October 18, 2018

Featured Source: Origin of April Fool’s Day

For elementary & middle school studentsRead this newspaper article, then make a list of the countries mentioned that celebrate April Fool's Day and information about how they celebrate the day. Explain which story you found funniest or most interesting.Create an April Fool's Day poem using information from the article and your own experiences.For elementary & middle school studentsRead this newspaper article, then make a list of the countries mentioned that celebrate … [Read more...]

Today in History: April Fool!

Today in History–April 1–the Library of Congress features April Fools' Day. Although the origins of this fun-filled holiday are unclear, it's a great chance to play harmless jokes on friend. In France the fooled person is called poisson d'avril ("April fish") and in Scotland the person is called a gowk (cuckoo), the symbol of a simpleton. Find more stories about April Fools' Day by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more April fool primary … [Read more...]