This Day in History

This week’s tip features a website that is fun for kids and adults. Using this site, you can create a time capsule for any day in history — a birthday or anniversary perhaps:

This Day in History

  1. Go to:

  2. Enter your birthday (or any date).

  3. Click the Quick Page* button.

  4. This will return a page with headlines, songs, prices, and other information for that day, week, or year.

  5. At the top of the page, you’ll find a link to open a printable version.

    * If you click the Advanced Page button, a wizard will allow you to choose specific events for the selected date. You can edit the information or even add your own!

Extensions for the classroom. Students can:

  • find out what happened the day they were born.
  • chart the price of bread over a given period of time
  • compare prices from the day they were born to prices from the day the teacher (or a parent) was born.
  • do some research about someone who shares their birthday
  • use the information in an “All About Me” presentation or an autobiography.
  • print and use as a gift for someone’s birthday or anniversary.



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