Holidays Around the World, Christmas Around the World, Activities & PowerPoint

Holidays Around the World, Christmas Around the World, Activities & PowerPoint
Holidays Around the World, Christmas Around the World, Activities & PowerPoint
Holidays Around the World, Christmas Around the World, Activities & PowerPoint
Holidays Around the World, Christmas Around the World, Activities & PowerPoint
Holidays Around the World, Christmas Around the World, Activities & PowerPoint
Holidays Around the World, Christmas Around the World, Activities & PowerPoint
Holidays Around the World, Christmas Around the World, Activities & PowerPoint
Holidays Around the World, Christmas Around the World, Activities & PowerPoint
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Fun, high engagement lessons and activities for teaching Christmas holidays around the world. Students visit 14 countries as they read and write about customs and see Christmas activities and traditions from around the world.

December has never been easier with this vivid Power Point, detailed lesson plans, assessments, reading passages, passports, holidays around the world suitcase, and 14 simple souvenir writing crafts. Thoughtfully designed to make planning, prep, and teaching in December a breeze!

This unit is designed for second and third grade students and reading levels. It can certainly be used in fourth grade and may also be helpful for higher ability first graders. Note: The passages included in this unit are not leveled. If you would like similar, leveled passages with 2 types of questions for close reading practice CLICK HERE.

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.

Teaching PowerPoint

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:

France

England

Italy

Germany

Mexico

China

India (Diwali)

Israel (Hanukkah)

Sweden

Kwanzaa

Russia

Australia

Indonesia (Eid al-Fitr)

Canada

Exit Tickets/Assessments

Easily differentiate with exit tickets in two formats: fill in the blank and short written response. Answer keys included.

Reading Passages

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

Passport

Includes pages and stamps for each country. Students write facts about each country in their passports.

Suitcase Folder

Cover templates, world map, and inside pocket labels with photo directions.

Unit Binder

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 a fun, creative, and organized unit. Enjoy!

Happy teaching!

Linda Kamp

Around the Kampfire

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Additional holiday resources:

Holidays Around the World Math Centers

Comparing Favorite Versions of The Gingerbread Man

Christmas Break Countdown Activities & Gifts Grade 1

Christmas Break Countdown Activities & Gifts Grade 2-3

Christmas Break Countdown Activities & Gifts Grade 4

Secret Santa of Kind Words

Gingerbread Graphing Activities

Gingerbread House Paper Bag Craft (Perfect for wrapping parent gifts!)

Log in to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
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