Knowledge of the World. July 16th-23rd.

Daily Fascinating Facts for Projects with Children.

July: Stone is the Ruby. Flower is the Water Lily.

July 16th.

images-59Apollo 11 Launched. 1969. (landed on the 20th) Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first humans on the Moon, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on July 20, 1969, (Wikipedia)





images-61Congress declared that Washington DC the New Capital in 1790 more information for kids here.





July 17

Sleeping_Beauty_Castle_Disneyworld_Anaheim_2013Disneyland, is the first of two theme parks built at the Disneyland Resort, California, opened on July 17, 1955. It is the only theme park designed and built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney. (Wikipedia)




images-64The sewing Machine was patented.





July 18th

images-65Illustrator of “If you give a Mouse a Cookie” Felicia Bond, born in 1954.

Video of the story.





images-67Mandela Day is a global call to action that celebrates the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world, the ability to make an impact.(Wikipedia)


How can your class inspire change?




July 19th

no-churn_ice_cream_72012_16x9National Ice cream Day. 

Here is a recipe for a very simple ice cream for children to make by hand.
1 pint of whipping cream
1 egg white
1 cup castor sugar
1 splash/dollop of flavoring (I love goiaba paste, guava) but it could be strawberry, chocolate, vanilla anything you like.
In a bowl separate the egg white from the yoke (no need for the yoke in this recipe) and whip the white until firm, continue slowly adding the sugar until all the sugar is gone.
In another bowl whip the cream until thick and then with a metal spoon, (if you use wood it goes flat..don’t ask me why) fold the egg mixture into the cream, also fold in your flavor and voila you have your ice-cream, pop it into an ice try or something that can go into the deep freeze and freeze.
Lick the’s delicious!
P.S. you can give the children a chance to whip the egg and cream in the large bowls, but when it comes to blending it is fun for them to have their individual bowls which they can freeze and eat from later.


270px-Rosetta_StoneRosetta Stone was discovered in 1799 The Rosetta Stone is a granodiorite stele inscribed with a decree issued at Memphis in 196 BC on behalf of King Ptolemy V. The decree appears in three scripts: the upper text is Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, the middle portion Demotic script, and the lowest Ancient Greek. Because it presents essentially the same text in all three scripts (with some minor differences among them), it provided the key to the modern understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphs. (Wikipedia) It is in the British Museum in London.


July 20th

images-71 International Chess Day





images-72Moon Day. 

Neil Armstrong, 1st man on the moon




July 21st
imagesErnest Hemingway was born. 1899.





July 22nd
images-4Pied Piper of Hamelin Day.





July 23rd

images-6Ice Cream 1904: The walk-away edible ice cream cone made its American debut at the 1904 Saint Louis World’s Fair. Ice cream in a cone was served up by several vendors at the Fair. Nobody know for certain who made the first ice cream cone. Paper and metal cones had been used in Europe for some time to hold ice cream and it was known that edible cones were being served in England prior to the 1904 World’s Fair.(


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