This resource is a fully editable 59 slide PowerPoint on the month of April. It could be used as an assembly or series of assemblies during the month of April or for tutor based activities.
It includes a wealth of information and contains references to
How April got its name, things associated with March – flowers sweet pea and daisy, Zodiac signs, birthstone – diamond, April quotes by William Shakespeare, Robert Browning, Christopher Columbus, Mark Twain.
Special Days in March - Easter, Pesach / Passover, Earth Day, St George’s Day, April Fools Day / All Fools Day / Poisson d'Avril, World Autism Day – ‘Light it up Blue’, John Stow ceremony, Buddha's Birthday / ‘Hana Matsuri’ (Flower Festival).
Notable Birthdays – Raphael, William Wordsworth, William Booth (founder of Salvation Army), Frank William Woolworth, Leonardo da Vinci, Wilber Wright (aeroplane inventor), Charlie Chaplin, Charlotte Bronte, Elizabeth Windsor II (the Queen of England), William Shakespeare, Oliver Cromwell, Guglielmo Marconi (inventor of wireless telegraphy).
Inventions – Telephone, mobile phone, Jon Walker’s friction match.
Discoveries and Launches – McDonalds, First Whitehouse ‘Easter Egg Roll’, Robinson Crusoe’ by Daniel Defoe was published.
Notable Events and Happenings – Elvis’ first number 1, April ‘Full Pink Moon’, Martin Luther Kin’s ‘Mountaintop Speech’ and assassination, eruption of Mount Vesuvius, sinking of the ‘Titanic’, George Washington became the first President of the US.