This unit is suited to older primary/elementary students.
The meaning of Christmas and the way it is celebrated has changed in more recent time. This unit is designed to uncover the origin and traditions of Christmas and explore the ways Christmas has changed and the reasons this may have happened, while having fun in preparation for Christmas.
Present the class findings at your Xmas Party or Xmas Presentation.
CONTENT: Introduction, Task
Christmas Traditions: Christmas around the World. Christmas in Europe, Asia, Australia, Americas and Christmas in the USA plus History.
PREPARING FOR CHRISRTMAS: Advent, Festival of Lights, Feast of St Nicholas, Christmas Food.
Christmas Decorations: Snowflakes, Wreaths, Christmas Trees, Decorations and Christmas Cards, Christmas Card & Gift Tags
CHRISTMAS CAROLS AND CAROLING: Traditions carols, Christmas Songs, Caroling DIY and Australian Christmas Carols.
GIFTS AND GIFT GIVERS: St Nicholas or Santa Claus, Father Christmas. The Epiphany: La Befana, Babushka and the Three Wiseman. Christ Kindle or Kris Kringle / Secret Santa
Christmas Story: The Christmas Story, Secular Christmas Books, Christmas Movies, Christmas Cribs / Nativity Scenes
MORE ACTIVITIES AND GAMES; Games: Christmas Craft, Christmas Games
METHODOLOGY: Teacher’s Notes: Celebrations, Online Resources
WORKSHEETS: Christmas tradition Comparison, Christmas Research Record Sheet, Christmas Research Activity Sheet, Christmas Comprehension
Christmas Cards & Gift Tags - DIY
DIY Stationary and Gift Wrapping
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