The following worksheets contain activities relating to events celebrated in the month of October.

October is the tenth month of the modern-day Gregorian calendar, coming after January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, and September. There are 31 days in the month of October. October got its name from the Latin word Octo, meaning eight. Originally, October was the eight month in the earlier versions of the calendar dating back to more than 2000 years ago, but it always had 31 days. After 153 BCE, when Julius Caesar reformed the calendar, October was pushed to the tenth place when January and February were added as the first two months. October is in the fall in the Northern Hemisphere and in the spring in the Southern Hemisphere. The full moon for October is known as Hunter's Moon. The birth flowers for October is calendula, while its birthstone is the opal. World Habitat Day is celebrated on October 1 to raise awareness of the global homelessness problem, as well as focusing on standards for safe and secure housing. The same day is World Vegetarian Day, observing the benefits of a meatless diet. Speaking of standards, World Standards Day is on October 14, celebrating the formation of several organizations dedicated to professional standards. Of course everybody's favorite candy-filled holiday is Halloween on October 31.

The worksheets below are all themed on celebrations or events that take place during the Fall month of October. Students! Show your teacher how much you appreciate them on October the fifth, which is World Teachers' Day.

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Whatever Happened to the Dinosaurs?

The most widely accepted theory to why there are no longer dinosaurs today is that an asteroid hit the earth. A physicist named Luis Alvarez, and his son Walter Alvarez, who was a geologist, proposed this theory in 1980. T

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Dinosaurs Multiple Choice Questions

If you are wondering , "Why Dinosaurs?", in October. October is National Dinosaur month.

Dinosaur Short Answer Questions

Why would an asteroid hitting the earth have resulted in decreased sunlight?

Where does the Electricity in your Home come from? - Reading Passage

Power and electricity come from many different sources. Depending on where you live, your home could be powered by a variety of different methods.

Electricity in your Home - Multiple Choice Questions

Typically, electricity is created at a regional electric company. They generate the power, and allow homes and business to use it for a fee.

Electricity in your Home Short Answer Questions

Energy comes from one of three types of sources. These are known as primary sources, recurring sources, and non-renewable sources. Nonrenewable sources include natural gas, coal, and oil (fossil fuels). Recurring sources include natural thermal energy, wind, moving water, and solar energy.

How Often Should You Go to the Doctor? Reading Passage

Going to the doctor is an important part of managing your health. Typically, children need to go to the doctor more often than adults – as children grow, they often need to update vaccines, go for check-ups, and physical check-ups.

Doctor Visits Multiple Choice Questions

There are many common reasons why children visit the doctor, aside from regular check-ups. While routine health exams are important, kids often go to the doctor because of the common cold, sore throat, or flu. T

Doctor Visits Short Answer Questions

It is very important to always be open and honest with your doctor, so that they can determine the best treatment for you.

The History of Denim

One of the most popular fabrics in the world is denim – something you might know as "jeans." The material was named after sailors from Italy - a town called "Genoa" to be exact.

History of Denim Multiple Choice Questions

In the 1800s, gold miners in the United States needed strong clothes that would not tear. A man named Leob Strauss began a wholesale business, and later changed his name to Levi Strauss.

History of Denim Short Answer Questions

In the 1930s, cowboys made jeans even more popular, as they wore the rugged pants in the popular cowboy movies.

What is World Habitat Day? Passage

The first Monday of every October is World Habitat Day. World Habitat Day is a time to reflect on the basic right of all people to have adequate shelter.

What is World Habitat Day? Multiple Choice Questions

When an area becomes urbanized quickly, or without structure, there can be negative consequences; such as poverty, resource depletion, over-crowding, and homelessness.

What is World Habitat Day? Short Answer Questions

World Habitat Day is promoted through education, advocacy and fundraising. Each year, the day has a different theme.

Who Was Captain Kangaroo

Captain Kangaroo was a classic TV program that began in the year 1955. In fact, it was the longest running network children’s show of its time It aired from 1955 until 1984.

Captain Kangaroo Multiple Choice Questions

At this time, television was a new addition to most family homes in America. Kids had never watched TV before.

Captain Kangaroo Short Answer Questions

Captain Kangaroo was filmed live for the first four years, and it was in black and white until the year 1968. On September 9, 1968, the show aired in color for the first time - and never went back!

The Great Chicago Fire Reading Passage

It burned from Sunday, October 8, until Tuesday, October 10. During this time, hundreds of people died and four square miles of Chicago were completely destroyed. It was one of the largest disasters in US history.

The Great Chicago Fire - Multiple Choice Questions

While the exact cause of the fire remains unknown, the reason it spread can be looked at more closely.

The Great Chicago Fire - Short Answer Questions

Out of the ashes, a new, modern city grew. Chicago is now one of the USA’s most populated and most economically important cities.

The History of the Dictionary Passage

The dictionary is one of the most important books in the library. A dictionary is a reference book listing words in a language.

History of the Dictionary - Multiple Choice Questions

The first recorded dictionary dates back to over 2500 years ago. These first dictionaries were clay tablets and appeared in many different languages, including Latin, Chinese, Sanscrit, Mongolian, and Hebrew.

History of the Dictionary - Short Answer Questions

The most recent change in the dictionary has come from computers. The Oxford English Dictionary was published for the first time in 1992 as a CD Rom.

What is the United Nations? Reading Passage

The United Nations, also known as the UN, is an international organization whose goal is to achieve world peace by ensuring countries cooperates in important issues such as economic development, international law, international security, social progress, and human rights.

United Nations - Multiple Choice Questions

Before the UN, there was The League of Nations, which was founded after the First World War. However, it came to an end as the Second World War began.

United Nations Short Answer Questions

The United Nations Headquarters is located in New York City. However, the land and buildings are its own special international territory.

What is the Statue of Liberty? Passage

One of the first things people look for when they got to New York City is the Statue of Liberty. The Statue of Liberty is a symbol of freedom and democracy that is recognized all over the world.

Statue of Liberty - Multiple Choice Questions

The Statue was a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States of America. In fact, it was paid for entirely by donations from the French people!

Statue of Liberty - Short Answer Questions

The idea of the Statue originated around 1865. The United States was seen as a country that proved that democracy was a form of government that could really work.