Happy Mousey Monday from Mousey to our Cache and Cookies readers! March is American Red Cross Month and Discovery Education has various resources on the American Red Cross and its role throughout the world’s history.
The American Red Cross, also known as the American National Red Cross is a foundation that provides humanitarian aid, emergency assistance, disaster relief, and education within the United States. The foundation was founded in Washington DC on May 21, 1881 by Clara Barton.
“American Red Cross Speeds Up War Relief Activities” is a quick 47 second video segment that shows how the American Red Cross contributed to the war efforts in 1940.
“Gale Pageant Opens Red Cross Drive for Funds” is another quick 45 second video segment that shows how the American Red Cross launched a campaign at Madison Square Garden to raise funds for the war effort in 1943.
The two previous video segments are great for showing how the American Red Cross has been a part of our country’s history over time. If you want to show your students the beginnings of the American Red Cross, “Clara Barton Founds Red Cross” is a 4 minute video segment that brings students to the start of the organization when founded by Clara Barton.
We here at Discovery Education thank the American Red Cross for all of the great work they do throughout the world. If you have the time, please visit their website http://www.redcross.org/
to view additional resources and information. You can share the information with your students in the classroom, as well as your fellow colleagues. On the American Red Cross’s website you will also find links and information on how you can help and donate to the American Red Cross.
We hope that Discovery Education’s resources are used and enjoyed by you and your students in celebrating American Red Cross Month! If you have any questions or comments please feel free to tweet us at @DESupportStars with #mouseymondays! Have a great week!