Updated November 21, 2014

Welcome to Mr. Kash's History Page at MrKash.com. I am a history teacher at Madison Middle School in North Hollywood, California. I have designed this website to be used by history students and teachers interested in exploring the Internet as part of their studies. The Parents section provides parents access to what students are doing in my class on a daily basis. The site is frequently updated to highlight the celebrations and events of the month. I hope you enjoy yourself and learn something. Feel free to email me with comments and suggestions at jkash@mrkash.com.

 

November Holidays and Events

 

Day of the Dead

Celebrated on November 2, the Day of the Dead or El Día de los Muertos is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and by Latinos living in the United States and Canada. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. Learn more below.
The Day of the Dead
Day of the Day from Teacher’s Domain
Day of the Dead, Día de los Muertos

 

Veterans Day was first celebrated at the end of World War I as Armistice Day. Armistice Day was set aside to honor and remember the brave men and women who died during the “war to end all wars.” Unfortunately, WWI did not end war. We can only pray that someday, war will end. We celebrate Veterans Day on November 11th.
History of Veterans Day
Fact Monster Veterans Day

The Gettysburg Address

"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal." Abraham Lincoln spoke these immortal words on November 19, 1863 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Lincoln had gone to Gettysburg to dedicate a cemetery to all those who had died in the battle there. His speech became the most famous in American history. Learn more about the speech and the battle below.
Read the text to the Gettysburg Address
See an image of the actual Gettysburg Address
The Battle of Gettysburg
The Battle of Gettysburg eyewitness accounts

Kennedy Assassination

On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. It was certainly a day that anyone alive at that time will never forget. Learn more below.
Story from the New York Times
Story from the BBC
JFK Assassination from History.com
Kennedy Biography


On the fourth Thursday of November, Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, a national holiday honoring the early settlers and their harvest feast known as the first Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving will be celebrated on Thursday, November 27th this year.
Thanksgiving on the Net
The History of Thanksgiving
The First Thanksgiving



 

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