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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.

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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.

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February 2021

Teachers Are Like Rail Maintenance Officers

Educators 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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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The Citizen Archive

This Month In History


March 1, 1961

President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps.

March 4, 1681

King Charles II granted William Penn land in the New World to settle a debt; this land will become known as Pennsylvania.

March 11, 1918

The Spanish Flu enters the US at Fort Riley, Kansas.

March 17, 1776

The British Army evacuated Boston after the Patriots successfully sieged the city.

March 22, 1972

The Equal Rights Amendment was passed by the Senate and sent to the states for ratification.

March 25, 1911

A fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in NYC killed 123 women and 23 men, spurring changes for low-wage workers.