Run, run as fast as you can. Come with me, I'm the Gingerbread Man. I will be taking you on a web quest to visit Turkey, Italy, Germany, Sweden, and Mexico and learn about Christmas customs and traditions in those lands. Each country we visit will provide information about where the country is located, interesting facts about their celebrations, when they celebrate, who brings gifts and treats, and special foods they eat. Along the way, the children will create a "writing mini" communicating what they have learned about each country. At the end of the web quest, each "writing mini" will be displayed on a gingerbread man inquiry board. The entire web quest is aligned with the common core standards.