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    1. 1. Christmas Around the World
    2. 2. Created by: Brittany Richied and Brittany Bugary <ul><li>ED 417 </li></ul><ul><li>Winter 2008 </li></ul>
    3. 3. Christmas Around the World <ul><li>3 rd Grade </li></ul>
    4. 4. Objective #1 <ul><li>Gain knowledge of the different geographic locations around the world. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Objective #2 <ul><li>Gain an understanding of foods eaten during Christmas in diverse cultures. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Objective #3 <ul><li>Gain knowledge of various Christmas customs around the world </li></ul>
    7. 7. Books that can be used: <ul><li>My Christmas Book of Stories and Carols by: Linda Jennings </li></ul><ul><li>Christmas Around the World by: Emily Kelley </li></ul><ul><li>Christmas Around the World a Pop-up book by: Chuck Fischer </li></ul><ul><li>Putumayo World Christmas </li></ul><ul><li>New Orleans Christmas </li></ul>
    8. 8. Materials Needed: <ul><li>Map of the World </li></ul><ul><li>Passport </li></ul><ul><li>Picture </li></ul><ul><li>Stamp and Stamp pad </li></ul><ul><li>Recipe ingredients </li></ul><ul><li>Different color paper for Chinese Decorations </li></ul><ul><li>Lyrics to “Here Comes Santa Claus” </li></ul><ul><li>Lyrics to “Here Comes St. Nicholas” </li></ul><ul><li>Shoe (brought in previous week for South America) </li></ul><ul><li>Paper for cards </li></ul><ul><li>Poster Board for Venn diagram </li></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul>
    9. 9. Websites: <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    10. 10. Introduction Activity: <ul><li>Learn how to use a passport to get into different countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Create your own passport with your picture. Receive a stamp from each country as it is being introduced each day. </li></ul><ul><li>Add a thumb tack on the map to each country visited. </li></ul><ul><li>Read a picture book or create a discussion with the information about the specific country of the day. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Day 1: United States <ul><li>Compare the various traditions celebrated in America according to different states. </li></ul><ul><li>Break into small groups and create a Venn diagram on a poster board of the similarities and differences of customs between two states. </li></ul><ul><li>Children will have books and internet in order to use research to find their information. </li></ul><ul><li>Hang the poster on the wall and discuss what customs the children have in common with the ones on the poster. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Day 2: South America <ul><li>Have children bring in one shoe by the day before South America is introduced. </li></ul><ul><li>Have each shoe sitting in the window sill filled with a surprise for each child as they come in. Talk about how in Ecuador the children leave their shoes on the window sill for the Christ Child to fill. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about Papa Noel and how to say Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad. Returning to their seats have the children write a Feliz Navidad card. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Day 3: Holland <ul><li>Pass out lyrics to the song “Here Comes Santa Claus” and talk about who is familiar with this this song and who knows of a song that is similar. </li></ul><ul><li>Pass out lyrics to the song “Here Comes St. Nicholas” and talk about who is familiar with it and who knows of a song that is similar. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk about the differences and similarities of the song! </li></ul>
    14. 14. Day 4: China <ul><li>Talk about Tree of Lights and Spring Festival </li></ul><ul><li>Make Christmas Chinese art decorations (chains, lanterns, flowers) </li></ul><ul><li>Santa Claus is called Dun Che Lao Ren which means, Christmas Old Man. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Day 5: Australia <ul><li>Christmas is celebrated with a lot of food. It is very hot on Christmas in Australia so often have their feast on a beach. Gathering together with family and friends to enjoy a big meal is important to Australians. </li></ul><ul><li>One dish they like to make is called, Billy Can Pudding. Today we are going to learn how to make Billy Can Pudding. </li></ul>
    16. 16. Which Country??? <ul><li>Which country uses the term Papa Noel? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>South America </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Australia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>United States </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>China </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Holland </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. What does that mean? <ul><li>What do the words “Feliz Navidad” stand for? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Santa Claus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Merry Christmas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Happy Feast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tree of Lights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spring Festival </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Which country? <ul><li>Which country has a song that is considered similar to the song, “Here Comes Santa Claus”? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Australia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South America </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>United States </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Holland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>China </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Which country? <ul><li>Which country uses bright colored paper decorations? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>China </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>United States </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South America </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Holland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Australia </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Which country? <ul><li>In which country do the people usually go Christmas shopping in their shorts and sandals? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>United States </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South America </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Holland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>China </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Australia </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. Christmas Around the World <ul><li>Now that you know a little bit about Christmas around the world, you could share a lot with this Multi-cultural Social Studies lesson with your class! </li></ul>