November is best associated with the Thanksgiving holiday but there are many lesser but fun holidays also celebrated in November. Have you heard of Prime Meridian Day?
November 1st is Prime Meridian Day.
History of the Prime Meridian Holiday:
On November 1st, 1884, delegates from 25 nations met in Washington, D.C. and established time zones for the world with every 15 degrees of longitude equaling one hour.
So how can you celebrate Prime Meridian Day at home or in the classroom?
-Get out a globe or world map book and find the Prime Meridian. Find out what lines of longitude you are closest too.
-Extend the learning reviewing your city, state and country with young children. For older children have them name the seven continents.
-You can find World Atlases for children to peruse at the Charlottesville area J-MR libraries and you can find a free printable world map for labeling that includes the prime meridian from Enchanted Learning.