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American Holidays How much do you know about our cultural celebrations? Why do we celebrate the Fourth of July? July 4 th was the day that Columbus landed in the Americas. On that day in 1800, Henry Ford invented the Model T automobile.

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American Holidays

How much do you know about our cultural celebrations?


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Why do we celebrate the Fourth of July?

  • July 4th was the day that Columbus landed in the Americas.

  • On that day in 1800, Henry Ford invented the Model T automobile.

  • July 4th, 1776 was the day that the Declaration of Independence was signed.

  • Fireworks are beautiful, and so is our country!


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  • July 4th, 1776 was the day that the “Founding Fathers” signed the Declaration of Independence, declaring the America as an independent nation, free from British rule.

To read the Declaration of Independence, click on the picture above!


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Why do we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. on his birthday?

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the most notable men to fight for African-American civil rights and equality.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. invented the hot dog.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. led an American army in the Battle of Bunker Hill during the American Revolution.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. invented the telephone.


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  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a time to celebrate the work he did in the 1960s as part of the Civil Rights Movement in America, fighting for the equality of African-American citizens.


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When we celebrate Thanksgiving, what historical event are we remembering?

  • Christopher Columbus landing in the Americas.

  • The first baseball game.

  • The feast in which the Pilgrims and the Indians celebrated the new settlement in America.

  • George Washington becoming the first president of the United States.


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  • Thanksgiving celebrates the first harvest feast between the Wampanoag Indians and the Pilgrims during the settlers first year in America.

To learn more about the Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving, click the picture above!


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Which presidents do we celebrate on President’s Day? remembering?

  • George W. Bush and Bill Clinton

  • George Washington and Thomas Jefferson

  • George Washington and Abraham Lincoln

  • John Adams and Thomas Jefferson


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  • On February 22, we celebrate the lives of two of Americas most respected presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

  • To learn more about these two men, click on their pictures!


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  • This PowerPoint satisfies the K.1.b SOL in History and Social Science, which states:

  • History

  • K.1The student will recognize that history describes events and people of other times and places by

  • identifying examples of past events in legends, stories, and historical accounts of Pocahontas, George Washington, Betsy Ross, and Abraham Lincoln;

  • identifying the people and events honored by the holidays of Thanksgiving Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, and Independence Day (Fourth of July).

  • Clearly, this quiz would serve as a great introduction into the discussion of cultural holidays, heroes, and famous historical events. For kindergarten, it will be interesting to see how many of the children actually know the answers to these questions about why they experience the celebrations that they do!


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  • Click on the picture below to return to the beginning of the American holidays quiz!

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