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Flag Day | All About the Holidays

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We all know the American flag, but how did it come about? Explore the origins of the flag and the history of why we celebrate it on Flag Day with this fun, short video.

Nature Cat | Happy Halentine's Day

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It's Valentine's Day, Hal's most favorite holiday of all! And to celebrate, every year Hal shows his love by handing out cards, flowers and candy to all of his Valentine’s, ending with a super special delivery of love to his mommy!

Rivers, Roads, Rails, and Air | Water Communication

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Learn how rivers already provided an avenue for the movement of goods and people in 1803 when Lewis and Clark traveled up the Missouri River to look for a waterway to the West.

National Fire Prevention Week | All About the Holidays

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Held during the week around October 9th, National Fire Prevention Week reminds Americans of the danger of fire and the importance of fire safety. Families can use it as a time to review their fire safety plan and learn more about properly using fire.

Blossom and Snappy Go to the Post Office | Count On It!

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Blossom and Snappy help Digit mail a surprise package to Robbie. They visit the post office and postal processing plant to see how it all works.

Peg+Cat | Eid-Al-Adha Adventure

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Join Peg+Cat as they learn about the Muslim holiday Eid-Al-Adha from their friends Yasmina and Amir. In addition to exploring how Muslim's celebrate the holiday, students also explore the mathematical concepts of less than (<) and more than (>), fractions, and how to create equal amounts.

A companion book is available for purchase on the Candlewick Press website here.

For more resources like this, see the collection Promoting Understanding: Islam.

Prankster Holiday | The Electric Company

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Learn about the vocabulary words hour, minute, year, inflate, and launch with The Electric Company in a holiday adventure. Other than Marcus, The Electric Company has left town for the 4th of July. Manny and Danny could not be happier - with everyone gone, they can pull the ultimate prank. They plan to launch a giant wordball balloon that reads, "The Electric Company doesn't like you." Marcus enlists his friend Emily and Paul the Gorilla to help him stop the pranksters and save The Electric Company's reputation.

Nature Cat | The Groundhog Way

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It’s Groundhog Day! Today the Groundhog should tell our pals if Spring will come early or if Winter will stay around longer.

Nature Cat | Hooray It's Arbor Day

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While celebrating Arbor Day and their love for trees over in the forest, a heavy wind blows Squeeks’ favorite climbing tree halfway over. It’s up to Nature Cat and his pals to try and save the tree for Squeeks, for all the critters that live in the tree, and for Arbor Day!

Women's History Month | All About the Holidays

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In the United States, March is Women's History Month. Many people use the month to honor the accomplishments of American women and educate communities about the history of women in the United States and the women's rights movement.

New Years Day | All About the Holidays

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3, 2, 1, Happy New Year! On January 1st around the world, people celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of the next. Some people make resolutions for the new year or attend parties to celebrate. How do other cultures celebrate the new year?

St. Patrick's Day | All About the Holidays

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You don't have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but it is a way to celebrate Irish culture and heritage. Around the world, festivals and parades are held to honor Ireland and the history of St. Patrick. What do you like about St. Patrick's Day?

Graduation Day | All About the Holidays

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Whether it's from college, high school, or kindergarten, graduating is an important milestone in a student's education. Learn more about the "pomp and circumstance" around this big day!

Groundhog Day | All About the Holidays

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Is it time for spring or will we have six more weeks of winter? Why does a groundhog get to decide? Find out more about the history of this holiday and about Punxsutawney Phil.

Yom Kippur | All About the Holidays

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Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people, known as the "Day of Atonement." Learn more about how the Jewish people observe traditions like fasting and asking forgiveness as they enter the new year.

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