Holidays Teacher Resources

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Holidays Around the World

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Holidays are a wonderful opportunity to reunite with family, celebrate traditions, and pass on customs to the next generation. Elementary learners learn about international holidays before creating an ABC book that features one holiday...
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Holidays Around the World

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Celebrate traditions and cultures around the world with a set of worksheets and printables. Fourth and fifth graders can create booklets or simply participate in individual studies of specific holidays in different countries. From lined...
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Happy Holidays!

For Students 2nd Standards
Family traditions come in all shapes and sizes. Around the winter holidays, families gather around tables to eat food and play games, while spending time together to sing and give gifts. Whether it is Kwanzaa or Hanukkah, family...
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Holidays Around the World

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Let's focus on a holiday from around the world! Young researchers choose a holiday from somewhere around the world, and conduct research to answer questions about the holiday. It can be used anytime during the year!
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Japanese Festivals and Holidays

For Teachers 3rd - 11th
Bring the excitement and beauty of Japanese festivals into your classroom. Kids with special needs create calendars that reflect special festivals and holidays common to Japanese culture. They start the project by creating a list of...
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Messy Bessey's Holidays

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Teach your class some fairly complex terms—factors of production, human resources, capital resources, natural resources, and intermediate goods—with a storybook (Messy Bessey's Holidays), plenty of visuals and handouts, and related...
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Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils analyze a variety of primary source materials related to lynching (news articles, letters written to or written by prominent Americans, pamphlets, broadsides, etc.) in order to assess the effectiveness of the anti-lynching...
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Hungry Holidays for Bella and Rosie

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore independent reading strategies. In this guided reading lesson plan, students share prior knowledge about Thanksgiving and Christmas and then independently read Hungry Holidays for Bella and Rosie. Students answer...
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Holidays in Hispanic Countries

For Students 6th - 9th
When do Hispanic countries celebrate Flag Day and other prominent holidays? Using the chart provided, beginning Spanish speakers practice writing the dates of select holidays in Spanish. An interesting way to review Spanish dates. 
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National Holidays

For Teachers 2nd
Holiday cubes are created by students in this inventive, hands-on lesson which has a strong technology component. Students discuss their favorite holidays, then go to the computer lab to perform research about the origin of different...
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The 50 States and its Holidays

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed
Though the format of this ELL lesson is confusing (the standards listed are for plate tectonics, yet the objectives are for American geography and holidays), a teacher could glean some ideas from the main idea. Here, pupils complete a...
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Vocab-u-lous! Build a Fabulous Vocab: December Holidays

For Students 9th - 10th
Find a celebration of winter holidays in a versatile and straightforward worksheet. Learners read a bank of holiday-themed words, including asceticism, solstice, and myrrh, and use context clues to place them in the correct sentences.
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Holidays and Observances: Looking at Diversity and Culture

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students share their own knowledge and experiences of holidays they observe. They research a holiday of their choice and write a report. They also create art of their holiday to complete as a pre-writing activity.
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Homeschooling through the Holidays

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Use your unique flexibility to help your family explore the holiday traditions of various cultures.
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Read-Alouds for the Holidays and Winter

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
These five titles will inspire creativity, research, and reflection in your classroom.
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Christmas | All About the Holidays

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
A video discusses the American traditions associated with Christmas including gift-giving, decorating, going to church, and spending time with loved ones.
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Hanukkah | All About the Holidays

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
A short video outlines the origins of Hanukkah and the various traditions celebrated by the holiday. A great way to get class members talking about respect for all traditions.
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Easter | All About the Holidays

For Students K - 6th
What does Easter have to do with bunnies? Find out with a brief and entertaining video that details the history of the holiday and why we celebrate it in spring with animals and eggs.  
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Thanksgiving | All About the Holidays

For Students 2nd - 6th
What happens on the fourth Thursday in November? Thanksgiving! Watch a video that introduces young viewers to this American holiday.
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Kwanzaa | All About the Holidays

For Students K - 12th Standards
Introduce young learners to Kwanzaa, an African American heritage celebration, with a short video that explains the basic principles of the seven day holiday. A great tool to inspire further research.
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Earth Day | All About the Holidays

For Students K - 5th
Why do we celebrate Earth Day? Find out with a brief video that details the history behind the special day dedicated to our beautiful planet. The video answers the who, what, why, and how in a festive fashion while showcasing real-world...
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Arbor Day | All About the Holidays

For Students K - 5th
Discover how Arbor Day came to be with a brief, engaging video. Scholars watch how Nebraska's first pioneer in 1854 decided why planting trees was important and the journey that took place to make Arbor Day a national holiday celebrated...
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Passover | All About the Holidays

For Students K - 5th
A short video details the history behind and the traditions associated with the Jewish celebration of Passover.
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'Tis the Season

For Students 3rd Standards
How much do you know about Kwanzaa, Christmas, or Hanukkah? After reading a short passage on the three most celebrated holidays in winter, learners respond to five reading comprehension questions.