Making The Holidays Special
Learners examine ways in which holiday television specials reflect some of the religious, historic and cultural themes of the holidays on which they focus. They create their own holiday television specials in groups, each focusing on a holiday.
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4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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