Holiday Activities for Middle and High School | Fall & Winter Holiday Activities

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    These fun and engaging Holiday activities for middle and high school will have your students practicing growth mindset, writing, imagery, poetry and more! Including activities for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Black History Month, and Valentines Day, this bundle is just what you need to keep your students engaged during the holidays!


    RESOURCE BREAKDOWN:

    HALLOWEEN:


    1. HALLOWEEN PARTY MENU USING IMAGERY

    Students look up the menu from their favorite restaurant and use it as inspiration to create their own Halloween party menu describing their favorite foods... with a scary twist!

    2. FAIRY TALE TO SCARY TALE!

    Students put a Halloween spin on a fairy tale of their choice, by making it into a scary story!

    3. HALLOWEEN BLACKOUT POEM USING FAIRY TALES

    Students create a Halloween themed black out poem using a fairy tale!
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    THANKSGIVING MENU USING IMAGERY

    Have your students practice imagery by analyzing the menus from their favorite restaurant and using it to help them create their own Thanksgiving menu using imagery to describe their favorite Thanksgiving foods!

    Alternate Lesson for students who do not celebrate Thanksgiving or do not want to do a Thanksgiving themed menu.


    THANKSGIVING ONE PAGER

    Have students showcase what they are thankful for in a creative and imaginative way in this Thanksgiving activity!

    A one pager is a versatile activity that allows students to respond to text, or show their understanding of a concept in a creative way!

    Instead of showing their understanding through writing, a one pager gives students the opportunity to express themselves in one page through images, personal statements, quotes, short passages and more!

    THANKSGIVING PAPER TENT

    This fun and engaging Thanksgiving activity gives students a chance to uniquely express what and who they are thankful for in their lives!

    But what is paper tent?! Have you ever had your students create name tents during the beginning of the school year? Well imagine them doing the same thing except they use the tent to visualize their appreciation for things they appreciate the most in their lives!

    Resource includes two versions of the paper tent:

    - Version 1: Students detail 4 things they are thankful for including a visual representation.

    - Version 2: Students detail 4 things they are thankful for including visual representation and 2-3 sentence explanation.


    Product Pages: 4
    Editable: No
    File Type: PDF
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    CHRISTMAS MENU USING IMAGERY

    Have your students practice imagery by creating their own Christmas menu using imagery to describe their favorite Christmas food, beverages and desserts!

    Includes warm-up, rubric, info sheets on imagery, and three different menu templates!


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    New Year's Resolution One Pager Using Growth Mindset Goals

    Looking for a Growth Mindset New Year goal activity? A one pager allows to students to create a single page creative and imaginative response to a text, prompt, concept, etc. Have your students set growth mindset new years resolutions and showcase them via an engaging and creative one pager!

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    BLACK HISTORY MONTH

    1. BLACK HISTORY MONTH RESEARCH TOPICS

    Check out this list of over 150+ Black History Month research topics focusing on articles, historical figures, movements, people and more! Suggested Black History Month activities included!

    Also included:

    - Links to 32 articles

    - 143 Historical figures, movements, organizations, and people that contributed to African- American history!

    2. BLACK HISTORY MONTH RESEARCH PROJECT

    This fun and engaging Black History Month research project tasks students to work collaboratively to learn about historical events related to African-American History! This project is adaptable for students who would rather work independently or can be used for a collaborative project!

    The following are the research topics included in this resource!

    - Jim Crow Laws

    - The Freedom Riders

    - NAACP, SNCC, SCLC, CORE

    - The March on Washington, 1963

    - The Selma to Montgomery Marches

    - Loving vs Virginia, Plessy vs. Ferguson, Brown vs. Board of Education

    1. Rubric

    Students have the freedom to choose the type of project they would like to do (PowerPoint, poster, video etc.). You may determine this is not the best choice for your classroom and that is fine! You may choose to limit their options to 3 choices, or you may have students only create a PowerPoint, it is totally up to you what works best for your students!

    2. Research Topics

    The sheet contains the research topics, and have questions for each, which will serve as the basis for research when students go to look up their topic.

    3. Planning Sheet

    Students work collaboratively to choose who is responsible for which questions. and use the planning sheet tokeep track of their assigned questions, the research they conduct to answer the questions and the sources they use to find those answers!

    4. Presentation Carousel

    Directions for students to do a presentation carousel! Students will visit each group and take notes on what they learn about each research topic. Worksheet for notes included!

    INCLUDES BLANK TEMPLATES for you to adapt to fit the needs of your class, students and curriculum!

    3. BLACK HISTORY MONTH PAPER TENT

    This fun and engaging Black History Month activity helps students showcase their knowledge about an important person, event, era or movement related to African-American History!

    But what is paper tent?! Have you ever had your students create name tents during the beginning of the school year? Well imagine them doing the same thing except they use the tent to visualize their knowledge about a research topic related to Black History Month!


    Includes three templates:

    Templates

    - Template one focuses on a person

    - Template two focuses on an event

    - Template three focuses on an era or movement.


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    Valentines Day Paper Tent

    Awesome Valentines Day activity for students to create a beautiful and touching memento for a person they are most thankful for!

    Students are able to do this in a fun and engaging way - a paper tent! Have you ever had your students create name tents during the beginning of the school year? Well imagine them doing the same thing here, except students choose a person in their life they are most thankful for, and show why!


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    GREAT FOR ANY HOLIDAY!

    Get your students in the holiday spirit with this holiday acrostic poem activity! This template can be adapted to any holiday and includes an information sheet, worksheet and rubric!
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    Product Pages: 71
    Editable: No
    Answer Keys and Rubrics Included
    File Type: ZIP & PDF


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