As December approaches so do the holidays and many people celebrate different holidays and different ways. Here are some suggestions for the classroom, which can be adjusted depending on the ages and abilities of the students. This can be a one or two week unit.
Break students into groups to study different cultural holidays celebrated in December.
Have each group give a presentation about the holiday they researched. Possible questions to answer are:
· What is this holiday?
· What makes it special?
· What traditions are associated with this holiday?
· Compare it to the other 2 holidays. How are they similar? How are they different?
· What are three things that you can show as a symbol of the holiday?
· Make something yourselves that symbolizes this holiday.
I think this is something that would interest students since the holiday vacation is coming and it is hard to help them focus.
What holiday lessons do you teach in your classroom? Please share.