Social Studies - 2019-20

K.11d - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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

  • 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.


Updated: May 18, 2020