This holiday season, use informational texts and research of the history of Christmas and its traditions in the U.S by teaching a unit that integrates ELA and social studies at the same time! The materials in this unit are interactive and utilize multimodal strategies to increase student engagement and outcomes. The research unit is a comprehensive week long unit that integrates technology, vocabulary, writing, art, reading strategies and more! Students will respond to informational text by answering questions in a student booklet in a variety of formats. Students will learn vocabulary words by creating a picture vocabulary flip book. The vocabulary words are embedded throughout the unit to promote ample opportunities for learning.
NOTE: There are parts of this unit that mention the story of the birth of Jesus as a reason for celebrating Christmas. If your school does not allow any religion to be taught, the pages can be omitted. The PowerPoint slides are zipped separately: Story of the Birth of Jesus and Christmas in the U.S. Most of the unit is based on traditions that were brought to the U.S. from other countries, symbols of Christmas and their meanings as well as the history of the holiday.
Included with your purchase:
*Presentation Slides: Christmas in the U.S: 19 slides
*Presentation Slides: Story of the Birth of Jesus: 10 slides
*How to Use page with daily activities.
*Student Workbook with comprehension questions: 12 pages plus a blackline option for the cover.
*Vocabulary cards: 19
*Definitions for Vocabulary words
*Vocabulary word flip book with pictures
*Get the Gist Graphic Organizer (main idea)
*Writing paper (2 options for handwriting lines)
*Graphic Organizer for writing a paragraph (2 options for handwriting lines)
*Crossword puzzle with answer key
*Puzzle Pieces vocabulary match (word, picture and definition)
*Christmas in the U.S labels for pocket to store student work
*Photos for an Anchor Chart
*2 SMART ART writing activities: Santa Claus and Christmas Tree
Your download will be a zip file with a PDF of the PowerPoint presentation and the research unit.
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Units are also sold separately if you did not need the entire bundle:
*Discovering Las Posadas Research Unit
*Discovering Kwanzaa Research Unit
*Discovering Christmas in the U.S. Research Unit
*Discovering Hanukkah Research Unit
*Discovering Ramadan Research Unit (Not included in the MEGA bundle)