Christmas Around the World and so much more! Why avoid Christmas in the classroom? Instead, take an in depth look at Christmas Around the World! This unit incorporates a study of the major ancient & modern winter solstice celebrations including Christmas,Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.
Common Core Standards Aligned (5th, 6th, 7th, 8th Grades) English Language Arts and Social Studies
Included in the unit:
What is the Winter Solstice?
Small Group Project Assignment
Internet research assignment with suggested search terms
Symbols & traditions linked to the winter solstice
Group research worksheets
Teacher information sheets on each winter solstice celebration
Flip-chart presentation instructions
Station rotation comparison activity with comparison charts
Questions for class discussion
Rubric scoring guide
Every time I do this with my students in the classroom, I find new holidays that some of my students celebrate that are typically ignored in the classroom. They are so excited to be able to share their family traditions with the class!
I hope you enjoy this unit as much as my students and I have!
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