March Teacher Resource Guide

March is the month when the first whiffs of Spring start to be in the air in the northern hemisphere, a time of fresh breezes, opening buds, the last snow thawing, and the first migrating birds coming back from the south in many areas of the world. Strangely, though, for such a pleasant month, the name of March has an origin that is anything but peaceful and pretty. The month is named for Mars, the Roman god of war -- because this was the month when the weather was warm enough for the Roman legions to take to the field, conquering and enslaving people in other countries.

Fortunately, we no longer need to worry about invading armies burning down our houses and taking over our countries every March, but if you live somewhere where you can sometimes see hares, you might see them romping and leaping around oddly, or seeming to hold 'boxing matches' with each other. This has caused people to coin the phrase "mad as a March hare," associated March with madness, and even prompted the creation of a character named the March Hare in the famous story Alice in Wonderland. The fact is that this is the start of the hare breeding season, and this makes the hares act in these strange ways because they are excited. They may get so wrapped up in romance that they become careless and don't notice other creatures, such as people, nearby, adding to the impression that they have gone insane. Read More About The Month of March

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