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Labor Day

 

      Beginning

 

      Coloring Page

      People in My Community. Word Search

      Jobs People Do. Word Search.

      People in My Community. Crossword.

      Police Officer Coloring Sheet.

      911 Coloring Sheet

 

    Intermediate

 

      Labor Day  Discussion Topics http://www.theholidayzone.com/labor/discuss.html

      Reading. The Farmer and His Son.

      Jobs People Do. Crossword.

      Jobs People Do. Word Search.

 

     Advanced

 

        The History of Labor Day http://www.theholidayzone.com/labor/labor_day_info.html

        Reading. The Grasshopper and the Ants.

        Labor Day Trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOQL3Xi8dPE

 

 

 

 Constitution Day

 

      Beginning

 

      The Great Seal

      American Flag

      Preamble to the Constitution (Manuscript)

      Preamble to the Constitution (Cursive)

        Constitution Day word search

      The Bald Eagle (coloring picture)

 

      Intermediate

 

      Reading.

      Branches of Government

      Class Constitution

      Who Am I?

      Constitution Day word search

 

       Advanced

       Constitution Day Crossword

       Constitution Day Word Search

      Preamble (Principles of the Constitution)

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NVVjIriFeE&list=PL0B4436E88B21FC5D

      Limited Government  

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPrZsrSmrAc&list=PL0B4436E88B21FC5D&index=2

      Bill of Rights Part 1 

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmLosRzNRqA&index=6&list=PL0B4436E88B21FC5D

      Bill of Rights Part 2 

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fndm9kPEZhs&list=PL0B4436E88B21FC5D&index=7

      Legislative Powers and Limitations

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuFRqkw5KoI&list=PL0B4436E88B21FC5D&index=3

      Executive Powers and Limitations

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQGp4acvBs0&list=PL0B4436E88B21FC5D&index=4

      Judicial Powers and Limitations

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hq0qMt1jO4w&list=PL0B4436E88B21FC5D&index=5

      

 

      September 11.  

      Beginning

       Pictures.

      http://www.google.com/search?q=9/11&biw=1024&bih=572&tbm=isch&imgil=V32AOW2wB3C8hM%253A%253B-RikzVMAOsA1FM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fbenswann.com%25252F6-reasons-to-question-and-investigate-911-on-the-13th-anniversary%25252F&source=iu&pf=m&fir=V32AOW2wB3C8hM%253A%252C-RikzVMAOsA1FM%252C_&usg=__r6

 

     The National September 11 Memorial Museum. Pictures to discuss.

      http://boston.com/bigpicture/2014/05/the_national_september_11_memorial_museum.html

 

    Intermediate

    Paul : 9/11 (3) ** par  Paul (Michigan, USA) - 6 September 2011
   Listening.  Paul explains us why 9/11 was such a tragic event in the US.

 

  Kim : my memories of 9/11 (2/2) ** par  Kim (an American woman living in France) - 7 September 2011
  As an American living in France, Kim explains how she had to deal with unexpected reactions from some French people after the attacks   of September 11th, 2001.
  

      Advanced 

      Allen : 9/11  ** par  Allen (Mississippi, USA) - 6 septembre 201 Allen remembers the day of September 11th, 2001.

      Listening.

     Jenny : my memories of 9/11 (1/3) ** par  Jenny (an English woman living in France) - 4 septembre 2011
   Jenny talks about where she was and what she was doing when she heard about the news of the attacks in the USA in 2001 and also how    she felt.

 

     Jenny : my memories of 9/11 (2/3) ** par  Jenny (an English woman living in France) - 4 septembre 2011
      Jenny explains that her brother-in-law was in New York at the time of the attacks and how she felt.

 

 

     9/11 Heroes.  Reading and Comprehension Materials and Worksheets  http://esllibrary.weebly.com/uploads/2/1/7/8/2178024/9_11_heroes.pdf

 

http://highered.mheducation.com/sites/0072564938/student_view0/chapter20/chapter_overview.html

 - Multiple Choice Quiz - difficult, but interesting (highered.mcgraw-hill.com  http://highered.mheducation.com/sites/0072564938/student_view0/chapter20/multiple_choice_quiz.html   

Paul Simon, America's Folk Soul, offers a deeply moving and atmospheric rendering of his signature tune "Sound of Silence", on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3np0DMxXKzM&feature=player_embedded#!

Song Lyrics

   Columbus Day

  Topics for Discussion

   http://www.theholidayzone.com/columbus/discuss.ht

     Beginning

   Reading Comprehension

   Columbus Day Vocabulary

   Columbus Day Picture Cards

    Coloring Page and Questions to discuss
      Columbus Landing. Coloring Page

   Columbus Day Word Search

   

   Intermediate

   The History of Columbus Day

   Columbus Day Word Search

   Reading, Listening, Gap Fill, Spelling   http://www.eslwriting.org/4565/esl-listening-columbus/

 

   Advanced 

  Selected Poems for Columbus Day http://www.theholidayzone.com/columbus/poetry.html

   Columbus Day Word Search

   Listening and Video Lesson  http://www.eslwriting.org/4565/esl-listening-columbus/

   

   Songs

  http://www.theholidayzone.com/columbus/songs.html

 

   Halloween

      Discussion topics http://www.theholidayzone.com/halloween/discussion.html

      Language Activities  http://www.theholidayzone.com/halloween/language.html

      Games http://www.theholidayzone.com/halloween/games.html

      Writing Activities http://www.theholidayzone.com/halloween/writing.html

      My Halloween Story

 

    Beginning

       Easy Halloween Word Search

      Moderate Halloween Word Search

      Easy Halloween Crossword

      A talk- and -color page about Halloween safety

      

      

      

   Intermediate

      Halloween Word Search

      Halloween Word Jumble

      Halloween Crossword

      Sensing Halloween

      

      

 

    Advanced

      Halloween Word Search

      Halloween Crossword 

      Adjectives "Who goes there?"

      Sensing Halloween

 

       Veterans Day

 

      Discussion Topics http://www.theholidayzone.com/veterans/discuss.html

 

        Beginning

      Veterans Day Word Cards

      Veterans Day  Word Search

      Veterans Day Talk- and Color Sheet

      

        

     Intermediate

      Veterans Day Word Search

      Veterans Day Vocabulary

      

 

     Advanced

      Brief History of Veterans Day:

      http://www.theholidayzone.com/veterans/history.html

      Veterans Day Crossword

      Veterans Day Word Map

      Veteran Acrostic Poem

       Video and Questions  http://www.eslvideo.com/esl_video_quiz_intermediate.php?id=14669

         

 

       Thanksgiving

 

      Discussion Topics http://www.theholidayzone.com/thanks/discuss.html

      My Thankful List

 

       Beginning

 

      Reading. First Thanksgiving.

      http://www.theholidayzone.com/thanks/reading4.html

      First Thanksgiving. Crossword

      Word Search

      Cornucopia Coloring Page. Trace, talk, and color.

      Harvest Time. Learn-and-color page with action rhymes

      Thanksgiving Word Wall Cards

      Thanksgiving Food Wall Cards

      

 

    Intermediate

 

     Reading. The Ears of Wheat. (a classic tale from the brothers Grimm)

      http://www.theholidayzone.com/thanks/reading2.html

      Talking Turkey. Crossword

      Thanksgiving Word Jumble

      Pilgrims. A talk-and-color page.

 

     

       Advanced

 

      The First Harvest-Home in Plymouth http://www.theholidayzone.com/thanks/reading1.html

      Reading. How Indian Corn Came into the World

      http://www.theholidayzone.com/thanks/reading3.html

      Celebrating Thanksgiving. Crossword.

      Word Search

      Thanksgiving Quiz Puzzle

 

      Songs:

 

      Did You Ever See a Turkey?
      (to the tune of "Did You Ever See a Lassie?")

 

       Did you ever see a turkey,
      A turkey, a turkey,
      Did you ever see a turkey
      Run this way and that?
      He runs, and he runs,
      And he runs, and he runs!.
      To keep from being dinner on Thanksgiving Day!

 

      God's Blessings
      (to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star")

 

       We are thankful for the ways
      That God's blessed us all today.
      Thanks for moms and dads so dear.
      Thanks for food and clothes we wear.
      We are thankful for the ways
      That God's blessed us all today.

      

      

   Christmas

   Beginning


      Under the Christmas - Crossword Puzzle
      At the North Pole Crossword
      Toy Land Word Search
     "The Bells Of Christmas"
      Clothes We Wear in Winter
      Holly Jolly Christmas coloring page
      Match Christmas Words

      

   Intermediate 

      Merry Christmas Crossword

      How sweet it is!
      Shop til you drop.
      The First Christmas Word Search
      Christmas Theme
      Christmas Gift Ideas Word Search
      Christmas Gift Ideas Solution

      


   Advanced

      Sing a Song Crossword
      Christmas World Search   

      http://www.sharemylesson.com/teaching-resource/Epic-Food-Word-Search-50027270/

             


   Christmas Songs (All Levels)

      Jingle Bells
      Our Christmas Tree

 


  Martin Luther King

      http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/m/martin_luther_king_jr.html


   Beginning

 

      MLK Beginning Puzzle
      MLK Easy Puzzle
      MLK Easy Crossword


   Intermediate

 

      MLK Word Puzzle
      MLK Moderate Puzzle
      MLK Intermediate Crossword


   Advanced


      MLK Mega Puzzle
      MLK Mega Crossword
      MLK reading

      " I Have a Dream" Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smEqnnklfYs


   Songs (all Levels):

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQy1o6JVPIQ
     


   Groundhog Day

 

Background of Groundhog Day (Beg. and Interm.) http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/groundhog-day


    Beginning

      Groundhog Day writing
      Groundhog Day Crossword
      Groundhog Day Crossword Answer

 


   Intermediate

      Groundhog Day Word Search
      Groundhog Day Word Search Answer

 

   Advanced


      Groundhog Day Origin
      Groundhog Day Movie Trailer:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzBosDy6eSU
      Best  Scenes from  "Groundhog Day " movie:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Bd1hqHrUPU


   Valentine's Day

      Valentine's Day Writing and Journal Prompts ( all levels)

      Beginning


    Valentine's Day Reading
    VD Elementary Puzzle
     VD Easy Word Search

 

      Intermediate

      The Story of St. Valentine

     VD Intermediate Crossword
      VD Intermediate World Search
      The Perfect Valentine's Gift

 

      Advanced


      The Story of St. Valentine
      VD Advanced Crossword
      VD Mega Word Search
      Valentine's Challenge

      

   Songs (all levels):

     "Love Me Tender"  lyrics only  http://www.oldielyrics.com/lyrics/elvis_presley/love_me_tender.html

       "Love Me Tender" video with lyrics 

      "Dance Me to the End of Love" video with lyrics

       "Souvenir" video with lyrics

      "Goodbye, My Love, Goodbye" video with lyrics 

      "I'll Always Love You" with lyrics  (a couple of pictures on this video are on the suggestive side)

      http://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/songs/whitney-houston/i-will-always-love-you.html (vocabulary exercises)

      " Chances are " by Jonny  Mathis

       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEH3uqbpsm8

       " Chances are" lyrics

       http://www.metrolyrics.com/chances-are-lyrics-johnny-mathis.html

    


   Presidents' Day

   Beginning

      President Day Coloring Papers
     Abraham Lincoln Coloring Page
      Presidents' Day Word Wall


   Intermediate


      George Washington Biography and reading comprehension question
      Biography Form
      Washington-Lincoln Venn Diagram
      Washington Word Search
      Lincoln's Birthday Word Search

 


   Advanced

 

      Reading Comprehension: George Washington Biography (plus critical thinking questions)     

     Abraham Lincoln speech "Gettysburg Address"
      US Presidents Word Search
      If I were  President
   `  President Day Crossword

      Vocabulary Game
      http://www.quia.com/cz/214743.html?AP_rand=1705283799

 

      American Presidential Speech Archive

      http://millercenter.org/president/speeches

 

 

    Songs (all levels):

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDJB0QbT32A (Song about Washington and Lincoln).

 


    Ash Wednesday

   Beginning - Intermediate

     What is Ash Wednesday?
       http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/ash-wednesday

    Advanced

      http://www.christiancrafters.com/lesson_LentCross.html
      What is Fat Tuesday?
       http://www.elcivics.com/mardi-gras-1.html

 

      St. Patrick's Day


      St. Patrick's Day Discussion Topics
      http://www.theholidayzone.com/stpat/stdiscuss.html

      Beginning


      Irish Recipes for St. Patrick's day
      http://www.theholidayzone.com/stpat/strecipes.html

      Paddy's Pooch Coloring Page
       Word Search and Answer Key


       Intermediate


       Reading and Comprehension
      Word Search and Answer Key
      Seeing Green Crossword Puzzle
      St. Patrick's Day Word Search

      Advanced


      Word Search and Answer Key
      Language Activities and Games
      St. Patrick's Day Close Exercises
      St. Patrick's Day Rhymes

 


      Irish Folk Songs ( all levels):

      My Wild Irish Rose
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdnZ6lmVcUA
      My Wild Irish Rose lyrics

      An Irishman's Dream
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oK_XPkOdNmA
      An Irishman's Dream lyrics

 

      Easter

      Easter Discussion Topics

      Beginning


      Easter Bunny Story Starter
      Easter Word Wall
      Easter Fun Word Search
      Beyond the Easter Bunny Word Search
      Easter Fun Crossword Puzzle
      Easter Card


      Intermediate

 

       Easter Eggs Crossword Puzzle
      The First Easter Crossword Puzzle
      Easter Egg Hunt
      Easter Bingo

 

      Advanced


      Easter Conversation Questions
      Easter Challenge Crossword Puzzle
       http://www.teachchildrenesl.com/worksheets.htm  This site includes Easter as well as other holidays, topics, and  language          activities which are flexible enough for different ages and language learning levels. Some of them require students to find answers on the Internet. Students do the research to comprehend the new information.

      Easter song and some Easter Jokes http://htwww.quia.com/pop/208439.html?AP_rand=2033683550

 
   Mother's Day

    Beginning

    Reading Comprehension (with reading comprehension activities)


      http://www.theholidayzone.com/mother/mreading1.html
      Reading Comprehension
      Mother's Day Puzzle0
      Mother's Day Puzzle Answer Key

      


     Intermediate

       Reading Comprehension Activities http://www.theholidayzone.com/mother/mreading2.html
      Robot Mother Reading and Writing
      Mother's Day Vocabulary
      Mother's Day Vocabulary Answer Key

      

   Advanced


      Notable Quotations about Mothering
      Reading Comprehension (with reading comprehension activities)
       http://www.theholidayzone.com/mother/mreading3.html

 

      Songs (all levels):


      "Guardian Angel" with lyrics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPMfMJ3Vvsg

      To My Mom "Save a Place for Me" with lyrics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOjZomB6Mio

      John Lennon "Mother" with lyrics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEnc3RQE2lg

      John Lennon "Woman" with lyrics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKwADG1g8ZM

 


      Memorial Day


      Beginning

       What is Memorial Day?
      Memorial Day Word Wall
      Memorial Day Crossword
      Easy Word Search
       Word Search
      


      Intermediate

      http://www.theholidayzone.com/memorial/history.html The History of Memorial Day
      http://www.theholidayzone.com/memorial/conversation.html Discussion Topics
      Memorial Day Crossword
      Moderate Word Search


        Advanced

       http://www.theholidayzone.com/memorial/history.html The History of Memorial Day
        http://www.theholidayzone.com/memorial/conversation.html Discussion Topics
      Memorial Day Crossword
      Challenging Memorial Day Word Search

 


      Songs (all levels):

 

      Ballad of the Green Beret http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX4Flhw0HSA
      Green Beret lyrics http://www.scoutsongs.com/lyrics/balladofthegreenbaret.html
      America the Beautiful with lyrics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0bs9ZvM8gQ

 


       Flag Day

 

      Beginning:

 

       American Flag Reading
      American Flag Puzzle
      American Flag Puzzle Answer Key
      American Flag Reading -2
       Coloring Page http://www.teachervision.com/tv/printables/0876285868_431.pdf
      Pledge of Allegiance http://www.teachervision.com/tv/printables/pledge.pdf

 


       Intermediate:

      Reading Comprehension http://http://www.tholidayzone.com/flag/flag.html
      All about Statue of Liberty http://www.teachervision.com/tv/printables/botr/botr_065_10-10.pdf
      Citizenship Crossword  http://www.teachervision.com/tv/printables/botr/botr_065_11-11.pdf
      Patriotic Word search  http://www.classroomjr.com/flag-day-worksheets/patriotic-word-search-key/


  

       Advanced:

     Reading Comprehension  http://www.theholidayzone.com/flag/star.html
      Citizenship Word search http://www.teachervision.com/tv/printables/citws.pdf

 


      Songs ( all levels):

      The Star- Spangled Banner with lyrics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh20Xsn_p9k
      There's a Star -Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53e8e1qOOBc
      There's a Star-Spangled Banner lyrics http://www.scoutsongs.com/lyrics/theres-a-star-spangled-banner-waving-somewhere.html

 


      Father's Day

      Discussion Topics: http://www.theholidayzone.com/father/fdiscuss.html
      Language Activities:  http://www.theholidayzone.com/father/flanguage.html

 


      Beginning:

      FD Vocabulary 
      FD Vocabulary Answer
      FD Reading
      Reading http://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics6june/fathers-day/easy-reading.html
       FD Word Search1
      Coloring Page http://www.printactivities.com/ColoringPages/Fathers_Day_Coloring_Pages/Number_1_Dad.html
      FD Word Search 2 http://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics6june/fathers-day/printable-word-search.html
      Puzzle http://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics6june/fathers-day/fathers-day-crossword.html


      Intermediate:

      FD Present
      Father's Day Story Paper http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/fathers-day-story-paper
      FD Crossword
      FD Crossword Answer
      FD Word Search http://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics6june/fathers-day/fathers-day-wordsearch.html

      Advanced:

      Quotations about Fathers http://www.theholidayzone.com/father/fquotes.html
      Games and Activities  http://www.theholidayzone.com/father/fgames.html

      Songs (all levels):

      Father's Love (with lyrics) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWGq9z5lccs
      Thank You for Being My Dad (with lyrics) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-CbzUjUJMo 
      Through the Love of My Father (with lyrics) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7SH9eP7Q_o

 


      Independence Day

         Beginning

         Family BBQ
         Potato Salad Recipe
         Fireworks Safety

 


         Intermediate

         Writing. Independence Day Picnic http://www.elcivics.com/independence-day-picture-worksheet.pdf
         Independence Day Games http://www.theholidayzone.com/fourth/julygames.html
         Find the Differences
         Independence Day Crossword
         Independence Day Crossword Answer Key
         US Symbols Word Search

 


            Advanced

         Celebrating America's Birthday http://www.theholidayzone.com/fourth/letter.html
         Notable Quotations http://www.theholidayzone.com/fourth/julyquotes.html
         Resolution of the stamp Act http://www.theholidayzone.com/fourth/julystamp.html
         Liberty or Death http://www.theholidayzone.com/fourth/julyhenry.html
         Declaration of Independence http://www.theholidayzone.com/fourth/declaration.html
          4th of July Word Search

 


         Songs (all levels):

      America the Beautiful (with lyrics) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GnWMjM9AIQ
      This Land is Your Land (with lyrics) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeMLaQTwIgU