May Day Explained

What is May Day? Why and when do we celebrate it? Find out with an informational video that details the holiday's background and today's celebratory traditions.   

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Flip the classroom; assign the video for homework prior to an in-class discussion, lesson, or activity 
  • Pause the video after quiz time to discuss answers 
  • Plan a May Day celebration in your classroom equipped with decorative flowers, plants, and tress 
Classroom Considerations

  • Begins with a brief commercial 
  • May Day takes place on May 1st 
Pros

  • Includes subtitles without having to enable the feature provided by the video player 
  • Lists and defines vocabulary terms throughout the duration of the video 
Cons

  • None