I'm a curious person. I like to know why something happened, or when it happened. I think my students are the same way - I know my own kids are! So as I have been prepping for all the upcoming celebrations of the next weeks, I got to thinking that I didn't know the facts behind the celebrations.
Yesterday I did some digging and uncovered information that I want to share with my students. I want them to know why we don't have school today, or on February 10th, or February 17th. I want to be able to share some background knowledge about Chinese New Year, and the Super Bowl, etc. I want them to record facts and write about them - because this really is the time of year that there is SO MUCH going on to celebrate our history.
I went researching over at Time and Date.com. I typed up my notes, and then made up some lined paper with clip art for the different celebrations. Then I posted it over on FB for my new Fan Freebie.
I hope this helps you!