Teachable Timeline 1904
If we threw a birthday party for Dr. Seuss, who do you think we should invite? March 2, 1904, is the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel. This week’s Teachable Timeline is going to take a closer look at what was going on around the world in 1904, the year Dr. Seuss was born in the town of Springfield, Massachusetts.
Let’s start by making a guest list for Dr. Seuss’s birthday party. Who do you think we should invite? Who do you think wouldn’t want to come?
We’ll need games for our guests to enjoy. How about the Red Fish, Blue Fish matching game?
We’re going to need some placemats to show everyone where to sit. These ones are in honor of If I Ran the Circus. Be sure to write each person’s name on his or her placemat.
How about decorations? We could make these pictures of Horton and hang them on the walls. You could draw the pictures in this Dr. Seuss Draw & Write printable (you’ll find the drawing activities at the end of the Writing Exercises Combo download).
We’re going to need food, too! How about some Cat In the Hat push pops? Or try any one of these tasty Dr. Seuess-themed foods.
Here is a round-up of activities you can do with your children to bring 1904 and history to life!
- Andrew Carnegie establishes the Hero Fund. Try some Carnegie copywork and create a thank you card for a hero you know.
- The Russo-Japanese War begins. See how much you know about Japan with this crossword puzzle about Japan.
- France agrees that northern Morocco will be regarded as an area of Spanish influence. Learn about the Rifi Berber people of Morocco.
- J.M. Barrie’s play Peter Pan is first produced. Take a break and read the book or watch the movie.
- Sir William Osler founds the National Tuberculosis Association, which later becomes the American Lung Association. Learn about the incredibly important job lungs do here.
- Rolls-Royce produces its first car. Create a timeline of Rolls-Royce history with the information you find here.
- Theodore Roosevelt is elected President of the United States. Learn about Presidential elections.
- The New York City subway begins service. Explore the modern NYC subway route.
- Cy Young pitches the first perfect game in American League history. Try these baseball writing prompts and notebooking pages.
- The Olympic Games are held in the United States for the first time. Compare the list of events athletes competed in during the 1904 Summer Olympics (can be found under the Top Medalists section) to the current list of Summer Olympic events. Where and when will the next Summer Olympics be held?