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The achievements and contributions of African-Americans to U.S. history have been celebrated in this country since 1926. February became the month for recognition because it marks the birthdays of two men who positively influenced African Americans in the U.S.: Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.

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Kali, an orphaned polar bear cub, made news across the country when he was just a few months old. Polar bears are known to regularly travel long distances, but Kali may take the record!

He was born near Alaska’s northwest coast, rode on an ATV to the town of Point Lay, and had three plane trips: to Anchorage, Alaska; Buffalo, New York; and Memphis,...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a day of remembrance established by the U.S. government to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King's birthday, January 15. Share these lessons with your students to make the holiday even more meaningful and to remember his work day in and day...

New Year’s Eve or Old Year’s Night is on December 31, the final day of the Gregorian year, and the day before New Year’s Day. New Year’s Eve is often celebrated with parties and social gatherings spanning the transition of the year at midnight. Many cultures use fireworks and noise makers to celebrate. It is also customary to make New Year’s resolutions,...

Winter Solstice is the official first day of winter. December 21 marks the solstice this year. Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year and has the least amount of daylight. After December 21, the days get longer until Summer Solstice in June.

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