Suggested Dates by Show

Events that Coincide with each Musical’s Themes

Ben Franklin & Me

  • Ben Franklin’s Birthday (January 17)
  • Character Counts! events
  • Study of colonial times
  • National Library Week (April)
    (Ben founded the 1st public library in US)
  • Science Fair/Invention Convention Kick-off

By The Numbers

  • An inspiring jump start to the school year
  • PARCC Test Preparation 
  • Albert Einstein’s birthday - March 14
  • Pi Day - March 14
  • Math Awareness Month – April

Edison: The Wizard of Menlo Park

  • Science Fair/Invention Convention
  • Edison's Birthday - February 11th, 1847
  • Light Bulb invented on October 21st, 1879
  • Science Unit on electricity or sound
  • Character Counts! events

Honest Abe

  • Character Counts! events
  • Lincoln's Birthday - February 12th
  • Presidents Day - February (changes annually)
  • Presidential Elections/Election Day
  • Civil War Unit - April 12 (Start), April 9 (End)
  • State of Illinois Study Unit

The Amazing Adventures of Lewis & Clark

  • Expedition begins - May 14th
  • Corps of Discovery reach the Pacific in separate parties - November 14th - 18th
  • Journey is completed in St. Louis - September 23rd
  • Unit on westward expansion or exploration in general
  • Character Counts! events

The George Washington Follies

  • Presidential Elections - November
  • Inauguration Day - January    
  • Presidents Month - February
  • Washington's Birthday - February 22nd
  • Character Counts! events

The Wright Brothers

  • Science Fair/Invention Convention
  • Kite flying weather - Late Spring/Early Fall
  • Wilbur's Birthday - April 16th, 1867
  • Orville's Birthday - August 19th, 1871
  • Date of First Flight - December 17th
  • Curriculum on Flight/Scientific Method
  • Character Counts! events

Writing Royally

  • PARCC Test Preparation
  • Medieval studies curriculum
  • Publishing of yearbook or literary magazine
  • Young Authors Program