History of National Holidays and perhaps activities for families, schools or groups to do:
- We have come to think of our federal holidays as nothing more than a welcomed break from our busy work schedules. Many people no longer think or maybe even know the meaning behind these monumental remembrances.
Here are six excerpts from John De Gree’s book America’s Federal Holidays, The True Story for you to incorporate into your curriculum: http://prageruniversity.com/americas-federal-holidays.php
President’s Day http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/presidents-day
Memorial Day http://www.usmemorialday.org
Flag Day http://www.usflag.org/flag.day.html
Fourth of July
- Independence Day coloring pages + handwriting practice and other printables: http://www.inallyoudo.net/freeprintables/printables/independence-da…
- Pledge of Allegiance, copywork sheet, coloring page, and notebooking pages: http://www.thecraftyclassroom.com/HomeschoolPrintablesNotebookingAl…
- This short ceremony is designed to help us remember what the Fourth of July is really about, and to remind ourselves how fortunate we all are to be Americans. http://www.prageruniversity.com/4th.php
- Constitutionfacts.com is a national sponsor of the Eighth Annual U.S. Constitution Day Poster Contest for students, an international contest promoted exclusively through the Internet.
To compete, the contest invites K-12 entrants (including homeschoolers) to celebrate Constitution Day (Sept. 17) by designing a poster showing how they benefited from the freedoms embodied in the U.S. Constitution. Entries must be postmarked by October 1, 2014. The first 100 entrants receive a free pocket constitution book from constitutionfacts.com, with the contest winners receiving additional prizes! To learn more, download the Poster Design Contest entry form. http://www.constitutionfacts.com/?section=postercontest&page=co…
Veterans’ Day http://www1.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp
- Patriotic Unit study on American Holidays