Winter Holidays Around the World Project 5-9: Christmas and MORE

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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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Researching fascinating northern hemisphere winter festivals around the world keeps middle school students involved before the winter break and meets CCSS for informative/explanatory text. Dozens of topics. Optional fun, easy to make booklet format is set up like a real book--students create a title page, publisher info, dedication, table of contents, glossary, and author biography. The short report includes a lead and thesis (examples are provided), history and meaning, traditions, and foods. Can lead to sharing information and an optional feast for a great last week activity before vacation.

This project also works well for partner and small group projects. Suggestions are provided in Tips for the Teacher.

Topic choices include many students may not be familiar with such as Bodhi Day (the day the Buddha experienced Enlightenment) or Shichi-Go-San (Japan). 12 non-Christmas celebrations plus Christmas in any country equals dozens of possible topics, or students can also locate their own festival to research.

I have had great success with the research process included in the detailed instructions which includes highlighting and labeling articles and filling in an organizer to use for the draft.

A guide with examples for an MLA Bibliography is included as well as two options for teacher and/or student self-evaluation: an easy checklist or a six traits rubric.

A complete packet!

Note: NEW YEAR festivals are NOT included because there are many that are not celebrated during the winter.
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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2a, b, d:
Write informative/explanatory text. Introduce a topic, organize ideas, develop the topic, and use domain-specific vocabulary.

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Winter Holidays Around the World Project 5-9: Christmas and MORE
Winter Holidays Around the World Project 5-9: Christmas and MORE
Winter Holidays Around the World Project 5-9: Christmas and MORE
Winter Holidays Around the World Project 5-9: Christmas and MORE
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