Social Studies - 2019-20

K.11d - Holidays

The student will develop an understanding of how communities express patriotism through events and symbols by  

d) recognizing the holidays and the people associated with the holidays Thanksgiving Day; Martin Luther King, Jr., Day; George Washington Day (Presidents’ Day); and Independence Day (Fourth of July).

Adopted: 2015


  • Good citizens help communities grow and be strong.
  • I can show pride in my community and country through patriotic songs and activities.
  • Celebrating holidays helps us remember the important people and events in our past.


We celebrate holidays to remember people and events of long ago. Some holidays inspire patriotism.


Term to know

  • patriotism: Feeling of respect for and love of country and state

Holidays to know

  • Thanksgiving Day: This is a day to remember the sharing of the harvest between the American Indians and the Pilgrims. It is observed in November.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., Day: This is a day to remember an African American man who worked so that all people would be treated fairly. It is observed in January.
  • George Washington Day (Presidents’ Day): This is a day when we honor all presidents of the United States, especially George Washington. It is observed in February.
  • Independence Day (Fourth of July): This is a day to remember when the United States became a country. It is sometimes called America’s birthday. It is observed in July.


Updated: May 25, 2018