April Dates in History

April Dates in History

April is overflowing with significant dates in history, and April 2015 is extra special for several reasons. April 9, 2015, marks the 150th anniversary of General Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, signaling the end of the Civil War. April 19, 2015, is the 240th anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the beginning of America’s War of Independence. Don’t miss these history freebies, including a very special Civil War freebie that is only available for a LIMITED time!

On April 1, 1973, Project Tiger was established with the goal of preserving a tiger population in India. It was launched from Corbett National Park and included nine tiger reserves. Here is a fun printable board game that you can use to teach little ones about tigers.

April 3, 1783, is the birthday of the American author Washington Irving. Learn more about this author and his works with a free notebooking page and timeline quiz.

On April 6, 1250, the Ayyubids of Egypt captured King Louis IX of France in the Battle of Fariskur in the Seventh Crusade. See what you know about King Louix IX and the Seventh Crusade with a fun crossword puzzle.

On April 8, 1609, Samuel de Champlain and twelve survivors prepared to return to France after surviving scurvy thanks to the help of the Algonkian people. This worksheet is a fun way to teach little ones about Vitamin C.

On April 9, 1865, General Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, marking the end of the American Civil War. I am offering a very special notebooking unit to commemorate the 150th anniversary of this date. The unit includes 50+ pages and information about more than 300 battles. This is a great project for middle and high school students.

On April 10, 837, Halley’s comet came closer to the Earth than ever before or since. Sharpen your math and science skills with this Halley’s comet printable.

On April 12, 1606, the Union Flag was adopted as the flag of Great Britain and has since inspired many flag designs. See if you can correctly identify the flags of these British territories.

April 12, 1867, is the birthday of Samuel Zwemer, missionary to Arabia and founder of the Arabian Mission. Learn more about him and his world with this fill-in and map activities.

On April 18, 1775, Paul Revere made his famous ride! Enjoy the printable Paul Revere’s Ride board game or American Revolution notebooking pages.

On April 19, 1775, the Battles of Lexington and Concord were fought, marking the beginning of the American Revolution. This month marks the 240th anniversary of the start of this struggle. Learn more about this time with copywork of “The Concord Hymn” by Ralph Waldo Emerson and the inscription on the Concord Battle Monument.

April 23, 1564, is William Shakespeare’s birthday and the inspiration for Talk Like Shakespeare Day! Today’s printable challenges you to talk like Shakespeare as much as possible! There is also a fun word search of many of the playwright’s famous works. I hope you enjoyeth it!

On April 26, 1755, the University of Moscow held its opening ceremony. See if you can match these famous University of Moscow alumni to what made them famous.

Bonnie Rose Hudson3

Bonnie Rose Hudson works with both SchoolhouseTeachers.com and The Old Schoolhouse Magazine® as a curriculum creator and as the Executive Editor of SchoolhouseTeachers.com. Her heart’s desire is for every child to feel the love of God and know how special they are to Him. She would love for you to stop by her author’s blog WriteBonnieRose.com for resources to help teach your children about missions and the persecuted Church, free history and writing printables, and to discover how you can write for the homeschool market.

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