Holidays around the world.
In her beautiful poem “Human Family”, Maya Angelou reminds us that “we are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike.” So true, and never more important to remember than around the time of winter holiday celebrations. Whether you teach in a school where all students observe the same holidays and customs, or in a more diverse setting, this is a particularly great time of the year to point out the similarities among so many different cultures to your students.
This lesson is a fun way to promote intercultural understanding, tolerance, and perhaps appreciation at winter holiday time. The theme of “Miracle” is peace through understanding. We can achieve peace by slowing down and taking time to really know our neighbors before judging them.
As you use this resource in your classroom by introducing and posting a new holiday fact card each day, it will soon become clear to your class that even as we celebrate our holidays in very different ways, there are threads of sameness linking us together. The SCOOT cards are a fun way to check for understanding right before dismissing your class for winter or holiday break! And the Miracle song? Perfect for setting and staying in the holiday mood!
We hope your students will enjoy this peek into the celebrations that make us all part of the “Human Family”!
This resource is also part of the Year-long Bundle Part 1
from Bullyproof Rainbow Resources.
Included in this resource:
Read-aloud Literature connection
Studio recorded mp3 of “Miracle”
Lyrics to accompany “Miracle” because your students will want to sing along!
2 video links with music and a message
30 Fact cards
30 SCOOT cards
3 holiday bookmarks to share with your students
2 blank answer pages and 2 page answer key
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Winter Holidays Collaborative Quilt