Can you believe March is already here? Time flies when you’re teaching fun topics! Here’s a list of what’s going on this month, along with some relevant historical events that’ll help get your kids excited. As always, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for updates on daily free topics and other teaching inspiration on what to teach this March!
March is National Nutrition Month
“You are what you eat,” people often say, but what does that really mean? 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 1 – Yellowstone National Park Opens
On this day in 1872, Yellowstone National Park opened its gates to the public. Spanning across Wyoming, Montana, and Utah, it was the country’s first national park. In our Topic on National Parks, you’ll learn what it takes to preserve and protect some of America’s most stunning scenery and special places.
March 3rd – World Wildlife Day
World Wildlife Day is a perfect opportunity to teach kids about natural habitats around the world, how we can help protect them, and The Human Impact.
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.
March 10th – Paper Money First Issued in the U.S.
In 1862, the United States first released paper currency into circulation. From its origins almost 3,000 years ago as tiny coins in ancient Turkey, to today’s cashless transactions on the internet, our Unit on Money will allow students to investigate its various forms and how it has evolved over time.
- Related Units: Constitution, Economics
- Popular Topics: Life Cycle of a Dollar Bill, Money through the Ages
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.
Hands-On Activities: Games and Activities on the Aztecs
March 20th – First Day of Spring
Spring is right around the corner, and we can’t wait! Use this FREE webinar, where we’ll show you how to build custom units that weave together concepts in geography, ecology, and plants, and that include tons of interactive content that brings reading to life.
March 22nd – World Water Day
World Water Day is intended to highlight the importance of freshwater, and to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Our Unit on Water will show what’s so amazing about this liquid, and why it is so essential to life on Earth.