Patriotic Holidays

The word patriot was coined around the year 1590. The root word for patriot is "compatriot," or "fellow-countryman." Patriotism is defined as devotion to one's country, homeland. This can include ethnic, cultural, political or historical aspects. A patriot is a person who sacrifices or serves for the country or home land, such as a soldier in the United States Army, Marines or Navy and other military branches or services.

Patriotic images like the liberty bell, American eagles, flags with stars and stripes faces are easily recognized and well-known national symbols of patriotism in the United States. Educate children about patriotism on national holidays such as Veteran's Day (Armistice Day), Fourth of July (Independence Day), patriotic mardi gras mask1200

  • Bill of Rights Day - December 15th
  • Constitution Day - September 17th
  • Election Day - first Monday of November
  • Flag Day - June 14th
  • Independence Day - July 4
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day - third Monday of January each year
  • Memorial Day - last Monday of May
  • Veterans Day - November 11th
  • President's Day - third Monday of February

Veterans Day annually falls on November 11 to commemorate the signing of the Armistice, which ended the World War I hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918. An armistice is an agreement or truce made by opposing sides in a war to stop fighting for a certain time. The armistice was signed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.

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Plan ahead for the holiday event. Print patriotic crafts and color book images for Veteran's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day and other important patriotic events. Turn off the TV and include patriotic color book images for family events and family outings or trips to keep the kids occupied with worthwhile and educational paper craft resources.

Teach children the importance of patriotic observations and why we should commemorate and celebrate patriotic theme events and celebrations.

Veterans Day annually falls on November 11 to commemorate the signing of the "armistice," which ended the World War I hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918. An armistice is an agreement or truce made by opposing sides in a war to stop fighting for a certain time. The armistice was signed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.

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A Civics Quizlibertybell1200

True or False

 

  1. The President of the United States is limited by law to two terms.
  2. The Secretary of Education is in the President's Cabinet.
  3. Official ballots for elections are printed at public expense.
  4. The Executive branch is represented by the Senate and House of Representatives.
  5. The U.S. President has power to remove a governor of a state.
  6. A political party may compel government employees to contribute funds to the party.
  7. Every bill passed by Congress must be sent to the President for signature.
  8. The first ten amendments to our Constitution is known as the Bill of Rights.
  9. Some federal judges receive their position by popular elections.
  10. Income taxes must be uniform throughout the United States.
  11. A person may live permanently in the United States and still be an alien.
  12. A person's political beliefs must be consider to determine fitness for membership on a county board.
  13. Congress determines the qualifications of voters for members of Congress.
  14. All states of the union have compulsory education laws in some form.
  15. The President has the power to declare war.
  16. The terms of all United States senators expire at the same time.

 

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Answers

  • True: 3, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14
  • False: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16

Quiz adapted from Toastmasters Magazine April 1951 issue