December Holiday Celebrations and Traditions Around the World

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my first time using some of this for my prek babies! they did enjoying learning the different cultures


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
Book Cover
World Map
Passport Book and Country pages

Holiday Celebrations and Traditions for each country includes:
Note taking Graphic Organizer
Word Wall Words
Picture/Word Cards
Reading Text
Subject Poem Form

Wrapping Up the Unit Activities: Writing and Travel Poster includes:
Informative Text and Opinion Piece Graphic Organizers
Writing Prompts
Writing Papers
Class Writing Book Covers
Persuasive Speech Writing Graphic Organizers

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*****Please download the Preview file to see sample pages of the Unit Daily Planner and all the materials and activities in this packet. Thank you.
Total Pages
74 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words.


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