Challenge students to use an online resource to complete this interactive lesson.
Students will attach the 15 “Merry Christmas” greetings cards to the correct locations on the world map. For the purpose of this bulletin board illustration, you might show just two or three of the “Merry Christmas” greeting cards in place – attached to the map near the countries to which those greetings apply. The pieces of yarn will extend from the country-name cards to those “Merry Christmas” cards.
This interactive bulletin board can be used as a technology learning center activity. Students might work on their own or with a partner to complete the activity.
Create cards that say Merry Christmas in 15 different languages (see list immediately below). Do not include the country names on the cards.
Feliz Navidad (Chile)Mix up the Merry Christmas cards and place them in an envelope or file folder so students have them available as they complete the activity.
Sheng Tan Kuai Loh (China)
Frohliche Weihnachten (Germany)
Mboni Chrismen (Egypt)
Joyeux Noel (France)
Eftihismena Christougenna (Greece)
Mo'adim Lesimkha (Israel)
Shub Christu Jayanti (India)
Buon Natale (Italy)
Gledelig Jul (Norway)
Maligayang Pasko (Philippines)
Boas Festas (Portugal)
Ewadee Pe-e Mai (Thailand)
Veseloho Vam Rizdva (Ukraine)
Chuc mung Giang Sinh (Vietnam)
Next, create a set of 15 country cards:
ChileArrange the country cards around the outer edges of a bulletin board, surrounding a world map in the center of the board. Dangle a length of thick yarn from each card.
Challenge students to use the online resource Christmas Greetings from Around the World to help them locate the card with the Merry Christmas greeting that matches each country name that surrounds the map. Students will work on their own or in pairs to
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