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Presidents Day | All About the Holidays

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Presidents Day is an opportunity for the country to acknowledge the leaders of its government. See how it evolved from a birthday party for George Washington to an observance for all of the Presidents.

Hanukkah | All About the Holidays

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Hanukkah is a Jewish celebration, but anyone can find meaning in the holiday. Check out the origins of the tradition, and and how it is observed today.

Halloween | All About the Holidays

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Halloween hasn't always been about candy and costumes. Take a look back at the historical traditions about spirits that are the basis for this holiday. You're in for a treat!

Christmas | All About the Holidays

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Christmas Day isn't just a holiday for Christians. Learn about the various traditions that people hold to celebrate it. Then have yourself a merry little Christmas!

Valentine's Day | All About the Holidays

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No one knows for sure who St. Valentine was, but we still honor him with a holiday. Listen to one legend about who he was, and discover more about this celebration of love.

Kwanzaa | All About the Holidays

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Kwanzaa is a time to celebrate African American heritage. Learn the ways people observe this festivity and trace back its roots to ancient African customs.

I Wanna See the States

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Pop band HelloGoodbye sings about the 50 States of America. All 50 states are mentioned in one song that focuses on the people, culture, or geography of each region; use the lesson plan and worksheet attached below to bring this video into your classroom today!

Thanksgiving | All About the Holidays

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Thanksgiving is a day for us to remember what we're thankful for. Uncover the history behind this holiday!