This Poster assignment can be used as a language assignment during the month of December. Alternatively (and this is how I used it), it can be an assignment for the Grade 2 Social Studies: Changing Family and Community Traditions. We have been learning about various traditions and celebrations around the world, so this is a nice assignment to bring all the concepts together.
Here is a letter you can send home to parents if it will be an 'at home' assignment:
Social Studies: Christmas Around the World
We have been learning about different traditions and celebrations around the world. Since Christmas is around the corner, I would like your child to research traditions of Christmas in another country that interests them. You might want to choose a country of origin for your family or something entirely new and exciting to them. Please have them do their own research through internet searches or books. Have them fill out the poster in their best work. I will give you 2 copies. One could be a rough copy and the other is the final copy to hand in and present to the class. Keep these in mind to achieve a level 4:
Capital letters at the beginning
Punctuation (commas and end marks)
Proper sentences that fully answer the question
Answers based on thorough research
Poster is visually appealing to the reader
For the oral presentation: use of a clear speaking voice and expression in your voice
If you have any questions, feel free to message me. Thanks for your ongoing cooperation and I look forward to seeing your child’s hard work. The due date for this assignment is: _________.