Statue of Liberty and Spoonerisms

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Thursday, July 22, 2021

Today is National Hot Dog Day, Pi Approximation Day, Rat-catchers Day, and Spoonerism Day.

July is National Parks & Recreation Month and National Ice Cream Month.

Today's Birthdays
Songs of the Day
Today's Theme: Statue of Liberty and Spoonerisms


  • 1587 - An English colony is established on Roanoke Island off the coast of what is now North Carolina. The colony became known as the Lost Colony. when the colonists disappeared. 
  • 1893 - Katharine Lee Bates writes "America the Beautiful."
  • 1937 - The U.S. Senate votes down FDR's proposal to add more justices to the Supreme Court.



  •  Neil Diamond - America  - LISTEN
  • Ray Charles - America the Beautiful - LISTEN


  • Grades 3-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Ken Burns in the Classroom - The Statue of Liberty Collection -VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 4-12 - NHPBS Learning Media - Explore It - The Statue of Liberty - READ and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Poetry in America - The New Colossus - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 4-12 - National Park Service - Statue of Liberty - READ
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - Antiques Roadshow - Field Trip: Statue of Liberty Sculptures - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 -  NHPBS Video - 10 Monuments That Changed America - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video- The Statue of Liberty  - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video -  Reactions - Why is the Statue of Liberty Green? - VIEW
  • Grades 7-12- NHPBS LearningMedai - Funding the Statue of Liberty - Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People - VIEW and DO


  • Grades K-4 - Minds In Bloom - Fun With Spoonerisms -DO
  • Grades 3-12 - NHPBS learning Media - Decoding and Writing a Play Using Spoonerisms - The Tale of Beeping Sleauty - DO
  • Grades 6-12 - Indiana Public Media - Moment of Science - Spoonerism: "Darn Boor" - LISTEN
  • Grades Adult - NPR - Shel Silverstein's 'Runny Babbit' Tales Review - LISTEN




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