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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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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...

New Year

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...

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.

Check out science, math and literacy activities to keep your students engaged during...

Happy Hanukkah! Merry Christmas! Happy Kwanzaa! Joyeux Noël!

Learn about holiday traditions around the world and how Christmas is celebrated in different countries.

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November 13, 2018 is World Kindness Day! A day where we can all focus on being a little kinder to one another. We hope these resources get your students excited and inspire them to be a little kinder every day of the year.

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Since 1987, Geography Awareness Week has provided opportunities for schools and families to engage in entertaining educational experiences. Geography Awareness Week is celebrated every third week of November. Explore geography with your students with these lessons!

Partner with another school or classroom to encourage collaboration and cross-cultural engagement. Host a film screening that relates to geography. Go Geo-caching!...

Veterans Day falls on November 11 annually. This day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended the World War I hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918. Veterans are thanked for their services to the United States on Veterans Day.

Please join Newspapers in Education in thanking all who have served...

Spooky Story Series

Students and teachers will enjoy the original text of this well-known story, the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. You’ll find the story is very different than Hollywood versions. Only mild edits have been made for words no longer in popular use. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a natural for leading up to Halloween!