August Links


school Back to School Crafts and Activities

art American Artist Appreciation Month

Check out the work of these American artists:

James Audubon      Mary Cassatt
Winslow Homer      James McNeill Whistler
Georgia O'Keefe     

Famous Paintings: Art Appreciation Lessons for Kids

inventions National Inventors Month

U.S. Patent Office Kids Pages

U.S. flag
Francis Scott Key, the composer of the "Star Spangled Banner", was born on August 1, 1779. To learn more about him, click here.

To see the lyrics and hear the "Star Spangled Banner", click here.

water National Water Quality Month

Find some interesting water experiments at The Water Project

eye exam National Eye Exam Month

How your eyes work
Eye Quiz
An Experiment: Are two eyes better than one?

wizard of oz


"The Wizard of Oz" premiered on August 18, 1939.





airplane August 19 is
National Aviation Day.


women's vote August 26 is Women's Equality Day. It is the anniversary of women getting the right to vote.
To learn more, click here.


Author birthdays in August:

August 1: Gail Gibbons

August 2: James Howe

August 7: Betsy Byars

August 8: Jan Pienkowski

August 9: Patricia McKissack

August 12: Walter Dean Myers

August 18: Paula Danziger

August 21: Arthur Yorinks

August 28: Allen Say

August 29: Karen Hesse

Famous people born in August:

August 10- Herbert Hoover, 31st President of the United States

August 13- Annie Oakley

August 17- Davy Crockett

August 19- Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States

   Orville Wright

August 27- Mother Teresa