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  • Christmas Around the World Geography and History Lessons on How other Countries Celebrate Christmas Plus bonus activities! Core Content Related Activities Grades 3-6 Copyright - 2014 Special Teacher Resources
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  • Thank You for downloading my November Thematic Unit! Visit www.specialteacherresources.com www.specialteacherresources.com Enter coupon code santa for a FREE January lesson plan! Copyright - 2014 Special Teacher Resources
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  • Books About Christmas Traditions Copyright - 2014 Special Teacher Resources Christmas Around the World by Mark D. Lankford The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado A Wish to be a Christmas Tree by Colleen Monroe The Polar Express by Christ Van Allsburg The Night Before Christmas by Jan Brett The Legend of the Poinsettia by Tomie dePaola
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  • History Lesson Plan (Grades 2 nd 6 th Grade) Topic: Christmas Around the World Core Content: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3 Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.5 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.5 Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.7 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.7 Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur). CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.5 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.5 Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally). CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.7 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.7 Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations). Goals and Objectives: Students will make connections between holiday traditions celebrated in their home to those around the world. Students will compare and contrast holiday traditions from different countries. Students will identify the countries and continents on a map. Students will create a presentation about their assigned country. Students will develop research skills to locate information about their country. Copyright - 2014 Special Teacher Resources
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  • Day 1 Materials: KWL Chart for Christmas Traditions in America (Included) The Night Before Christmas (Jan Brett) Power Point Presentation about Christmas in America Paper and Pencil for Writing a Letter to pen pal Procedure: Start with the KWL Chart for Christmas in America. Ask the student what they know about Christmas traditions in American. List this on the KWL chart. The students will also list these on their charts. Ask the students what they would like to know about Christmas in American. Have them list these on their KWL chart. Read The Night Before Christmas. If you dont have the one by Jan Brett, any copy will do. Show the class the Power Point Presentation about Christmas in America. Ask the students what they can add to their KWL chart for the Learned column. List these on your KWL chart as they also write what they have learned on their charts. Was there a question on someones KWL chart that wasnt answered? If so, allow for some time to answer these questions about searching on the internet. Assessment: The students will write a letter to a pretend friend (pen pal) in another country about what Christmas is like in their country. Students will use the correct friendly letter format. Students will use correct information about Christmas in America. Copyright - 2014 Special Teacher Resources
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  • KnowWant to KnowLearned KWL Chart of Pumpkin Facts Christmas in America Copyright - 2014 Special Teacher Resources
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  • Foods that we eat in America at Christmas DecorationsGiftsShows, Movies, or Music Other Traditions List of Christmas Traditions in America Copyright - 2014 Special Teacher Resources
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  • Day 2 Materials: List of all the Countries Venn Diagram of how Christmas in the U.S. is different than another country List of Places for the students to do research for their country Organizational Sheet for their Country World Map Procedure: The students will draw a piece of paper out of a container. Each student should receive a different country. Tell the students that they will be researching how Christmas is celebrated in the country that they drew. Each student will take turns finding their country on their World Map. Make sure that you review all the countries and have them labeled on map before you do this. Reserve the computer lab at your school for this day. (You may need more than one day, depending on your class). You can also use I Pads if your school has access to these. Students may also work on these projects at home. You will give each student a organizational sheet for their country. The sheet will help guide them in their research process. They will be given a Venn Diagram that will help them start thinking about how their country celebrates Christmas differently than the U.S. I have also included a booklet in this packet for younger students. This format may be better for the 2 nd and 3 rd grade students. Copyright - 2014 Special Teacher Resources
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  • AustraliaIranPortugalSpainScandinaviaIraq BrazilIrelandRussiaVenezuelaRomaniaIndia CanadaJapanScotlandWalesPolandChina FranceNetherlandsBritish IslesSwedenMexicoBethlehem GermanyNorwayGreeceSouth American ItalyNicaragua List of Countries: Cut apart and put in a container for the students to draw out. Copyright - 2014 Special Teacher Resources
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  • Christmas: America & ___________ America______________ different same different Copyright - 2014 Special Teacher Resources Different same
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  • FoodsDecorationsGiftsWhat do they call Santa Claus Other Traditions and Customs List of Christmas Traditions of ____________________________ Copyright - 2014 Special Teacher Resources
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  • Christmas Around the World Copyright - 2014 Special Teacher Resources
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  • Name of Country:__________________________ __ List the food that is eaten at Christmas. Draw a picture of the food. Copyright - 2014 Special Teacher Resources
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  • Name of Country:__________________________ __ What type of decorations are used during Christmas? Draw a picture of a Christmas decoration from your country. Copyright - 2014 Special Teacher Resources
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  • Name of Country:__________________________ __ Do they give gifts at Christmas in your country? _____ List the types of gifts given. Draw a picture of a gift or a custom. Copyright - 2014 Special Teacher Resources
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  • Name of Country:__________________________ __ What do they call Santa Claus in your country?__________________ Draw or paste a picture of the Santa from your country. Copyright - 2014 Special Teacher Resources
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  • Where is my country located?
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  • What did you learn about ________________ and how they celebrate Christmas? __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ Copyright - 2014 Special Teacher Resources
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  • Website and Resources for Research www.the-north-pole.com http://web.archive.org/web/20060403042028/http://christmas.com/ worldview http://web.archive.org/web/20060403042028/http://christmas.com/ worldview www.theholidayspot.com www.santas.net http://people.howstuffworks.com/culture-traditions/holidays- christmas/christmas-traditions-around-the-world-ga.htm http://people.howstuffworks.com/culture-traditions/holidays- christmas/christmas-traditions-around-the-world-ga.htm Christmas Around the World by Mark D. Lankford Copyright - 2014 Special Teacher Resources
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  • Day 3 & 4 Materials: Scoring Rubric for Paper and Presentation (Included) Students Research on their country (Venn Diagram and Research Planning Sheet) Pencil & Paper Posters Describing the Writing Process (Included) Procedure: Research may take more than one day depending on your class. Review Christmas in America. Go over the Venn Diagram on the smart board or chart paper. Ask for volunteers to give ideas for the Christmas in America side of the Venn Diagram. The students will then take their information about their country and add to the Venn Diagram what is alike and different about Christmas in American vs. their country. The students will receive the guidelines about their research paper and their presentation. The teacher will review the writing process (prewriting, rough draft, editing, and revision). Explain that the prewriting stage has already taken place with the Venn Diagram and the planning sheet. The students will begin the writing their rough draft. On the next day, students may need to finish their rough draft. Once the rough draft is finished, they will start the editing process. The teacher will do some one-on-one conferencing with students about editing. Other students will be doing peer editing (pairing of students and have them edit each others work). Once editing is finished, they are

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