August Links



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American Artist Appreciation Month

Check out the work of these American artists:


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

Famous Paintings: Art Appreciation Lessons for Kids

inventions National Inventors Month
To learn more about inventors and their inventions, click here.

U.S. Patent Office Kids Pages

flagFrancis 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

10 Interesting Things About Water

eye examNational Eye Exam Month

Your Eyes
Eye Quiz
An Experiment: Are two eyes better than one?

wizard of oz

"TheWizard of Oz"
premiered on
August 18, 1939.




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

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August 27- Mother Teresa