This Christmas Around the World for Older Kids unit is a great way to integrate reading strategies and social studies concepts, while learning about something fun and thematic during the month of December.
Specifically it contains:
13 Traditions Passages with Comprehension Questions (and keys)
13 Country Maps with Map Skills Questions (and keys)
A World Map and Flag for each of the 12 Countries
13 Scrapbook Pages to Record Key Facts (and keys)
Venn Diagram (to compare and contrast)
World Map (to record all of the countries)
Student Cover (if you want to make these into a booklet)
Research Report - Complete Set of Materials (see below)
Here are the Countries Covered:
Israel (focuses on Hanukkah)
This unit also contains a Christmas Traditions Research project that incorporates technology, research skills, and reading for information strategies. It’s optional of course but it is an excellent learning activity that’s lots of fun for the kids.
Master List of Countries for Trifold Mini- Christmas Traditions Research Reports
List of Suggested Websites for Research
Student Research Note Pages (3 of these)
Double Sided Trifold Research Report Template
Detailed Teacher Notes
We all know that in December, it can be a little nutty in the classroom and it’s best to keep the kids “merry and bright”. I really love this unit because it’s engaging, out of the norm, and besides being educational, it’s something the kids will actual enjoy doing. This resource can be a huge time saver for you during this busy time, as all of the pages are print and go!
Want to try a sample country? Here’s an Italy FREEBIE:
Christmas Around the World for Older Kids: Italy FREEBIE
Looking for more holiday resources? I really love this Christmas Literacy Set for 4th/5th Grades:
Christmas Literacy Set
Here are some great winter themed resources:
Winter Paired Texts for 4th - 6th Grades
Winter Literacy Set
Winter Themed Language Task Cards Bundle
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