Read Across America Day (March 2)
Dr. Seuss’ birthday is a great day to collaborate with your school or local library. For classroom activities, check out the educator’s guide at seussville.com
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You can also find plenty of tools and resources at readacrossamerica.org (opens in new tab)
Irish-American Heritage Month
In 1991 President George H.W. Bush issued a proclamation designating March as Irish-American Heritage month. After Congress passed a number of public bills, presidents have been issuing an annual proclamation since 1997.
The American Presidency Project page (opens in new tab) offers detailed information.
Did you Know the first NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade (opens in new tab) was held in 1762. That’s 14 years before the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence!
According to the U.S. Census (opens in new tab), 32 million, or 9.9% of U.S. residents, claimed Irish ancestry in 2018.
The National Education Association also offers free resources (opens in new tab) for grades PreK through 12 for teaching about St. Patrick’s Day.
Women’s History Month
You just can’t beat the Library of Congress for historical resources about Women's History Month (opens in new tab). Be sure to check out the tabs at the top of the page that include interviews with amazing women in all fields. At the bottom, you can meet some women in space. The For Teachers tab has resources and lesson plans chosen by teachers.
Your Dream offers 30 Powerful Quotes for Women's History Month (opens in new tab).
Cross posted at collaborationsdigitalandotherwise.weebly.com (opens in new tab)
Deborah Marshall is the Department Chair of Career & Technical Education and Lisa McKnight Ward is the librarian at Granby High School in Norfolk, Virginia. Both are Nationally Board Certified, former Teachers of the Year, who have taught multiple subjects including AP and IB courses. They have over a decade of experience collaborating on technology-based learning. Read more at collaborationsdigitalandotherwise.weebly.com/ (opens in new tab)