take a quiz.
19
Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" was published, 1843
Make a Christmas stocking.
20
USA purchased Louisiana Territory from France, 1803
Read about the purchase, then take a quiz.
21
Forefathers' Day (Anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower at Plymouth, 1620)
Take a quiz on the voyage of the Mayflower.
22
Winter Solstice
Read about the seasons and take a quiz on them.

Ursids meteor shower
Read about meteor showers, then take a quiz on them.

A living coelacanth was discovered, 1938
Read about and color this "living fossil."

23
Roots Day
Make a family tree.
24
Joseph Cornell (artist) born, 1903
Create a work of art in the style of Cornell.

Hannukah begins at sundown
Make a paper dreidel.

25
Christmas
Make a Christmas craft.
26
Kwanzaa Starts
Make a Kwanzaa candle.

Boxing Day
Make a box out of paper.

27
Visit the Zoo Day
Pick an animal, read about it, and color its picture.
28
King's Birthday, Nepal
Fill in a map of Nepal.

Iowa became a state, 1846
Read a page on Iowa, then take a quiz.

29
New Moon
Take a quiz on the moon.

International Day for Biological Diversity
Pick an animal and write a report on it.

Texas became a state, 1845
Read a page on Texas, then take a quiz.

30
Edwin Hubble announced the existence of other galactic systems, 1924
Read about galaxies, then make a glitter galaxy.
31
New Year's Eve
Answers questions about the new year.

Soviet Union officially dissolves, 1991
Draw a map of what is now Russia.

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