Primary Sources for Native American Heritage Month

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Each November, Americans celebrate Native American Heritage Month. It is a time to celebrate the culture and heritage along with the contributions of Native people. In addition, it is an opportunity to raise awareness of the real stories of Native Americans, not caricatures and stereotypes. A quick search of the TeachersFirst blog page finds many … read more »


Women’s Equality Day

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Just over 100 years ago, on August 26, 1920, Congress formally ratified the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which ensured women the right to vote. Tennessee was the 36th state to ratify the amendment, pushing it over the two-thirds majority state approval needed for ratification. The final vote in the Tennessee legislature came as a … read more »


Virtual Inauguration? Create a Virtual Lesson with Bitmojis!

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The Constitution initially established March 4 as Inauguration Day in the United States. This date allowed enough time for an orderly transition of power and for all newly-elected candidates to travel to the capital. In 1933, after advances in communication and transportation made the long wait until March unnecessary, the date moved to January 20 … read more »


Celebrate Bill of Rights Day December 15th!

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December 15 is Bill of Rights Day! Students should be aware of what the Bill of Rights is and how it applies to their lives. What better way to make that happen than to celebrate this day in your classroom?!  There are many resources available to teachers to celebrate this day. The Bill of Rights … read more »


United Nations Day: Celebrating Global Citizenship and Cooperation

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October 24 marks a milestone event for the United Nations: the 75th anniversary of the UN Charter. Founded as a collective action to support peace, development, and human rights, the UN is represented by 193 sovereign states. This year’s United Nations Day celebration focuses on global cooperation for building a better future.  This anniversary serves … read more »