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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!

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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 (you can sign up here to contribute!). In this article, Amy provides some great examples of individuals who are making an impact on the planet

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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.

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The Citizen Social Studies Newsletter Archive

This Month In History


June 3, 1972

Sally Jan Priesand was ordained a rabbi thus becoming the first woman rabbi in the U.S.

June 5, 1783

The first sustained flight occurred as a hot-air balloon was launched at Annonay, France, by brothers Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier.

June 14, 1922

Warren G. Harding became the first U.S. President to broadcast a message over the radio.

June 18, 1983

Dr. Sally Ride, a 32-year-old physicist and pilot, became the first American woman in space, beginning a six-day mission aboard the space shuttle Challenger, launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

June 26, 1945

The United Nations Charter was signed in San Francisco by 50 nations. The Charter was ratified on October 24, 1945.

June 28, 1919

The signing of the Treaty of Versailles formally ended World War I.