Welcome to The Citizen

Welcome to The Citizen, the K-12 Social Studies FREE monthly e-Newsletter from Savvas Learning Company (formerly Pearson® K12 Learning). While our name has changed, our commitment to social studies education has not. We’re inspired by you to make social studies more engaging, relevant, and inclusive. Our social studies programs promote active and responsible citizenship, focused on inquiry. Each month The Citizen helps enrich learning with timely activities, teaching tips, trustworthy resources, and much more. Subscribe now!

 

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!...

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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?...

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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...

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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?...

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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...

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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...

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This Month In History

 

October 1, 1908

Henry Ford's Model T, a "universal car" designed for the masses, went on sale for the first time.

October 3, 1863

President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation designating the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day.

October 6, 1927

The first "talkie" opened in New York. The Jazz Singer starring Al Jolson was the first full-length feature film using spoken dialogue.

October 19, 1987

"Black Monday" occurred on Wall Street as stocks plunged a record 508 points or 22.6 per cent, the largest one-day drop in stock market history.

October 27, 1904

The New York City subway began operating, running from City Hall to West 145th Street. It was first underground and underwater rail system in the world.

October 31st

Halloween or All Hallow's Eve, an ancient celebration combining the Christian festival of All Saints with Pagan autumn festivals.