Puerto Rico celebrates Emancipation Day. Slavery was ended on this date in 1873. Puerto Rico at that time belonged to Spain, and the Spanish National Assembly voted to abolish slavery.
United Nations declares today as World Water Day. The theme this year is World Water Day 2018: Nature for Water. As the world’s population increases and the amount of water remains the same, water increasingly becomes more important to countries. Children could learn more at: World Water Day. Children could view the interesting National Geographic site about water: Water.
LASER (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) was patented in 1960 by Charles Townes and Arthur Schawlow. Today we do not capitalize all the letters in the word laser. Children can learn how lasers work at: LASER.
International Day of the Seal was declared by Congress in 1982. Experts are concerned about the cruelty of seal hunts. They are also worried that species will become extinct. Idea: Children could research different types of seals. Which species are under threat of extinction?