Celebrating Our Holidays

Why do we send cards at Christmastime? Did they eat turkey at the first Thanksgiving? What's the meaning behind the candles lit for Kwanzaa? The answers to these questions and more are found in this fun and fact-filled look at the history behind some of the most popular holidays celebrated around the world today. From Diwali and Hanukkah to Veterans Day and Juneteenth, readers are presented with the true stories and cultural significance behind a variety of celebrations. Featuring enlightening sidebars and colorful photographs, this look at the true meaning of holidays is sure to excite even reluctant readers.

Each Book Contains:
• A creative activity to help readers get into the spirit of each holiday, such as a recipe or a craft, explained using step-by-step instructions
• Both historical and contemporary examples of holiday celebrations to encourage readers to trace where today's traditions come from
• Respectful and inclusive text that fosters an appreciation for diversity and reminds young readers that there is no "right" or "perfect" way to celebrate a holiday

Curriculum Connections:
• The holidays that are featured provide a diverse spectrum of celebrations to enhance lessons about different cultures and diversity
• Readers are encouraged to compare and contrast past and present holiday celebrations
• Each volume incorporates essential social studies curriculum topics, including early American history, the American Civil War, and ancient civilizations such as Rome and India

Product type: Single Copy Set
ISBN: 978-1-5026-6677-2
Copyright: 2023
Reading Level: Grade 4
Interest Level: Grades 4-6
Dimensions: 7 1/8" x 8 1/2"