Rainbows and Maurice Sendak

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Today is National Iced-Tea Day and Ball Point Pen Day.

June is Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month; National Oceans Month; National Rivers Month; and National Caribbean-American Heritage Month

Today's Birthdays
Songs of the Day
Today's Theme:  Rainbows and Maurice Sendak


  • 1692 -  Bridget Bishop is hanged at Gallows Hill near Salem, Massachusetts for witchcraft.
  • 1801 -  Tripoli declares war on the United States over a dispute over safe passage of ships in the Mediterranean.
  • 1898 -  U.S. Marines invade Spanish-held Cuba In the Battle of Guantánamo Bay,
  • 1940 - Italy declares war on France and the United Kingdom.
  • 1944 - 15-year-old Joe Nuxhall of the Cincinnati Reds becomes the youngest player ever in a major-league game.
  • 1964 -  Senate breaks a 75-day filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
  • 1967 - The Six-Day War ends when Israel and Syria agree to a cease-fire.
  • 1978 - Affirmed wins the Triple Crown
  • 2007 -  The final episode of The Sopranos airs.



Reading Rainbow Remixed - LISTEN
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - LISTEN
Howlin' Wolf
- Smokestack Lightning - LISTEN


  • Grades K-2 - NHPBS LearningMedia -  Making Rainbows - VIEW
  • Grades K-4 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Nature Cat - Tally Ho! A Rainbow - VIEW and DO
  • Grades K-5 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Rainbow Gel - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Best Music Lesson Ever: What Makes “Over the Rainbow” Work? - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 9-12- NHPBS Learning Media -It's Okay to Be Smart - This Is Not a Rainbow - VIEW
  • Grades 9-12- NHPBS Learning Media - Physics Girl - How Rainbows Form - VIEW
  • Grades 9-12- NHPBS Learning Media - Physics Girl - How Rainbows with NO COLOR Are Possible - VIEW


  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - Newsmakers - The Mind of Maurice Sendak - VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - Chicago Tonight - Wild Things of Author, Artist Maurice Sendak Unleashed - VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - Blank on Blank - Maurice Sendak on "Being A Kid" - VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - PBS NewsHour - Remembering Maurice Sendak and His Inner Child -VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - American Masters - About Maurice Sendak - READ


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