April 2

Frederic-Auguste Bertholdi, Statue of Liberty sculptor, is born

April 2, 1834

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Hans Christian Andersen, fairy tale author, is born

April 2, 1805

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  • Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales
    Lesson Plan / Art & Culture
    Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales

    This lesson focuses on the works of Hans Christian Andersen and helps students understand the fairy tale genre through exploration and analysis of themes, plots, and characterizations in The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling, The Emperor’s New Clothes, and other tales.

President Wilson asks for Declaration of War against Germany

April 2, 1917

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  • Lesson 3: Wilson and American Entry into World War I
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Lesson 3: Wilson and American Entry into World War I

    In August 1914, President Woodrow Wilson asked Americans to remain impartial in thought and deed toward the war that had just broken out in Europe. For almost three years, the President presided over a difficult, deteriorating neutrality, until finally the provocations could no longer be ignored or negotiated. In this lesson, students analyze one of the most significant moments in twentieth century U.S. foreign relations: Wilson's decision to enter World War I in order to make the world "safe for democracy."

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day)

April 2, 1996

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  • Cinderella Folk Tales: Variations in Plot and Setting
    Lesson Plan / Art & Culture
    Cinderella Folk Tales: Variations in Plot and Setting

    This lesson plan compares the plot and setting characteristics of several versions of the Cinderella tale to teach students about universal and culturally specific literary elements.

  • Fables and Trickster Tales Around the World
    Lesson Plan / Art & Culture
    Fables and Trickster Tales Around the World

    The following lesson introduces children to folk tales through a literary approach that emphasizes genre categories and definitions. In this unit, students will become familiar with fables and trickster tales from different cultural traditions and will see how stories change when transferred orally between generations and cultures.

  • Fairy Tales Around the World
    Lesson Plan / Art & Culture
    Fairy Tales Around the World

    In this lesson plan, students read and learn to understand fairy tales in order to recognize their universal literary structures and themes. They compare similar fairy tales from different cultural and geographic regions of the world to see over-arching plots featuring conflicts between good and evil and imagery and motifs that are repeated across many cultures and time periods.

Spanish adventurer Juan Ponce de León makes first known landing in Florida by a European explorer

April 2, 1513