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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day Lesson Plans


The modern Mother’s Day holiday was created by Anna Jarvis as a day for each family to honor its mother. Mother’s Day was first proposed in North America by Julia Ward Howe, author of “The Battle Hymn of The Republic.” Howe, distraught over the devastation wrought by the US Civil War, made a public appeal for mothers everywhere to protest battle. She called for an international Mother’s Day, to encourage peace. Despite Howe’s passion, Mother’s Day didn’t catch on for another 30 years. (Read the full history of this May celebration in the United States and how the holiday is celebrated in other countries at –

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