Social Studies - 2019-20

1.4a - Presidents’ Day (George Washington Day)

The student will describe the lives of people associated with major holidays, including

a) George Washington Day (Presidents’ Day)

Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

Every person is important and special

One person can make a difference.

People are alike and different.

Celebrating holidays helps us remember the important people and events in our past.

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Major holidays are celebrated to remember important leaders and events of the past.

Citizens have worked to defend American principles.

ESSENTIALS

Term to know

  • holiday: A day on which something or someone is honored or remembered

Holidays to know

  • George Washington Day (Presidents’ Day): This is a day to remember all United States presidents, especially George Washington. It is observed in February.


KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: May 23, 2018