Title: Holiday Celebrations
Topic: December holidays, multicultural holidays, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Los Posadas
Subject: Language Arts, Social Sciences
Overview: Students work in pairs to learn about Christmas, Hanukkah, Las Posadas and Kwanzaa. As part of the research, each student also interviews his or her family about the holidays they celebrate in December. Using his or her research, each student then selects ideas from each holiday celebration and designs a new holiday.
To complete the WebQuest, each student uses the computer to write a description and create an illustration of his or her new holiday. Students might also make posters about their new celebrations. Students present their completed projects to the class.
Click the titles below to go to the new links in the following sections.
Step 2: Christmas
Also, most links for the books listed on the 'Tis the Season to be Reading pages are no longer active. Go to Harper Collins Children's Books or Amazon.com to search for those titles.
Step 3: Hanukkah
Step 4: Kwanzaa
Another description of Kwanzaa
Step 5: Las Posadas
Las Posadas: Christmas in Mexico
On the The End section of the Teacher's Page, the links for "Second Graders Holiday Celebrations" and "Calendar of Holidays in Mexico" are no longer active. Use the Web page Mexican National Holidays and Festivals to find the needed information for the latter resource.
Article by Lois Lewis
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