This zipped Christmas and winter holiday resource contains 3 separate files related to the history of the Christmas tree and the use of evergreens in winter festivals. Files include:
* Christmas Tree History - A reproducible article/reading passage on the origins of the Christmas tree, along with 4 reproducible pages of templates for creating an accordion shape book. After reading the article, students write a summary of each major event in the history of the Christmas tree and compile a shape book timeline. Directions for creating the book, an answer key, and suggested web resources for further research are also included. (6 pages in all)
* Christmas Tree Timeline - This 3 page file contains teaching tips and suggestions, including internet resources, a printable Christmas Tree Facts sheet, and reproducible cards suitable for creating a timeline on the history of the Christmas tree. This product is included in both a pdf and Word document format.
* Illustrated Tree Timeline - A nine page file including suggestions for use and an answer key. Students read/compile a reproducible minibook about the history of the Christmas tree, and illustrate each page by adding details to a tree outline to match the events described on the page. This product is included in both a pdf and Open Office Draw (.odg) format.
This resource contains a total of 18 pages. THIS PRODUCT IS ALSO AVAILABLE AS PART OF MY CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES FOR INTERMEDIATE GRADES - BUNDLED PACKAGE
For similar Christmas related activities, see my other products:
Legend of the Christmas Spider Unit and Printables
Super Centers Christmas Symbols Theme
Reindeer Games Christmas Activities
Christmas Math and Literacy Activities for the Primary Grades
by Rebecca Bettis
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