Spring is right around the corner, and we can’t wait! Here’s what else is going on this month, and as always, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest for updates on daily free topics and other teaching inspiration! Have a great March!
March is National Women’s History Month
Use our unit Suffragists to teach students women’s rights, starting off with a look at women’s status after the Revolutionary War, through the advancements of the 20th century, to the work that still needs to be done today.
March 3 – World Wildlife Day
- Related Units: Ecology, Conservation, Endangered Species
- Popular Topics: Animals of the Rain Forest, What is an Endangered Species?
March 6 – Michelangelo’s Birthday
Michelangelo, creator of the Sistine Chapel (above), changed the way artists considered the human form during the Renaissance. This is a great opportunity to introduce kids to art history and how it evolved over this period.
- Related Units: Renaissance and Reformation, Renaissance
- Popular Topics: Renaissance Artists, Michelangelo and Da Vinci
- Free Infopacket: The Renaissance
March 8 – 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, Civil Rights, Constitution
- Popular Topics: Highlights of the Suffrage Movement, Annie Smith Peck on Top of the World, Women and the Revolution
March 8 – Daylight Saving Time Begins
On this day the evenings will grow an hour longer thanks to Daylight Savings Time (DST). Although not everyone in the country honors DST, these resources will help kids learn about time zones, geography, and the sun.
- Related Units: Geography, Sun, Regions of the North America
- Popular Topics: Rotation, Revolution, and Eclipses, Latitude, Longitude, and Time Zones
- Cross-Curricular Lesson Idea: Geography as Destiny
March 12 – 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 20 – 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 22 – World Water Day
World Water Day addresses water and climate change–and how they’re both linked to each other. Our Unit Water is great for budding conservationists, and includes tips on reducing use on a daily basis will certainly inspire action!
March 23 – 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.