The following worksheets contain activities relating to events celebrated in the month of March.

March is the third month of the modern-day Gregorian calendar, coming after January and February. There are 30 days in the month of March. The month of March earned its name from the Latin Martius or Martius mensis, after the Roman God of war, Mars. During Roman times, March was the month or resuming armed conflicts after the winter months. Previously, the month of March was not the third, in fact, it was the first month in early versions of the Roman calendar. It was considered to be the month of new beginnings as it coincided with the time of the March equinox and the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. When in the 450 BCE January and February were named the first and second months of the calendar, March was pushed to the third position, The birthstones for March are aquamarine and bloodstone that symbolizes courage. Its birth flowers are daffodils. There is much more to celebrate in the month of March beyond Saint Patrick's Day. You can volunteer to help the Red Cross, the largest medical charity in the United States, or you can commemorate the birthday of the beloved children's author Dr. Seuss by participating in a reading at your local library or school. March is also National Peanut Month, and even people with peanut allergies can enjoy learning about this interesting little legume.

The worksheets below are all themed around the month of March. Fun Fact: the specific fear of having peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth is called "arachibutyrophobia."

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What does the American Red Cross do? Passage

The Red Cross is not a government organization, although it does work closely with the government in times of need. It is a private, nonprofit human organization that is led by volunteers.

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American Red Cross Multiple Choice Questions

On average, how many cents from each dollar go straight to special programs at the American Red Cross?

American Red Cross Short Answer Questions

Why do you think an organization like the American Red Cross Society must have employees, instead of relying solely on volunteers?

WHO WAS DR. SEUSS? - Reading Passage

You may know him as Dr. Seuss, but his real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel, and he was born in 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts. When Theodor was a young boy, his mother would lull him to sleep by chanting rhymes she remembered from her own childhood.

WHO WAS DR. SEUSS? - Multiple Choice Questions

The publication Jack-O-Lantern was what kind of publication?

WHO WAS DR. SEUSS? Short Answer Questions

How did Dr. Seuss use his talents during WWII? Who did Dr. Seuss often credit for his success?

Why is "The Star Spangled Banner" the National Anthem of America? Reading Passage

America's beloved national anthem is called "The Star Spangled Banner," and its lyrics come from the 1814 poem written by Francis Scott Key, entitled "Defence of Fort McHenry."

The Star Spangled Banner Multiple Choice Questions

Which President signed the resolution for "The Star Spangled Banner" to become America’s national anthem?

The Star Spangled Banner Short Answer Questions

Why was Francis Scott Key so surprised to see the American flag waving in the wind on September 14? Why do we celebrate National Anthem Day on September 14?

What was the Boston Massacre?

The "Boston Massacre" was an incident that took place on March 5, 1770. At this point in time, there was a lot of tension between the American colonists and the British.

Boston Massacre Multiple Choice Questions

Why was there so much conflict between the Bostonians and the British? What did the Bostonians throw at the British soldiers that enraged them?

Boston Massacre Short Answer Questions

When the five Bostonians were killed, the British were under strict orders not to fire their guns. Why did they go against these orders?

What was the Dred Scott Decision? What does that case signify?

The Dred Scott Decision, also known as Dred Scott v. Sandford, was a decision made by the United States Supreme Court in the year 1857. In this case, a man named Dred Scott was a slave.

Dred Scott Decision? Multiple Choice Questions

At the time, how many slaves were there in the United States?

Short Answer Questions

When Dred Scott asked Mrs. Emerson to pay him for his work, what did he hope to use the money to purchase?

How did people communicate over long distances before the Telephone?

Today, if we want to talk to our aunt in England, we pick up the telephone. If we want to ask our friend for help with homework, we give them a call.

Multiple Choice Questions

Wireless telegraphy emerged in the late 1800s, allowing people to communicate using radio waves.

Short Answer Questions

Recently, there have been many changes to how we communicate, such as email, Skype, the Internet, and cell phones. Choose one of these methods, and explain how you have used it recently to communicate with someone.

What is the Eiffel Tower? What's Its Meaning?

The Eiffel Tower is a monument in Paris, France. The Eiffel Tower was built for the Universal Exposition of 1889. This exposition was a huge international fair, created to show off France’s achievements to the whole world and celebrate the 100th anniversary (the centennial) of the French Revolution.

Eiffel Tower - Multiple Choice Questions

What country would you need to travel to in order to visit the Eiffel Tower today?

Eiffel Tower - Short Answer Questions

Which river is the Eiffel Tower located near? Why is the Eiffel Tower painted several shades of the same color?

The History of Bubble Gum

It's chewy and delicious; refreshing and juicy! But what is the history behind America's favorite chewy treat?

The History of Bubble Gum - Multiple Choice Questions

Where did youngsters used to leave their bubble gum at night when they went to sleep?

The History of Bubble Gum - Short Answer Questions

Bazooka Bubble Gum added comics to their gum as an added incentive for people to purchase the gum. Can you identify another example of a company giving something for free to help sell a product?

Fun Facts About Peanuts Reading Passage

Did you know that March is National Peanut Month? Let’s take a closer look at America’s favorite nut! But wait! Peanuts are not actually nuts! In fact, they are related to peas (hence the name PEA-nut). Peanuts belong to the bean family.

National Peanut Month - Multiple Choice Questions

. How many peanuts does it take to make a 12 ounce jar of creamy peanut butter?

Peanut Party Short Answer Questions

Your neighbor wants to see the largest peanut in the world. Where should you tell her to visit?

The History of Coca Cola Passage

Dr. John Pemberton originally invented Coca Cola in the year 1886. Dr. Pemberton was a pharmacist from Atlanta, Georgia. He made up the formula in his backyard, stirring up the ingredients in a three-legged brass kettle!

The History of Coca Cola - Multiple Choice Questions

How much did Asa Candler pay for the secret formula of Coca Cola in the year 1887?

The History of Coca Cola - Short Answer Questions

The Coca Cola brand is one of the most recognized logos today. Without looking it up, can you draw the Coca-Cola logo?