Presidents' Day / Edition 2

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Overview

It is the third Monday in February and school is closed. But do you know why? It's Presidents' Day, of course! Turn the pages of this book to find out: how George Washington almost became 'King George', which two holidays became Presidents' Day, which presidents can be seen on a mountain. Each book in the Holiday Histories series describes one of America's holidays or special days. Explore the history of each day and learn the real reason why it is important. Discover what special meaning each day might have for you

Introduces Presidents' Day, explaining the historical events behind it, how it became a holiday, and how it is observed.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403489043
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Series: Holiday Histories Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 744,795
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents


A Winter Holiday     4
Honoring Our Leader     6
How Presidents' Day Began     8
The Thirteen Colonies     10
The American Revolution     12
A New Democracy     14
Our First President     16
The Country Splits     18
Why We Honor Lincoln     20
Jefferson and Wilson     22
Franklin D. Roosevelt     24
Our Right to Choose Greatness     26
Celebrating Our Democracy     28
Important Dates     30
Glossary     31
Find Out More     31
Index     32
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