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Education World Resource Roundup: The Holidays With EdWorld

Happy holidays from Education World. As a present to you, we’ve compiled our best resources over the years for celebrating the holidays in the classroom.

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Promoting a Multicultural View of Christmas

A great way to provide a multicultural outlook on the holidays is through this EdWorld resource that helps you teach about how Christmas is celebrated throughout the world. This resource provides some historical facts as well as activities to promote around-the-world learning.

Check it out here. 

Using STEM to Predict a White Christmas

If you’re looking for an opportunity to add STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to your holiday lesson plan, look no further. This innovative lesson plan prompts students to use weather data and geography knowledge to predict what states are likely to see a white Christmas this year.

Check it out here.

Re-writing Holiday Songs in Fun Vocab Lesson

Holiday lesson plans are typically about having fun and lightening up a little bit, which this lesson plan helps you do.

Reinforce student vocabulary this holiday by having them re-name popular holiday songs with different vocab words.

For instance, Deck the Halls can become Decorate the Entryways. You can even have a competition for most creative.

Check it out here

‘Unwrapping Reading’ with a Guest Speaker

This lesson plan is a multi-day activity. If you’re learning to extend your classroom’s holiday celebration, this is a perfect activity to do so. Each day of a week, or every other day, invite a guest reader to come into your classroom.

Ask them to bring a book they liked to read aloud to your class (grades preK-5), and ask them to wrap it. When they come into class to read it, have them unwrap it in an unveiling ceremony. This adds a holiday flair and gets kids excited about what’s to come.

Check it out here. 

Emphasizing the “Giving” Part of the Holidays

Included in this resource are ten classroom activities that help you as an educator communicate the “giving” part that’s so important to the joy of the holidays.

Ideas include appreciation journals, nursing home visits, positive “presents” and more.

Check it out here.

Compiled by Nicole Gorman, Education World Contributor