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

June is the sixth month of the modern-day Gregorian calendar, coming after January, February, March, April, and May. There are 30 days in the month of May. The month of June earned its name from the Roman Goddess, Juno, the wife of Jupiter. Juno is the goddess of marriage and childbirth and is equivalent to the Greek goddess Hera. Some people also believe that June's name is derived from the Latin word iuniores, meaning 'younger ones.' Previously, June was the fourth month in the earlier versions of the Roman calendar, having 30 days. Later, it became the fifth month with a length of 29 days. After Julius Caesar reformed the calendar in 450 BCE, June gained the sixth position and a length of 30 days again. June is usually associated with luck for couples to get married in this month. The birthstones June are pearl, moonstone, and Alexandrite, all symbolizing health and longevity. The birth flowers for June are rose and the honeysuckle. Celebrate World Environment Day on June 5, and make efforts to learn how to be better stewards of our planet. The next day commemorates the anniversary of the 1944 Normandy landings, a joint Allied operation to liberate northwestern Europe from Nazi control during World War 2. On a lighter note, you can grab a doughnut on National Doughnut Day, observed on the first Friday in June, and if you eat too many doughnuts, International Yoga Day is on the twenty-first.

The worksheets below are all themed on celebrations or events that take place during the month of June. While it is observed on many different dates around the world, the vast majority of countries celebrate Father's Day some time in June.

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How does the National Safety Council work to keep us safe? Passage

The National Safety Council, also known as the NSC, is a not-for-profit organization that works hard to save lives by preventing injuries and death at home, work, and on the roads.

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National Safety Council Multiple Choice Questions

How does the National Safety Council work to prevent injuries and deaths?

National Safety Council Short Answer Questions

In 2009, what is the National Safety Council most concerned about, in terms of driving?

What is the Great Barrier Reef? - Reading Passage

The Great Barrier Reef is a system of reefs of the coast of Australia. It is actually made up of more than 2,800 coral reefs. It is located in the Coral Sea, which is close to Queensland, Australia.

Great Barrier Reef - Multiple Choice Questions

Approximately how many species of tropical fish live in the Great Barrier Reef?

Great Barrier Reef Short Answer Questions

What are three environmental factors that have impacted the health of the Great Barrier Reef.

How does fruit that doesn't grow by us get on our Kitchen tables? Reading Passage

In the USA, we can purchase fruit from all over the world. Some of it is grown in different countries, while some of it is grown right in the States.

Fruit Multiple Choice Questions

Who do farmers work with to transport their fruit?

Fruit Short Answer Questions

Imagine if the US banned fruit importation from a specific country. How would this affect a small family who earns their income from growing and selling bananas to an American company?

What is a Refugee? Passage

A refugee is someone who flees an area to escape conflict or persecution. Refugees are people who have been forced to leave their home, and they usually have very few possessions.

Refugee Multiple Choice Questions

What is someone called who must flee his or her home, but does not cross an international border?

Refugee Short Answer Questions

Maria fled her home country because she was being abused due to her religious beliefs. Maria is now living in another country. Is Maria a refugee? Why or why not?

Why do we celebrate World Environment Day?

World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5th because it was the day that the United Nations (UN) Conference on the Human Environment began in the year 1972 (it ran from June 5th until June 16th).

World Environment Day Multiple Choice Questions

Empower people to become active agents of sustainable and equitable development.

World Environment Day Short Answer Questions

Imagine you have been asked to plan World Environment Day for the year 2015. What city will you ask to host the celebration? What will your theme be and why?

The Ins and Outs of the Little League World Series

In the first Little League Baseball World Series, almost all the teams were from Pennsylvania – and at this time, Little League was only in this state and in New Jersey. Within a few years, Mr. Stoz’s program was all across the US.

Little League World Series - Multiple Choice Questions

How many regional tournaments are there in the US leading up to the Little League World Series?

Little League World Series - Short Answer Questions

Jimmy's has been accepted to go play in the Little League World Series. "It will be too expensive," his mother says. What can Jimmy tell his mom?

Who was Paul Bunyan?

An American journalist by the name of James MacGillivray was the first to document Paul Bunyan, in the year 1910. He wrote a story based on a tale he had heard a few years before while working in a Michigan Logging camp.

Paul Bunyun - Multiple Choice Questions

The character of Paul Bunyun was used in an advertisement for what sort of company?

Paul Bunyun - Short Answer Questions

According to the legend, how did Paul Bunyan create waves as a young baby?

What does the National Organization of Women do?

The National Organization of Women is the biggest organization of feminist activists in the United States of America.

NOW - Multiple Choice Questions

How much would you need to pay if you decided you wanted a lifetime membership to NOW?

NOW - Short Answer Questions

Interview a female member of your family or community, and ask if she has ever experienced sexism or sex discrimination. Record your findings.

How do you become a Teacher? Reading Passage

If you love to be around kids or teenagers, and you have a knack for leadership and teaching, perhaps you might be interested in becoming a teacher one day.

Teachers - Multiple Choice Questions

What must a person do before he or she becomes a full-fledged teacher?

Teachers Short Answer Questions

Jennifer is 16 years old and dreams of becoming a teacher one day. What are two things she can do to help make sure she reaches her goal?

How to Make Cars Safer Passage

There are so many things that drivers can do to make driving on our roads safer for everyone. Being careful to drive safely can greatly reduce the number of accidents, injuries, and fatalities.

Make Cars Safer - Multiple Choice Questions

How far away should the driver be from the steering wheel for the airbag to work properly?

Make Cars Safer - Short Answer Questions

What sort of event can parents attend to ensure that they are adjusting car seats properly? What sort of organization might host such an event.