Merry Christmas from the United States! In “A History of Christmas in the United States in a nutshell with Pepper" Pepper helps students learn a short history of how and why some Christmas traditions came about in the United States. Pepper covers from the 1600's to today including topics such as decorations, treats, Saint Nicholas, Santa Claus and Christianity. There is a detailed eleven-page 'newspaper' for older students, a simpler booklet for younger students, and sheets for the youngest students to use. Therefore this package can be used for those in Pre-K to Grade 10 or higher (or ages 3 to 15 or higher). The documents are in PDF, PowerPoint and Word so you can edit them.
The PowerPoint is an interactive presentation that allows students to provide answers before they are shown on the next slide. Notes are included in the PowerPoint providing information from the booklet and newspaper, but can be ignored during the slide presentation for a simpler, stream-lined overview.
Pepper has also included writing practice sheets, a wish list for students to complete, Christmas and winter greeting cards, Santa poems, a winter ice breaker game, an easy play dough recipe and a simple eggnog recipe suitable for students to drink. Finally, a bonus four-page reference document of the relevant verses from the Bible on the birth of Christ is included. Please see the preview for more details.
To learn about Christmas in England, go to Christmas in England with Pepper
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