These Christmas Around the World Journals (sometimes called Holidays Around the World) are a great way to have students document what they learn as you do the activities you've had in place for years (or the ones you're starting for the first time).
If you have great activities and crafts to do for your Christmas Around the World unit each year, then you are going to LOVE this print and go resource! Students will reflect on each of the countries you teach about during the course of the day, week, or month. In the end, they'll have a great reflective journal to help them remember everything they've learned during your Christmas Around the World unit and something to show off to their families.
This product includes:
- 104 full page journal sheets for students to write and draw what they learned about each country (plus a blank sheet to write in your own country!)
- 104 half page journal sheets for students to WRITE what they learned about each country (plus a blank sheet to write in your own country!)
-104 half page journal sheets for students to DRAW what they learned about each country (plus a blank sheet to write in your own country!)
- 3 rubric sheets (one for one country, one for ten countries, and one blank rubric for you to fill in)
- 3 different cover options - one full cover, one in black and white, and one with just words to save ink
In this download you will NOT find ideas, resources, crafts, or activities for teaching about Christmas Around the World. This resource is ONLY the journals to reflect on the lessons you are teaching during your unit of study.
How you *might* use these Christmas Around the World reflective journal sheets!
You will need to decide which country or countries you want your students to research or learn about during your Christmas Around the World unit.
Will you teach all of the lessons? Will students do their own research? Will you partner up with other teachers to each teach a country and do a craft? Then students could rotate from teacher to teacher or room to room.
Will students research one country a day? How many countries do you want them to get through?
How will they get information? Will you go the library and check out books? Will you let them do an internet search? Will you give them websites to locate the information? Will you set up a WebQuest or website database from your school page?
Will each student in your class research 2-3 countries on their own to compile one large class book? Will they do presentations of what they have learned as their page is added to the book?
This lesson can be as guided or independent as you would like! The point of these journals is for students to record what they have learned.
Use these journals to reflect on what you’ve learned AFTER the lesson, or use them to showcase what you learned while reading.
Check out the preview file to see the layout of the pages, the rubrics, and the covers within this Christmas Around the World product!
Here is a list of the countries, districts, and holidays included in this Christmas Around the World resource: Afghanistan, Africa, Alaska, America, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bethlehem, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Chinese New Year, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Egypt, England, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Guatemala, Haiti, Hanukkah, Hawaii, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kwanzaa, Latin America, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Micronesia, Netherlands, New Guinea, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Korea, Northern Ireland, Norway, Pakistan, Palestinian territories, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scandinavia, Scotland, Sicily, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, South America, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, Ukraine, United States, Venezuela, United States, Vietnam, Wales, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and one blank page to add any other holiday or country of your choice!