Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day 2009

The modern Mother's Day holiday was created by Anna Jarvis and it's now celebrated on various days in many places around the world. It complements Father's Day, the celebration honoring fathers.

This holiday is relatively modern, being created at the start of the 20th century, and should not be confused with the early pagan and Christian traditions honoring mothers, or with the 16th century celebration of Mothering Sunday, which is also known as Mother's Day in the UK.

In most countries the Mother's Day celebration is a recent holiday derived from the Mothering Sunday holiday in the UK.

It is celebrated in Australia, Malaysia, India, Canada, and United States each year on the second Sunday of May.

- Wikipedia

Lesson Plan Information
Title: The Best Gift, for Shoe-er!
Objectives: Students turn an old shoe into a memorable planter gift for Mother's Day.
Concepts: Mother's Day, mother, family, present, holiday
Grade Level: PreK-5
Subject: Visual Arts
Materials: An old shoe for each student, gold paint, paintbrushes, potting soil, flower seeds.
Time Needed: Two 50-minute class periods
Provided by: Education World, submitted by Gary Hopkins

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