This time on The Children’s Hour we are falling into autumn in the northern hemisphere. We learn the science about equinox, and hear from 5th graders on learning different perspectives about the fall holidays:  Labor Day, Mexican Independence Day, and Columbus Day. It’s all mixed with great music.

Chichinitza Pyramid, Mexico, displays a snake on the equinoxes.

It’s fall in the northern hemisphere and we explore the science behind autumn. Equinoxes happen in the spring and fall, and each year those special days give our planet exactly 12 hours of day and 12 hours of night at the equator. At the Chichén Itzá pyramid in Yucatán, Mexico, a snake is visible climbing down the steps only on spring and fall equniox.

We also hear from 5th graders at Eugene Field Elementary School in Albuquerque, New Mexico describing how perspective can change history. They teach us about the traditional fall holidays of Labor Day (US), Mexican Independence Day (Mexico), and Columbus Day (US), and how each of these holidays feels very different based on the point of view in history a person takes. Mrs. Allison Hawks taught these intrepid students back in 2014 for a Title 1 School Project with The Children’s Hour. 

Filled with great music, this episode educates, entertains, and engages kids of all ages. Join us as we fall into autumn on The Children’s Hour.

This episode was recorded and produced at the Sunspot Solar Studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Christina Stella is our Senior Producer, Katie Stone is our Executive Producer. Many thanks to Alli Hawks and her 2014 fifth grade class at Eugene Field Elementary School for joining us on the show.

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Here Come the DucksDavid YazbekTape Recorder (Collected Works)
Seasons in a DayThe Okee Dokee BrothersSongs for Singin'
Autumn Leaves (feat. EMIKA)Kath Bee & Doug StenhouseAutumn Leaves (feat. EMIKA) - Single
Union Hall MelodyBlue Dot SessionsUnion Hall
We Are All Different (feat. Toa Siulangapo)Loopy Tunes Preschool Music & E Tu TangataWe Are All Different (feat. Toa Siulangapo) - Single
What Falls in the Fall?The Laurie Berkner BandWhaddaya Think of That?
La MareaCircus MarcusFMA
Rate SheetBlue Dot SessionsUnion Hall
Closet InterludeBlue Dot SessionsUnion Hall
Racing With the SunElla JenkinsAfrican-American Folk Rhythms
Labor DayJohn McCutcheonJohn McCutcheon's Four Seasons: Autumnsongs
Quasi MotionKevin MacLeodPrimal Drive
Cielito LindoMariachi Flor Del AlmaLive on The Children's Hour
Medley: Dos Arbolitos, Cielito Lindo, Mexico LindoLisa LopezSi Quieres Verme Llorar Con Mariachi
Wait a MinuteCrowanderGuitar Music
It's FallSara HickmanBig Kid
Mysterious IslandMickey HartPlanet Drum
Your LossJoey HendrixxFMA
Morning BlurSerge QuadradoWhite
FallMusic with MichalSummer Days
Autumn LeavesLittle Miss AnnAutumn Leaves - Single
We're Going To Be FriendsJack JohnsonJack Johnson and Friends: Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George
Lonesome RoadPeter Lenton and FriendsProud Like a Mountain (Deluxe Version)

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