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

August is the eighth month of the modern-day Gregorian calendar, coming after January, February, March, April, May, June, and July. There are 31 days in the month of August. Prior to the Julian calendar reform, August was called Sextilis, a Latin word meaning sixth. It was then named after Augustus Caesar when Julius Caesar reformed the calendar. In earlier versions of the Roman calendar, August was called Sextilis, the sixth month. It consisted of 31 days. It was later designated as the eight month when January and February were added to the year. Julius Caesar added two more days to the month around 45 BCE. August has the seasons equivalent to February. The birth flower for August is poppy that symbolizes strength, beauty, love, family, and marriage, while the birthstone for August is peridot or onyx. There are many ways to celebrate summer, and many ways to celebrate the celebrating of summer! August has its fair share of offbeat holidays and observances, such as National Mustard Day on the sixth for everyone that enjoys grilling out. If you're heading to the beach for vacation, you might get caught up in National Lighthouse Day on the seventh. Everybody's favorite camping dessert, the s'more, is celebrated on the tenth of the month. And if all of this wears you out, August 15 is National Relaxation Day.

The worksheets below are all themed on celebrations or events that take place during the hot month of August. Tip: Have your students design their own roller coasters in honor of National Roller Coaster Day on August 16th.

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Who was Elvis Presley? Passage

Elvis wasn't only a singing sensation - he was also a movie star, and he made more than 33 highly successful films. In 1957 Elvis received a draft notice and had to go join the army, where he served in Germany for about a year and a half.

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Elvis Presley Multiple Choice Questions

What city did Elvis and his family move to when Elvis was 13 years old?

Elvis Presley Short Answer Questions

Listen to an Elvis song on the internet or through another medium, and write down the name of the song, and short explanation of why you like or dislike the song.

The History of Clowns - Reading Passage

People have always loved to laugh. And clowns have been a part of that laughter for many, many years. Have you ever wondered how clowns, with their made-up faces and silly smiles, have come to be?

Clowns - Multiple Choice Questions

What might a clown in ancient Greece have tossed at a crowd?

Clowns Short Answer Questions

Why did clowns need to get ready for a show near the side of the tent?

Why Does MTV (Music Television) Have Very Little Music Reading Passage

When MTV (Music Television) first originated, it was a music station, playing back-to-back music videos. However, these days, MTV rarely (if ever) actually plays music videos.

MTV Multiple Choice Questions

What is the main way that TV Networks make money?

MTV Short Answer Questions

Monica loves watching music videos, and she always watches them online or by downloading them onto her phone.

What does the Coast Guard Do?

The US Coast Guard is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and is of the five branches of US Armed Forces. It was established on January 28, 1915.

Coast Guard Multiple Choice Questions

How many active duty men and women work within the United States Coast Guard?

Coast Guard Short Answer Questions

In what year was the Coast Guard officially established by the government?

Why Are So Few People Left-handed?

Look down - which hand are you holding your pencil with? If it’s your right hand, chances are your right-handed

Left Hands Multiple Choice Questions

A baby's hand orientation can often be determined before birth.

Lefties Short Answer Questions

Sometimes Jennifer uses her right hand to write, but other days she uses her left hand. What is the name for this condition?

The History of Roller Coasters

Roller coasters have been making people of all ages scream for centuries. In fact, the roller coaster was born in Russia in the 17th century, and at the time it was actually a Russian Ice Slide.

Coasters Multiple Choice Questions

What famous amusement park introduced the ride Matterhorn Bobsleds in 1959?

Coasters Short Answer Questions

Why did the roller coasters in France feature a new development of a track with carts?

Why Does Your Eye Sight Get Worse As You Get Older?

As humans get older, their bodies begin to show signs of age. When it comes to eyesight, many people report diminished eyesight as they age. To understand why one’s eyesight may deteriorate with age, one must understand how the eye functions in the first place.

Eye Sight - Multiple Choice Questions

Which part of the eye converts the light to a neural signal which you brain turns into an image?

Eye Sight - Short Answer Questions

Linda visits her local eye clinic complaining of fry, itchy eyes. She is told she is suffering from dry eyes.

What Were The Causes For World War I?

In August 1914, the First World War began. Unlike some wars, it is nearly impossible to draw a simple list of reasons why the war erupted. Rather, there were several core reasons, which are still debated amongst historians.

World War I - Multiple Choice Questions

With what countries did Russia have mutual defense agreements?

World War I - Short Answer Questions

Does the term "allies" refer to a friendly association or an unfriendly association?

What Was the Berlin Wall? Reading Passage

The Berlin Wall was a concrete barrier, which was built in Germany by the German Democratic Republic. It enclosed the city of West Berlin, separating it from East Germany.

Berlin Wall - Multiple Choice Questions

How many people died attempting to escape past the wall?

Berlin Wall Short Answer Questions

How do you think you would feel if there were a wall erected around your city, and you were not allowed to leave?

Why is the Panama Canal Important? Passage

The Panama Canal is one of the most important waterways in the world. It is a 48-mile ship canal, and it joins the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.

Panama Canal - Multiple Choice Questions

. A boat enters the Panama Canal at 8 a.m. approximately when will it complete its journey through the Canal?

Panama Canal - Short Answer Questions

If a ship sails 5,900 miles from New York to San Francisco, how many miles is it saving from passing through the Panama Canal?