Introduce Christmas traditions around the world with this fun unit, including activities related to Christmas celebrations in Mexico, France, England, and Germany. THIS PRODUCT IS ALSO AVAILABLE AS PART OF MY CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES FOR INTERMEDIATE GRADES - BUNDLED PACKAGE
The activities focus mainly on 4 countries: Mexico, England, France, and Germany. Included are 3 main types of activities:
1) Countries Fact Sheets - Four full-color, illustrated pages for each country are included. The pages detail each country's customs, decorations, traditional foods, and gift bringers. The pages can be printed out and compiled into booklets. As students read each booklet, they fill in the appropriate parts of the included Countries Chart to compare each country. Each fact sheet is included in both a pdf and MS Word format. Also included is a Foreign Vocabulary Card for each country listing Christmas words and phrases in that country's official language.
2) Gift Bringers eBook - This PowerPoint presentation highlights the gift bringers of 8 countries (Japan, Belgium, Italy, Sweden, France, Spain, England, and Russia). After viewing/reading the ebook, students complete and print out the included MS Word template about the ebook.
3) Hands-On Reading Passages - Included are 4 reading passages and comprehension questions written similarly to test prep passages. Each passage details the history of a Christmas custom and includes a no cook recipe or directions for creating a craft related to the passage. Students read the passage, create the recipe or craft, and answer the comprehension questions. Passages include: Pinatas (Mexico), Yule Logs (France), Christmas Crackers (England), and Candy Canes (Germany). An answer key is included.
4) A vocabulary activity, "Vocabulary Stocking Stuffers", is also included.
This zipped file contains a total of 39 pages and slides. For other Christmas units, see the following products:
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by Rebecca Bettis
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