Christmas Around the World is a religion project designed to promote multiculturalism and learning in the classroom!
Students will work in groups or individually to research how Christmas is celebrated in different parts of the world. Students will require multiple work periods to choose a country with a large Christian community. Students will research how to say Merry Christmas in that language. They will also look up traditions, interesting facts, and create a visual and oral presentation for their country of choice.
The goal of the assignment is for students to explore and compare how Christmas traditions are celebrated in different countries.
Technology Required for Students:
- Technology with internet connection
- Google Slides or Powerpoint
Ontario Curriculum Expectations:
LS3.1: Name several of the diverse religions that are present in their community and compare some of the ways they celebrate God’s presence at special moments of human life (i.e. birth, marriage, death, days of religious observance, feasts and festivals, images of God). [CCC nos. 811-822]
LC1.2: Identify how members of the Church witness to God’s universal love, to the nature of the Church being “catholic”
LS3.2: Describe how Christians celebrate the presence of God in the special moments of their lives
Interactive Strategies 2.2 demonstrate an understanding of appropriate speaking behaviour in a variety of situations, including paired sharing, dialogue, and small- and large group discussions (e.g., ask questions to clarify understanding before responding; respond to a group member’s comment by making a personal connection to their own experience; show awareness of and sensitivity towards the background and experiences of other group members when expressing their own views)
Clarity and Coherence 2.3 communicate orally in a clear, coherent manner, presenting ideas, opinions, and information in a readily understandable form (e.g., present an argument that has a clearly stated purpose, point-by-point development, and relevant supporting details)
Language - Creating Media Texts
Purpose and Audience 3.1 describe in detail the topic, purpose, and audience for media texts they plan to create (e.g., an advertising campaign to encourage st