♦ August 5: On astronaut Neil Armstrong’s birthday, show our Apollo Project
movie and find out about the mission that first put a man on the moon. For K-3, there’s BrainPOP Jr.’s Moon
♦ August 6: The bombing of Hiroshima took place today in 1945. Explain what happened with our World War II
and Nuclear Energy
movies. “Searching” for something else? The Internet
made its debut today in 1991.
♦ August 8: Learn more about Richard Nixon
on the anniversary of his 1974 resignation.
♦ August 12: Adolescence
may be a time of change for teens everywhere, but on International Youth Day, our movie about it is a constant. Also, on the anniversary of the T.rex Sue’s 1990 discovery, do something BIG … like watching our Dinosaurs
♦ August 13: The border between East and West Berlin officially closed on this date in 1961. Get the back story with our Communism
movie. Farther back in history, Hernán Cortés helped put an end to the Aztec Empire when he conquered Tenochtitlan today in 1521. Find out more with our Conquistadors
♦ August 14: Show our World War II
movie on the anniversary of the Japanese surrender.
♦ August 15: The famed Woodstock Festival began today in 1969. Show our 60s Folk
movie – it’s pretty groovy. Then, don’t get a complex, but Napoleon Bonaparte
was born today in 1769.
♦ August 23: On the International Day for Remembrance of Slave Trade, our Slavery
and Harriet Tubman
(K-3) movies can help explain this ugly institution.
♦ August 24-25: Hurricane Andrew hit the southeastern U.S. on 8/24/92; the storm Katrina became a hurricane on 8/25/05. Help kids make sense of these natural disasters with our Hurricanes
and Fast Land Changes
♦ August 28: “I have a dream …” Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famed speech on this date in 1963. We’ve got
and BrainPOP Jr.
movies on the civil rights leader to help put his words in context.