This is an ELA CCSS Aligned Thematic Unit about December Holiday Celebrations and Traditions Around the World for Grades 2-3.The countries included are: Mexico, Brazil, Germany, France, Italy, England, Australia, and Israel. Students will learn about what holiday each country celebrates, how they celebrate it, and some interesting traditions. They will make a passport and fill out their passport by coloring the symbol and flag of each country and writing an interesting tradition after reading about each country. They will write subject poems about each country they visit and locate each country on a world map. There is a fun introduction activity and wrapping up the unit writing prompts, travel poster activity, and persuasive speeches. Lesson plans and CCSS included.
Table of Contents
Common Core Standards
Unit Planning Guide
Introduction Activity: Where in the World Is This?
Setting Up Student Folders Information
Folder Cover Labels
Passport Book and Country pages
Holiday Celebrations and Traditions for each country includes:
Note taking Graphic Organizer
Word Wall Words
Subject Poem Form
Wrapping Up the Unit Activities: Writing and Travel Poster includes:
Informative Text and Opinion Piece Graphic Organizers
Class Writing Book Covers
Persuasive Speech Writing Graphic Organizers
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