Weekly Editing 4th Grade Week 1- Monday To excape the German concentration camps, the Jewish family of Otto Frank went into hiding in 1942. During the families two years in hide, 13-year-old anne frank kept a diary. She wrote her last diary entry on August 1 1944. Three days later, police raided the family's hiding place. Anne and her sister were shiped to a concentration camps. Anne died their nine months later. Since that time, Anne's diary has been publish in 30 languages. Day 2 About a half our before sunrise on August 3 1492, Christopher Columbus set sale from Palos Spain. He, and his crew sailed on three ships -- the Nina Pinta and Santa Maria. They sailed in search of a shorter route two India. Instead, columbus discovered a “New World.” Experts believe he land on San salvador Island in the Bahamas on October 12, 1492. Day 3 Have you ever seen the TV show I love lucy. In that show, Lucille Ball starred as Lucy Ricardo. Her real-life husband, Desi Arnaz, co-starring as her tv husband, bandleader Ricky Ricardo. Many experts beleive I Love Lucy is one of the gratest TV comedy shows of all time? The real Lucille Ball was born on August 6 1911, in Butte Montana. She grew up in Jamestown, New York. Day 4 Do you know the name Gertrude Ederle. Born in new York City, Ederle won three swimming medals at the olympic Games in 1924. However, her bigest fame came two years later. On August 6 1926, Ederle became the first women to swim across the English Channel. She broke the mens record for that swim by two hours! The English Channel is the body of water that separates the countrys of england and france. Week 2- Monday August 6 is a date to rember. On that date in 1945, an American B-29 bomber droped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Japan. More than 65,000 people were killed in the explosion, which destroyed 4 square mile of the city. within a week of the bomming, the japanese government surrendered and World War II came too an end. Many places now hold special memorial ceremony's on the anniversary of the august 6 bombing? Day 2 On August 6, 1965 President Lyndon Johnson sign a law that made it easyer for African Americans to vote in US elections. Up until that time, some communitys attempted to discriminate agains black people and members of other minority group. They requird voters to take written tests or pay special taxes four the write to vote The Voting Rights Act of 1965 put an end to voter discrimination. Day 3 For many years, people had to imagine what earth look like from space? In 1959, those people got there first real look! On August 7 that year, the U.S. satellite Explorer VI transmited the first picture of Earth from space. Two year later, the first human got to seen that view when Russia send a man into space. A few week after that russian space flight, Alan Shepard become the first U.S. astronaut in space. Day 4 Richard Nixon became president of the United States on January 29, 1969. In 1972, a break-in was discover at the head quarters of the Democratic National Committee in Washington, D.C. Soon investigators lerned that members of President Nixon's re-election committee was involve in the brake-in, That information led to Nixon's resignation on August 9 1974. He were the first -- and only -- U.S. president too resign in office. Week 3- Monday Are you a Elvis Presley fan. Elvis were one of the most popular singers of all time. His hit song include "Blue Suede Shoes," "Are You Lone Some Tonight" and "Hound Dog." When Elvis died on August 16, 1977, fans round the world went in to mourning. Each August, thousands of fans flock to Presleys home -- called Graceland -- in Memphis Tennessee, to remember the singer and mark the anniversary of his death. Day 2 Ogden Nash was an american poet noted for his humorous verse. He wrot on subjects every body could understand? He wrote this verse about dogz: The truth I do not stretch or shove When I state that the dog is ful of love. Ive also found, by actual test, A wet dog is the lovingest. Nash was born in Rye, New York, on August 19 1902. He died in baltimore Maryland, on May 19, 1971. Day 3 On August 21 1959, Hawaii became the 50th state in the united states. Since that time, the people of Hawaii have celebrate their statehood with a special holiday on the third friday on August. Did you know that hawaii is the widest of the U.S. states. The state consists of eight maine islands spread over a large area. The state's name probably come from the native word Owhyhee, which means "homeland." Day 4 Do you no the special meaning of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. That Amendment give women the right to vote a voting-rights amendment was first introduced to Congress in 1878, but it did not became law until August 26 1920. Today, August 26 is celebrated as Women's Equality Day. Its a day for remembering the women who worked so hard to earn the write to vote for all womens. Week 4- Monday Agnes Bojaxhiu were born in Macedonia on August 27, 1910 when Agnes turned 18 years old, she joined a community of nuns and moved to Calcutta India. There she was nown as Mother Teresa. While teaching at St. Marys High School, Mother Teresa caught a glimps of how Calcutta's poorest people lived. Soon she devoded her life to working in the citys slums. That work earned her the Nobel Piece Prize in 1979. Day 2 Grover cleveland was the 24th president of the United States -but he was the first president to become a father while live in the White House. On August 30, 1893 President Clevelands wife, Frances, gave birth to an baby girl. President and Mrs. Cleveland name their daughter Esther. Esther was not the very first baby born on the white house, however. In 1806, President Thomas Jefferson's granddaughter was born their. Day 3 When you think of earth quakes in the United States, do you usually think of the western states. That don't mean earthquakes do not happen in the eastern states. On August 31 1886, the first major eastern earthquake was recorded it hapened near Charleston, South Carolina. The charleston earthquake was not the first eastern earthquake, but it was the worse. Other earthquakes be recorded in the eastern United States as far back as 1638. Day 4 Marian McQuade, a woman in West Virginia, wanted a day to honor grand parents. She asks for help from U.S. senator Jennings Randolph and also got her idea in the news. It took eighth years, but in 1978, President Jimmy Carter finally declared Grandparents Day a national holiday Since then, family’s have Celebrated it everey September on the Sunday after Labor Day. On this holiday, make sure to thank older adults who haves a spechial place in your life. Week 5- Monday Francis Scott Key wrotes the words to “The Star-Spangled Banner” after a battle durring the War of 1812. Key saw how british forces attaked Fort McHenry in Baltimore Maryland. After the battle, the America flag was still flying over the fort, which showed that Americans were not deafeated. The song become the U.S. national anthem on 1931. The flag that Key saw is now at a museum in Washignton, D.C. Day 2 One World Trade was made to be the talest building in New York city in 2012. It is a monument to help us remember those who lost there lives on september 11 2001. One World Trade stands 1,776 feet high in honnor of the year America claimed it’s independence. People form all over the world visit the bilding every year Day 3 In 1924, for planes began the first flight around the world. the flight started in Seattle and took 1,75 days to make it back. Along the way, the pilots maid several stops in countrys such as Japan India, and Turkey. Due to whether and engine problems, only two of the four plane made the whole trip. The flight, about 26,000 miles long, helped make todays inter national travel possible. Day 4 The birthday of the United State Constitution is on September 17 1787. The constitution created our countries first lawsand said how America’s new goverment wood work. It explained how we have a president whose in charge, a Congress to make laws, and a Supreme Court to decide if people are following the laws. over the years, we have made “amendments” (changes) to the Constituton to protect everyone’s fredom. The first ten amendments are called the Bill of Rights. Week 6- Monday For many schools, september means the start of the school year. Students meet they’re new teachers and classmates. This is all so a time to buy clothes and supply such as backpacks pencils, and notebooks. Do you feel excited or nervos about going back to school. Think about what you will learn an whether theres a special goal you will try to meat. What will be the best thing about this school year? Day 2 Charles and Frank Duryea test one of the first gas-powered automobeles in September 1893. The vehicle had a 4horsepower engine. The next year, inventer Elwood Haynes tested a simliar car, the Pioneer. In 1908, Henry Ford began producing the 20-horse-power Model T. Cars begans to have more and more horsepower over the years. in the 1960s, 300-horsepower engines were common. Todays cars way less so even a 150-horsepower car can go fast. Day 3 National Football League (NFL) teams do a lot to get ready for the knew foot ball season that begin each fall. In april, the league holds a draft where teams pick player’s. Over the summer, the players practis and train. then starting in September, each team spends the next 17 week playing games. The season ends with playoffs and the championship game. Do you have a favorit football team you will watch this year. Day 4 The last week of Setpember is Baned Books Week. The word banned mean “not alowed.” The weeek was started in 1982 by judith Krug. She wanted people to know about books that have been banned by librarys and schools. Many famus books such at Hairy Potter have been banned. Week 7- Monday Edgar Rice Burroughs is born on September 1 1875, in Chicago, Illinoi. As a seller of pencil sharpener, he was always looking through magazines to spot adds for his sharpener's. He read many storys in those magazines as he look through them. He knew that he could write even better tails than the ones he read in those magazines! Some of Burroughs' famous works include Tarzan of the apes and The Land That Time Forgot. Day 2 James Forten was born a free black man on September 2 1766. When he was 15 years old, he went to work on a american warship. The ship was capture and Forten was taking to England. When he returned to America, Forten became a sail maker. Soon he bought the companie. Forten was asked once to take some slaves back to africa. He would be there leader. He passed up the offer He wanted to stay in America and work to free the slaves? Day 3 Sarah Childress was born near murfreesboro, Tenessee, on September 4 1803 She was born at a time when few girl's went to school, but Sarah was given the rare gift of an education. That gift would pay off after she marryd James K Polk. Sarah and James had no children, so Sarah worked behind the scenes to help his husband acheve success. In 1845, James became the 11th president of the United States and Sarah become America's first lady. Day 4 Labor Day is celebrate each year on the first Monday of September. The first Labor Day was probably celebrated on September 5, 1882 when a parade too honor worker's took place in new York City. Over the next ten years, many states established Labor Day holidays. Then, in 1894, president Grover Cleveland made labor day a holiday through out the land. Did you know that Canada also celebrates Labor Day on the first Monday in September Week 8- Monday On september 7 1533 king Henry VIII and his wife, Anne Boleyn, welcomed a daugter into the world. Twenty-five years later, that daughter was crowned Queen Elizabeth I of england. Elizabeth was a strong and admired queen. Her mother wasnt so lucky. Not long after Elizabeths birth, King Henry grew tired of Anne Boleyn and accused her of cheating on him. Henry had her beheaded. Elevan days later, Henry married agan. Day 2 Batter up! One of the gratest baseball players of alltime, Roger Maris, was born in Minnesota on September 10 1934. One of Maris's bigest accomplish ments hapened in 1961. He hit 61 homeruns that year. He broke a record that has been set by Babe Ruth in 1927. Maris's record held until 1998, when slugger Mark McGwire hit 70 home runs. Maris received the American Leagues MVP award in 1960 and 1961. He dies in 1985. Day 3 Who set 11 world record's in track and field. Jesse Owens, an American athlete who was born on September 12, 1913 did that and much more. One day while Jesse was in college, he broke five world records and tyed another. All that happened in just 45 minits! In 1936, Jesse competed at the Olympic Games in berlin, germany. He won for gold medels there. Jesse were awarded the Medal of Freedom by president Ford in 1976. Day 4 When he was discover on September 19 1991, Iceman wore a coat of grass and shoes made from the skins of bare and dear. Scientist who examined samples from the mummy say he is about 5,300 years old. They found signs of his last meal, which consisted of wheat bred and some meet, in his stomach Iceman is now on display at South Tyrol museum of Archaeology in Italy. The exhibit is keep at a constant temperature of 21 degrees. Week 9- Monday You probably reconize Miss Piggy, big bird, and Oscar the Grouch, but do you know Jim Henson. Henson was the man behind the Muppets. He is born in Mississippi on September 24 1936. Henson created the Muppets in 1956. He one many awards for "Sesame Street" and "The Mupet Show." Did you know that he was also the voice of Kermit the frog and Ernie! Henson died unexpectedly in 1990 at the age of 53. Day 2 It is now a quiet national historic site, but Central High school in Little Rock, Arkansaw, was'nt always such a queit place. In 1957, the school first opened it's doors to black students'. When nine black students entered Central High that September, police and U.S. army troops were on hand to ensure the students safety. The following May, Ernest Green became the first black person to graduating from Little Rocks Central High. Day 3 In September 1846, a german astronomer Johann Galle became the first to observe the planet Neptune. The eighth plant, Neptune is named for the roman god of the Sea. Neptune is about 30 times farther from the sun than planet earth is. It is also large than our planet. Have you heard that Neptunes orbit sometimes crosses that of Pluto? That means there are times when Neptune -- not Pluto -- is the most distent planet from the sun! Day 4 The story of Johnny Applesede has become some thing of a legend. But did you know that their is a real men behind the Johnny Appleseed myth. John Chapman, who was born in Massachusetts on September 26, 1774 planted apple orchards as he traveled west with the setlers. He own 1,200 acres of orchards from Pennsylvania to Illinois. Some people say Johnny wear no shoes a coffee sack for a shirt and a tin pan as a hat!