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Christmas {and Other Holidays Too!} Around the World

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It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Teach your students about holiday traditions and customs around the globe with our Holidays Around the World unit.

Each holiday/country in this unit is introduced through an interactive reader you copy and hand out to students. Students read along with you, in pairs, or independently, to learn about how each country celebrates their holiday. Most pages in the reader are interactive, meaning, after the student reads the page, they need to add something to the picture.

Examples include:

"Draw the treats Elise might receive in her shoes"
"Draw the porridge in front of Nisse so he doesn't play any Christmas tricks!"

This unit will really get your students involved in your Holidays Around the World unit this year!

Countries and Holidays in this Unit:

USA Christmas
USA Kwanzaa
USA Hanukkah
Christmas in Australia
Christmas in Germany
Christmas in France
Christmas in Italy
Christmas in Africa
Las Posadas in Mexico
Christmas/Saint Lucia in Scandinavia
Christmas in The North Pole

Each country has a reader and at least one extension activity to extend your students' learning.

Make it an experience by flying on Reindeer Airlines!

Also included, to make your students feel like they're truly travelling the globe:
*Airline Tickets
*Passport
*Passport Stamps
*World Maps
*Itineraries
*Suitcase supplies and instructions

Download the preview to get a good look of what this unit includes {not all countries shown}

Please note the booklets are not designed to be printed back to back. They are single sided only.

Happy Holidays! We know you'll love this unit!

Halle & Jenna
Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

*This unit is the original work of Halle Hird and Jenna Halpin. Please respect our creativity. This unit is for single classroom use only. Please purchase additional licences if you plan on sharing this unit with your colleagues.
Copyright 2012

Key Words:
Christmas, Holidays, Readers, Comprehension, Christmas Around the World, Holidays Around the World, Christmas Activities, Activities
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105
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On  December 17, 2013,  Sarah S. asked:
Hi, I love these readers! The kids really enjoy them. I noticed that on Italy La Befana is misspelled. It should not have a l in it. Thanks!
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On  December 19, 2013Across the Hall in 2nd Grade answered:
Thank you for letting me know! It will be fixed ASAP!
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On  December 12, 2012Kelly Whittier (TpT Seller) asked:
Hi there! I am very excited to start using this, however I am not sure about something. In the unit on the itinerary and on the cover of the book you say Christmas in Africa. However, in the story the child lives in South Africa, and the flag you put on the label is for South Africa. South Africa is a country on the continent of Africa. Do you actually mean Christmas in South Africa? The label with the South African flag says Africa, but I believe it should say South Africa, as should the other items. Can you clear up for me what you are intending? I was going to make up my own label for South Africa and cover for South Africa, but if you meant those instead and are able to revise, that would be much easier! Thank you! (And I hope I make sense - if I didn't explain clearly, just let me know.) :)
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On  December 12, 2012Across the Hall in 2nd Grade answered:
We can add the South Africa labels for you! Ill let you know when they're up!

Ok, South Africa labels have been added!

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On  November 29, 2012Jenna Frederick (TpT Seller) asked:
I just purchased this and am very excited about using it in the next couple of weeks with my students. However I am trying to figure out how to make the sheets into a booklet. This looks to be put together differently than I have seen most booklets done. If I copy back to back and fold the papers in half it does not appear to be in the correct order. Can you explain how you have these assembled?
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On  November 29, 2012Across the Hall in 2nd Grade answered:
Hi Jenna,

The booklets are not designed to be printed back to back. They should be copied, cut down the middle and stapled. We ran into issues with back to back booklets in the past, and purposely designed them this way. Down the road we may make them back to back as an option, but not at this time. We hope you have great success with this unit in your classroom! Happy Holidays! ~Halle and Jenna
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On  November 25, 2012,  Buyer asked:
Hello! I just purchased your Christmas Around the World unit and it is so cute! I can't wait to use it in my class in the coming weeks. I just noticed one little thing. In the USA section Hanukkah is spelled wrong. You spelled it with only one "k". I wanted to let you know. Thank you again for the unit and all of your hard work!
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On  November 26, 2012Across the Hall in 2nd Grade answered:
I thought that was an acceptable version of the word! At least according to Microsoft office it is! Thanks for your kind words and for pointing it out. I will fix ASAP.
Halle
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Christmas {and Other Holidays Too!} Around the World
Christmas {and Other Holidays Too!} Around the World
Christmas {and Other Holidays Too!} Around the World
Christmas {and Other Holidays Too!} Around the World