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    • A way to celebrate a particular important belief, person, time, or event
    • Halloween
        • El Dia de los Muertos
    • Christmas
        • Hanukah- Jewish faith
        • Kwanzaa- African Community
    • 4 th of July
    • Other Holidays
      • Easter
      • New Years
      • St. Patrick’s Day
      • Valentine’s Day
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    • Came from Ireland with the Celts
      • Lived 2,000 years ago
    • Celebrated Samhain
      • The day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter
    • Celts believed that on the night before the new year, October 31, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred
      • believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth on this night
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    • Came to United States through European immigrants
    • 1800’s costumes were worn and people would go door to door asking for food or money
      • Developed into today’s trick or treating for candy
  • 6. “ Thriller” by Michael Jackson “ Nightmare on My Street” by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince “ Monster Mash” by Bobby Pickett http:// =LOIFrYpmWe8
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    • Christmas was founded on Christian beliefs and is based on the birth of Jesus
    • This is evident in many of the songs that are popular Christmas songs
    • Christmas is widely celebrated by Christians and non Christians and is considered a gift giving occasion
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    • Jingle Bells
    • Here comes Santa Claus
    • Silver Bells
    • Winter wonder Land
    • Grandma Got ran Over by a Reindeer
    • Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer
    • Frosty the Snow Man
    • White Christmas
    • Blue Christmas
    • The Christmas Song
    • I’ll Be Home For Christmas
    • Little Drummer Boy
    • Sleigh Ride
    • It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
    • Rockin’ Around The Christmas
    • Feliz Navidad
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    • Away in a Manger
    • The First Noel
    • God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
    • Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
    • It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
    • Joy to the World
    • O Come, All Ye Faithful
    • O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
    • O Little Town of Bethlehem
    • Silent Night, Holy Night
    • We Three Kings
    • What Child is This?
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    • Bing Crosby
    • Nat King Cole
    • Gene Autry
    • Mannheim Steamroller
    • Carolers
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  • 13. ORIGIN
    • Independence Day is celebrated on July 4 because that is the day when the Continental Congress adopted the final draft of the Declaration of Independence
    • Celebrated by:
      • fireworks displays
      • The colors red, blue, and white
      • Often have family barbecues
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    • America the Beautiful- by Katharine Lee Bates
    • America (My Country, ‘Tis of Thee)- by Samuel Francis Smith
    • On the 4 th of July– Ben Stiefel
    • Star Spangled Banner- Francis Scott Key
    • When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again- Ronnie Gilbert
    • God Bless the U.S.A- Lee Greenwood
    • Written among British attack upon the defenses near Baltimore on September 13,1814 by Francis Scott Key
      • “ Through a vista in the smoke and vapor could now be dimly seen the flag of his country. As it caught 'The gleam of the morning's first beam,' and, 'in full glory reflected shone in the stream' his proud and patriotic heart knew no bounds; the wounds inflicted 'by the battle's confusion' were healed instantly as if by magic; a new life sprang into every fiber, and his pent-up emotions burst forth with an inspiration in a song of praise, victory, and thanksgiving…”
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    • Students can learn how other cultures around the world celebrate Christmas and other holidays around the world.
    • Students can write essays about what they want for Christmas.
    • Teach the song Feliz Navidad.
    • This could be a good time to explain that not everybody celebrates the same holidays and we need to respect others.
    • Students can learn how other countries celebrate their independence.
    • Day of the Dead in Spanish speaking countries
    • History lessons could be done on the events originated certain holidays.
    • At the younger grade levels it could be taught in correlation with learning the months and the calendar.
    • Overall holidays and the music that accompanies them play a large part of our culture and song is great way to teach them to children.
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  • 21. QUIZ
    • Where did Halloween originate?
    • Who was a popular Christmas singer?
    • Who wrote the Star Spangled Banner?