A Kid’s 2011 Calendar
What Will You Do This Year?
Our national history
This year, we commemorate the sesquicentennial of the beginning of the Civil War. A sesquicentennial (ses-kwih-sen-TEH-nee-ul) is a 150th anniversary. On April 12, 1861, Confederate (Southern state) soldiers fired the first shots of the Civil War at Union soldiers at Fort Sumter in South Carolina.
Four years later, after the war ended, slaves were emancipated (ee-MAN-sih-pay-ted), or freed, and the Union was preserved.
A different battle
Ten years ago this September, our country suffered an attack from terrorists who flew two airplanes into the World Trade Center in New York City, one into the Pentagon in Virginia, and one into the ground in Pennsylvania. More than 3,000 people died in the attacks, including passengers on the airplanes.
Keep this 2011 calendar and watch for coming special events.
The World Trade Center towers burn after being hit by planes.