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Monday, February 2, 2015

First Week of February Events

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Other First Week of February Special Days

Feb. 1

Popcorn day

Feb. 2

Robinson Crusoe Day, Ayn Rand Day, Serpent Day, Candlemas, Groundhog Day, Ukulele Day, World Wetlands Day

Feb. 3

The Day the Music Died

Feb. 4

Facebook Birthday, National Signing Day, World Cancer Day

Feb. 5

Weatherman Day, Nutella Day

Feb. 6

National Doodle Day, Bubble Gum Day, Give a Kid a Smile Day

Feb.7 Ice Cream for Breakfast Day


Links to these days and more: http://www.brownielocks.com/february.html

Black History Month

As we know, Black History should be integrated into the regular history curriculum throughout the year. However, February is Black History Month, and, If you plan to teach it as a unit during this time, here are some reminders from Tolerance.org.

Link: http://www.tolerance.org/article/dos-and-donts-teaching-black-history


Larry Ferlazzo has an extensive list of links to many Black History resources, videos, etc.

Link: http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2009/01/15/the-best-websites-to-teach-learn-about-african-american-history/

Chinese New Year

Thursday, February 19, is Chinese New Year. It is the Year of the Goat/Sheep. See the links below for interesting resources on this holiday.

Presidents' Day

Surf The Net offers some good links for Presidents' Day. A few of them are below and with the reviews from Surf the Net. Go to link for more!

Link: http://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/presidents-day/

, Google Earth PRO is Free for Everyone!

Starting Saturday, January 31, Google Earth PRO is Free for Everyone!

Over the last 10 years, businesses, scientists and hobbyists from all over the world have been using Google Earth Pro for everything from planning hikes to placing solar panels on rooftops. Google Earth Pro has all the easy-to-use features and detailed imagery of Google Earth, along with advanced tools that help you make maps, measure, measure 3D buildings, print high-resolution images for presentations or reports, and record HD movies of your virtual flights around the world."

Link: https://www.google.com/work/mapsearth/products/earthpro.html