July Teacher Resource Guide

Symbolized by a smoldering red ruby as its birthstone, July is the peak of summer in the northern hemisphere - the time of the highest average temperatures, when the sun glares from the sky with white heat, people flock to beaches and go on vacation, and mighty thunderstorms sweep across the landscape like black-hulled ships rowed by oars of lightning. In the southern half of the planet, this is the coldest time of year - the south's equivalent of January, although most of the continents are too close to the equator to become truly chilly.

One interesting fact about July is that because of the way the calendar is arranged, the first day of July is the same day as the first day of April - so if the first day of April is a Wednesday, for example, you can be sure that the first day of July in the same year will be a Wednesday, too. If the year is a leap year (when an extra day is added to February to keep the year in sync with the Earth's actual orbit around the sun), January, April, and July will all share the same first day. Read More About The Month of July


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