Resources For Constitution Day Sept. 17

September 17th is Constitution Day. Did you know all U.S. public schools – kindergarten through university level – are required to teach about the Constitution on Constitution Day on Sept. 17? According to ConstitutionFacts.com, the government mandate says “Educational institutions receiving federal funding are required to hold an educational program pertaining to the United States Constitution…
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Red River Valley History – Coming Friday, Oct. 11

I am pleased to tell you about a Newspapers in Education supplement called Red River Valley History coming Friday, October 11 in copies of both the Grand Forks Herald and The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. Explore the history of the Red River Valley with this rare comprehensive supplement written and illustrated by local historian and cartoonist Steve Stark.…
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Columbus Day Newspaper Activities

Here are some Columbus Day activities from KRP’s “The Ultimate Holiday Activity Guide”. Christopher Columbus is one of the most famous names in history. When he voyaged across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492, his discoveries changed the world forever.  In honor of Columbus’ landfall in the “New World” on Oct. 12, 1492, Americans celebrate the…
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Symbols Of Patriotism

Does your school have a mascot? The Tigers, maybe? The Bulldogs or Pirates? A school mascot is an example of a symbol — something that stands for something else. In most cases, mascots are symbols of strength and power. Nations use symbols, too. They are used to give people a sense of belonging and to…
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Oh Canada!

July 1 is Canada Day. Here are some fun facts from McClatchy Tribune that celebrate all things Canadian. Information was written and illustrated by Laurie McAdam, McClatchy Newspapers. Did you know? The name Canada dates back to the year 1535. The word “Kanata”, which is the Huron-Iroquois word for “village” or “settlement,” was used to…
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