2. John Adams was born October 19th. What events influenced him to support the American Revolution?
3. Historically, on the last Sunday in October, many people would "fall back",
setting their clocks back one hour.
Why do we change the clocks "springing forward" and "falling backward" each year?
How does this impact your schedule?
Optional Look into it - The Energy Act of 2005 changed Daylight Savings Time.
Use your Internet researching skills to answer these questions.
4. Get the facts about the October born U.S. Presidents
of the 19th Century.
5. On October 28th 1886, her dedication took place in
front of thousands of spectators.
Where is she located today?
What do the spikes in her crown represent?
Fascinating facts: Her creator said she symbolized freedom and commemorated the alliance between France and the United States during the Revolutionary War. The statue depicts a woman escaping the chains of tyranny bearing the torch of "liberty". On the tablet she bears is written JULY IV MDCCLXXVI (July 4, 1776 in Roman numerals). At the feet of the statue lie broken shackles of oppression and tyranny.
6. The first in a series of eighty-five essays by "Publius"
appeared in the
What are these essays now called?
What was the goal in writing the essays?
How was the goal achieved?
Who was "Publius"?
7. Use the resources at Ben's Guide to the U. S. Government for Kids to answer this question.
In October, the Supreme Court begins its work each year.
How long do they serve?
Compare: What is the maximum length of time a president can serve? Why?
8. What are initiatives and referendums in government?
Does your state allow initiatives or referendums?
If yes, name a recent initiative or referendum in your state.
If no, do you believe initiative or referendum should be allowed in your state? Explain.
Be a history detective.
On October 13, 1792, George Washington laid the corner stone for a building.
What is the building called today?
When was this building finished?
What is its address?
"As long as the differences and diversities
of mankind exist, democracy must allow for compromise,
Challenges: Do some digging.
1. Identify a famous or significant place in your state or local area.
out the history related museums that are located in your state.
Freedom In America: Some Assembly Required - electronic field trip
2006 Cynthia J. O'Hora In the spirit of Thomas Paine - released for use by nonprofits.
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