Winter Holidays Library Lesson - Christmas Around the World - Hanukkah Kwanzaa

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2nd - 5th
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This Winter Holidays Library Lesson covers December holidays from all over the world! Features Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas, Pancha Ganapati, Boxing Day, and La Befana. Includes whole-group library lesson, scrolling slideshow, Recommended Reads, Scavenger Hunt activity, and lesson plan template.

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This K-6 library lesson will save you so much time! Everything you need to teach elementary students diverse winter holiday traditions is included here. You just add the read-aloud(s) of your choice.

FAST FACTS ABOUT THIS WINTER HOLIDAYS LIBRARY LESSON

  • Recommended for: Grades K-5
  • Lesson Duration: 1-2 library lessons (about 50 minutes total)
  • Formats: PPT, Google Slides, PDF
  • Editable: YES, all text is editable

***Please note that this presentation is designed to complement a winter holidays themed read-aloud. The actual read-aloud story comes from you! I cannot include a recorded read-aloud due to copyright restrictions.

THIS WINTER HOLIDAYS LIBRARY LESSON INCLUDES:

  • 55-slide PPT + Google™ Slides library lesson presentation
  • List of 22 recommended read-alouds for December holidays (1 page, PDF and PPT)
  • Scavenger Hunt Activity (2 pages, differentiated, PDF and PPT)
  • Answer Key for Scavenger Hunt (1 page, PDF and PPT)
  • Prep, set up, tips (6 pages, PDF)
  • Detailed, pre-filled, editable lesson plan; includes CC, TEKS, and AASL Standards (2 pages, PDF and PPT)
  • Google™ Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
  • Instructions on how to set up PPT slide timings for digital bulletin boards (2 pages, PDF)

ALL SLIDES HAVE A DECEMBER HOLIDAYS THEME

  • song lyrics: "Jingle Bells"
  • sign language: "holiday"
  • brief information about multiple December holidays and traditions (listed below)
  • weekly and daily agendas (you fill in the template)
  • terms: shammash, kinara, sufganiyot, posadas
  • fun facts about Christmas trees, annual snowfall, ugly sweaters
  • would you rathers
  • this or that
  • two holiday jokes
  • trivia questions and answers
  • Word of the Week: evergreen and Epiphany
  • Happy birthday to...
  • All slides are illustrated with real photos and colorful clipart for Grades K-4.

DECEMBER HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS INCLUDE:

  • Christmas
  • Hanukkah
  • Kwanzaa
  • Pancha Ganapati (Hindu)
  • Boxing Day
  • Las Posadas (Mexico)
  • La Befana (Italy)
  • Christmas in Australia
  • Ugly Sweaters
  • Three King's Day / Candlemas (Spain, Philippines, Mexico, Latin America)

DIFFERENTIATED DECEMBER HOLIDAYS - THEMED SCAVENGER HUNT

  • 2 versions + answer key
  • Version 1 - students color the holiday icons and objects as they find them in the presentation slides
  • Version 2 - questions about the information in the slides + smaller images to find

RECOMMENDED READS

  • Includes picture books, fiction, and nonfiction
  • all have a theme of December holidays
  • total of 22 titles
  • includes small images from the presentation
  • titles are editable, so you can customize the books included for your library
  • All titles were hand-selected by a veteran school librarian for quality, diversity, positive reviews, and currency.

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61 pages
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Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.
Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.

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