ERIC Number: ED371567
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
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American Holidays: Exploring Traditions, Customs and Backgrounds. Vocabureader Workbook 3.
Klebanow, Barbara; Fischer, Sara
The workbook is an English vocabulary development text focusing on words associated with traditions, customs, and background of holidays celebrated in the United States, and in some cases also in Canada and elsewhere. The special vocabulary is presented in seventeen readings, written in repetitive style so the student can learn the definitions of each word through the context. Each describes an American holiday, with key vocabulary in boldface type. The first section of each reading explains the traditions and customs of the holiday; the second explores its historical and cultural background. Five or six exercises, progressing from easy to more difficult and requiring exploration of forms and meanings of the key words, follow each reading selection. The holidays include: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King's Birthday; Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day; St. Patrick's Day; Mother's Day; Memorial Day; Father's Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Columbus Day; Halloween; Veterans Day; Election Day; Thanksgiving; Christmas; and birthday. Suggested teaching techniques, an answer key, and a key word index are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Context, English (Second Language), Holidays, Social History, Sociocultural Patterns, Vocabulary Development
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: United States