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Title:
Let's celebrate today : calendars, events, and holidays
Author:
Marks, Diana F.
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Publication Information:
Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 1998.
Physical Description:
xvi, 337 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Language:
English
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Genre:
ISBN:
9781563085581
Format :
Book

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Central Library GT3930 .M35 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
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Summary

Summary

Fascinating facts, holidays, and historical events can be associated with every day of the year. Organized sequentially, this book lists holidays and multicultural events from around the world, historic events, famous firsts, inventions, birthdays, and other material along with at least three related learning activities for each day. The author discusses background information on calendars and includes numerous addresses, Web sites, and resources for further information. Use it as a ready-reference, daily activity guide, rainy day resource, idea source for the bulletin board or substitute folder, and in many other ways. Designed for any year, this is a resource you'll use again and again, year after year.


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Booklist Review

Organizational challenges are many for anyone undertaking a book on holidays. Should the scope be worldwide? Should it include religious celebrations? What about activities tied to the curriculum? Marks has done a yeoman's job of tackling the issues involved in such an undertaking. Beginning with a chapter on calendars that recognizes religious and cultural holidays with dates that vary (Easter, Hanukkah, Ramadan), she neatly avoids the problem of where to put such celebrations in the main text. The remainder of the book, which includes celebrations around the globe, is organized by month. Month-long celebrations lead off each chapter, followed by "special days," such as Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and notations of historical events, holidays, and special birthdays. Keyed to the text are a scattering of ideas that can be used to prompt class discussion and research. Not all entries receive sufficient attention (there's no explanation provided for "Guam celebrates Lady of Camarin Day"), and the entries are very eclectic, with some rather strange added facts (How many kids will care who Tom Mix is?). Yet teachers and librarians, particularly in elementary and middle schools, will find this chockablock with useful stuff, and the book is entertaining enough to attract children who like to browse. --Stephanie Zvirin


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Strategies for Using This Book
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Bibliography
Index

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