Ground Hog Day

Information and activities are from KRP’s Ultimate Holiday Activity Guide and Understanding Weather from the NIE Institute. Does the groundhog seeing his shadow on Groundhog Day really mean anything? Legend has it that if he sees his shadow when he awakens from his winter sleep, six more weeks of winter will follow. But if it’s…
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Sunday Is Father’s Day

Father’s Day, a holiday which honors fathers worldwide, is celebrated in the United States on the third Sunday of June. It originated in the United States in 1910, a few years after the country began celebrating Mother’s Day. Father’s Day became an official U.S. holiday in 1972. (Information is from  www.history.com/topics/fathers-day.) ACTIVITY (From the NIE guide,…
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Mardi Gras Activities

Information and activities are from KRP’s The Ultimate Holiday Activity Guide and News Relief’s A Plan for All Seasons both from the NIE Institute. Mardi Gras is a colorful celebration that takes place on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent, a 40-day period of fasting and penitence in many Christian communities. In the United States,…
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Holiday Season Newspaper Activities

Looking for some activities to do in the classroom? Here are some ideas from the NIE Institute. The actvities cover a variety of subjects from art to social studies. ART: During the holiday season, many gifts are exchanged between friends and family. Students can use your newspaper (including advertisements and regular content) to create personal…
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July 1 Is Canada Day

Canada Day is celebrated every year on July 1 in honor of the formation of the Canadian federal government on July 1, 1867 (the British North America Act). If it falls on a Sunday, the next day is considered a legal holiday. This holiday was called Dominion Day until 1982. Canada Day is celebrated much…
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