Holidays

Happy Father’s Day!

Today is Father’s Day! With the rise of the media’s presence in our everyday lives, our perception of family structures and what a “father” is has been influenced by TV, film, social media, etc. On behalf of ClassHook, we view today as a day to cherish and celebrate whoever you see as your father.  We […]

Memorial Day: Remember to Not Forget

Memorial Day is more than just another holiday or an extra day off from school. It is a day for Americans to pay homage to servicemen and women because of their noble sacrifices that allow us to live with the freedoms we possess. We also honor and express gratitude to the veterans who served alongside […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

This Sunday is Mother’s Day! While this special day is often flooded with heartfelt sentiments regarding traditional biological and female mothers, this does not mean that these are the only moms of the world. Globally, mothers are observed to be warm, loving, nurturing, and strong characters—who you see as a “mother” to you is your […]

Why we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

This week, as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, many classrooms will be going over the basics: wear green, decorate the room with Shamrocks, and maybe a mention of corned beef and cabbage. But what if you wanted to go beyond the basics this year? Maybe you wanted to teach about the origins of the holiday? […]

The Origin & History of Groundhog Day

In comparison to other holidays, Groundhog Day is rather strange. It’s not a day of gift-giving or relaxation from work for most people. It’s an entire day about a small animal that burrows through the earth and an old superstition. So let’s take the time to discover what Groundhog Day is really about and its […]

Rosa Parks: The Legacy of an Icon

One of the main objectives of the Civil Rights Movements was to bring an end to racial segregation. The practice of segregation forced African Americans to use separate and often inferior facilities than white people. One of the most well known examples of this was bus segregation. African Americans would be forced to sit in […]