February Events and Resources

February: Love for All

February gives us Valentine's Day and Random Acts of Kindness Day, which are opportunities to make sure every person experiences connection. Black History Month isn't the only time we include stories of African American history in our instruction and conversation, but it is an opportunity to bring it to the forefront. 

  • Black History Month: Explore the role of African Americans in U.S. history and service.
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day (February 17): Take time this day and week to do something kind for someone else. 
  • Valentine's Day (February 14): Help students demonstrate their caring and friendship through acts of caring and kindness.
  • Presidents' Day (Third Monday of February): This is a day to explore the role of presidents in advancing social justice, human rights, and personal responsibility. See lesson plans below.

Valentine's Day and Random Acts of Kindness

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Valentine's Day and Random Acts of Kindness

Teach the knowledge and skills of kindness and caring in the community. Many lessons include ways to share art as a gift of talent for others. 

Presidents' Day Lessons

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Presidents' Day Lessons

Originally established to honor the legacy of George Washington, this holiday now calls us to reflect on the work of all presidents. This is an opportunity to explore the role of presidents in advancing social justice, human rights, and personal responsibility.

  • Compare famous presidential quotes, laws, and calls to action.
  • Which presidents are known for advancing philanthropy? 

African American Philanthropy

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African American Philanthropy

Explore the philanthropy of African Americans and their historic role in the U.S, and the Civil Rights Movement. Students celebrate African American achievements with acts of service.