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March Resources

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There’s tons of learning potential from the March calendar!  Here’s a collection of resources to use for March themes and special days lessons.

BIG List of Special Days in March, 2017  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2017/02/24/special-days-in-march-2017/

My “Go-To” List of  lesson planning resources for all months  –https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/07/31/learning-resources-for-special-days/

Resources for Specific March Themes 

March Statehood Anniversaries

  • Nebraska – March 1, 1867
  • Ohio – March 1, 1803
  • Florida – March 3, 1845
  • Vermont – March 4, 1791
  • Maine – March 15, 1820

States videos and facts –  http://www.history.com/topics/us-states

Presidents with March Birthdays

  • Andrew Jackson – March 15, 1767
  • James Madison – March 16, 1751
  • Grover Cleveland – March 18, 1837
  • John Tyler – March 30, 1790

These are the resources we use to learn and review the presidents https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/02/14/resources-for-presidents-day/

Resources for March’s Daily Specials  –  (Some of the following are studies we’ve done in Marches past, others are recommended by other homeschoolers, and the rest are the result of  online searches for topics we may be interested in learning about.  Check back throughout the month for more resources as they become available.)

March 1  –  Lent begins *  –  40 Days of Activities pdf                     http://homelinks.dor.org/homelinks/?LinkServID=BB3CD74B-0F48-7DD6-92FCF5AAC585A924

March 1  –  Yellowstone Park established 1872 – Facts, history, videos, photos, and more http://yellowstone.net/

March 2 – Author Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) born 1904 – Printables, crafts, and recipes http://www.freehomeschooldeals.com/learning-with-dr-seuss-100-free-dr-seuss-themed-printables-crafts-recipes-and-activities/

March 3 – National Anthem Day – The Star Spangled Banner resources http://outsidethebox93.org/StarSpangledBanner/index.htm

March 3  –  Alexander Graham Bell born 1847 – Biography and printables  http://gardenofpraise.com/ibdbell.htm

March 3  –  International Festival of Owls begins *  –  Resources and Activities  http://www.franw.com/2012/10/owls.html

March 4  –  Jane Goodall born 1934 – Educators resources and printables http://www.wildchimpanzees.org/educators/activities.php

March 4  –  Grammar Day – Lessons and quizzes                                                   http://www.grammar-monster.com/

March 4  –  Iditarod Race begins *     http://iditarod.com/

March 4  –  Composer Antonio Vivaldi born 1678  –  Biography, music selections, and quiz  https://www.classicsforkids.com/pastshows.asp?id=39

March 5 – Boston Massacre 1770 – Watch a short informative video with political pictures https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRxJh9mcfmk

March 5  –  Celebrate Your Name Week begins * –  Activities for each day  http://namesuniverse.webs.com/

March 6 – Artist Michelangelo Buonarroti born 1475 – We did a wonderful study on him a couple of years with an art project that still gets talked about today! https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/03/07/art-day-sistine-chapel-style/

March 8 – Aardvark Week begins – Videos and facts  http://www.arkive.org/aardvark/orycteropus-afer/video-03b.html

March 9  –  Explorer Amerigo Vespucci born 1451  –  Biography and printables  http://www.cybersleuth-kids.com/sleuth/History/Explorers/Amerigo_Vespucci/index.htm

March 10 – Harriet Tubman born 1820 – Biography and printables http://gardenofpraise.com/ibdtub.htm

March 11 – Johnny Appleseed Day – Research, projects, and activities http://www.franw.com/2013/09/the-life-of-john-chapman-and-legend-of.html

March 12  –  Alfred Hitchcock Day  –  What, Why, and How to Celebrate https://filmschoolrejects.com/13-ways-to-celebrate-national-alfred-hitchcock-day-efdb8d335c9a#.35ewvpfex

March 13  –  Brain Awareness Week begins *  –  Resources and Activities  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/03/11/brain-awareness-week/

March 13  –  Uranus discovered 1781                            http://www.kidsastronomy.com/uranus.htm

March 13  –  Wildlife Week begins *  –  Educator tools and resources                       http://www.nwf.org/What-We-Do/Kids-and-Nature/Educators/Teacher-Tools.aspx

March 14  –  Scientist Albert Einstein born 1879  –  Lesson plans, ideas, and activities  http://www.homeschooling-ideas.com/albert-einstein-for-kids-lesson-plan.html

March 14  –  Pi Day – Activities, information, and videos                                   http://www.piday.org/

March 16  –  Panda Day  –  Lapbook Lessons and Printables  http://www.homeschoolshare.com/giant_panda_lapbook.php

March 17  –  St. Patrick’s Day – Learning resources and activities  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/03/15/learning-resources-for-st-patricks-day/

March 18  –  Mount St. Helen erupted 1980 – Information and facts  http://www.livescience.com/27553-mount-st-helens-eruption.html

March 19  –  Chocolate Week begins *  –  Research, projects, and activities  http://www.franw.com/2013/12/chocolate-activities.html

March 19  –  Explorer/Missionary David Livingstone born 1813  –  Read his biography and learn about Victoria Falls                                                                                                    http://www.victoriafalls-guide.net/david-livingstone.html

March 20  –  Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day (Fred Rogers born 1928) – Watch episodes of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood                                                                                             http://pbskids.org/rogers/

March 21 – Composer Johann Sebastian Bach born 1685 – Biography and printables http://makingmusicfun.net/htm/f_mmf_music_library/hey-kids-meet-johann-sebastian-bach.htm

March 22 – World Water Day – Resources and Activities  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/03/22/world-water-day/

March 23 – Patrick Henry delivered “Give Me Liberty” speech 1775 – Liberty’s Kids has an episode about this      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJT4j9zSDlA

March 24 – Harry Houdini born 1874 – Resources for learning magic tricks  http://www.franw.com/2014/11/magic-tricks-resource-page.html

March 25  –  Tolkien Reading Day – Lit Study guides available for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy     http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/index_author_t.html

March 26 – Poet Robert Frost born 1874 – “Tea Time” biography http://www.homeschoolshare.com/blog/2013/03/tea-time-with-robert-frost/

March 29  –  Manatee Appreciation Day * –  Lapbook Lessons  and Printables  http://www.homeschoolshare.com/manatee_lapbook.php

March 30 – Artist Vincent Van Gogh born 1853 – Appreciation lesson plans and activities  http://www.vangoghgallery.com/lesson_plans/

March 31 – Eiffel Tower opened 1889 – Fun facts  http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/engineering/eiffeltower.html

Happy March Learning!

betty jo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Days in March, 2017

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March is full of holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days , historic figures and authors birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries, and more! Whether you’re looking for seasonal studies, trivia, a day to celebrate, or a food to add to the menu, this list of special days for March, 2017 gives you plenty to choose from!

March Themes, Awareness, and Observances
Athletic Training
Child Life
Color Therapy
Craft
Credit Education
Deaf History
Dolphin Awareness                                                                                                                                         Ethics Awareness
Expanding Girls’ Horizons in Science and Engineering
Flower
Hemophilia
Honor Society
International Ideas
Irish American Heritage
Listening Awareness
March Into Literacy
Mirth
Music In Our Schools
Optimism
Play the Recorder
Poison Prevention Awareness
Red Cross                                                                                                                                                  Save Your Vision
Sing With Your Child
Spiritual Wellness
Umbrella
Women’s History
Youth Art

March Food Themes
Bell Peppers
Berries
Broccoli
Caffeine Awareness
Celery
Cherries
Exotic Winter Fruits
Flour
Frozen Foods
Green Onion
Leeks
Meatout
Noodle
Nutrition
Peanut
Sauce

March’s Daily Specials  (the * after the daily special means it does not always fall on the same date each year)

Holiday Lesson Plans and Daily Resources for any month https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/07/31/learning-resources-for-special-days/

March 1

  • Ash Wednesday. Lent begins *
  • Cheerleading Week begins
  • Dadgum That’s Good Day
  • St. David’s Day
  • Ghost Writers Week begins
  • Horse Protection Day
  • Nebraska Statehood 1867
  • Ohio Statehood 1803
  • Peace Corps Week begins – established 1961
  • Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
  • Pet Sitters Week begins
  • Pig Day
  • Plan a Solo Vacation Day
  • Save Your Vision Week begins
  • Share a Smile Day
  • Sock Monkey Day *
  • Universal Human Beings Week begins
  • World Compliment Day
  • World Math Day * (1st Wed.)
  • Write a Letter of Appreciation Week begins
  • Yellowstone National Park established 1872

March 2

  • Banana Cream Pie Day
  • Dr. Seuss Day – Author Theodor Geisel born 1904
  • Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev born 1931
  • Jell-O invented 1897
  • King Kong (movie) premiered 1933
  • Old Stuff Day
  • Read Across America Day
  • World Book Day * (1st Thurs.)

March 3

  • Alexander Graham Bell born 1847
  • Cold Cuts Day
  • Day of Unplugging * (1st Fri.)
  • Dress in Blue Day * (1st Fri.)
  • Florida Statehood 1845
  • I Want You To Be Happy Day
  • If Pets Had Thumbs Day
  • International Festival of Owls begins *
  • National Anthem Day (US)
  • Shabbot Across America/Canada *
  • Speech and Debate Education Day
  • Time Magazine launched 1923
  • World Day of Prayer * (1st Fri.)
  • World Wildlife Day

March 4

  • Courageous Follower Day
  • Primatologist Jane Goodall born 1934
  • Grammar Day
  • Holy Experiment Day
  • Hug a G.I. Day
  • Iditarod Race *
  • March Forth – Do Something Day
  • Pound Cake Day
  • Scrapbooking Industry Day
  • Slinky patented 1947
  • Toy Soldier Day
  • US Constitution went into effect 1789
  • Vermont Statehood 1791
  • Composer Antonio Vivaldi born 1678
  • World Orphan Week begins *

March 5

  • Boston Massacre 1770
  • Celebrate Your Name Week begins * (1st full week)
  • Cheese Doodle Day
  • Corn Dog Day *
  • Map Maker Gerardus Mercator born 1512
  • Namesake Day *
  • Procrastination Week begins *
  • Read an E-Book Week begins * (1st full week)
  • Return the Borrowed Books Week begins *
  • Sleep Awareness Week begins *
  • St. Piran’s Day
  • Teen Tech Week begins *
  • Words Matter Week begins *

March 6

  • Poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning born 1806
  • Artist Michelangelo Buonarroti born 1475
  • Corndog Day
  • Dentist’s Day
  • Dress Day
  • Frozen Foods Day
  • Fun Facts About Names Day *
  • Newspaper in Education Week * (1st Mon.)
  • Oreo Cookies first introduced 1912
  • Procrastination Week begins
  • School Breakfast Week begins *
  • Share a Story – Shape a Future Week begins *(1st Mon.)
  • White Chocolate Cheesecake Day
  • Women of Aviation Worldwide Week begins *

March 7

  • Be Heard Day
  • Cereal Day
  • Artist Piet Mondrian born 1872
  • No More Week begins
  • Roast Pork Day
  • Telephone patented 1876
  • Unique Names Day *

March 8

  • Aardvark Week begins
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Week begins
  • Discover What Your Name Means Day *
  • Girls Write Now Day
  • Peanut Cluster Day
  • Proof Reading Day
  • Universal Women’s Week begins

March 9

  • Barbie Doll debuted 1959
  • Crabmeat Day
  • False Teeth patented 1822
  • Get Over It Day
  • Kidney Day * (2nd Thurs.)
  • Meatball Day
  • Name Tag Day *
  • Panic Day
  • Ta’anit Ester begins *
  • Explorer Amerigo Vespucci born 1451

March 10

  • Bagpipe Day
  • Blueberry Popover Day
  • International Day of Awesomeness
  • Mario Day
  • Middle Name Pride Day *
  • Pack Your Lunch Day
  • Salvation Army Day
  • Science and Engineering Week (UK) *
  • Harriet Tubman born 1820
  • Rings around Uranus discovered 1977

March 11

  • Johnny Appleseed Day (Sept. 26 is an alternate date)
  • Daughters’ and Sons’ Day *
  • Descendants Day *
  • Dream Day
  • Frankenstein published 1818
  • Ken Day (the boy Barbie)
  • Plumbing Day
  • Rattlesnake Roundup begins
  • Worship of Tools Day

March 12

  • Agriculture Week begins *
  • Arbor Day *
  • Check Your Batteries Day *
  • Daylight Savings Time begins *
  • Descendants Day
  • Genealogy Day
  • Girl Scouts Day
  • Alfred Hitchcock Day
  • 1st Parachute Jump from an Airplane 1912
  • Plant a Flower Day
  • Purim *
  • Severe Storm Preparedness Week begins *

March 13

  • Brain Awareness Week begins *
  • Commonwealth Day (Canada)
  • Donald Duck debuted 1942
  • Earmuffs Day (earmuffs patented 1877)
  • Good Samaritan Day
  • Jewel Day
  • K9 Veterans Day
  • Napping Day * (day after Daylight Savings Time)
  • Open an Umbrella Indoors Day
  • Uranus discovered 1781
  • Wildlife Week begins *

March 14

  • Ask a Question Day
  • Children’s Craft Day
  • Scientist Albert Einstein born 1879
  • Casey Jones born 1863
  • Learn About Butterflies Day
  • Organize Your Home Office Day *
  • Pi Day (3.14)
  • Potato Chip Day

March 15

  • Buzzards Day
  • Escalator patented 1892
  • Everything You Think is Wrong Day
  • Ides of March
  • President Andrew Jackson born 1767
  • Maine Statehood 1820
  • Shoe the World Day
  • True Confessions Day
  • World Consumer Rights Day

March 16

  • Absolutely Incredible Kid Day * (3rd Thurs.)
  • Artichoke Hearts Day
  • Curlew Day
  • Everything You Do Is Right Day
  • Freedom of Information Day
  • Lips Appreciation Day
  • 1st Liquid-Fuel-Powered Rocket launched 1926
  • President James Madison born 1751
  • Panda Day
  • The Scarlet Letter published 1850
  • St. Urho’s Day

March 17

  • Ag Day *
  • Corned Beef and Cabbage Day
  • Rubber Bands invented 1845
  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • Sherlock Holmes Weekend begins *
  • Submarine Day
  • World Folktales and Fables Week begins

March 18

  • Awkward Moments Day
  • Biodiesel Day / Inventor Rudolph Diesel born 1858
  • President Grover Cleveland born 1837
  • Forgive Mom and Dad Day
  • 1st Space Walk 1965
  • Mount St. Helen erupted 1980
  • Oatmeal Cookie Day
  • Sloppy Joe Day
  • Quilting Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • World Sleep Day

March 19

  • Button Week begins * (3rd full week)
  • Chocolate Week begins * (3rd full week)
  • Chocolate Caramel Day
  • Fix a Leak Week begins *
  • Folktales and Gables Week begins *
  • Let’s Laugh Day
  • Explorer/Missionary David Livingstone born 1813
  • Nurses Day
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom began 2003
  • Poultry Day
  • Tsunami Awareness Week begins *

March 20

  • Act Happy Week begins * (3rd Mon.)
  • Alien Abduction Day
  • Astrology Day
  • Chocolate Week begins *(3rd full week)
  • Great American Meat Out
  • International Day of Happiness
  • French Language Day
  • Author Bill Martin Jr. born 1916
  • Naw-Ruz *
  • Ostara *
  • Proposal Day
  • Ravioli Day
  • Shakespeare Week begins *
  • Snowman Burning Day
  • Spring Equinox/ 1st Day of Spring *
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin published 1852
  • Wellderly Week begins *
  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day (Fred Rogers born 1928)
  • World Frog Day
  • World Story Telling Day

March 21

  • Composer Johann Sebastian Bach born 1685
  • Common Courtesy Day
  • Down Syndrome Day
  • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • International Day of the Forests and the Tree
  • Fragrance Day
  • French Bread Day
  • Renewable Energy Day
  • Single Parents Day
  • Spring Fairy Fun Day
  • Strawberry Day
  • World Poetry Day

March 22

  • As Young As You Feel Day
  • Carbonated Water invented 1733
  • Education and Sharing Day
  • Goof-off Day
  • International Day of the Seal
  • Tuskegee Airmen Day
  • World Water Day

March 23

  • Chia Day
  • Chip and Dip Day
  • Ponce De Leon discovered Florida 1513
  • Patrick Henry delivered “Give Me Liberty” speech 1775
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition began 1806
  • Melba Toast Day
  • Meteorological Day
  • Near Miss Day
  • OK Day
  • Puppy Day

March 24

  • Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
  • Crossword Puzzle Week begins
  • Harry Houdini born 1874
  • Tuberculosis Day

March 25

  • Annunciation Day
  • Brother and Sister Day *(last Sat.)
  • Democracy Celebration Day
  • Earth Hour *(last Sat.)
  • Greek National Day
  • International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic
  • Medal of Honor Day
  • Nano Days begin *
  • Pecan Day
  • Tolkien Reading Day
  • Waffle Day

March 26

  • Cleaning Week begins *
  • Epilepsy Awareness Day
  • Nougat Day
  • Poet Robert Frost born 1874
  • Legal Assistants Day
  • Mothering Sunday (UK) *
  • Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
  • Spinach Day

March 27

  • Celebrate Exchange Day
  • Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day
  • Scientist Wilhelm Roentgen born 1845
  • World Theater Day

March 28

  • Accidents at Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant 1979
  • Barnum and Bailey Day
  • Black Forest Cake Day
  • Diabetes Alert Day *(4th Tues.)
  • Something on a Stick Day
  • Washing Machine patented 1930
  • Weed Appreciation Day

March 29

  • Coca Cola invented 1886
  • Little Red Wagon Day * (last Wed.)
  • Manatee Appreciation Day * (last Wed.)
  • Mom & Pop Business Owner’s Day
  • Niagara Falls Runs Dry 1848
  • Pop-up Toaster patented 1919
  • President John Tyler born 1790
  • Week of the Ocean begins

March 30

  • Doctor’s Day
  • Grass Is Always Browner on the Other Side of the Fence Day
  • I Am In Control Day
  • Pencil patented 1858
  • Artist Vincent Van Gogh born 1853
  • Take a Walk in the Park Day

March 31

  • Scientist Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen born 1811
  • Cesar Chavez Day
  • Crayon Day
  • Composer Joseph Hayden born 1732
  • Eiffel Tower Opened 1889
  • She’s Funny That Way Day
  • Tater Day
  • World Backup Day

I make my monthly special days lists by using several sources including old calendars, holiday books, newspapers, and the web. If you know of a special day that I do not have listed, please comment and let me know what it is so I can add it in. Below are the links to my favorite online calendars.

http://holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/march.htm

http://food.unl.edu/march-food-calendar

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/march.html

http://www.se7en.org.za/se7ens-march

https://whatismyspiritanimal.com/animal-holidays-celebrations/

http://www.holidayscalendar.com/month/march/

http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/calendar-at-a-glance/

Happy March!

betty jo

Special Days in March, 2016

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Special Days in March has been updated for 2017 here  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2017/02/24/special-days-in-march-2017/

 

March is full of holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days , historic figures and authors birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries, and more! Whether you’re looking for something special to study, trivia, a day to celebrate, or a food to add to the menu, this list of special days for March, 2015 gives you plenty to choose from!

March Themes, Awareness, and Observances
Athletic Training
Child Life
Color Therapy
Craft
Credit Education
Deaf History
Dolphin Awareness                                                                                                                             Ethics Awareness
Expanding Girls’ Horizons in Science and Engineering
Flower
Hemophilia
Honor Society
International Ideas
Irish American Heritage
Listening Awareness
March Into Literacy
Mirth
Music In Our Schools
Optimism
Play the Recorder
Poison Prevention Awareness
Red Cross                                                                                                                                                 Save Your Vision
Sing With Your Child
Spiritual Wellness
Umbrella
Women’s History
Youth Art

March Food Themes
Bell Peppers
Berries
Broccoli
Caffeine Awareness
Celery
Cherries
Exotic Winter Fruits
Flour
Frozen Foods
Green Onion
Leeks
Meatout
Noodle
Nutrition
Peanut
Sauce

March’s Daily Specials

(the * after the daily special means it does not always fall on the same date each year)

March 1

  • Daughters’ and Sons’ Day *
  • Horse Protection Day
  • St. David’s Day
  • Ghost Writers Week begins
  • Nebraska Statehood 1867
  • Ohio Statehood 1803
  • Peace Corps Week begins – established 1961
  • Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
  • Pig Day
  • Save Your Vision Week begins
  • Share a Smile Day
  • Universal Human Beings Week begins
  • World Compliment Day
  • Write a Letter of Appreciation Week begins
  • Yellowstone National Park established 1872

March 2

  • Dr. Seuss Day – Author Theodor Geisel born 1904
  • Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev born 1931
  • Jell-O invented 1897
  • King Kong (movie) premiered 1933
  • Read Across America Day

March 3

  • Alexander Graham Bell born 1847
  • Florida Statehood 1845
  • I Want You To Be Happy Day
  • If Pets Had Thumbs Day
  • National Anthem Day (US)
  • Severe Storm Preparedness Week begins *
  • Time Magazine launched 1923
  • World Book Day *(1st Thurs.)

March 4

  • Courageous Follower Day
  • Day of Unplugging *(1st Fri.)
  • Primatologist Jane Goodall born 1934
  • Grammar Day
  • Holy Experiment Day
  • International Festival of Owls *
  • March Forth – Do Something Day
  • Scrapbooking Industry Day
  • Shabbot Across America/Canada *
  • Slinky patented 1947
  • Toy Soldier Day
  • US Constitution went into effect 1789
  • Vermont Statehood 1791
  • Composer Antonio Vivaldi born 1678
  • World Day of Prayer * (1st Fri.)
  • World Orphan Week *

March 5

  • Boston Massacre 1770
  • Iditarod Race *
  • Map Maker Gerardus Mercator born 1512
  • St. Piran’s Day

March 6

  • Poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning born 1806
  • Artist Michelangelo Buonarroti born 1475
  • Celebrate Your Name Week begins *(1st full week)
  • Corndog Day
  • Namesake Day *
  • Procrastination Week begins
  • Oreo Cookies first introduced 1912
  • Read an E-Book Week begins *
  • Return Borrowed Books Week begins *
  • Sleep Awareness Week begins *
  • Teen Tech Week begins *
  • Words Matter Week begins *
  • World Math Day

March 7

  • Be Heard Day
  • Cereal Day
  • Fun Facts About Names Day *
  • Artist Piet Mondrian born 1872
  • Newspaper in Education Week *(1st Mon.)
  • School Breakfast Week begins *
  • Share a Story – Shape a Future Week begins *(1st Mon.)
  • Sock Monkey Day *
  • Telephone patented 1876
  • Universal Women’s Week begins *

March 8

  • Aardvark Week begins
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Week begins
  • Girls Write Now Day
  • Organize Your Home Office Day *
  • Proof Reading Day
  • Unique Names Day *
  • Universal Women’s Week begins
  • Women of Aviation Worldwide Week *

March 9

  • Barbie Doll debuted 1959
  • Discover What Your Name Means Day *
  • False Teeth patented 1822
  • Get Over It Day
  • Panic Day
  • Explorer Amerigo Vespucci born 1451

March 10

  • Bagpipe Day
  • International Day of Awesomeness
  • Kidney Day*
  • Name Tag Day *
  • Salvation Army Day
  • Harriet Tubman born 1820
  • Rings around Uranus discovered 1977

March 11

  • Johnny Appleseed Day (Sept. 26 is an alternate date)
  • Dream Day
  • Frankenstein published 1818
  • Ken Day (the boy Barbie)
  • Middle Name Pride Day *
  • Plumbing Day
  • Rattlesnake Roundup begins
  • Science and Engineering Week begins *

March 12

  • Descendants Day
  • 1st Parachute Jump from an Airplane 1912
  • Genealogy Day
  • Girl Scouts Day
  • Alfred Hitchcock Day

March 13

  • Agriculture Week begins *
  • Check Your Batteries Day *
  • Consider Christianity Week *(2nd Sun. before Easter)
  • Donald Duck debuted 1942
  • Daylight Savings Time begins *
  • Earmuffs Day (earmuffs patented 1877)
  • Good Samaritan Day
  • Open an Umbrella Indoors Day
  • Uranus discovered 1781

March 14

  • Ask a Question Day
  • Brain Awareness Week begins *
  • Scientist Albert Einstein born 1879
  • Casey Jones born 1863
  • Napping Day *(day after Daylight Savings Time)
  • Pi Day (3.14)
  • Potato Chip Day
  • Wildlife Week begins *

March 15

  • Ag Day *
  • Buzzards Day
  • Escalator patented 1892
  • Ides of March
  • President Andrew Jackson born 1767
  • Maine Statehood 1820
  • Manufacturing Week *(3rd week)
  • Mothering Sunday (UK) *
  • True Confessions Day
  • World Consumer Rights Day

March 16

  • Curlew Day
  • Freedom of Information Day
  • Lips Appreciation Day
  • 1st Liquid-Fuel-Powered Rocket launched 1926
  • President James Madison born 1751
  • The Scarlet Letter published 1850
  • St. Urho’s Day

March 17

  • Absolutely Incredible Kid Day *
  • Corned Beef and Cabbage Day
  • Rubber Bands invented 1845
  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • World Folktales and Fables Week begins

March 18

  • Awkward Moments Day
  • Biodiesel Day / Inventor Rudolph Diesel born 1858
  • President Grover Cleveland born 1837
  • Forgive Mom and Dad Day
  • 1st Space Walk 1965
  • Mount St. Helen erupted 1980
  • World Sleep Day *

March 19

  • Chocolate Caramel Day
  • Earth Hour *
  • Explorer/Missionary David Livingstone born 1813
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom began 2003
  • Quilting Day *(3rd Sat.)

March 20

  • Alien Abduction Day
  • Astrology Day
  • Chocolate Week begins *(3rd full week)
  • 1st Day of Spring *
  • Great American Meat Out
  • International Day of Happiness
  • French Language Day
  • Author Bill Martin Jr. born 1916
  • Naw-Ruz
  • Ostara*
  • Palm Sunday *
  • Proposal Day
  • Snowman Burning Day
  • Spring Equinox *
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin published 1852
  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day (Fred Rogers born 1928)
  • World Story Telling Day

March 21

  • Act Happy Week begins *(3rd Mon.)
  • Composer Johann Sebastian Bach born 1685
  • Common Courtesy Day
  • Corn Dog Day *
  • Down Syndrome Day
  • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • International Day of the Forests and the Tree
  • Renewable Energy Day
  • Single Parents Day
  • Spring Fairy Fun Day
  • Wellderly Day *
  • World Poetry Day

March 22

  • As Young As You Feel Day
  • Carbonated Water invented 1733
  • Diabetes Alert Day *(4th Tues.)
  • Education and Sharing Day
  • Goof-off Day
  • Seal Day
  • Tuskegee Airmen Day
  • World Water Day

March 23

  • Ponce De Leon discovered Florida 1513
  • Patrick Henry delivered “Give Me Liberty” speech 1775
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition began 1806
  • Meteorological Day
  • Near Miss Day
  • OK Day
  • Puppy Day
  • Purim *
  • Ta’anit Ester begins *

March 24

  • Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
  • Harry Houdini born 1874
  • Tuberculosis Day

March 25

  • Good Friday *
  • International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic
  • Medal of Honor Day
  • Pecan Day
  • Tolkien Reading Day
  • Waffle Day

March 26

  • Brother and Sister Day *(last Sat.)
  • Earth Hour *(last Sat.)
  • Poet Robert Frost born 1874
  • Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
  • Spinach Day

March 27

  • Celebrate Exchange Day
  • Easter *
  • Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day
  • Scientist Wilhelm Roentgen born 1845
  • Tsunami Awareness Week *

March 28

  • Accidents at Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant 1979
  • Barnum and Bailey Day
  • Dyngus Day (Mon. after Easter)
  • Washing Machine patented 1930
  • Weed Appreciation Day

March 29

  • Coca Cola invented 1886
  • Mom & Pop Business Owner’s Day
  • Pop-up Toaster patented 1919
  • President John Tyler born 1790
  • Week of the Ocean begins

March 30

  • Doctor’s Day
  • Grass Is Always Browner on the Other Side of the Fence Day
  • I Am In Control Day
  • Manatee Appreciation Day *(last Wed.)
  • Pencil patented 1858
  • Artist Vincent Van Gogh born 1853

March 31

  • Scientist Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen born 1811
  • Cesar Chavez Day
  • Composer Joseph Hayden born 1732
  • Eiffel Tower Opened 1889
  • She’s Funny That Way Day

I make my monthly special days lists by using several sources including old calendars, holiday books, newspapers, and the web. If you know of a special day that I do not have listed, please comment and let me know what it is so I can add it in. Below are the links to my favorite online calendars.

http://food.unl.edu/march-food-calendar

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/march-2016.html

http://www.se7en.org.za/se7ens-march

http://www.holidays-and-observances.com/march-holidays.html

Happy March!

betty jo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Resources for March

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The Resource List for March has been updated for 2017 here  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2017/03/01/march-resources/

Here’s a BIG list of March learning resources!

March Themes and Special Days List for 2015

https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2015/02/27/special-days-in-march-2015/

March Prayer Calendar for Children

March 2015 Prayer Calendar for Children

March Science Calendar

http://thehomeschoolscientist.com/?s=march+science+calendar

15 Things to do in March

http://diyhomeschooler.com/?s=march

March Themed Bible Lessons and Activities 

http://www.christianitycove.com/

March Themed Daily Writing Prompts

http://www.theteacherscorner.net/daily-writing-prompts/march/

March Themed Arts & Crafts

http://www.kinderart.com/seasons/mar.shtml

March Themed Math Lessons

http://www.yummymath.com/?s=march

Resources for Specific March Themes

  • Red Cross – K-12 Resources –

http://redcrossyouth.org/high-school/resources/

  • Women’s History – Timeline of Historic Women in a PDF –

http://www.diversityinc.com/medialib/uploads/2010/03/MIB.2012Women.Timeline.pdf

  • Peanuts – History, FAQ’s, Trivia, and Interactive Games –

http://www.peanutcircusclub.com/games.htm

  • Dolphin Awareness – Research Resources –

http://www.franw.com/2013/11/dolphins-research-resource.html

  • Irish American History – 3 Part Video

  • Nutrition – Thematic Units and Resources –

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/unit/health-and-nutrition-everything-you-need

Resources for March’s Daily Specials  (some of the following are studies we’ve done in Marches past, others are recommended by other homeschoolers, and the rest are the result of a quick online search for topics we may be interested in learning about)

March Statehood Anniversaries

  • Nebraska – March 1, 1867
  • Ohio – March 1, 1803
  • Florida – March 3, 1845
  • Vermont – March 4, 1791
  • Maine – March 15, 1820

–  States videos and facts –

http://www.history.com/topics/us-states

Presidents with March Birthdays

  • Andrew Jackson – March 15, 1767
  • James Madison – March 16, 1751
  • Grover Cleveland – March 18, 1837
  • John Tyler – March 30, 1790

These are the resources we use to learn and review the presidents –

https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/02/14/resources-for-presidents-day/

March 1 – Celebrate Your Name Week begins – Activity ideas –

http://www.examiner.com/article/ways-to-participate-celebrate-your-name-week

– Severe Storm Preparedness Week begins –  For all things “weather” explained and weather experiments –

http://www.weatherwizkids.com/

–  Yellowstone Park established 1872 – Facts, history, videos, photos, and more –

http://yellowstone.net/

March 2 – Author Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) born 1904 – Printables, crafts, and recipes

http://www.freehomeschooldeals.com/learning-with-dr-seuss-100-free-dr-seuss-themed-printables-crafts-recipes-and-activities/

March 3 – National Anthem Day – The Star Spangled Banner resources –

http://outsidethebox93.org/StarSpangledBanner/index.htm

–  Alexander Graham Bell born 1847 – Biography and printables –

http://gardenofpraise.com/ibdbell.htm

March 4

– Jane Goodall born 1934 – Educators resources and printables –

http://www.wildchimpanzees.org/educators/activities.php

– Grammar Day – Lessons and quizzes –

http://www.grammar-monster.com/

March 5 – Boston Massacre 1770 – Watch a short informative video with political pictures –

March 6 – Artist Michelangelo Buonarroti born 1475 –  We did a wonderful study on him a couple of years with an art project that still gets talked about today! –

https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/03/07/art-day-sistine-chapel-style/

March 7 – Iditarod Race – History, racer bios, videos –

http://iditarod.com/

March 8 – Aardvark Week begins – Videos and facts –

http://www.arkive.org/aardvark/orycteropus-afer/video-03b.html

March 9 – Wildlife Week begins  –   Educators resources –

http://www.nwf.org/National-Wildlife-Week/Educators.aspx

March 10 – Harriet Tubman born 1820 – Biography and printables –

http://gardenofpraise.com/ibdtub.htm

March 11 – Johnny Appleseed Day – Research, projects, and activities –

http://www.franw.com/2013/09/the-life-of-john-chapman-and-legend-of.html

March 12 – Alfred Hitchcock Day – What, Why and How to celebrate –

http://filmschoolrejects.com/features/13-ways-to-celebrate-national-alfred-hitchcock-day.php

March 13 –  Uranus discovered 1781 –

http://www.kidsastronomy.com/uranus.htm

March 14 – Scientist Albert Einstein born 1879- Lesson plans, ideas, and activities

http://www.homeschooling-ideas.com/albert-einstein-for-kids-lesson-plan.html

– Pi Day – Activities, information, and videos –

http://www.piday.org/2008/2008-pi-day-activities-for-teachers/

March 15 – Agriculture Week begins – Ag facts, farm tours, teacher resources and activities

http://www.agclassroom.org/student/index.htm

– Chocolate Week begins – Research, projects, and activities –

http://www.franw.com/2013/12/chocolate-activities.html

March 16 – Brain Awareness Week begins – Here’s the online resources from last year’s brain studies –

https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/03/11/brain-awareness-week/

March 17 –  St. Patrick’s Day – Learning resources –

https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/03/15/learning-resources-for-st-patricks-day/

March 18 – Mount St. Helen erupted 1980 – Information and facts –

http://www.livescience.com/27553-mount-st-helens-eruption.html

March 19 – Explorer/Missionary David Livingstone born 1813 – Read his biography and learn about Victoria Falls –

http://www.victoriafalls-guide.net/david-livingstone.html

March 20 – Spring Equinox – explained  –

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/time/equinox.html

– Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day (Fred Rogers born 1928) – Watch episodes of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood

http://pbskids.org/rogers/

March 21 – Composer Johann Sebastian Bach born 1685 – Biography and printables –

http://www.makingmusicfun.net/htm/f_mmf_music_library/hey-kids-meet-johann-sebastian-bach.htm

March 22 – World Water Day – Resources and Activities –

https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/03/22/world-water-day/

March 23 – Patrick Henry delivered “Give Me Liberty” speech 1775 – Liberty’s Kids has an episode about this –

March 24 – Harry Houdini born 1874 – Resources for learning magic tricks –

http://www.franw.com/2014/11/magic-tricks-resource-page.html

March 25 – Manatee Appreciation Day – A couple of years ago, we made a manatee lapbook that turned into a science fair project – resources and printables –

http://www.homeschoolshare.com/manatee_lapbook.php

– Tolkien Reading Day – Lit Study guides available for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/index_author_t.html

March 26 –  Poet Robert Frost born 1874 – “Tea Time” biography –

http://www.homeschoolshare.com/blog/2013/03/tea-time-with-robert-frost/

March 27 – Crossword Puzzle Weekend begins – Make your own crossword puzzle with this free generator –

http://worksheets.theteacherscorner.net/make-your-own/crossword/

March 28 – Earth Hour – K-12 STEM Resources about climate change –

http://sciencenetlinks.com/collections/earth-hour/

March 29 – Palm Sunday – Passion Week activities and resources –

http://howtohomeschoolmychild.com/palm-sunday-activities-for-kids-weekend-links/

March 30 – Artist Vincent Van Gogh born 1853 – Appreciation lesson plans and activities –

http://www.vangoghgallery.com/lesson_plans/

–  Doctor Day – Doctor pretend play printable kit –

http://www.freehomeschooldeals.com/free-doctor-pretend-play-kit-printables/

March 31 – Eiffel Tower opened 1889 –  Fun facts

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/engineering/eiffeltower.html

As long as this list is, it’s not nearly all of the learning possibilities for the month of March.  If you have a favorite resource, let me know and I’ll get it added to the list.  I appreciate all the help I can get!

Happy March Learning!

betty jo