This resource contains a fully editable, 80 slide PowerPoint presentation on the month of March and a set of follow up activities that include a reflective task and worksheet, a further research task and a question and answer quiz preparation task which will form a whole class quiz.
This resource could be used as an assembly or series of assemblies during the month of March or for tutor based activities. The presentation includes a wealth of information and contains references to:
How March got its name (Mars - the God of War) , things associated with March - daffodils, Zodiac signs, birthstone, Equinox, Spring, sayings ‘as mad as a March hare’
Special Days in March - Easter, St Patrick’s Day, Saint David’s Day, Saint Piran’s Day, Saint Joseph’s Day, Women’s History Month, Simnel Sunday, Mothering Sunday / Mother’s Day, World Maths Day, the Jewish festival of Purim, International Women’s Day, World Water Day, Lady Day ( the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary), Oranges and Lemons Children’s Service, World Book Day
Notable Birthdays – Will I Am, Albert Einstein, Frederic Chopin, Dr Seuss (Theodor Geisel), Alexander Graham Bell, Vivaldi, Michelangelo, nat King Cole, Steve McQueen, Robbie Coltrane, Wilfred Owen, Fernando Torres, Johann Sebastian Bach, Ronaldinho, Alan Sugar, Harry Houdini, Vincent Van Gogh
Discoveries, Launches, Inventions – Twitter, Barbie Doll, Coca-Cola, discovery of Uranus, the first elevator, Rolls Royce, first internet domain name, English football league, telephone patented
Notable Events and Happenings – Great Flood of Sheffield, Knighthood of Paul McCartney, release of first Beatles album, ‘Titanic’ won 11 Academy Awards
It also contains hyperlinks to:
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Spring (La Primavera)
Bach’s ‘Air on G String’
St Clement’s bells ringing ‘Orange and Lemons’
Chopin’s Etude Op.25 No.11 ‘Winter Wind’
The Beatles ‘Please, Please Me’
A simple text version of this presentation, more appropriate for younger / SEN pupils, is also available.
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