A Victorian Christmas

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In many ways, Victorian Christmas is alive and well today! Class members read an informative passage to learn more about traditional Christmas gifts, decorations, crackers, and visits from Santa Claus in nineteenth-century England—as well as the origins of Boxing Day!

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use to provide historical context before reading A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Have learners complete a KWL chart before reading to see how many traditional Christmas symbols they know
Classroom Considerations

  • Handout discusses Christmas traditions only, without reference to other holidays
  • Does not include comprehension questions; works best as a supplemental material
Pros

  • Two-page resource makes a great double-sided handout
  • Provides interesting information about common holiday symbols
Cons

  • None