Holidays celebrated around the world are so interesting to study! We are all so accustomed to our own holidays that we don't think twice about them, where they came from or what they mean.
Inside this packet you will find resources to help you guide your students to THINK CRITICALLY about the holidays they celebrate and COMPARE and CONTRAST these holidays with celebrations around the world.
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Gain Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
Standard 2.1: Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the culture studied
Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture
Standard 4.1: Students demonstrate understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own
Standard 4.2: Students demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own.
II-III A brief explanation of each resource and ideas on how to use them in your
1 Bulletin Board ideas
2-3 Critical thinking assignment & teacher guide
4-5 Critical thinking assignment & teacher guide
6 Research Assignment (U.S. holidays)
7 Research Assignment (foreign holidays)
8-9 Calendar Project & Guideline Checklist
10-13 Holiday creation- Research assignment & teacher guide
14 Thank you!