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Christmas around the world
Christmas around the world
Christmas around the world
Christmas around the world
Christmas around the world
Christmas around the world
Christmas around the world
Christmas around the world
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Christmas around the world

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This is a presentation I created a couple of years ago, or so for an on-line course on webquests

This is a presentation I created a couple of years ago, or so for an on-line course on webquests

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  • 1. CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD A multicultural web-task by Ana Bonilla Arribas
  • 2. INTRODUCTION <ul><li>December is coming up and the Christmas spirit is already present in our streets, and shops. With this activity I want our students to learn some interesting facts about our main traditions and to become familiar with different Christmas celebrations around the world. </li></ul>
  • 3. Christmas in the UK <ul><li>Why do British people take out all Cristmas decoration before the 6th January? </li></ul><ul><li>How’s Santa Claus called in Britain? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the main dish mums cook for the traditionnal Christmas dinner? </li></ul><ul><li>How is the day after Christmas called? Where does the name come from? </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/worldxmas/uk.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.soon.org.uk/christmas.htm </li></ul>
  • 4. Santa Claus or Father Christmas. <ul><li>Who’s he? </li></ul><ul><li>Where does he come from? </li></ul><ul><li>Who helps him making the toys for kids? </li></ul><ul><li>How many reindeer does he have? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know the name of the best known one? Listen to the christmas carol. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.soon.org.uk/christmas.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.learnenglish.de/culture/christmas.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Christmas carol: http://santas.net/rudolphsong.htm </li></ul>
  • 5. Christmas in Canada <ul><li>http://www.the-north-pole.com/around/canada.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.santas.net/canadianchristmas.htm </li></ul><ul><li>When were the new Christmas customs first introduced in the country? Name three of those traditions. </li></ul><ul><li>What is the Eskimo’s celebration equivalent to Christmas? </li></ul><ul><li>Canadian people also celebrate the 6th January. What is it called? What’s the main tradition that day? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s “revellion”? What is special about it ? </li></ul>
  • 6. Christmas cards <ul><li>When did they become popular? </li></ul><ul><li>Why was the 1st card so unpopular? </li></ul><ul><li>Who’s Jitka Samkova of Rudolfo? </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a Christmas card for your teacher and send it to the class’es mail address </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.learnenglish.de/culture/christmas.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.soon.org.uk/christmas.uk.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Christmas cards: http://www.123greetings.com/events/christmas_world_day/english </li></ul>
  • 7. Christmas in Australia <ul><li>When is “Carols by Candlelight” celebrated? What does it consist of? </li></ul><ul><li>How do they celebrate Christmas Day? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the main difference between an Austrlian Santa and ours? </li></ul><ul><li>http://holidays.kaboose.com/christmas-around-australia.html </li></ul>
  • 8. Christmas tree <ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_tree </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the origing of the Christmas tree? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the two best known Christmas trees in the USA? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the name Americans give to a poorly decorated Christmas tree? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the two main types of trees used at Christmas? </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the tree on this page and write the name of the different objects / decoration found in it. </li></ul>
  • 9. Hanukkah <ul><li>What is the other name used to refer to this celebration? </li></ul><ul><li>Who celebrates Hanukkah? </li></ul><ul><li>How long does it take? </li></ul><ul><li>What does this celebration consist of? </li></ul><ul><li>When is Hanukkah celebrated this year? </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/hanukkah_for_kids.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.akhlah.com/holidays/hanukkah/hanukkah.php </li></ul>
  • 10. FINAL TASK <ul><li>Create a chart comparing the traditions in different cultures. Then write around 80 words answering the following question: </li></ul><ul><li>Where would you like to spend your next Christmas holiday? Why? </li></ul>
  • 11. JUST FOR FUN: “A Christmas Carol” <ul><li>The last version of Dicken’s traditional Christmas tales is about to be released on the cinema. Have a look at the following link ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YAOYs3ObzI ) </li></ul><ul><li>What do you know about the story? Have a look at the following web page to answer the questions below. ( http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/christmascarol/ ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What’s Dickens’ novel full title? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When was it written? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who is Scrooge? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What’s the story below? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you wish you may get Dicken’s book from the following page : http://www.literature.org/authors/dickens-charles/christmas-carol/index.html </li></ul></ul>

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