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3) christmas trees(1)

  1. 1. History Detectives Christmas through the ages “Why do we put a tree inside our house?”
  2. 2. Activity 1   Write out the words ‘Christmas tree’ down your book For each letter of the think of a word connected with Christmas. It cannot be a describing word but it could be a noun e.g. money, egg-nog C h r i s t m a s t r e e
  3. 3. Before Christianity To the Ancient Egyptians, Chinese and Hebrews, evergreen trees, wreaths and garlands were symbols of everlasting life. What are evergreen trees?  In Europe tree worship was symbolise? and people also common from Norway and Sweden used to decorate their houses with evergreen plants at New Year to scare away the devil.  What do they
  4. 4. Medieval Christians and trees Europe became Christians they still kept the tradition of trees.  In medieval times German people Christians What dohad a ‘paradisedo today tree’. This was a fir tree Christ at Christmas? hung with apples to remember Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. These trees were set up on December 24th and candles were often added to represent Jesus Christ.  to remember Jesus
  5. 5. Victorian Christmas The person who made Christmas trees popular in Britain was the German Prince Albert who was Queen Victoria’s husband. Why would the Queen having  In 1848 ‘The Illustrated London make it printed a picture of the more popular? News’ Royal Family gathered round their Christmas tree. After that everyone wanted one. Victorian trees were decorated with candles, fancy cakes and sweets.  a photo of a tree
  6. 6. Activity 2 What decorations do you think people will have in the future?  Draw an advert in your books for the Christmas tree of 2111.   Swap with the person sitting next to you. They check your work, writing one positive comment and one thing to improve.
  7. 7. Feedback  Share your Christmas tree of the future with the rest of the class!

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