Updated September 1, 2015

Welcome to Mr. Kash's History Page at MrKash.com. I am a history teacher at Madison Middle School in North Hollywood, California. I have designed this website to be used by history students and teachers interested in exploring the Internet as part of their studies. The Parents section provides parents access to what students are doing in my class on a daily basis. The site is frequently updated to highlight the celebrations and events of the month. I hope you enjoy yourself and learn something. Feel free to email me with comments and suggestions at jkash@mrkash.com.


September Holidays and Events


Labor Day has been celebrated for over 100 years. Labor Day celebrates those people who go to work every day and make our country run. Labor Day will be celebrated September 7th this year.
The History of Labor Day
How Labor Got its Day
The First Labor Day
Why do we celebrate Labor Day?

September 11, 2001

On September 11, 2001, the world as we know it changed forever. Most of us will never forget where we were and what we were doing when we heard and saw the planes crash into the World Trade Center. This year we remember the ninth anniversary of that horrible day. We can pray that we never have to live through another day like it again.

The following tribute sites may contain graphic images that may not be suitable for young children.

Remembering 9/11 from National Geographic
Guide to the September 11 Attacks
9/11 Attacks
Shattered 9/11/01 - Images from Time Magazine
America's Day of Terror - BBC News

Francis Scott Key writes the Star Spangled Banner

On September 14, 1814, Francis Scott Key pens a poem which is later set to music and in 1931 becomes America's national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner." The poem, originally titled "The Defence of Fort McHenry," was written after Key witnessed the Mayrland fort being bombarded by the British during the War of 1812. Key was inspired by the sight of a lone U.S. flag still flying over Fort McHenry at daybreak, as reflected in the now-famous words of the "Star-Spangled Banner": "And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there."
On this day in history
The Star Spangled Banner

Jewish High Holy Days

The Jewish High Holy Days are observed for the ten-day period, beginning with Rosh Hashanah at sundown on September 14th in 2015 and ending with Yom Kippur at sundown on September 22. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the most important of all Jewish Holidays. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. Yom Kippur is the Jewish Day of Atonement. On this day Jews all over the world fast and pray.
High Holy Days on the Net
Rosh Hashanah
Yom Kippur


From September 15th through October 15th, National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated. This is the month we set aside to honor and remember the contributions of Hispanic Americans. Learn more below.
National Hispanic Heritage Month
Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

Constitution Day

Constitution Day is celebrated every year on September 17th. This was the day that the Constitutional Convention was adjourned. It celebrates the creation of the American Constitution. Also on this day, we celebrate all citizens, both native and foreign. The celebration of Constitution Day sets off a weeklong celebration of Constitution Week.
Constitution Day
Observing Constitution Day – Teaching with Documents
Constitution Day Lessons

President Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation

On September 22,1862, President Abraham Lincoln issues a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which sets a date for the freedom of more than 3 million black slaves in the United States and recasts the Civil War as a fight against slavery.
Learn more below.
The Emancipation Proclamation
This Day in History: September 22, 1862
On This Day: New York Times


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