December 1st – December 31st
December is Universal Human Rights Month, a time for people in the United States and around the world to join together and stand up for the rights and dignity of all individuals.
(U.S. History & Culture: 1991 to Present; The Diversity/African-American Experience and the Civil Rights Movement; SEL: Human Rights; Justice; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect? [13+; 2 hours 12 minutes]
(Courage; Justice; Human Rights; Grieving; Father/Son; Marriage; Families in Crisis; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Responsibility; Citizenship; Subjects: World/South Africa) [14+]
(Caring for Animals; Courage; Human Rights; Romantic Relationships; Ethical Emphasis — Trustworthiness; Respect; Citizenship; Subjects — The Environment; Science-Technology; World/Africa) [13+]
(Literature: NonFiction; Literary Devices: allegory/parable; Biography; World/China; U.S.: 1945 – Present; Dance; SEL: Breaking Out; Human Rights; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [12+]
(Focusing on the Decision to End WWII with Surprise Atomic Attacks on Japanese Cities) (Human Rights; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring; Subjects: U.S./ 1941 – 1945; World/WWII and Japan) [12+]
(Human Rights; Courage; Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Fairness; Subjects: U.S./1812 – 1865; 1865 – 1913; and African Americans & the Civil Rights Movement; Literature/U.S. (Narrative Writing)) [10+]
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration by billions of people around the world.
Mary Todd Lincoln
December 13, 1818
Mary Ann Lincoln was the wife of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, and as such the First Lady of the United States from 1861 to 1865. Today, she is commonly known as Mary Todd Lincoln, though she did not use the name Todd after marrying.
(U.S./1812 – 1865; Biography; SEL: Families in Crisis; Marriage; Grieving; Leadership; Father/Daughter; Mother/Son; Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect, Responsibility, Fairness) [10+]
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. Beethoven remains one of the most admired composers in the history of Western music; his works rank amongst the most performed of the classical music repertoire. His works span the transition from the classical period to the romantic era in classical music.
December 26, 1893
Mao Zedong, also known as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese communist revolutionary who was the founding father of the People’s Republic of China, which he ruled as the chairman of the Chinese Communist Party from its establishment in 1949 until his death in 1976.
(Literature: NonFiction; Literary Devices: allegory/parable; Biography; World/China; U.S.: 1945 – Present; Dance; SEL: Breaking Out; Human Rights; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [12+]