About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering American traditions material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the reasons for daylight savings time and half-mast flags. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
- Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
- Students who have fallen behind in memorizing information about flags at half-mast, Black Friday and daylight savings time
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning US history (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam
How It Works:
- Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
- Refer to the lesson to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
- Complete your review with the Explaining American Traditions chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging instruction and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Take the Explaining American Traditions chapter exam to make sure you're prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any US history question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: View lessons on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about American traditions for a standard US history course. Topics covered include:
- History behind putting flags at half-mast
- The tradition of Black Friday
- Reasons for daylight savings time
1. Why Are Flags Put at Half-Mast?
Most of us are familiar with the sight of the national flag at half-staff, but do you know why we do this? In this lesson we'll explore the history and meaning of this symbolic gesture.
2. What is Daylight Savings Time?
Daylight Saving Time is a controversial topic, one that many people have strong feelings over. In this lesson, we'll explore the history of DST and see how it's been implemented over time (pun intended).
3. Why Is It Called Black Friday?
Many people have firm opinions about Black Friday. But, love it or hate it, do you know where the term comes from? You might be surprised. In this lesson, we'll talk about the real history behind this name and see how it became what it is today.
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Other chapters within the US History 2 Study Guide course
- Industrialization & Urbanization in America
- The Progressive Era
- American Imperialism
- The Roaring 20s
- The Great Depression
- America & World War II
- America in the Cold War
- US Protests, Activism & Civil Rights
- 1970s America
- The Presidents of Contemporary America
- 21st Century America (1992-2013)
- Elements of American Government
- U.S. Public Policy & Social Programs
- The Economics of Public Policies
- Fiscal & Economic Policy of American Government
- Employment and Unemployment Issues
- Modern Economic Systems Overview
- Types and Effects of Inflation
- Global Trade, Global Markets & Macroeconomics
- Principles and Basis of Business Decisions
- International Trade Treaties & Regulations
- Fundamentals of Geography
- Geography and Farming
- Geography & the Global Economy
- Political Geography Overview
- Settlement Patterns Overview
- World Population
- Human and Cultural Migration