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Showing Grade k, Unit 6a, Holiday Celebrations
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Columbus Day with Annie and Moby

http://www.brainpopjr.com/socialstudies/holidays/columbusday/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This Brain Pop Jr. cartoon video examines why there is a Columbus Day holiday. It puts Columbus's voyages in historical context and looks at the negative outcomes of exploration for native peoples. It describes why Columus is important and why there is a day devoted to him. There are also suggested classroom and family activities. Standards K.6.1, 1.3.2, and 2.5

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3801

Earth Calendar

http://www.earthcalendar.net/index.php

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Celebrate every day! The Earth Calendar is a daybook of holidays and celebrations around the world. For the purpose of this web site a "holiday" is any day that recognizes a cultural event. Start by finding out what you may celebrate today. Standard K.6.1

Comments: This site requires guidance form the teacher or older student, but there is much to learn here about the special days around the world. Standard K.6.1

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1020

Happy Birthday America

http://www.holidays.net/independence/index.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: You will be greeted by music at this site on Independence Day. There is brief text identifying what the day celebrates and plenty of stars and red white and blue to show how it's done. There is even a copy of the Declaration of Independence. Standards K.6.1 and 1.3.2

Comments: This site holidays.net site is fun but noisy, so break out the earphones.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1484

Thanksgiving with Annie and Moby

http://www.brainpopjr.com/socialstudies/holidays/thanksgiving/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This Brain Pop Jr. cartoon video examines why there is a Thanksgiving holiday. It puts the Pilgrims in historical context and looks at the negative outcomes for native peoples of previous contacts with Europeans but also shows have Squanto helped the colonists. It describes the first harvest celebration that was later called Thanksgiving and how the holiday is celebrated today. There are also suggested classroom and family activities. Standards K.6.1, 1.3.2, and 3.4.3

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3802

4th of July: Independence Day

http://www.theholidayspot.com/july4/index.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here is a history of the 4th of July with activities, recipes, and greetings to help you celebrate. The historical information is fairly long and wordy for young students, so they will require teacher help. Standards K.6.1, 1.3.2, and 3.4.3

Comments: This commercial site has annoying pop-up adds, but they are for harmless products.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 23

Abraham Lincoln

http://www.imahero.com/herohistory/abe_herohistory.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Learn interesting things about Abraham Lincoln's life and about his term as president of the United States during the Civil War at this site by Hero History. There is a timeline and the text of the site is broken into short chunks for young readers. A list of children's literature about Lincoln, and other people and events surrounding the Civil War are included. Standards K.6.1, 2.5, and 3.4.6

Comments: This is a commercial site, so be careful not to make a purchase at Amazon.com in the section on literature.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 59

Billy Bear's Kwanzaa Site

http://www.billybear4kids.com/holidays/kwanzaa/kwanzaa.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Billy Bear helps young children to understand the principles of Kwanzaa. Standards K.1.2, K.6.1, 1.5.1, and 1.5.3

Comments: There are lots of fun activities for young children here.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 385

Birthplace of a Leader: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

http://www.cnn.com/TRAVEL/DESTINATIONS/9801/king/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Explore this Atlanta neighborhood that nurtured King on his way to adulthood, and comforted the adult King through years of struggle . The buildings are open for touring from any computer. They look much as they might have when King and his family lived on Auburn Avenue. Standards K.6.1, 2.5, and 3.4.6

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 403

Kidproj's Multi-cultural Calendar

http://www.kidlink.org/KIDPROJ/MCC/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: At this site students can find out about holidays celebrated around the world through brief entries created by students. Viewers may search by holiday, by country, or by month. Standards K.6.1 and 1.3.2

Comments: This site should not be considered authoritative. Your students may want to add a new page.

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1886

Kwanzaa Information Center

http://www.melanet.com/kwanzaa/about_toc.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Learn about the history, symbolism, and principles of Kwanzaa at this site. Standards K.1.2, K.6.1, 1.5.1, and 1.5.3

Comments: This is background information and resources for the teacher.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1910

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