Featured Content March 1, 2019 – Yertle the Turtle in the Congressional Record and more!
Theodor Geisel, more commonly known as Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Massachusetts. A well-known children’s book author and illustrator whose classics include The Cat in the Hat, Yertle the Turtle, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Geisel would have been 115 this year. Check out these excerpts in Presidential remarks, issues of the Congressional Record, and Congressional Resolutions on govinfo.
Dr. Seuss Mentioned in the Congressional Record
Read Across America Day
Geisel’s March 2nd birthday has been used for the National Read Across America Day.
Read Across America Day marks the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to the world as Dr. Seuss. Through amusing wordplay and engaging tales, his stories have helped generations of young Americans enjoy reading and sharpen basic reading skills, vital tools for their future success.
- Government Book Talk Blog post on Read Across America Day
- Check out this film created by Dr. Seuss on the National Archives webpage Dr. Seuss Beyond Snafu: Your Job in Germany or Uncle Sam-I-Am: Dr. Seuss’s Private Snafu.
- Read about Theodor Geisel during WWII in Dr. Seuss, the Cat in the Army Hat.
- Read This is Ann which was authored by Munro Leaf and illustrated by Theodor Geisel, Dr. Seuss and the War Department.
- Check out the lesson plan for the Lorax Activity created by the National Park Service.
- Teach your children about energy efficiency with A Who’s Guide to Saving our Planet, for Who’s of all Shapes and Sizes with energystar.gov.
- Teach K-2 students about sound words with Dr. Seuss’s Sound Words: Playing with Phonics and Spelling available through the Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences.
- The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis offers a Pre-K lesson, Dr. Seuss’ Amazing ABC book.