COURSE – Learning Through the Days

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to Learning Through The Days, a fun and easy way to learn with your kids!

My goal is to give you 3-5+ resources you can use each week. Most of these resources will be short YouTube videos, this is done on purpose because I want this to be an easy resource guide for you, one that doesn’t need much planning on your part.

While I have watched all of the videos in this resource guide I would still highly recommend proof watching the videos before watching them with your children. Because these are mostly history videos there will at times be violence and other themes in some of the videos that people may not be comfortable sharing with their children.

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January

1 – New Years

 

January 6, 1412 – Joan of Arc born

 

January 8, 1935 – Elvis Presley born

January 15, 1535 – Henry VIII became Supreme Head of the Church in England

 

January 15, 1929 – Martin Luther King Jr. birthday

Read I Am Martin Luther King Jr.

January 15, 1559 – Elizabeth Tudor was crowned as Queen Elizabeth I

 

January 17, 1706 – Benjamin Franklin birthday

January 18, 1882 – A. A. Milne birthday

Read Winnie-the-Pooh.

January 19, 1809 – Edgar Allan Poe birthday

Read some of his poetry.

 

January 20, 1981 – Ronald Reagan became president of the United States at the age of 69

 

January 23, 1849 – Elizabeth Blackwell became America’s first woman doctor

Read Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors?.

 

January 24, 1848 – The California gold rush begins

 

January 26, 1788 – the British established a settlement at Sydney Harbor in Australia as 11 ships with 778 convicts arrived

 

January 27, 1756 – Wolfgang Mozart birthday

 

January 27, 1832 – Lewis Carroll birthday

Read Alice in Wonderland or listen to Jabberwocky:

January 31, 1919 – Jackie Robinson birthday

Read I Am Jackie Robinson.

 


 

February

February 2 – Groundhog Day

February 3, 1894 – Normal Rockwell born

Read Who Was Norman Rockwell.

 

February 3, 1943 – the four chaplains of the ship Dorchester gave up their life jackets for others

February 4, 1902 – Charles Lindbergh born

February 4 – Sri Lanka Independence Day

 

February 4, 1913 – Rosa Parks Born

February 5, 2019 – Chinese New Year

 

February 6, 1895 – Babe Ruth born

Read Who Was Babe Ruth.

 

February 7, 1812 – Charles Dickens born

February 8, 1828 – Jules Verne born

February 11, 1847 – Thomas Edison born

 

February 11, 1990 – Nelson Mandela was released from prison

February 12, 1809 – Abraham Lincoln born

February 14 – Valentine’s Day

February 15, 1564 – Galileo birthday

 

February 19, 1473 – Nicolaus Copernicus born

February 22, 1732 – George Washington born

February 23, – George Fredric Handel born

 

February 26, 1802 – Victor Hugo born

Les Misérables was one of the books written by Victor Hugo.

 

February 27, 1807 – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow born

Read Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poetry.

 

February 27 – Dominican Republic Independence Day

Leap Year

 


 

March

March 1 – Bosnia and Herzegovina Independence Day

March 2nd, 1904 – Dr. Seuss born

March 2nd, 1969 – the first Concorde flight took place

March 3rd, 1847 – Alexander Graham Bell born

March 6, 1474 – Michelangelo born

March 14, 1879 – Albert Einstein birthday

March 14 – Pi Day

March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day

March 19, 1813 – David Livingstone born

Read David Livingstone: Africa’s Trailblazer.

March 24, 1874 – Harry Houdini born

March 26, 1874 – Robert Frost birthday

March 30, 1853 – Vincent Van Gogh birthday

March 31, 1732 – Franz Joseph Haydn born

March 31, 1685  – Johann Christian Bach born

 


 

Good Friday & Easter

Easter usually occurs April but the odd time it will be in March. Because it is not on a set date I’ve set it apart on it’s own.

Here’s a list of Good Friday and Easter dates for the next few years:

2020:
Good Friday: April 10
Easter: April 12

2021:
Good Friday: April 2
Easter: April 4

2022:
Good Friday: April 15
Easter: April 17

 

 


 

April

April 2, 1805 – Hans Christen Anderson born

 

April 6, 1483 – Raphael born

 

7 – William Wordsworth

 

April 12, 1916 – Beverly Cleary born

Read some of Beverly Cleary’s books!

 

April 15, 1452 – Leonardo da Vinci born

 

April 15, 1912 – The Titanic sank

April 16, 1867 – Wilbur Wright born

 

April 18, 1775 – The Midnight Ride

April 18, 1906 – The San Francisco Earthquake struck at 5:13 a.m

Read Earthquake in the Early Morning.

 

April 20, 1889 – Adolf Hitler born

April 21, 1926 – Queen Elizabeth II born

April 22 – Earth Day

April 23, 1564 – William Shakespeare born

 

April 27, 1791 – Samuel F.B. Morse born

April 30, 1789 – George Washington became the first U.S. President

 


 

May

May 1 – May Day

May 7, 1812 – Robert Browning birthday

May 7, 1833 – Johannes Brahms birthday

May 7, 1840 – Peter (Pyotr) Ilyich Tchaikovsky birthday

May 12, 1812 – Edward Lear birthday

May 12, 1820 – Florence Nightingale birthday

May 15, 1856 – L. Frank Baum birthday

Read The Wizard of Oz.

May 15 – Chocolate Chip Day

May 21, 1844 – Henri Rousseau birthday

May 22, 1859 – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle birthday

23 – World Turtle Day

May 24, 1819 – Queen Victoria birthday

May 25, 1803 – Ralph Waldo Emerson birthday

Read poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

May 31, 1819 – Walt Whitman birthday

Read poetry by Walt Whitman.

 


 

June

June 5, 1783 -The first sustained flight occurred as a hot-air balloon was launched in France, by Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier.

June 6, 1944 – D-Day

June 7, 1848 – Paul Gauguin born

June 9, 1672 – Peter I (Peter the Great) born

June 11, 1864 – Georg Richard Strauss born

June 12, 1929 – Anne Frank born

June 27, 1859 – Mildred J. Hill, the composer for the Happy Birthday tune was born

June 27, 1880 – Helen Keller born

June 28, 1919 – The signing of the Treaty of Versailles officially ending World War I

 


 

July

July is World Watercolor Month! I love this watercolor book.

Great Nature Study Resources - Learning to Watercolor

 

July 1 – Canada Day

July 1, 1961 – Princess Diana birthday

July 4 – Independence Day

July 7 – World Chocolate Day

Eat some chocolate or bake something with chocolate in it! Curious if white chocolate counts as chocolate? Watch this video:

July 11 – E. B. White birthday

You can read anything by E. B. White but our family favorite of his is Charlotte’s Web.

July 11 – Cheer Up the Lonely Day

Draw someone who needs cheering up a card. We love Art for Kids Hub for this kind of thing.

July 12 – Julius Caesar birthday

July 15 – Rembrandt birthday

July 17 – World Emoij Day

Draw an emoji! You can check out more here.

July 18 – Nelson Mandela birthday

July 24 – Amelia Earhart birthday

July 28 – Beatrix Potter birthday

Read some Peter Rabbit, we love the the Beatrix Potter Treasury.

 


 

August

August 1 – William Clark birthday

 

August 6 – Sir Alexander Fleming birthday

August 6 – Andy Warhol birthday

Make some Andy Warhol inspired art, here’s a fun tutorial.

August 13 – Annie Oakley birthday

August 15 – Napoleon Bonaparte birthday

August 15 – Julia Child birthday

Read Julia, Child and make something in the kitchen.

August 17 – Davy Crockett birthday

August 18 – Meriwether Lewis birthday

August 19 – Orville Wright birthday

August 19 – Coco Chanel birthday

August 26 – Katherine Johnson birthday

Read Counting on Katherine.

August 27 – Mother Teresa birthday

 


 

September

September 2, 1666 – The Great Fire of London begins

September 5 – Jesse James birthday

September 7 – Queen Elizabeth I birthday

September 14, 1741 – Composer George Frederick Handel finished Messiah after working on it nonstop for 23 days.

September 16, 1620 – The Mayflower ship departed from England, bound for America.

September 26 – Johnny Appleseed birthday

 


 

October

Canadian Thanksgiving – held on the second Monday of the month

October 1, 1908 – Model T car goes on sale for the first time

October 2, 1968 – California’s Redwood National Park was established

October 8, 1871 – The Great Fire of Chicago erupted

October 13, 1884 – Greenwich was established as the universal time from which standard times throughout the world are calculated

October 21, 1879 – Thomas Edison successfully tested an electric incandescent lamp with a carbonized filament at his laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey, keeping it lit for over 13 hours.

October 23 – Alfred Nobel birthday

October 25 – Pablo Picasso birthday

Create a piece of art like Picasso.

October 31 – Halloween

October 31, 1941 – Mount Rushmore National Memorial was completed

 


 

November

American Thanksgiving

November 4, 1922 – King Tut’s tomb was discovered at Luxor, Egypt

November 5th – Guy Fawkes Day

November 7 – Marie Curie birthday

November 7, 1885 – Canada’s first transcontinental railway, the Canadian Pacific, was completed in British Columbia

November 8, 1895 – X-rays were discovered by Wilhelm Roentgen

November 9, 1989 – The Berlin Wall was opened

November 10, 1871 – Explorer Henry M. Stanley found missionary David Livingstone at Ujiji, Africa. Stanley began his search the previous March for Livingstone who had been missing for two years. Upon locating him, he simply asked, “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”

Read David Livingstone: Africa’s Trailblazer.

November 10 – Martin Luther’s birthday

November 11 – Remembrance Day


November 13 – Robert Louis Stevenson birthday

Read A Child’s Garden of Verses.

November 14 – Claude Monet birthday

November 14, 1889 – Newspaper reporter Nellie Bly set out from New York to beat the record of Jules Verne’s imaginary hero Phileas Fogg, who traveled around the world in 80 days. Bly (pen name for Elizabeth Cochrane) returned 72 days later to a tumultuous welcome in New York.

November 18 – Carl Maria von Weber birthday

November 27 – Anders Celsius birthday

November 28 – John Bunyan birthday

Read Pilgrim’s Progress (or the younger version Little Pilgrim’s Progress).

November 29 – Louisa May Alcott birthday

Read Little Women.

November 29 – C. S. Lewis birthday

Read or watch The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

November 30 – Winston Churchill birthday

 


 

December

December 1, 1955 – Rosa Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, for refusing to give up her seat to a white man and move to the back section of a municipal bus.

December 5 – Walt Disney birthday

December 6, 1917 – Two ships collided at Halifax, Nova Scotia, resulting in an explosion that killed more than 1,500 persons and injured 8,000.

December 7, 1941 – The U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, was attacked

December 10 – Emily Dickinson birthday

December 13 – Emily Carr birthday

December 15 – Alexandre Gustave Eiffel birthday


December 15, 1964 – Canada adopted a new national flag featuring a red maple leaf on a white background.

December 16 – Ludwig van Beethoven birthday

December 25 – Christmas

Read the story of Jesus’ birth in Luke 2.

Here’s a look at the Christmas story according to kids:

December 25 – Sir Isaac Newton birthday

December 30 – Rudyard Kipling birthday

Read or watch The Jungle Book.

December 31 – Henri Matisse birthday

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