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

September is the ninth month of the modern-day Gregorian calendar, coming after January, February, March, April, May, June, July, and August. There are 30 days in the month of September. September has its name from the Latin word Septem, meaning seven. September was named during the time when March symbolized the starting of the year. This is why the name does not associate itself with the placement of the month in the calendar. The earlier versions of the Roman calendar had September as the seventh month with 30 days. After the addition of January and February in the calendar, it became the ninth month with 29 days. After the Julian calendar reform, one more day was added to September, making it a full 30 month. The full moon for September is known as Harvest Moon. The birth flowers for September are forget-me-not, morning glory, and aster. Its birthstone is sapphire, which symbolizes clear thinking. Celebrate the tallest buildings in the world on Skyscraper Day, observed on September the third. The United States commemorates the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 with Patriot Day. If you want to travel elsewhere, World Tourism Day is celebrated on September the twenty-seventh. Before you do, though, it might be helpful to study another language. Good thing that September 26 is the European Day of Languages. And if you'd like an excuse to use a different vocabulary without learning a foreign language, International Talk Like a Pirate Day is on September 19.

The worksheets below are all themed on celebrations or events that take place during the Fall month of September. Fun Fact: In September, 2016, NASA announced that they had "corrected" the Zodiac by recalibrating it according to how the Earth had changed position relative to the constellations. A thirteenth sign, Ophiuchus, was added.

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All about World War II Passage

Hitler, in an effort to expand Germany, invaded Poland, even after he had promised not to try to acquire any more territory – and Britain, along with France, responded by declaring war on Germany on September 3rd 1939.

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World War II Multiple Choice Questions

Portugal remained neutral during World War II.

World War II Short Answer Questions

A wartime diary. Choose one nation that was involved in the war, and write two journal entries as though you were alive during the war.

The 3 Largest Skyscrapers in the World - Reading Passage

Since mankind began to build, we have marveled at how high we can build structures. Today, the top three largest buildings in the world are located in Dubai, Taipei, and Shanghai.

3 Largest Skyscrapers - Multiple Choice Questions

How many feet tall is the Shanghai World Financial Center?

3 Largest Skyscrapers Short Answer Questions

. Imagine you are a city planner who has been asked to design the newest, highest skyscraper in the world. How tall would you make it? Include an artistic rendition of the structure.

Who is Uncle Sam? Reading Passage

The character features white hair, a goatee, and is often portrayed as a tall man dressed in red, white and blue, wearing a top hat.

Uncle Sam Multiple Choice Questions

What did the famous caption read on the famous poster that featured Uncle Sam?

Uncle Sam Short Answer Questions

What were the barrels filled with that Samuel Wilson’s company shipped to the army?

Who Invented the Pizza?

If, like many Americans, one of your favorite foods is pizza, you are enjoying a type of food that people have been eating for centuries.

Pizza Multiple Choice Questions

What year did Queen Margherita famously tour Italy and taste her first pizza?

Pizza? Short Answer Questions

What type of personality must Queen Margherita have had, to insist on trying the pizza in the first place?

What is Labor Day? Passage

In an effort to avoid more conflict, the national holiday that would become known as Labor Day was rushed through congress - only six days after the strike ended.

Labor Day Multiple Choice Questions

During The Pullman Strike, about how many employees went on strike?

Labor Day Short Answer Questions

Why was the approval of Labor Day rushed through congress so quickly?

How Many People In America Can't Read This? Why?

Struggling with everyday tasks such as reading signs, instructions, and communication makes finding work difficult. In fact, 75 per cent of unemployed adults have difficulty reading and writing.

A Look at Illiteracy Multiple Choice Questions

Learning to read and write is one of the most important skills a person can be taught.

A Look at Illiteracy Short Answer Questions

When a country has a large percentage of its population unable to read, it results in nation-wide problems with the economy and the job market.

The History of the Nintendo Company

The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was introduced in the year 1985 - and it sold over 60 million units.

Nintendo - Multiple Choice Questions

The company Nintendo is a Japanese multinational corporation, and was started as a small business by a man named Fusajiro Yamauchi in 1887.

Nintendo - Short Answer Questions

A man named Gunpei Yokoi was hired to be a maintenance engineer on they toy making assembly line. One day in 1970 when the owner, Hiroshi Yamauchi was observing a factory that made hanafuda, he saw an extending arm that Yokoi had created for his own amusement.

What is the Supreme Court?

The Supreme Court is the only court that was established by the Constitution.

Supreme Court - Multiple Choice Questions

The Supreme Court has a lot of power. The justices who make up the Supreme Court are able to decide if the President's actions are constitutional, and they have the power to judge if government bodies at all levels are abiding by the law.

The Supreme Court - Short Answer Questions

The Supreme Court consists of the Chief of Justice of the United States, and eight Associate Justices, who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate.

The Irish Potato Famine Reading Passage

The potato famine began in Ireland in the year 1845, and lasted for six years.

Irish Potato Famine - Multiple Choice Questions

The potato is a unique crop because it is rich in carbohydrates, protein, minerals, and vitamins such as Vitamin C and riboflavin.

Potato Famine Short Answer Questions

The Potato Famine began as a natural disaster, but soon became a social disaster with far reaching political and social implications.

Why Does the School Year Begin in September? Passage

Even though the new year is marked in January, for many people, September feels like the time of year when things start fresh.

September - Multiple Choice Questions

The reason that the school system evolved to being each September, with a long break during the summer months, had much to do with farming and the annual harvest.

School Year Beginning in September - Short Answer Questions

Across America, different schools start on varying days. Some begin in the last week of August, while others start closer to mid or late September.