Short Stories for July & August


Working to simplify the lives of activity directors with our Rediscover & Explore: Short Story and Discussion program

*If you haven’t purchased the Unsung Heroes of the American Revolution or Fourth of July stories yet, there is still time to add them to your patriotic festivities if you order today!

To help you plan, here is a sample schedule for the next two months:

July:

Week one – Yellowstone National Park - Celebrate National Parks month with a story on the first National Park in the world: Yellowstone. Discover what makes this park so special!

Week two – Bastille Day - Honor Bastille Day with a story that easily explains the history of the French Revolution. (Observed July 14th)

Week three – History of Coffee – Perk your residents up with this educational tale of where our daily cup of joe comes from!

Week four – Frank Sinatra – Swoon your residents with a biography of one of America’s most beloved singers, Frank Sinatra. (Sinatra’s handprint ceremony is observed July 20th)

August:

Week one- The Triple Crown – Although the schedule got rearranged this year, don’t miss out on the fun that can be had in watching these races! Let this story remind and inform any who aren’t familiar with the history of the three races that make up the Triple Crown. (*2020 Schedule: Race 1, Belmont Stakes: June 20th, Race 2, Kentucky Derby: September 5th, Race 3, Preakness Stakes: October 3rd)

Week two- The Beauty of Elephants – Celebrate World Elephant Day with a story that explores the true beauty and the lesser known traits of elephants. (Observed August 12th)

Week three- Right vs. Left – Celebrate Southpaw day with a story all about the differences between left-handed and right-handed people. (Observed August 13th)

Week four- Electing a President – Find a non-partisan way to talk about the national conventions with an easy to understand break-down of the election process. (National conventions are currently scheduled to be held between August 17th-24th)

Week five – Evolution of Bicycles – Celebrate the Tour de France with a fascinating story that traces the history of the invention of the bike! (Tour de France August 29th – September 20th)

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