Reading Through History is excited to offer “Holiday Round-Up”.  This resource manual includes everything a teacher could need for almost any imaginable holiday!

“Holiday Round-Up” includes 246 pages of student activities dealing
with virtually every holiday on the calendar (excluding Halloween and
Christmas). The workbook features twenty-six different holidays, and includes more than fifty lessons, along with answer keys for each activity. It is the go-to resource for any elementary or reading teacher in need of student activities related to these holidays. Each lesson has several pages of student activities to accompany the reading, including reading comprehension questions, guided reading activities, vocabulary activities, and student response essay questions.

The holidays included are: New Years’ Eve, Martin Luther King Day, Groundhog Day, Valentines Day, Presidents Day, St. Patrick’s Day, April Fool’s Day, Passover, Easter, Arbor Day, Earth Day, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Constitution Day, Columbus Day, Ramadan, Veterans Day, and Thanksgiving.

Please keep mind, this volume DOES NOT include Halloween and Christmas. For lessons about Halloween and Christmas, please see Reading Through History’s other fine products which relate specifically to those holidays.

We have multiple options available for you.  “Holiday Round-Up” is available for purchase at Amazon by following the link below.  Or, if you prefer, each individual
unit is available for purchase as a PDF download through Teachers Pay Teachers.

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New Year’s Day:

This is a single lesson unit containing activities for students revolving around various New Year’s celebrations around the world. It includes an informative reading focused on the history and traditions centered around the celebration of the holiday. There are three pages of student activities which include multiple choice reading comprehension questions, vocabulary activities, guided reading activities, student summaries, and a student response essay question to accompany the materials.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes

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Groundhog Day:

This is a single lesson unit containing activities for students revolving around the history and celebration of Groundhog Day. There are three pages of student activities which include multiple choice reading comprehension questions, vocabulary activities, guided reading activities, student summaries, and a student response essay question to accompany the materials.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes

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Valentine’s Day:

This unit was constructed by Reading Through History for Valentine’s Day. It includes fifteen pages of reading, writing, art, and content activities for students and is appropriate for any reading or social studies class above the 4th grade level. It includes a student reading and lessons on the history of the holiday, a reading and activities on St. Valentine, and a reading and activities on Cupid and his role in the shaping of the holiday. Each of the three topics provides everything a teacher would need for a reading or social studies class. The unit includes reading comprehension questions, guided reading activities, true and false questions, and student response/short essay questions.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes per lesson (90 minutes)

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Presidents Day:

This is a three section unit that includes a two page biography of Abraham Lincoln, a two page biography on the life of George Washington, and a one page lesson on the history of the Presidents Day holiday. The unit includes three reading activities, three multiple choice reading assessments, three student response essay questions, three guided reading activities, and three sections of true and false questions. The lessons make for a nice reading or history assignment for observance of the Presidents Day holiday.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes per lesson (90 minutes)

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St. Patrick’s Day:

This is a three part unit covering the history of the St. Patrick’s Day holiday, the life of St. Patrick, and the history and folklore of leprechauns in Irish mythology. This unit includes three reading activities, three sets of multiple choice reading comprehension questions, three student response essay questions, three guided reading activities, vocabulary checks, and three sets of true and false questions.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes per lesson (90 minutes)

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April Fool’s Day:

This is a single lesson unit containing activities for students about the origins and background of the April Fool’s holiday. It includes an informative reading focused on the history and traditions centered around the celebration of the holiday. There are three pages of student activities which include multiple choice reading comprehension questions, vocabulary activities, guided reading activities, student summaries, and a student response essay question to accompany the materials.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes

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Passover:

This is a single lesson unit containing activities for students revolving around the various traditions associated with the Jewish observation of Passover. There are three pages of student activities which include multiple choice reading comprehension questions, vocabulary activities, guided reading activities, student summaries, and a student response essay question to accompany the materials.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes

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Easter:

This is the first unit of the Reading Through History’s Easter series. This unit includes readings covering the topics of Easter traditions, the origins of the Easter Bunny, and the German goddess Eostre: Each reading includes guided reading materials, constructed response paragraphs, and multiple choice quizzes to gauge reading comprehension.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes per lesson (90 minutes)

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More Easter Traditions:

This is the second unit in Reading Through History’s Easter series. This unit includes readings covering the topics of passion plays, the Spring Equinox, and the Easter Holidays. Each reading includes guided reading materials, constructed response paragraphs, and multiple choice quizzes to gauge reading comprehension.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes per lesson (90 minutes)

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Earth Day & Arbor Day:

This is a two part unit from Reading Through History documenting the origins and customs of Earth Day and Arbor Day. There is a one page reading activity for each lesson that documents the origins and histories of the holidays. The readings are followed by reading comprehension questions, guided reading activities, vocabulary activities, student summaries, and a student response essay question.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes per lesson (60 minutes)

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Cinco de Mayo:

This is a two part unit covering the events at the Battle of Puebla and the history of the Cinco de Mayo holiday. A student reading is included for each, along with a variety of activities to supplement the material. Each section has a set of reading comprehension questions, a set of true and false questions, guided reading activities, a vocabulary/writing activity, and a short essay response question.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes per lesson (60 minutes)

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Mother’s Day:

This is a one part unit from Reading Through History documenting the origins and customs of Mother’s Day. There is a one page reading activity that documents the origins and history of the holiday. The reading is followed by reading comprehension questions, a guided reading activity, a vocabulary activity, student summaries, and a student response essay question.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes

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Memorial Day:

This is a three part unit containing Memorial Day activities for students. It includes informative readings focused on the history of Memorial Day, the Tomb of the Unknowns, and Taps. For each reading there are multiple choice reading comprehension questions, vocabulary activities, guided reading activities, student summaries, and student response essay questions to accompany the materials.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes per lesson (90 minutes)

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Flag Day:

This is a stand alone Flag Day activity for students. It includes an informative two page reading focused on the history of Flag Day and the Federal Flag Code which became public law on June 22nd, 1942. The reading is followed by three pages of multiple choice reading comprehension questions, vocabulary activities, guided reading activities, student summaries, and a student response essay question to accompany the materials.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes per lesson (60 minutes)

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Father’s Day:

This is a stand alone unit from Reading Through History documenting the origins and customs of Father”s Day. There is a one page reading activity that documents the origins and history of the holiday. The reading is followed by reading comprehension questions, a guided reading activity, a vocabulary activity, student summaries, and a student response essay question.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes

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Independence Day:

This is a stand alone Independence Day activity for students. It includes an informative reading focused on the history of Independence Day and the activities surrounding the celebration. The reading is followed by three pages of multiple choice reading comprehension questions, vocabulary activities, guided reading activities, student summaries, and a student response essay question to accompany the materials.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes

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Labor Day:

This is a three part unit by Reading Through History detailing the history of organized labor in America. It includes three separate lessons that cover the history of the Labor Day holiday, International Workers’ Day, and the history of organized labor in the United States. Haymarket Square and the Pullman Strike are also described in the readings. For each lesson there are twelve student summary questions, 10 guided reading questions, five reading comprehension questions, and five true and false questions. There is also a history word builder vocabulary activity to wrap up the unit.

Topics included in this unit: Labor Day, A History of Organized Labor, International Workers’ Day, The Pullman Strike, Haymarket Square, Samuel Gompers, Terence Powderly, The Knights of Labor, and The American Federation of Labor.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes per lesson (90 minutes)

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Columbus Day:

This is a single lesson unit containing Columbus Day activities for students. It includes an informative reading focused on the history and recent controversy surrounding the celebration of the holiday. There are three pages of student activities which include multiple choice reading comprehension questions, vocabulary activities, guided reading activities, student summaries, and student response essay questions to accompany the materials.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes

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Ramadan:

This is a single lesson unit containing activities for students revolving around the Islamic holiday of Ramadan. It includes an informative reading focused on the history and traditions centered around the celebration of the holiday. There are three pages of student activities which include multiple choice reading comprehension questions, vocabulary activities, guided reading activities, student summaries, and a student response essay question to accompany the materials.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes

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Veterans Day:

This is a three part unit containing Veterans Day activities for students. It includes informative readings focused on the history of Veterans Day, services flags, and the various awards presented to American service members. For each reading there are multiple choice reading comprehension questions, vocabulary activities, guided reading activities, student summaries, and student response essay questions to accompany the materials.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes per lesson (90 minutes)

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Thanksgiving:

This is a complete unit geared towards reading, writing, and the history of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States. It contains 37 pages of student activities that involve: guided reading materials, constructed response paragraphs, and multiple choice quizzes to gauge reading comprehension. Lesson topics in the packet include: early “Days of Thanks”, Harvest Festivals, Traditional Foods of Thanksgiving, the story of Squanto, the First Thanksgiving, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thanksgiving Day Football, the story of how the Thanksgiving celebration became an official holiday, and three reading activities on the Pilgrims.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes per lesson (240 minutes)

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Kwanzaa:

This is a single lesson unit containing activities for students revolving around the African American holiday of Kwanzaa. It includes an informative reading focused on the history and traditions centered around the celebration of the holiday. There are three pages of student activities which include multiple choice reading comprehension questions, vocabulary activities, guided reading activities, student summaries, and a student response essay question to accompany the materials.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes

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Hanukkah:

This is a single lesson unit containing activities for students revolving around the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. It includes an informative reading focused on the history and traditions centered around the celebration of the holiday. There are three pages of student activities which include multiple choice reading comprehension questions, vocabulary activities, guided reading activities, student summaries, and a student response essay question to accompany the materials.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes

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