Christmas around the world


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Christmas around the world

  1. 1. CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD A multicultural web-task by Ana Bonilla Arribas
  2. 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. 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> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  4. 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> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Christmas carol: </li></ul>
  5. 5. Christmas in Canada <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </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. 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> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Christmas cards: </li></ul>
  7. 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> </li></ul>
  8. 8. Christmas tree <ul><li> </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. 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> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  10. 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. 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 ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>What do you know about the story? Have a look at the following web page to answer the questions below. ( ) </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 : </li></ul></ul>