February Events and Teaching Resources

February Month of Kindness and Service

These February events spark teachable Moments of Service. See lessons and resources below to add deeper purpose to students' academic and civic lives.

  • Black History Month: Explore the role of African Americans in U.S. history and service. See lesson plans below.
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day (February 17): Take time this day and week to do something kind for someone else. https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/ 
  • 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 an opportunity 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.