Winter Holidays Around the World

How much do you know about the holidays around the world? Second graders put their knowledge to the test with a 14-day lesson about global celebrations. They read informational text, employ KWL charts, and compare and contrast the many ways world citizens celebrate their cultures.

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Classroom Considerations

  • Though the lesson calls for Kidspiration software, it is not necessary to complete the activity
  • Lesson was written as part of a teacher preparation program; consider augmenting each part of the lesson to connect to your curriculum and learning objectives
Pros

  • Focuses on Las Posadas, Kwanzaa, Diwali, Chinese New Year, and Christmas
  • Addresses geography and technology standards
  • Provides an ample list of resources and reading material
Cons

  • Videos are not available
  • Worksheet does not include symbols for matching