The unit includes the following:
-My Winter Tradition Worksheet
-2 Holiday Research Note Taking Sheets
-6 Holiday Worksheets
-2 Holiday Writing Papers
-6 Holiday Projects
Day 1: Introduction
Introduce how people around the world celebrate different holidays during the winter season.
Day 2: Research Different Holidays
Day 3: Researching Your Holiday
Give the students their research sheets according to their holiday of choice. Provide research materials for them to gather information from.
Day 4: Research Paper or Brochure
Give the students the option between the *Research Paper* or *Brochure*.
Day 5: Holiday Projects
Today is a fun day for the students to create a traditional symbol/object from their researched holiday. The projects for each holiday are as follows:
• Hanukkah: Menorah
• Kwanzaa: Kinara
• Noël: Shoes & Candy
• Saint Lucia Day: Head Wreath
• Chinese New Year: Chinese Lantern
• Las Posadas: Poinsettia
Day 6: Holiday Share
Split the students into groups that have one of each holiday represented. Each student will share their holiday paper/brochure and the symbol project they created..
Day 7: Holiday Venn Diagram
Give the students the *Holiday Venn Diagram*. They will compare the holiday they researched and compare it to their own holiday tradition.