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Are you doing a lesson plan on a holiday? If so, check out the information in the Holiday guide.
Last Updated: Oct 25, 2012 URL: Print Guide

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January - New Years day, Martin Luther King day (3rd Monday)

February - Groundhog day, St. Valentine's day, Presidents day (3rd Monday)

March - St. Patricks day, First day of spring

April - April Fools day, Earth day, Tax day

May - Cinco de Mayo, Mother's day, Memorial day

June - Father's day, Flag day, first day of summer

July - Independence day/Fourth of July

September - Labor day, First day of Fall, First day of school

October - Columbus day, Halloween

November - All Saints day/All Souls day, Election day, Veterans day, Thanksgiving

December - First day of winter, Christmas eve, Christmas, New Years eve, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah

Floating - Chinese New Year, Ash Wednesday, Easter, Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Ramadan, Mardi Gras, Good Friday


    General Holiday information - books

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    Holidays, festivals, and celebrations of the world dictionary: detailing more than 2,000 observances from all 50 states and more than 100 nations
    Call Number: GT3925 .T46 1997
    ISBN: 0780800745
    This item is located in reference and may not be checked out.


    The library has many books (children's and adults) on the different holidays. 

    Children's Books & Teaching Materials

    Materials in the Curriculum Center include- books, big books, toys, games, unit plans, movies, textbooks, lesson plans, activity books, kits and educational software packages that you can borrow and use to enrich and add interest to lesson plans and classes you will teach as a student teacher.

    To search for books in the Curriculum Center, follow these simple instructions.

    Click on link for the library catalog

    Limit location to Curriculum Center. 

    Type in search term, click enter.

    Below are some examples of what you can find.


    Books & other materials

    When researching and looking for books on any of your topics they can be found in two main ways: by searching the online Canisius College Library Catalog and by browsing the Libraries' collection.

    When searching the online catalog, a basic search will let you search by keyword, title, author, subject or call number.   If we do not own the book you are looking for or if it is checked out, make sure you check ConnectNY.  You may be able to request the book and it will be sent to Canisius and would be placed on hold for you at the front library desk.  (ConnectNY books are requestable by current students, faculty and staff and can only be checked out for 3 weeks.) 

    Some keywords you may want to try: holidays, festivals, celebrations or the name of a holiday


      Some holiday books

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      Celebrate reading: teaching reading skills using multicultural celebrations
      Call Number: GT4803 .C45 2005
      ISBN: 1574715674
      Learn to read read to learn holiday series: Celebrating Christmas: Christmas decorations -- Celebrating Chanukah: Eight nights -- Celebrating Thanksgiving: Giving thanks -- Celebrating Father's Day: Father's Day is for special people -- Celebrating patriotic holidays: Honoring America -- Celebrating Mother's Day: Mom's memory box -- Celebrating Cinco de Mayo: Fiesta time -- Celebrating Easter: The Easter egg hunt -- Celebrating Valentine's Day: My special Valentines -- Celebrating Chinese New Year: Nick's New Year -- Celebrating Presidents' Day: What is a President? -- Resource guide: Celebrate reading

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      The holiday handbook - Carol Barkin and Elizabeth James
      Call Number: GT4803 .B37 1994
      ISBN: 0395650119


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