HOLIDAYS, FESTIVALS AND SPECIAL DAYS

Birthdays

Earth Day

Halloween - English

St. Patrick's Day

Chinese New Year

Easter

Halloween - French

Thanksgiving

Christmas - English

Father's Day

Mother's Day

Valentine's Day

Christmas - French

Festival du Voyageur

Remembrance Day

Victoria Day


HOLIDAYS - GENERAL

Card 4 You Select Holidays to send a cybercard for a specific holiday, e.g. Easter, Earth Day

Crafts for Kids Search this site for crafts on various holidays, e.g. Halloween.

Holiday Lesson Plans Backgrounds, lesson plans, activities, clip art, recipes for various holidays.

Holidays on the Net Information about the holidays including its history and holiday -related activities.

Lands End Holiday greetings and traditions from around the world. Select a country to hear greetings by native speakers and an account of the country's traditions.

The Worldwide Holiday & Festival Site "Originally intended as a resource for world travelers, Holidayfestival.com offers many services including a comprehensive list of holidays arranged by country, religion, and date. There's also a fun kids section where children are encouraged to create their own holiday Web sites. Simple email text and scanned images to the Webmaster to format as post and, voila, you have your own holiday Web page for all to see. This is a great way to give purpose and direction to student research!" Classroom Connect, Nov. 2000.

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HOLIDAYS/CELEBRATIONS - SPECIFIC

BIRTHDAYS

Birthday Traditions From Around The World

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CHINESE NEW YEAR

ABC Teach:China Printables, maps, puzzles, pictures, craft ideas.

l'Annee du Coq de Bois

Animals of the Chinese Zodiac Lesson plan with hyperlinks to references.

Book List Large list of book titles for Early Years readers.

Celebration of the Chinese New Year Links to sites with information on traditional and American celebrations and terminology and symbolism.

Chinese Graphics Examples of graphics used to decorate homes for the Chinese New Year.

Chinese New Year when it is , origins, traditions and a Chinese Calendar Converter..

Chinese_New_Year Information about the day and its celebration including food, decoration and taboos.

Chinese New Year 1999 - Year of the Rabbit Links to: The Year of the Rabbit; Traditions; Family & Food; Chinese New Year; Recipes; New Year Quiz.

Chinese New Year Activity Page Reproducible.

Chinese New Year Customs Provides explanation of various Chinese New Year customs.

Chinese New Year Cyberhunt Fun Instructor magazine activity page.

Chinese New Year Food Recipes for dishes prepared for the Chinese New Year dinner

Inside China Today - Celebrate Chinese New Year Chinese New Year customs.

Kids' Domain: Chinese New Year Kids' Domain is a popular source for many topics. You'll find stories, crafts and much more.

Lunar New Year (1998) Links to Chinese New Year and the year of the tiger sites.

Make Your Name Get your own Chinese name based on your English name and find out your sign in the Chinese Zodiac!

Noble Web: Lunar New Year. This North of Boston Library Exchange site has links to sites about the Chinese New Year, good games and activities.

The Teacher's Corner: Chinese New Year Links to preferred sites, many with good activity ideas.

Traditional Chinese Culture in Taiwan: Festivals contains information on various festivals including Chinese New Year.

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CHRISTMAS AND OTHER DECEMBER HOLIDAYS

A to Z Teacher Stuff: Christmas and other December holidays

CBC Celebrating the Holidays Contains links to Hannukkah, Ramadan, Christmas and Kwanzaa.

Celebrate with Joi - Hanukkah Links to Blessings, History, Traditions, Activities.

Christmas There are links to classroom resources including printables, quizzes, liteature tie-ins, art ideas from teachervision.com.

Christmas Around the World Christmas origins, symbolism, languages, music, and recipes. Select an area in the world to discover its Christmas customs.

Christmas Around the World Scavenger Hunt Several Christmas scavenger hunts prepared by Pleasant Grove Elementary School, McDonough, GA.

Christmas at Australia's Cultural Network. Christmas celebrations and customs in general. How Christmas is celebrated down under.

Christmas Clip Art

Christmas Clipart Search Christmas for graphics, borders, backgrounds.

Christmas for Grade 3 Christmas activities with links to various web sites.

Christmas Games and Activities A site full of fun Christmas games and activities. Includes links to other relevant sites.

Christmas Scavenger Hunts Links to four internet scavenger hunts that will teach students about Christmas customs around the world.

Christmas Teaching Theme - Christmas Help for Teacher Games, lesson plans, activities, songs and crafts.

Christmas Theme Page Links to information about traditions around the world and more from Gander Academy.

Christmas Traditions in France and Canada Links to Family celebrations, Religious ceremonies, Communal festivities, Middle Ages and Origins.

Christmas Trees & More A site full of Christmas Tree facts and links such as Christmas Traditions, Tree Types, Tree Events, and Christmas Tree Fun.

EducationWorld: Holiday Center: December Holiday lesson plans, sounds, recipes, activities, games, clipart, gift and art projects.

Elf School Twelve games including Santa Search, Reindeer Recall.

ESL Kidstuff's Christmas games and activities Ideas for fun classroom games and activities.

Food Timeline - Christmas Foods Origin and history of selected traditional Christmas foods such as Buche de Noel, gingerbread, stollen and egg nog.

Google Directory: Christmas A list of sites that are ranked by relevancy and popularity. Each site listed includes a brief description of the site.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Page Links to holiday games and activities, holiday movies and other fun stuff.

Holidays on the Net Information about the holidays including its history and holiday -related activities.

How Stuff Works: How Christmas Works Answers to lots of Christmas questions such as why Christmas is spelled Xmas and information about why we follow certain Christmas customs.

It's Christmas Click on the Christmas koala on the bottom right of the page to link to Christmas from an Australain perspective.

Kids' Domain: Christmas Clip Art

Kids' Domain: Christmas Games and Activities Fun things to do with your class or at the staff Christmas party.

Merry Christmas from Santa at the North Pole Links to: Santa Mail; Recipes; Movies; Activities; 12 Days of Christmas; Music; Kringle Tales; Artwork; Colouring Books; and Games.

MIDI Files of Christmas Cards - English Index Translation of Christmas Carols to English, Korean, Japanese, German, Latin. Words and audio.

Newsword.com and holiday crosswords Includes Christmas at the North Pole set of worksheets.

Pride - Christmas Wishes Merry Christmas in different languages

Santa - Favourite Christmas Recipes for Christmas treats.

Santa Claus Welcomes You to Christmas at North-Pole Net Available in English, German, French, Portuguese and Spanish. Send Santa an e-mail; Find out how Santa starts Christmas each year; Send in Christmas drawings.

Santa Clause Village Visit the toy shop, sing along, try funny recipes, track Santa on his sleigh on Christmas Eve.

Santa's Secret Village Check out the workshop, the mail room, Mrs. Claus' Kitchen, the Reindeer Barn, the Festival of Trees, Santa's Den, the Clubhouse.

Scholastic: Christmas Customs

The Visits to Summer: A Christmas Story Story including audio plus thematic links.

'Twasn't the Night Before Christmas: a lesson in authorship and style Lesson plan to dexcribe and identify elements of a writer's style. Draw plagerism clues from a writer's style. Covers the accusation of plagiarism against Clement Clarke Moore. Grades 6-12.

Welcome to Santa Claus.com Links to: Favourite Books, Virtual Christmas Card; Featured Sites; Christmas Humor; Christmas Around the World; Holiday Stories; Favourite Recipes; Carols; Games; Crafts; FAQ.

Winter Holiday Links Includes Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Years, Valentines Day.

Yahooligans Christmas A great site full of many links to sites about Christmas. Includes recipes, clip art, carols and songs, advent calendars, electronic Christmas cards, and much more!

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CHRISTMAS MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM THE MEDIA CENTRE

K03238 The animals's first Christmas Grade Early - Intermediate. Summary Joy of making others happy at Christmas.

VC8831 The Bears' Christmas / Grade Early Years. Summary: Merry mishaps abound as Papa Bear attempts to teach his son to use the sled, skates, and skis that Santa brought him for Christmas. CLOSED CAPTIONED.

VC8848 Bluetoes, the Christmas elf / Grade Early - Intermediate. Summary: Poor little "Small One", the elf, tries to be helpful in Santa's workshop, but ends up making more work for everyone.

VC6005 CANADIAN HOLIDAY SERIES Grade . Summary: Three stories about Thanksgiving, Halloween & Christmas.

VC7033 Christmas Grade Early Years to Intermediate. Summary: Legendary & religious stories. CLOSED CAPTIONED

VC3107 A Christmas carol / Grade Intermediate - Middle - Senior. Summary: Dicken's immortal Christmas story, Scrooge.

VC8152 Christmas carousel Grade Early Years to Intermediate. Summary:

CD0030 The Christmas CD, version 3.1.3/Macintosh. Grade Early Years. Summary: Favorite Christmas stories collection.

VC8826 The Christmas elves / Grade Early Years. Summary : Four little elves help a poor shoemaker named Hans.

VC2937 Christmas in pioneer times Grade Early Years - Intermediate. Summary: 1850's celebration of Christmas by three families of different religions and ethnic origins.

VC6986 The Christmas Tree Grade Intermediate - Middle. School. Summary: Customs & symbols of 19th century Ukrainian culture.

VC6961 Christmas tree Grade Intermediate. Summary: The meaning of Christmas, the benefit of charity & how sharing helps.

VC8172 The city that forgot about Christmas Grade Early Years to Intermediate. Summary : A gloomy city & its children discover you can't stop Christmas.

K03239 Dicken's Christmas Carol Grade Early - Intermediate. Summary: Scrooge and his encounters with the Christmas ghosts.

E96096 Die, cherub.

E96101 Die, Christmas caroler.

E96043 Die, Christmas tree.

E96050 Die, snowman.

E96094 Die, xmas ornament, #3B.

E96097 Die, xmas tree, country.

VC8156 The gift of light Grade Early Years to Intermediate. Summary:: The Soulmates are Valley Kids from another planet who posses a magical force to help earth creatures solve their problems through the power of positive thinking. Animated.

VC6215 Duplicate of F01540 THE GIFT OF THE MAGI, BY O. HENRY. Grade Summary: A poor couple manage to give each other a very special Christmas gift.

VC7014 The great toy robbery Grade Early Years to Intermediate. Summary: Wild West cartoon with Santa Claus as most wanted good guy.

VC7034 Hanukkah Passover Grade Early Years to Intermediate. Summary: Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights & Passover, celebrating freedom & renewal. CLOSED CAPTIONED

RB0142 Holiday games and activities / Grade Early - Intermediate. Summary:: Promote the holiday spirit - Back to school, Halloween - Thanksgiving - Winter, Christmas and Hanukkah - Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day and Groundhog Day - St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Summer - in your classes with physical fitness activities, skills, games, rhythm, dance activities and bulletin board ideas.

VC8849 Johann's gift to Christmas / Grade Early - Intermediate. Summary: The tale of two mice who set the stage for the creation of the carol, Silent Night. Clay animation.

VC5689 The little brown burro Grade Summary: Forlorn little donkey makes own special contribution by carrying Our Lady to Bethlehem.

VC5956 LITTLE MATCH GIRL. Grade Summary: Seeking comfort from flame of one of her matches, girl lights way to kingdom of Santa Claus. REPLACEMENT FOR F00128

VC5974 MADELINE'S CHRISTMAS, BY LUDWIG BEMELMANS. Grade Summary:: Madeline cooks up a Christmas surprise for the girls in Miss Clavell's Paris boarding school who are too sick to travel home to their families.

VC8166 Mary had a little lamb. Grade Early Years to Intermediate. Summary: The Christmas story as seen by the animals in the stable.

VC6987 Mickey's Christmas Carol. Grade Early Years to Intermediate. Summary: Mickey Mouse as Bob Cratchit, the overworked & underpaid employee of Ebenezer Scrooge.

VC6875 Mirthworm's first Christmas. Grade Early Years to Intermediate. Summary: Bert Wor's desire to belong to a group, working too hard for acceptance and in the process making too many mistakes which result in disastrous accidents.

VC8171 Mole and the Christmas tree. Grade Early Years to Intermediate. Summary: The mole is forever finding himself in difficulties, but always manages to make things come out right.

VC6878 The mole and the Christmas tree. Grade Early years to Intermediate. Summary: An animated film about a mole who brings a Christmas tree home and invites his friend Mouse to Christmas dinner. They exchange gifts, and sing Christmas carols in the beautiful Christmas night shining with snow. Elementary.

VC6832 A multicultural Christmas Grade Summary: Children of different backgrounds explain how their families, friends & neighbours celebrate the holiday season.

VC8151 The music of Christmas Grade Early Years to Senior. Summary: America's great church choirs.

VC6874 The Music of Christmas Grade Early Years to Senior. Summary: 18 selections that honour the Christ of Christmas by nine different church choirs. The program is interspersed with Christmas imagery, winter scenery and costumed pageantry.

VC8827 The night before Christmas / Grade Early Years. Summary: A kind-hearted, young orphan and his loyal cat discover the true spirit of Christmas.

VC8837 The night before Christmas / Grade Early Years. Summary: The story of Santa's visit on a snowy Christmas Eve.

CD0041 The night before Christmas/Macintosh Grade Early - Intermediate Summary: Keyboard skills not needed, only point & click.

VC6745 AN OLD BOX/UNE VIEILLE BOITE Grade Summary: Celebrates the power of the imagination, animated. WITHOUT WORDS

VC2620 Paul Kane's Xmas Grade Early Years - Senior. Summary : Life and work of Paul Kane who lived and painted during the early days of settlement in the Canadian west.

VC8830 Santa needs help / Grade Early Years. Summary: Hilda who has planned a very special Christmas ski party gives up her skis to Santa when the runners on his sleigh break.

K03236 The shepherd boy's gift Grade Early - Intermediate. Summary: Spirit of giving.

VC8155 Silent love Grade Middle - Senior. Summary: Christmas at the turn of the century. A young couple of humble existence secretly give up their most valued possession to surprise the other with a Christmas gift.

VC8170 The stableboy's Christmas Grade Early Years to Intermediate. Summary: The little stableboy who gives his pet lamb to the Christ Child.

VC8122 Star over Bethlehem Grade Early Years to Senior. Summary: The complete story of Christmas.

VC6962 The story of Silent Night featuring the Vienna Boys Choir Grade Middle - Senior.Summary: The story behind Silent Night recalls the miracle birth of the Christ Child 2000 years ago.

K03237 Twas the night before Christmas Grade Early - Intermediate. Summary: Brief introduction giving historical background. Moore reading the poem to his family on Christmas Eve.

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NOEL

Comptines, chansons, et poesies pour le temps de NoŽl

Joyeux NoŽl Visitez les sites de NoŽl dans l'ile de FÍtes.

NoŽl! C'est NoŽl Joyeaux NoŽl ŗ tous! Cliquer sur les cadeaux qui sont disponibles, e.g. Conte de NoŽl, L'album ŗ colorier! Mon beau sapin...Jeu de Mťmoire, Autour du monde.

NoŽl 1997! Joyeuses FÍtes-Neige-Lutins-Jeau-Enfants-Pťre NoŽl

NoŽl 1998! Le chercheur de sapins

Santa Claus Welcomes You to Christmas at North-Pole Net Available in English, German, French, Portuguese and Spanish. Send Santa an e-mail; Find out how Santa starts Christmas each year; Send in Christmas drawings.

Traditions de NoŽl en France et au Canada Introduction, Origines, Moyen-¬ge, XVe-XVIIIe, XIXe-XXe, FÍte communautaire, FÍte celigieuse, FÍte familiale.

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CHRISTMAS MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM THE MEDIA CENTRE - FRENCH

VC6983 Le chant de Noel de Mickey Grade Early Years to Intermediate. Summary: Mickey Mouse as Bob Cratchit, the overworked & underpaid employee of Ebenezer Scrooge.

VC8558 L'etrange noel de Monsieur Jack / Grade Intermediate. Summary: French version of A Christmas Story (1979). Fat Albert and the gang help new neighbours by giving them a temporary home in their clubhouse, forgetting that Tightwad Tyrone has plans to demolish it. ANIMATED

VC6681 326 FETES CANADIENNES, LES Summary: Meanings & traditions of the holidays.

VC5659 NUIT A L'ECOLE, UNE Summary: Sister & brother spend a night locked in a school. VC begins with a 3 min. English summary.

VC6745 AN OLD BOX/UNE VIEILLE BOITE Summary: Celebrates the power of the imagination, animated. WITHOUT WORDS

VC8559 Sur les traces du Pere Noel / Grade Intermediate - Middle. Summary: French version of The Santa Claus. The adventures of a divorced father who has to care for his son on Christmas. As everybody knows these days are always full of surprises. Film Classification G

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EARTH DAY

Earth Day Events, polics of climate, the green way and much more.

Earth Day -Brought to you by the Wilderness Society. Information about the origins of Earth Day. Send an Earth Day postcard, Migratory Max, Environmental timeline, and a link to Kid's stuff and the Teachers' Lounge.

Earth Day Crafts

Earth Day Lesson Plans About.com site.

Earth Day Network: How to - Earth Day and Schools - Teachers Corner Links to global warming, energy and environmental issues.

Earth Day 2008 History of Earth Day, events, celebration ideas, environmental news.

Earth Day - US Government Portal The For Kids section contains links to U.S. federal government sites for kids related to Earth Day and the environment.

Eco Kids Canada Intended for primary students. Includes downloads, printables, forum.

Eco Voyageurs This website takes you on an Eco Voyage to reduce your impact on Earth.

Explore Your Earth Google and Scholastic offer lesson plans for Earth Day. If you're a secondary school librarian or teacher, we invited you to check out Explor Your Earth, our new Earth Day teaching guide. Created in partnership with the curriculum experts at Scholastic, the guide includes a set of reproducible mini-lessons focusing on climate change, a classroom poster, and details about an Earth Day contest that challenges kids to research an environmental problem and use Google Earth to create their own virtual tour. You can see and download thison both the Google and Scholastic sites.

Global Warming Kids Page Climate, global warming, greenhouse effect, we can make a difference and more.

National Geographic: Earth Day Games, news, wallpapers, audio, video, photos, interviews, conservation tips, and more.

Nature Challenge for Kids From the David Suzuki Foundation, suggested activities for kids, as well as environmental education links for teachers.

Richie's Picks A list of recommended books, mostly picture books with some poetry, that will support the Earth Day theme.

Teacher Planet - Earth Day Lessons, units, worksheets, online activities such as Dr. Seuss: Save the Tree Game. Links for all levels.

World in the Balance (PBS) "World in the Balance, the companion Web site to NOVA's Earth Day special, features educational resources on population and the environment. Produced by TV station WGBH Boston, World in the Balance provides interactive population maps, classroom role plays, and activities including a population growth calculation, a global trends quiz, and a demographic matching game. The site also offers articles, expert interviews, and recommended links and books. Drawing from moving personal stories in India, Japan, Kenya, and China, World in the Balance gives visitors a deeper understanding of the massive baby boom in developing nations, the plunging birth rates in industrialized countries, and the impact these trends will have on the global environment." Blue Web'n Site.

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EASTER

Joyeuses P‚ques (primaire) "Activitťs sur les thŤmes suivants: Histoire de P‚ques - Mardi gras - Mercredi des cendres - Dimanche des Rameaux - Vendredi Saint - Dimanche de P‚ques - Lundi de P‚ques - Les traditions." Le Dref en Action Avril 2000.

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FATHER'S DAY

CanTeach: Songs and Poems for Gift Giving Little poems to include with Father's Day gift.

DLTK's Printables For Dad or Grandpa...coupons, awards, memory game cards, colouring pges, writing paper patterns, bookmarks, etc.

Father's Day CASLT French and English resources.

Father's Day Links to general sites, cards, gifts, poems, colouring pages, clip art.

Father's Day Links to general sites, cards, gifts, poems, colouring pages, clip art.

Kids' Domain:Father's Day Make a card or a gift, download activities, read an online story.

Teacher Planet Click on the calendar to lessons, worksheets, colouring pages, word searches, mazes and more.


FESTIVAL DU VOYAGEUR

 

Festival du Voyaguer Manitoba School Library Association activity page with links to activities on feats, fur trading, other winter festival sites, snow art, weather, etc.

Following sites: Courtesy of Mary Stimson, Assiniboine South School Division

Festival De Voyageurs 2001 :

Fur Trade & Festivals/Les Fetes : Students made web pages to share information about French festivals that are celebrated in places such as Quebec, Acadia, Winnipeg, and France.

The Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Park

The Fur Trade in New France; Voyageurs and Hired Men :

Great Canadian Explorers : Bilingual site, although this particular link is to one of the English page.

Hudson's Bay Company Archives

National Archives of Canada: Bilingual

La Societe historique de Saint-Boniface

 

MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM THE MEDIA CENTRE - FRENCH

VC2725 Festival du Voyageur Grade Early Years - Senior. Summary Slides and narration compiled by Gilles Gagnon illustrates the activities of this popular ethnic festival.

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HALLOWEEN

Bat Thematic Unit "Use this site to get ideas for a thematic bat unit or find a fun Halloween activity for your elementary students. Sections cover basic information, resources (web links, books, etc.), projects & activities, art, science, conservation, literature, environment, sports and even a Bat Quiz. Be sure to try the BatQuest online activity. Even with some sections unfinished, there is still plenty to do at this site. Created by students of CSU Hayward's Educational Technology Leadership Graduate Program." Blue Web'n Review, October 27, 2000.

Billy Bear Says - Happy Halloween Online games, paper fun, haunted maze, party food and games, crafts and more.

Enjoy Halloween 2004 Contains links sorted by Halloween Fun, Halloween Math and Science, Halloween Treats, Halloween Stories and Storytelling, Halloween for teachers, and Fetz l'Halloween.

Halloween at Teach-nology A Halloween web quest. Halloween puzzles, songs, stories, activity sheets and crafts.

Halloween Carols Various Halloween songs.

Halloween Magazine Countdown to Halloween, Safety game quiz, crafts and activities, books, articles, costumes and other links.

Halloween Online "Halloween Online, is an extensive Halloween resource, with decorating and custome tips; a guide to carving and displaying your pumpkins; a selection of featured articles and interviews; Halloween recipes; downloadable graphics ("Scream Savers") and music files' e-cards; online games; and large collection of links." Blue Web'n Review, October 27, 2000.

Halloween Party Ideas Links to a Harry Potter Halloween party, Halloween decorations and costumes, pumpkin carving plans and more.

Halloween Resources for Teachers This site maintained by The Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers is organized by: history and traditions; language activities, puzzles, quizzes, activities, crafts, games, songs and stories, clip art, colouring pages and Halloween around the world.

Kids Crafts from Activity Village - Halloween Scrapbook Includes free printables.

October Resource Page This Busy Teacher site has links to Halloween resources, fire prevention sites, bat and scarecrow theme links.

Pumpkin Exploration - Elementary activities where pumpkins are at the focus of concepts such as data gathering, and estimation, and prediction.

Spooky Pages: Halloween Scrapbooking Fun About com site

Trick-Or-Treat for UNICEF Content Area: History & Social Studies (General/Other), Community. Links include: Fun ways to help UNICEF year round; Kids' Corner, Resources for teachers.

Virtual Haunted House Visit rooms in the haunted house.

LESSON PLANS/ACTIVITIES

Halloween Poetry or Fall Festival Scrapbooks in October 2004 School Library Media Activities. Contact the Media Centre to borrow this magazine. The skills objective for this activity is to use a poetry index to find suitable Halloween poetry. Grades 2-6.

Most recent link check - October 7, 2004

Updated October 15, 2004

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HALLOWEEN MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM THE MEDIA CENTRE

List of Halloween Resources is posted to the Division Conference each September

To search the catalogue http://libcat/sjsd.net In keyword type in 600 Halloween

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HALLOWEEN - FRAN«AIS

Enjoy Halloween 2004 Includes a Fetes l'Halloween section.

Halloween Resources for Teachers This site maintained by The Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers is organized by: history and traditions; language activities, puzzles, quizzes, activities, crafts, games, songs and stories, clip art, colouring pages and Halloween around the world.

Quebec Science Recherche Halloween for links to various sites. Text only.

HALLOWEEN MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM THE MEDIA CENTRE

List of Halloween Resources is posted to the Division Conference each September

To search the catalogue http://libcat/sjsd.net Select Expert Search in Call Number type in Fr? in Keyword type in 600 Halloween

Last Link check on this section - October 7, 2004

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MOTHER'S DAY

About Mother's Day Kids Domain site. History of Mother's Day.

Biography - Mother's Day A&E Biography site. The story of how Mother's Day began. Biographies of 100 famous mothers. Write a poem to Mom.

DLTK: Mother's Day Crafts for Kids Crafts, cards, gifts, poems for Mother's Day. Links to other sites with Mother's Day activities.

Free Holiday Bird Clipart. Birds, butterflies, flowers, and Mother's Day greetings.

Mom's Day Clip Art

Mother's Day at Primary Games Cards and certificates for Mom. Links to other Mother's Day sites.

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MOTHER"S DAY MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM THE MEDIA CENTRE

VC6989 Celebrate 2. Grade Intermediate - Middle. School. Summary: Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, Hispanic Mother's Day, Japanese & First National celebrations of Obon & Diwali.

VC8209 How we kept Mother's Day. Grade Early Years to Intermediate. Summary: How we spent the day. CLOSED CAPTIONED

 


REMEMBRANCE DAY

Books of Remembrance The Books of Remembrance are handmade books containing the names of Canadians who died either during or after fighting in a war. The pages of these massive books are ceremoniously flipped, one page a day. Links to: The Six Books of Remembrance; Silver Cross Mothers; History of the Book; Ceremony; and Calendar.

Canadian War Museum Includes virtual exhibitions from the Museum.

Debbie's Unit Factory: Remembrance Day Includes links under themes: Teaching Ideas; Remembrance Day; John McCrae; Poppy; War.

Gander Academy: Remembrance Day Includes links under themes of: General Resources, Canada; John McCrae, The Poppy; In Flanders Field; First and Second World Wars; Korean War; Peace Keeping; Teachers Resources; Remembrance Day in Australia and more.

In Flanders Fields Contains the words to this poem by John McCrae.

Newsword Under November - Lest we forget. Includes worksheets such as crosswords, missing consonants, word searches, vocabulary.

Peace Education Lesson plans covering teaching a culture of peace.

Please Wear A Poppy Contains the words to this poem by Don Crawford.

Poppy Craft Make a poppy.

Proud Canadian Soldier "This s pring, two retired soldiers, songwriter Jay Anthony Willis and singer Jill Younghusband formed a partnership with Captain Brian Greenwood and the Royal Canadian Artillery Band to create a musical poppy, Proud Canadian Soldier, to commemorate Canada's Year of the Veteran. A recorded version of Proud Canadian Soldier is available for free download on the website." Margaret Stimson, Pembina Trails School Division.

Remembrance Day Links

Royal Canadian Legion Poppy and Remembrance - Teacher's Guide The teacher's guide was prepared for a secondary school audience.

Teacher Plant: Remembrance Day Lessons, worksheets, colouring pages, clip art and images.

Veterans' Affairs: Stuff for Students Links, facts, and suggestions for school or class. Collection of Quick Time Virtual Reality views from the area surrounding the First World War battle of Vimy Ridge. Also includes links for teachers.

We Will Remember War monuments across Canada.

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PEACE / REMEMBRANCE DAY MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM THE MEDIA CENTRE

VC8883 Children first / Grade Early - Intermediate - Middle. Summary: Discover the fundamental rights of children everywhere, to family, food, shelter, peace and dignity. Celebrate UNICEF's 50th anniversary. CLOSED CAPTIONED

RB0167 Education for peace and conflict resolution : Grade Teacher. Summary : Concepts and methods for use in confliction resolution programs.

VC8700 Keeping peace at home / Grade Teacher Summary: Main objective is to help understand why family conflict occurs, ways to prevent it, and when they can't, how to facilitate a peaceful resolution. Help parents to: understand the importance of acknowledging and respecting their child's feelings without accepting bad behavior; manage their own anger; avoid communication roadblocks and engage their child's cooperation; avoid conflicts that are caused by misunderstandings; resolve conflicts by problem-solving; set limits without conflict; help their children resolve sibling fights; conduct family meetings to resolve conflicts.

VC2727 Lest we forget Grade Early Years - Senior. Summary: Remembrance Day program for all ages.

VC5465 Sadako and the thousand paper cranes Grade Intermediate Summary True story - young Japanese girl who has become a heroine of peace.

K03242 Saint George & the dragon Grade Early - Intermediate. Summary: Based on Spencer's Fairie Queen. Saint George slays the dragon bringing peace and joy to the land.

D00146 Why wear a poppy / Grade Early Years. Summary: 27 activities on phonics, word study, research, printing, brainstorming, creative writing.

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PEACE / REMEMBRANCE DAY MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM THE MEDIA CENTRE - FRENCH

VC8640 La Guerre des tuques / Grade Intermediate - Middle Summary Two gangs. Two leaders. Two rivals: Luc and Pierre. Looks at the questions of peace, war, friendship, solidarity and the personal value of individuals.

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BOOKS

Remembrance Day Books for Elementary (especially primary):


ST. PATRICK"S DAY

Black Dog's St. Patrick's Day Fun Loads of puzzles, word searches and trivia suitable for elementary level.

Kids Domain: Games and Activities Classic games that have been adapted to fit a St. Patrick's Day theme.

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THANKSGIVING

Berit's Best Sites for Children: Thanksgiving Two pages of links including: Billy Bear's Thanksgiving; Thanksgiving Crafts; Thanksgiving Actitivies; A Girl's Thanksgiving Festival; and many more.

Thanksgiving History Information about the holiday plus a link to Thanksgiving in Canada.

Thanksgiving Information USA

Thanksgiving on the Web Links to: Postcards; Recipes; Fall Colors; Turkey Facts; Thanksgiving Sites. USA

Thanksgiving Online - Classroom Connect November 2000 p. 16-17. To borrow this issue, contact Shirley Dearlove. Internet activities on the U.S. holiday. Also It's Not Just Turkey p.23

Thanksgiving Resources Varions links from Bellinghma Public Schools in Washington USA.

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THANKSGIVING DAY MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM THE MEDIA CENTRE

VC6005 CANADIAN HOLIDAY SERIES Grade Summary: Three stories about Thanksgiving, Halloween & Christmas.

E96051 Die, turkey. Grade Adult. Summary:

VC6681 326 FETES CANADIENNES, LES Grade Summary: Meanings & traditions of the holidays.

VC8637 Giving Thanks / Grade Early years. Summary: Known as the Thanksgiving Address, this native good morning message is based on the belief that the natural oil is a precious and rare gift -from the moon to the stars to the tiniest blade of grass. ANIMATED

VC6920 The hoboken chicken emergency Grade Early Years to Intermediate. Summary: When the Bobwicy family asked their son Arthur to pick up a turkey for Thanksgiving, they weren't expecting him to bring home a 266 pound live chicken named Henrietta.

RB0142 Holiday games and activities / Grade Early - Intermediate. Summary: Promote the holiday spirit - Back to school, Halloween - Thanksgiving- Winter, Christmas and Hanukkah - Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day and Groundhog Day - St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Summer - in your classes with physical fitness activities, skills, games, rhythm, dance activities and bulletin board ideas.

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VALENTINE'S DAY

Bonne Saint-Valentin! Des mots due Coeur, Les object perdus, l'histoire de al Saint-Valentin, Albub, a colorier.

Joyeuse St. Valentin! Cartes, coloriages, met mystere, papeirs a imprimer. liens.

Qui etait St. Valentin?

VALENTINE'S DAY MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM THE MEDIA CENTRE

RB0142 Holiday games and activities / Grade Early - Intermediate. Summary: Promote the holiday spirit - Back to school, Halloween - Thanksgiving- Winter, Christmas and Hanukkah - Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day and Groundhog Day - St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Summer - in your classes with physical fitness activities, skills, games, rhythm, dance activities and bulletin board ideas.

VC6514 Sophie and Lou Grade Early years. Summary: Being afraid to try something new. Love and dancing. CLOSED CAPTIONED

VC6802 Valentine's Day Grade Summary: Why do we send cards & flowers. Who is Dan Cupid & why does he shoot arrows. Why is the red heart a symbol of love culture.

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VICTORIA DAY

All Things Victoria Brief biographical page includes photos.

Coronation Video Clip Video clip of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation.

Crayola: Victoria Day Would your students recognize Queen Victoria? Here's a page with a couple of activities including a colouring page of the Queen.

Official British Monarchy Site Up to date news and history about the Royal Family as well as plenty historical information. The site includes a photo gallery.

Royal Family's Kid's Zone Brush up on Royal facts.

Victoria Day: Sovereign's Birthday Federal site provides some historical background about this and other Canadian holidays. (bilingual)

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Last update: May 17, 2007