This Christmas Around the World for Older Kids (3rd - 6th grades) 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. Your students will stay engaged with passages, maps, flags, and scrapbook pages for each of 15 countries.
Specifically it contains:
Detailed Teacher Notes
15 Tradition Passages with Comprehension Questions (and keys)
15 Country Maps with Map Skills Questions (and keys)
15 World Map and Flag Pages (***Now these pages come in two versions, with the word "color" or "colour" so you can choose which one to use)
15 Scrapbook Pages to Record Important Facts (and keys)
Venn Diagram (to compare and contrast)
World Map (to record all of the countries)
4 Student Booklet Covers (2 say Christmas Around the World and 2 say Holidays Around the World)
Materials for a fun Trifold Country Research Project:
A Double Sided Trifold Research Report Template
Master List of Countries to Research for Trifold
List of Suggested Websites for Research
Student Research Note Pages (3 of these)
Here are the Countries Covered:
Israel (focuses on Hanukkah)
Mexico (added 2017!)
United States (added 2017!)
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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