This is a powerpoint I created for my Third grade class to teach them about the life and history of the real Saint Nicholas. The slides detail his life and how he became to be honored as a saint. It also details how his patronage started the tradition of gift-giving in Europe and the various ways countries celebrate. It also includes an ending slide on the American adaptation of Saint Nicholas to be recognized, not as a saint but as a gift-giving elf who comes December 25th. This powerpoint provides a comprehensive history of Saint Nicholas while also explaining our present American traditions.