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KINDERGARTEN

SSKH1 The student will identify the purpose of national holidays and describe the people or events celebrated. 

HOLIDAYS

      Labor Day (1st Monday in September)
Careers for Kids ,History Channel, Labor Day, Kids Work Too, Labor Day Crafts, More Crafts, Labor Day Party, About Labor Day
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 Columbus Day (2nd Monday in October)
 Celebrating Columbus Day ,  Columbus Day, Columbus Crafts, Columbus Day PowerPoints, Directional Sailing Game,
Columbus Day Songs, Columbus Day Funology, Columbus Day ActivitiesReader's Theater skit

December Celebrations

December Holidays & Celebrations by Sue Lebeau,
December Celebrations (Scholastic), December Celebrations (Education World), December Calendar of Events, Montgomery Bus Boycott Timeline (with interactive videos),


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
(second Monday in January)
Coloring Page, Brotherhood Book, Pictorial Timeline, Martin's Story, Trips for Black History Month,

 Presidents' Day (3rd Monday in February)
Whitehouse for Kids, Annie's Page, Apples for Teachers, Crafts & Activities, Presidential Printables,
Federal Resource Site

  Earth Day (April 22, 2008)
 What is Earth Day? , Planet Pals' Earth Day, Earth Day Crafts ,

Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
History of Memorial Day, Time for Kids, Confederate Memorial Day, Cool Facts About Veterans, Memorial Day Crafts, Kids for Our Troops

Independence Day (the 4th of July)
The Road to Revolution (PBS) , The Betsy Ross Homepage
 
VETERANS DAY (November 11)

Veterans' Reflections:
From WW II to Desert Storm

http://www.defense.gov/home/features/
2010/1010_reflections/

Take a Veteran to School Day

http://www.history.com/topics/take-a-vet

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 United States' Symbols 

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HISTORICAL FIGURES

George Washington
George Washington video*,  Social Studies for Kids: George Washington, George Washington's Teeth activities,  Mount Vernon (George Washington's Home), Online Story: George Washington & The American RevolutionAudio Files from Williamsburg (for older students),

Benjamin Franklin
Ben's Government Guide, Ben and Me part 1 (cartoon), Ben and Me  part 2 (cartoon) ,

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 FIRST GRADE

SS1H2 The student will read or listen to American folktales and explain how they characterize our national heritage. The study will include John Henry, Johnny Appleseed, Davy Crockett, Paul Bunyan, and Annie Oakley. 

JOHN HENRY Links

  John Henry cartoon (Part 1) , John Henry cartoon (Part II)  , Ballad of John Henry's Hammer

JOHNNY APPLESEED Links
Johnny Appleseed Song , Johnny Appleseed - Part I , Johnny Appleseed - Part II

PAUL BUNYAN Links
Paul Bunyan - Part I , Paul Bunyan - Part II

Davy Crockett Link
Ballad of Davy Crockett (Fess Parker)

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SECOND GRADE

 Native American VeteransCelebrate National Native American Heritage MonthIntroduction to the Creek Indians , Muscogee: A Study of the Creek Indians , History of the Creek Indians in Georgia

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FIFTH GRADE

SS5H1

 Interactive Slide Show: Uncle Tom's Cabin (by Harriet Beecher Stowe) ,

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