This resource is an informative and fully editable 89 slide PowerPoint on the month of May.
It includes a wealth of information and contains references to
• How May got its name,
• Special Days in May –May Day, Feast of Saint Joseph, Ascension Day, Pentecost (Whit Sunday), Buddha Day (Wesak), Eurovision Song Contest
• Notable Birthdays – Tony Blair, Catherine the Great, Bing Crosby, David Beckham, Golda Meir, Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, George Clooney, Robert Browning, Johannes Brahms, Piotr Illyich Tchaikovsky, Eva Peron, Irving Berlin, Salvadore Dali, Florence Nightingale, Edward Lear, Stevie Wonder, Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook founder), Gabriel Fahrenheit, Pierce Brosnan, Sugar Ray Leonard, Omar Khayyam, Pope John Paul II, Pete Townshend, Richard Wagner, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir Laurence Olivier, Bob Dylan, Ian Flemming, John F. Kennedy, Steven Gerrard and Clint Eastwood.
• Inventions / Launches – Coca-Cola, Cornflakes patented.
• Discoveries and Launches – first McDonalds opened.
• Notable Events and Happenings – Empire State Building opened, Tony Blair became Prime Minister, ‘Gone with the Wind’ won Pulitzer Prize, Margaret Thatcher became first woman prime minister, Amy Johnson’s flight to Australia, Eiffel Tower opened, opened, John Steinbeck won Pulitzer Prize for ‘Grapes of Wrath’, Roger Bannister broke the sub 4 minute mile, Nelson Mandela became South Africa’s first black president, Sir Winston Churchill became Prime Minister of UK, Bob Marley died, first Formula One Grand Prix, first McDonald's opened, Napoleon Bonaparte made Emperor of France, Anne Boleyn beheaded, unexplained darkness fell on Eastern Canada and parts of USA, Amelia Earhart flew across Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh’s flight from Paris to New York, the strongest earthquake ever recorded in Chile, first electric telegram sent by Samuel Morse, Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing reached summit of Everest, Joan of Arc burned at stake.
The resource also contains hyperlinks to Irving Berlin's 'Alexander's Rag Time Band' music and dance, Johannes Brahms 'Lullaby' Tchaikovsky's ‘Sugar Plum Fairy’ from The Nutcracker, Roger Bannister's sub 4-minute mile race and Sir Winston Churchill's broadcast announcing the end of World War II in Europe.
Inspire and Educate!