Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations in GALILEO
Looking for resources to support Georgia Performance Standards related to holidays, celebrations, and festivals? GALILEO has several resources with articles and book chapters to help students learn about these.
For information on holidays and festivals from all over the planet, Book Collection: Nonfiction offers book chapters for all grade levels, and History Reference Center includes articles for grades 5-12. From feasts and fiestas in Mexico to the Chinese New Year and from the history of Thanksgiving to May Day, students can find book chapters about the customs of a wide range of cultures.
Encyclopædia Britannica School Edition includes great background information on festivals and holidays around the world with articles about the origin of holidays current holidays celebrated in the United States and other countries.
Students can also search SIRS Discoverer (elementary and middle school) or SIRS Issues Researcher (high school) for a particular holiday or festival. The Spotlight feature in each of these resources also includes a spotlight on winter holidays as well as other celebrations. To see the Spotlights in SIRS Discoverer, just click on the Spotlight of the Month at the bottom of the screen. In SIRS Issues Researcher, click the Database Features tab at the top and then choose Spotlight On… to see the spotlights.
Kids Search (elementary) and Student Research Center (middle and high) provide articles from newspapers, magazines, and encyclopedias as well as primary source documents and multimedia related to many aspects of celebrations. Search for a particular holiday or search for holidays in Kids Search or holidays in Student Research Center to see the breadth of what’s included.
Finally, for a peek at how Georgians have celebrated holidays and other special days over the years, check out the Digital Library of Georgia.
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Express Links for Databases Mentioned in this Post:
Book Collection: Nonfiction: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zbnf
History Reference Center: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zbhr
Encyclopædia Britannica School Edition: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zebs
SIRS Discoverer: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zssd
SIRS Issues Researcher: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zsks
Kids Search: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zbks
Student Research Center: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zbst
Digital Library of Georgia: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=dlg1