♦ June 6: K-3 teachers, introduce your students to prolific children’s book writer Cynthia Rylant, born today in 1954. It’s also the anniversary of D-Day: show our World War II movie and talk about why we remember this date.
♦ June 8: It’s World Oceans Day: BrainPOP offers Oceans, while BrainPOP Jr.’s got Ocean Habitats. Plus, Frank Lloyd Wright was born on this date in 1867. Learn about his special art form and influence with our Architecture movie.
♦ June 9: Secretariat won the Triple Crown today in 1973. It’s the perfect occasion for our Horses movie.
♦ June 11: On oceanographer Jacques Cousteau’s birthday, go beneath the surface with our Underwater World movie .
♦ June 12: Today marks Anne Frank‘s birthday – remember the young diarist and learn about her ordeal. On another note, The Tony Awards take place tonight! Watch our Drama movie and find out why “the play’s the thing.”
♦ June 14: Alois Alzheimer, the doctor who first wrote about the disease that would one day be named for him, was born on this date in 1864. Our Alzheimer’s movie can tell you more. The Continental Army was officially established today in 1775; show our Causes of the American Revolution and Armed Forces movies. K-3, teachers, talk to the class about U.S. Symbols on Flag Day.
♦ June 16: It’s a big day in Computer History – IBM was founded 100 years ago today!
♦ June 17: On the anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill (1775), show our American Revolution movie.
♦ June 18: You say it’s your birthday? It’s Paul McCartney’s birthday too! Celebrate the legend with our Beatles movie. Today also marks the first time an American woman headed into space – show our Sally Ride and Space Flight movies.
♦ June 19: Juneteenth commemorates the abolition of slavery – our Slavery and Harriet Tubman (K-3) movies can help kids make sense of this ugly chapter in history. On a lighter note, talk about Heredity on Father’s Day.