Cheese and the 19th Amendment - June 4

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Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Today is Hug Your Cat Day, National Cheese Day, Cognac Day, and Shopping Cart Day.

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

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Songs of the Day
Ocean/River Resource of the Day
Today's Theme:  Cheese and the 19th Amendment


  • 1411 - France's  King Charles VI grants the town of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon a monopoly for ripening  Roquefort cheese.
  • 1647 - The English army seizes King Charles I.
  • 1789 - The Montgolfier brothers publicly demonstrate their hot air balloon.
  • 1919 - The 19th Amendment is approved by Congress, giving women the right to vote.
  • 1939 - The MS St. Louis, a ship carrying 963 Jewish refugees, is denied permission to land in Florida and is forced to return to Europe.  More than 200 passengers later die in Nazi concentration camps.
  • 1942 - The Battle of Midway between Japan and the U.S. begins.
  • 1984 - Bruce Springsteen's album "Born in the U.S.A." is released. 
  • 1989 - Chinese army troops storm Tiananmen Square in Beijing to stop pro-democracy demonstrations, possibly killing thousands of protesters. 



  • Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A. - LISTEN
  • Helen Reddy - I Am Woman - LISTEN


Ocean Today - Chimaera - VIEW

THEME: Cheese

  • Grades PreK-3 - Let's Go: Luna - The Perfect Grilled Cheese (1:33) - VIEW
  • Grades K-4 - Odd Squad - The Cheese Room (2:24) - VIEW
  • Grades 6-8 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Cheese: Not the Same Mold Story (6:02) - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - The Science and Art of Cheese (10:26) - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Gross Science - What Lives in Cheese? (2:48) - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - It's O.K. To Be Smart - What Lives in Cheese (5:46) - VIEW
  • Grades 4-6  - NHPBS LearningMedia - Dragonfly TV - Scientist Profile: Dairy Scientist (2:37) - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - Serving Up Science - Making the Ultimate (Stinky) Cheese Board  (5:45)  -VIEW 
  • Grades 5-12 - NHPBS Video - Reactions - How Milk Becomes Cheese (6:43) - VIEW
  • Grades 5-12 - NHPBS Video - Reactions - Why Does Stinky Cheese Stink? (4:57) - VIEW

THEME: 19th Amendment

  • Grades 3-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Teaching Women's Suffrage Collection - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia -19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution - Women's Right to Vote Resource Materials - VIEW, READ, and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Teaching Women's Suffrage Collection - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 6-12 - New York Times - 19 Ways to Teach the 19th Amendment -  READ and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - National Archives - 19th Amendment - READ
  • Grades 6-12 - NEA - 19th Amendment Teaching Resources - READ and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - U.S. Constitution Center - 19th Amendment - READ
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - The Origins of Everything - 6 Surprising Facts About the 19th Amendment (12:09) - VIEW 
  • Grades 6-12 - National Endowment for the Humanities - EDSITEment - Chronicling and Mapping the Women's Suffrage Movement Lesson Plan - READ and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - National Endowment for the Humanities - EDSITEment - Women's Suffrage: Why the West First? Lesson Plan - READ and DO


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