The History of Our Holidays

It’s common knowledge how many of our favorite holidays began, but others are more mysterious. Readers may wonder why they dress up on Halloween, wave Mexican flags on Cinco de Mayo, and watch the actions of a furry creature on Groundhog Day. The origins of our holidays are more colorful and surprising than most would imagine. In fact, they are windows into fascinating cultures and absorbing historical events. This accessible series—full of vivid photographs—is a must-read in any social studies and history collection. • High-interest topic will appeal to readers of all levels • Understanding connections between historical events is a key idea of the Common Core Informational Text standards • Historical and present-day photographs demonstrate cultural traditions in action

Product type: Single Copy Set
ISBN: 978-1-4824-4488-9
Copyright: 2016
Reading Level: Grades 1-2
Interest Level: Grades 1-3
Dimensions: 7" x 7"