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Here’s what else is going on this month, complete with some free printables and classroom activities your students will love. As always, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest for updates on daily free topics and other teaching inspiration.
March is National Nutrition Month
In our unit on Nutrition, kids will discover how everything you put into your body affects its ability to move, grow, and live.
- Popular Topics: The Digestive System, What is the Study of Nutrition?
- Free Infographic: Vitamins: Eating Your ABCs
March 3rd: World Wildlife Day
In World Wildlife Day is a perfect opportunity to teach kids about natural habitats around the world, and how we can help protect them.
- Related Units: Ecology, Conservation, Endangered Species (Free!)
- Popular Topics: Animals of the Rain Forest, What is an Endangered Species?
March 6th: Michelangelo’s Birthday
Michelangelo changed the way artists considered the human form during the Renaissance. This is a great opportunity to introduce kids to art history.
- Related Units: Renaissance and Reformation, Renaissance (Free!)
- Popular Topics: Renaissance Artists, Michelangelo and Da Vinci
- Free Infopacket: The Renaissance
March 8th: International Women’s Day
As part of National Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, and political achievements of women around the world.
- Related Units: Suffragists, Revolutionary Women
- Popular Topics: Highlights of the Suffrage Movement, Annie Smith Peck on Top of the World, Women and the Revolution
March 11th: Daylight Saving Time Begins
On this day the evenings will grow an hour longer thanks to Daylight Savings Time. Although not everyone in the country honors DST, use these resources to help kids learn about time zones, geography, and the sun.
- Related Units: Geography, Sun, Regions of the North America
- Related Topics: Rotation, Revolution, and Eclipses, Latitude, Longitude, and Time Zones
- Cross Curricular Lesson Idea: Geography as Destiny
March 12th: Aztec New Year
For the Aztecs, keeping track of time was key for both religious reasons and for planting crops. The ancient civilization measured time using the stars.
March 14th: Learn About Butterflies Day
Did you know that butterflies can’t fly if they’re too cold? Today’s the day to learn everything you need to know about butterflies with your students.
- Related Units: Butterflies & Moths, Insects
- Popular Topics: What Insects Eat, Camouflage and Mimicry, Unusual Insects
- Free Infographic: Metamorphosis, Metamorphosis Infopacket
March 20th: First Day of Spring
Two days a year, the Sun appears directly over the equator, and day and night are of equal length all over the world. March 20th is one of those days. Happy spring!
- Related Units: Earth, Sun, Plants, Weather
- Popular Topics: Climate Regions, Vegetation Regions, Warm and Cold Air Masses
March 23rd: National Puppy Day!
At around four to five weeks, in rough-and-tumble games, puppies get their first language lessons. Students will love learning about how Dogs learn and grow.
In our latest blog post, 5th and 6th grade educator Robin Lee offers a guide to implementing flexible seating in your classroom.
“Flexible seating is becoming a key element in classroom design. All students do not learn in the same way, nor do they all learn best with traditional seating. Want to know more about integrating flexible seating choices in your classroom? Hold onto your seat!”