Thursday Trivia: It Happens in the Month of September
|September 15, 2011||Posted by Miss Shari under Fall Seasons|
This is just one example of descriptive storytelling of facts in the month of September. I discovered these great books at our local library, its part of a series by author Ellen Jackson, It Happens in the Month of… September. The book’s set up is great – beginning with an overview in the beginning…
Did You Know? Why the weather and nature patterns change geographically? Or about certain events, harvesting facts, sports events and history? Jackson paints a picture while addressing historical, science and cultural facts about this month.
Birthstone: The sapphire has a rich Greek history.
Flower: The aster, Latin root word for star and its Greek mythological history are important to know about September’s history.
Zodiac: Stories in the stars tell about, the history behind these responsible, organized people known as Virgos and the charming and polite, Libras.
Calendar: The history behind the root of the word September really means seven; in Ancient Rome the year actually began in March making September the seventh month.
Sun, Sky and Weather: Hurricanes and storms make their way around. The crisp air, frosty mornings and smell of hay tells us it is harvest time. Yum – apples, pumpkins and more.
Animals in September: From caterpillars to birds, reptiles to raccoons – the animals do strange things; they hide, they travel, makes nests and forage but why? All these facts are in the book….
Plants in September: You learn something new every day. Those weird plants in the back yard are Pokeweed plants and you may even see Joe-pye weed – that the Indians used for medicine. Falling leaves reseed or meet harvesting animals and the deserts are blooming with growth on the other side of the country – amazing.
Special Days: Labor Day,[ 9/11], Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur – days of prayer and atonement for Jewish people and the Equinox – 9/21- 9/22 the date with equal day and night.
The book ends with Famous Events, Famous Birthdays and Myths. The Mayflower set sail from England on September16, 1620 and there is a Greek myth associated with goat and the horn of plenty – cornucopia.
All these facts and stories that you and I never knew before – well now you know – It Happens in the Month of September.