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Fun, high engagement lessons and activities for teaching holidays around the world. Students visit 14 countries as they read and write about customs and Christmas activities around the world. December has never been easier with this vivid PowerPoint, detailed lesson plans, exit tickets in two formats, reading passages, passports, holidays around the world suitcase, and 14 simple souvenir writing crafts. Thoughtfully designed to make planning, prep, and teaching a breeze!
Included in the unit:
Lesson Plans & Teacher Guide
Detailed lesson plans for each country with video and book links that focus on a unique tradition in each country. Teacher’s notes and photo directions for each component of the unit.
14 mini-lessons (8-10 slides each) packed with information and actual photos for each country, student activity slides, world maps, and craft example slides for:
Indonesia (Eid al-Fitr)
Easily differentiate with exit tickets in two formats: fill in the blank and short written response. Answer keys included.
Reading passages for each country enable you to extend the learning into your small groups. Text dependent questions follow each passage. The reading levels are targeted from mid-year second grade to mid-year third grade. Answer keys included.
Comparing Customs Flap Book
Flap book templates can be used to compare any countries
Post Card Writing Crafts
14 Souvenir post cards decorated with simple crafts give students the opportunity for functional writing.
In two styles:
-1-page, no prep, color and cut version
-Class set templates to copy on construction paper
Includes pages and stamps for each country. Students write facts about each country in their passports.
Cover templates, world map, and inside pocket labels with photo directions.
Binder tabs, dividers and spine, teacher guide, standards alignment pages, and teacher prep checklist
Please download the Preview for a detailed look at everything included!
This comprehensive resource has everything you need to teach an effective, engaging, and organized unit! Enjoy!
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