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July, 2003: U.S. Holidays


Subject for July, 2003: U.S. Holidays
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  |  Earth Day
Memorial Day  |  Independence Day

 


Let's Get Ready for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Let's Get Ready for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Welcome Books: Celebrations)

More Information at Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Depth

What I Learned Section 1 -- Answer the Following Questions:
1. When does the United States celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day?
a) Third Monday in January
b) April 22
c) Last Monday in May
d) July 4

a) Third Monday in January.
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2. Why does the United States celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day?
To celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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3. How do you celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day?
Answers may vary.
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What I Learned Section 2 -- Define the following words:
Celebrated: Having done something enjoyable on a special occasion

African Americans: People who were born in the United States or became U.S. citizens and can trace their ancestors to Africa

Posters: Large signs that often have pictures

March: A large group of people walking together in order to let others know how they feel about something

Hang: To fasten something somewhere

Classroom: A room in a school in which classes take place

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Bonus Questions (Answer 1 of the Following Questions for Your FREE Bookmark):
a.
Use five of the words in Section 2 in a sentence.
Answers may vary.
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b. Have a parent or friend give you a spelling test with EACH of the words in Section 2.

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More Valuable Information about Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:
IMA Hero™ Martin Luther King, Jr. In Depth
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (U.S. Embassy in Sweden)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Kids Domain)

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Let's Get Ready for Earth Day Let's Get Ready for Earth Day (Welcome Books: Celebrations)

More Information at Earth Day in Depth

What I Learned Section 1 -- Answer the Following Questions:
1. When does the United States celebrate Earth Day?
a) Third Monday in January
b) April 22
c) Last Monday in May
d) July 4

b) April 22.
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2. Why does the United States celebrate Earth Day?
To celebrate and care for the Earth.
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3. How do you celebrate Earth Day?
Answers may vary.
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What I Learned Section 2 -- Define the following words:
Celebrate: To do something enjoyable on a special occasion

Earth Day: A holiday on April 22 during which the Earth is celebrated

Hallway: A way through a building allowing you to pass from one room to another

Planting: Putting something in the ground so it will grow

Posters: Large, printed signs often having a picture

Recycle: To collect something and send it to a special place so it can be used again

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Bonus Questions (Answer 1 of the Following Questions for Your FREE Bookmark):
a.
Use five of the words in Section 2 in a sentence.
Answers may vary.
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b. Have a parent or friend give you a spelling test with EACH of the words in Section 2.

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More Valuable Information about Earth Day:
Arbor Day and Earth Day (U.S. Embassy in Sweden)
Earth Day (Kids Domain)

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Let's Get Ready for Memorial Day Let's Get Ready for Memorial Day (Welcome Books: Celebrations)

More Information at Memorial Day in Depth

What I Learned Section 1 -- Answer the Following Questions:
1. When does the United States celebrate Memorial Day?
a) Third Monday in January
b) April 22
c) Last Monday in May
d) July 4

c) Last Monday in May.
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2. Why does the United States celebrate Memorial Day?
To remember the people who have died in wars.
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3. How do you celebrate Memorial Day?
Answers may vary.
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What I Learned Section 2 -- Define the following words:
Calendar: A chart showing all the days, weeks, and months in a year

Celebrate: To do something enjoyable on a special occasion

Markers: Pens with colored ink

Memorial Day: A holiday celebrated in the United States on the last Monday of May to honor Americans who have died in wars

War Memorial: Something built or done to help people continue to remember the people who have died in wars

Wars: Fighting between the armies of different countries or between groups of people in the same country

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Bonus Questions (Answer 1 of the Following Questions for Your FREE Bookmark):
a.
Use five of the words in Section 2 in a sentence.
Answers may vary.
Read more

b. Have a parent or friend give you a spelling test with EACH of the words in Section 2.

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More Valuable Information about Memorial Day:
Memorial Day (U.S. Embassy in Sweden)
U.S. Memorial Day

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Let's Get Ready for Independence Day Let's Get Ready for Independence Day (Welcome Books: Celebrations)

More Information at Independence Day in Depth

What I Learned Section 1 -- Answer the Following Questions:
1. When does the United States celebrate Independence Day?
a) Third Monday in January
b) April 22
c) Last Monday in May
d) July 4

d) July 4.
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2. Why does the United States celebrate Independence Day?
To celebrate freedom and remember the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
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3. How do you celebrate Independence Day?
Answers may vary.
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What I Learned Section 2 -- Define the following words:
Declaration of Independence: A document declaring the freedom of the thirteen American colonies from British rule

Fireworks: Things making very loud noises and colorful lights when they are burned or exploded

Flag: A piece of cloth with a pattern on it symbolizing a country

Freedom: The right to do and say what you like

Picnic: A party or trip including a meal eaten out of doors

Signed: Having written one's own name

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Bonus Questions (Answer 1 of the Following Questions for Your FREE Bookmark):
a.
Use five of the words in Section 2 in a sentence.
Answers may vary.
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b. Have a parent or friend give you a spelling test with EACH of the words in Section 2.

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More Valuable Information about Independence Day:
Independence Day (U.S. Embassy in Sweden)
Independence Day (Kids Domain)

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