The Citizen Archives

 

June 2021

Out of gas … go virtual!

By Dr. Amy Holland, Geography teacher

As summer approaches families may find themselves out of quarantine, but still unable to travel due to gas shortages or rising gas prices. Never fear, once again, the Internet is here!

 
 

June 2021

Resources for Juneteenth

Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19th, is a holiday to celebrate the emancipation of slaves. President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation outlawed slavery on September 22, 1862. However, it was not enforced in the South due to the Civil War.

 
 

May 2021

School’s Out For Summer!

By Dr. Amy Holland

The last day of school we leave the building like a bird who flew the coop, possibly not without a few feathers missing…

 
 

May 2021

Presidential Pets!

According to historical records, only three of the 46 presidents—Franklin Pierce, Chester Arthur, and Donald Trump—did not have a pet in the White House. Then again, maybe they had a pet fish we didn’t know about.

 
 

April 2021

It’s Time to Befriend Mother Earth and Revive Planet Earth

Dr. Amy Holland is a Geography teacher from Arkansas. She is a contributing Citizen writer (sign up here to contribute!). In this article, Amy provides some great examples of individuals who are making an impact on the planet

 
 

April 2021

Earth Day Resources for History Teachers

Happy Earth Day! As spring begins and Earth Day comes closer, let’s look at how we can incorporate Earth Day into our history classrooms, specifically as we teach The Industrial Revolution. In the mid-1700s, a chain of events changed the way our lives look today.

 
 

March 2021

Inspiring Generations of Women Across the Globe

We can’t all be Mother Teresa, famous for the amazing things we completed during our lifetime. Mother Teresa devoted her life to the caring of people of all ages. However, it is often the women in our daily lives, past and present, who change our worlds for the better.

 
 

March 2021

March is Women’s History Month

In March we celebrate Women’s History Month! The National Women’s History Alliance has set this year’s theme as Valiant Women of the Vote in an effort to continue the centennial celebration of the 19th Amendment.

 

February 2021

Teachers Are Like Rail Maintenance Officers

TEducators must piece together each rail in order to show students genuine connections between events or concepts. By piecing the rails together, one by one, the possibilities are endless.

 
 

February 2021

Celebrate Black History Month

February is Black History Month in the United States. To celebrate, we want to offer you this teaching workshop on the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and its impact on the ongoing fight for civil rights in the United States.

 

January 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The first day that we observed Martin Luther King Day was January 20, 1986. This year it will be observed on January 18th. Many schools and businesses take the day off to observe Martin Luther King Jr. and his contributions.

 
 

January 2021

Year of the Ox

Happy Chinese New Year! In 2021, we celebrate the Chinese New Year on February 12, 2021 and officially begin the year of the Ox. Let’s explore how to celebrate the Chinese New Year with your students!

 

December 2020

Holidays Around the World

Happy Holidays! While we may all be a little further apart this holiday season, let’s take this time to learn more about different holiday traditions around the world.

 
 

December 2020

2021 Goal Setting

Who remembers their goals they set for themselves last December/January for 2020? Did you achieve those goals? Don’t feel bad if you didn’t. 2020 was a year that no one saw coming.

 

November 2020

Savvas Learning Company Launches Culturally Responsive Learning Initiative

Savvas is proud to announce the launch of its Culturally Responsive Learning Initiative.

 
 

November 2020

Happy Thanksgiving!

This year, we’re more grateful than ever for you! We’d like to give you some free resources to use in your classroom.

 

October 2020

Haunted Houses Around the US

It’s officially spooky season! Turn on some scary music and settle in to read about some of America’s most haunted houses!...

 
 

October 2020

History of Candy

How many licks does it take to get to the center of the Tootsie Pop? Who remembers the commercial with the wise owl?...

 
 

September 2020

National Constitution Center Resources

New offering in the market from the National Constitution Center. These resources on civics for students can be used by parents, caregivers, and teachers in the classroom or at home...

 
 

September 2020

Share Your Best Tips for Back to School!

As August moves into September, students are going back to school. For some, this means a mix of in-person and virtual learning. What are your favorite tips and tricks?...

 
 

August 2020

An Historic Back to School

History happens every day in 2020. This Back to School season is no different. Let’s create tomorrow’s primary sources today with our students this Back to School...

 
 

August 2020

New Digital Lessons
for K-2

New Social Studies digital lessons! Teachers and parents can use these for Grades K-2 in the classroom or in a distance setting...

 
 

July 2020

Celebrate 4th of July
with Hamilton

On July 3, Disney+ released Hamilton -- the award-winning Broadway play that tells the story of the American Revolution and the Founding Fathers..

 
 

July 2020

Top 10 History Podcasts

Over the summer vacation, stay in touch with your history content through engaging and exciting podcasts!

 
 

June 2020

Happy Flag Day

On June 14 we celebrate Flag Day to honor the American flag. It got us thinking, “It’s time to learn more about Old Glory!”

 
 

June 2020

Graduation Celebration Ideas

Graduation, like so many events this school year, looks a little different in the time of COVID-19. Read some ideas on how to make it special for your students!

 
 

MAY 2020

Meet Savvas

A New Tradition of Innovation Begins We have a new name, and it comes with a rich legacy of helping teachers.

 
 

MAY 2020

It’s Baseball Season!

Springtime means baseball season, so let’s celebrate! See how baseball in the U.S. reflects our nation’s history, and download some free baseball resources!

 
 

APRIL 2020

April Showers Bring May Flowers!

No matter what’s happening in the world, you can always look forward to May flowers!

 
 

MARCH 2020

March 23rd Is National Puppy Day.

Ten-hut! All rise and give a big military salute to Sergeant Stubby reporting for duty.