Make back to school an exciting adventure by traveling around the world and learning how the New Year is celebrated. Help students see the similarities people around the world have in hoping for a Happy New Year!
The PowerPoint and activities included cover basic New Year’s traditions in the following countries:
• United States
The PowerPoint features 6 slides per country. Each country begins by providing geography clues for students to guess the country. The second slide reveals the country, and the following four slides are written in a nonfiction book style and provide information on the New Year traditions of the country.
There are at least 2 creative writing printables for each country (total of 14 activities. Additionally, there are 6 pages of general comprehension activities.
You may wish to read about each country separately and complete writing activities or read about all countries and complete selected activities.
You can download 2 of the Japanese writing activities for free here.