Students hone research skills
to uncover interesting facts about every day in September.
This 9-page, printable
activity presents two questions
about events that happened on each day in September.
The first question involves someone or something with a literary background
, and the second question deals with happenings in the world of music, national and world history, sports, computers, and other areas
Students use any reference material
available (e.g., the Internet, encyclopedias, textbooks, biographical dictionaries) to research the answers the questions.
• Who wrote the famous poem titled “September 1, 1939”?
• On September 1, 1939, German troops began WWII in Europe when they invaded what country?
• This Australian writer (Joe Wilson and His Mate, While the Billy Boils) died on September 2, 1922, in Sydney. Who was he?
• On September 2, 1945, Japan signed a treaty of unconditional surrender. Where did this take place?
An answer key for both activities is included.
This is activity is suitable for middle school, high school, and homeschool classes
. Created by Susan Thurman.
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