This one page document is a project assigned to my students during the holiday season. I use it thematically with my "Holidays Around the World" comprehension packet.
This page is sent home with students states the following:
1. Cut out the attached template. Using pictures from the Internet, magazines, or personal photos (preferred), create a collage to show your family’s culture and how you spend the holidays. It is okay to include pictures related to your religion, family history, or relatives. If you speak more than one language, please include this in some way.
2. On a separate sheet of paper, write two brief paragraphs. The first paragraph should focus on your family’s culture. Where did your ancestors come from? What are the unique aspects that make up your culture (food, music, values, etc.)? Please share anything you think is interesting about your culture.
The second paragraph should describe how your family celebrates the holidays. Where do you go? Who is involved? What do you eat? Please share any family traditions that you share.
You will present your collage to the class and share several things about it. Your presentation must be complete with and introduction and conclusion.
Your presentation must also include:
a. A brief explanation of your family’s culture/history
b. The reasons why you chose to include the pictures in your collage
c. Your favorite family activity during the holidays
*Please note: I attach this paper to a template of a stocking copied on cardstock. The collage is to be made on that template. You may choose whatever template you would like to send home i.e. christmas tree, present, etc.