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Lesson of the Month: January
This month we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 17, 2022

Other Important January Days

The Audubon Society

In 1905 the Audubon Society was founded. Today it provides educational opportunities about the importance of conservation as well as avenues for people to help. People's impact on nature is covered in grades 1, 2, 5, & 6. (1.L4U3.11, 2.E1U3.7, 5.L4U3.11, 6.L2U3.11) National Bird Day is January 5th.






John Hancock's Birthday

John Hancock, a prominent figure in the American Revolution and a signer of the Declaration of Independence was born on January 11, 1737. (5.E2.1)

Also in January was the end of the Revolutionary War. The war ended on January 14, 1783 with a peace signing.

Amelia Earhart Day

January 11th is also Amelia Earhart Day. It's a great opportunity to introduce students to her achievements and passion! (5.H4.1)


MLK and marchers locked arm in arm





Ellis Island

In 1892 on January 1st, Ellis Island opened for the first time, ushering in a new era of American history as European immigrants sought refuge in the US from war and famine. (5.H4.1)


The Grand Canyon National Monument

U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt issues Proclamation 789 creating Grand Canyon National Monument on January 11, 1908. (3.G1.1, 2.E1U1.4,