Today is August 26. It’s the birthday of legendary American inventor Lee de Forest, who was something of a one-man Silicon Valley of his time. On this day in 1883, in Indonesia, Krakatoa erupted. In the United States, today is Women’s Equality Day, which observes and celebrates the adoption, in 1920, of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In 1939, the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers played a doubleheader at Ebbets Field which was the first major league baseball game broadcast on television. Finally, it’s the birthday of Branford Marsalis, a member of one of our nation’s most prominent musical families and an artist I greatly respect.
Here is a reading on the United States Constitutional Convention along with a comprehension worksheet to accompany it.
If you find typos in these documents, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.