Short Research Project: Symbols of the Season for Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa

Short Research Project: Symbols of the Season for Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa
Short Research Project: Symbols of the Season for Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa
Short Research Project: Symbols of the Season for Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa
Short Research Project: Symbols of the Season for Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa
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This short research task for December allows your middle and high school students to investigate and share various symbols of the holiday season. This low prep assignment is very flexible: It could be used to teach MLA and research, review MLA, or in a non English class looking to incorporate research in a fun way.

Student Experience: Students will research an important symbol from the Christmas season, design a media presentation, and then present their findings to the class. With this student-centered project, they will show their knowledge of MLA, etc., but even more poignantly, students will gain awareness of other cultures or even their own!


-Suggestions for use

-Student directions


-CC standards

-Symbols from Hanukkah

- 100% editable

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Updated 11/2018

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Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
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