Webquest Christmas Around the World“Do all the countries around the world have the same customs and traditions at Christmas?” English Teacher - Rosa Rodríguez Level: Primary 5th
Christmas is one of the most exciting holidays of the year. We all have traditions and customs that help us to lookforward to this time of the year. But it would be wrong to assume that it is only celebrated among the Christians.With the world becoming a global village, Christmas is now celebrated in many countries around the world. During this webquest, you will learn about Christmas customs and traditions in some countries around the world. I hope you like it!MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
IntroductionYour Mission:Investigate the customs of anothercountry and report back. Objective: Upon completion of the webquest students will be able describe the celebration of Christmas in other cultures and will create a power point presentation to share with the class.
Traditions are an importantpart of the culture of a group ofpeople.One of our traditions is the way wecelebrate holidays, such asChristmas. There is no ideal Christmas; only the one Christmas you decide to make as a reflection of your values, desires, affections, traditions.
Do other countries celebrate theway we do?Do their celebrations include gifts,decorations, special music andfood?
Task Your mission is to find the followinginformation for the country you are sent to:Name of countryHow do they say "Merry Christmas"Location (on a map )FlagReason for celebrationGifts (including who brings them)DecorationsPictures and things that people do onChristmas eve and christmas daySpecial Food drink &/or MusicDescribe the weather during the celebrationtime.
When you have exploredthese traditions create a powerpoint to share with the class.
ProcessForm groups of four students. Choose a country.Search the information relatedto the country your group has chosen. Prepare a PowerPoint of your country because when youfinish it, your group will make an oral presentation to your partners.
Step 1: Follow the links provided to learnthe traditions of the country youhave been sent to.Step 2: Take notes about the customs youwill need to report on.Step 3: Create a power point to share withthe class which explains each of the areas listed.Step 4: Your power point should have at lease 10 slides:a title slide, an introductory slide, five or more slidesdescribing the customs and a concluding slide.Step 5: You will need to include at least 4 graphics anda transition between the slides. Sound and animationare not required but may be included.
ResourcesThe students will click on links related to theChristmas traditions in other countries. The students will then create a power pointpresentation containing their findings. Afterall projects are completed the students will present their findings to the class.
Step 1 : Use the links below to begin your travels. Maps & Flags Traditions More Traditions SYMBOLS, CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONSClipart about Christmas
Resources Continued: http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/xma s/index.html Christmas Around the WorldChristmas Celebrations http://projectbritain.com/Xmas/index.html http://www.happywink.org/christmas- day/multiculturism-santas.html http://www.auburn.edu/~vestmon/x mas_cnt.htm
Step 2 : Congratulations!Now that you are a world traveler andhave completed a power point, share your findings with the rest of the class.
Evaluation Beginning Satisfactory Excellent ScorePowerPoint Presentation 15 points 30 point 50 points Slides There are 1 – 3 slides. There are 4 –7 slides. There are 8 - 10 slides. 50 Bullet points 2 points 5 points 10 points 0 – 3 slides have building bullets. May Most slides have bullets that build. May All of the bullets on each slide build. No have spelling / grammatical errors. have few spelling and/or grammatical spelling or grammatical errors. Content is Content may not be logically organized. errors. Content is logically organized. logically organized. 10 0 points 10 points 20 points Graphics There are no graphics or video. There is only one graphic. There are at least two graphics or one or graphic and a video. 20 Video 0 points 5 points 10 points There are no words Font is too hard to read or is not suited Font is colourful and appropriate. Fonts with slide or background colours. 10 0 points 5 points 10 points No resources or external links were listed. Not all resources or external links were All resources and external links were listed.Resources and listed. External links worked. External links worked. 10External linkTotal Score 100
Conclusion Well done! You have finished the job. Now you have learnt how to say "Merry Christmas" in different languages, the origin of Christmas Trees, what "crackers" are and many other things about Christmas Customs. MERRY CHRISTMAS! You are ready to answer correctly the following question:“Do all the countries around the world have the same customs and traditions at Christmas?“