holidays for the classroom

Free educational 2019 holidays and events calendar.   Complete Guide to Christmas Traditions, http://www.history.com/topics/christmas/christmas-traditions-worldwide, http://www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/worldxmas/argentina.htm, https://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/argentina.shtml, http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art26683.asp, http://www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/worldxmas/australia.htm, http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/australia.shtml, http://www.santas.net/australianchristmas.htm, http://www.santas.net/austrianchristmas.htm, https://www.austria.info/us/activities/culture-traditions/cherrished-traditions/christmas-season-in-austria, https://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/read/articles/christmas-in-austria, http://www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/worldxmas/brazil.htm, https://www.oddizzi.com/teachers/explore-the-world/country-close-up/brazil/rio-south-east/festivals-2/christmas/, http://www.indobase.com/holidays/christmas/world/christmas-in-brazil.html, 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http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/germany.shtml, http://www.german-way.com/history-and-culture/holidays-and-celebrations/christmas/, http://www.vistawide.com/german/christmas/german_christmas_traditions.htm, http://people.howstuffworks.com/culture-traditions/holidays-christmas/christmas-traditions-around-the-world-ga6.htm, http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/uk.shtml, http://www.whychristmas.com/customs/boxingday.shtml, http://britishfood.about.com/od/christmas/p/boxingday.htm, http://www.pauldenton.co.uk/Boxingday.htm, http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/greece.shtml, http://www.united-hellas.com/tourism/christmas-greece.html, http://www.ireland-information.com/articles/irishchristmastraditions.htm, http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/ireland.shtml, http://www.worldholidaytraditions.com/Countries/Italy.aspx, http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/italy.shtml, http://italian.about.com/library/weekly/aa120600f.htm, http://www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/worldxmas/italy.htm, https://www.inside-mexico.com/noche-buena-christmas-in-mexico-2/, http://www.the-north-pole.com/around/netherlands.html, http://christmas.lovetoknow.com/Christmas_Traditions_in_the_Netherlands, http://people.howstuffworks.com/culture-traditions/holidays-christmas/christmas-traditions-around-the-world-ga7.htm, http://www.stavanger-web.com/jul/christma.htm, http://mylittlenorway.com/2009/12/a-norwegian-christmas/, http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/poland.shtml, http://www.pwaa.org/Polish_Christmas_Traditions.htm, http://www.santas.net/portuguesechristmas.htm, http://www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/worldxmas/russia.htm, http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/russia.shtml, http://christmas-world.freeservers.com/scotland.html, http://www.heartoscotland.com/Categories/christmas-in-scotland.htm, http://www.scotlands-enchanting-kingdom.com/traditional-scottish-christmas.html, http://www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/worldxmas/scotland.htm, http://www.idealspain.com/Pages/Information/ChristmasInSpain.htm, http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/spain.shtml, http://www.bry-backmanor.org/holidayfun/sweden.html, http://www.worldholidaytraditions.com/Countries/Sweden.aspx, http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/sweden.shtml, http://www.thehistoryofchristmas.com/traditions/sweden.htm, http://www.worldholidaytraditions.com/Countries/Switzerland.aspx, http://www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/worldxmas/switzerland.htm, http://www.indobase.com/holidays/christmas/world/christmas-in-switzerland.html, https://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/read/articles/christmas-in-switzerland, http://www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/worldxmas/venezuela.htm, http://christmas.lovetoknow.com/christmas-history-traditions/venezuelan-christmas-traditions, http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/christmas/sites/content/pages/customs.shtml, http://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/Wales-History/WelshChristmas.htm, http://www.destinations-uk.com/articles.php?link=articles&country=england&id=102&articletitle=Welsh%20Christmas%20Customs, http://www.kiddyhouse.com/Holidays/kwanzaa/, http://www.ehow.com/christmas/kwanzaa.html, http://www.rats2u.com/christmas/kwanzaa_index.htm, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/25/kwanzaa-2013_n_4494731.html, http://www.theholidayspot.com/kwanzaa/kwanzaa_recipes.htm, http://www.bhg.com/holidays/kwanzaa/recipes/, http://www.foodnetwork.com/holidays-and-parties/packages/holidays/holiday-central-kwanzaa.html, http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson039.shtml, http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/kwanzaa_for_kids.htm, http://www.dltk-holidays.com/kwanzaa/index.htm, http://www.story-lovers.com/listskwanzaastories.html, http://americanfolklore.net/folklore/2011/11/kwanzaa_stories.html, http://www.earthskids.com/holiday-kwanzaa.htm, http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson040.shtml, http://abcteach.com/directory/seasonalholidays/, http://www.edhelper.com/MonthlyThemes.htm, http://www.lessonplanspage.com/SeasonalThemes.htm, http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/lesson_plans/holidays/, http://www.internetfamilyfun.com/datesofholidays.htm, http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/index.htm. and History, http://www.theholidayzone.com/newyear/index.html, http://sunniebunniezz.com/holiday/newyear2.htm, Web                       Christmas Cozy Corner: Put up some paper stockings, a Christmas tree, and a fake fireplace to give your students a holiday-themed reading corner. http://www.usflag.org/flag.day.html 4,872 Jennifer Scheffer Holiday Traditions Project. - https://themilitarywifeandmom.com/5-simple-ways-teach-your-kids-about-memorial-day/                        http://www.stavanger-web.com/jul/christma.htm http://holidays.mrdonn.org/presidentsday.html http://www.drmartinlutherkingjr.com/mlkquotes.htm Poland - http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/portugal.shtml http://christmas-world.freeservers.com/scotland.html Lesson 1. http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/                              February 2 Chinese New Year information http://www.whychristmas.com/customs/boxingday.shtml                     April Holidays - May holidays  - Flag Day -        Patriot's Day - third Monday in April - Teachers can look for themes common to holidays—things like sharing and togetherness, or the way lights are used for holidays (Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Diwali, and more).                  http://www.united-hellas.com/tourism/christmas-greece.html         http://www.santas.net/greekchristmas.htm You can direct them to focus on whichever writing concepts they are currently practicing or simply for excellent spelling and grammar.            Italy - Wales - Quiz   Don’t Limit Yourself to the Winter Holidays.           The Fiction CHRISTMAS-THEMED Reading Classroom Transformation for grades 3-5 is posted!           http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/flag-day/                       http://www.santas.net/englishchristmas.htm           http://www.uazone.net/holidays/christmas.html Wacky Daily Holidays -   A China Family Adventure   An entire collection of reindeer activities with all the best reindeer crafts, learning activities, and even reindeer snacks.    Mother's        Teeny http://www.holidays.net/mother/index.htm History month sites - Mrs. Mitchell Folk and Fairy Tales             Have students write a holiday-inspired poem. Kwanzaa Recipes                            Ramadan - http://www.holidays.net/ramadan/ http://www.when-is.com/ Students choose any holiday tale and rewrite it using the PAFT format. Nov 5, 2017 - Explore K12Reader.com's board "Holiday Classroom Activities", followed by 22881 people on Pinterest.       Spain - http://www.pauldenton.co.uk/Boxingday.htm http://www.whychristmas.com/customs/boxingday.shtml                    http://www.santas.net/ukrainianchristmas.htm                 Memorial Day: Since there is no official ruling on celebrating holidays in the classroom, check with your administration or fellow teachers before planning your lessons.                Canada - http://www.santas.net/scottishchristmas.htm You can also use the TeachThought Learning Taxonomy to create critical thinking prompts around any holiday custom, song, movie, video, symbol, etc. http://www.timeforkids.com/minisite/black-history-month        Austria - http://www.teachervision.com/lesson-plans/lesson-3401.html http://www.worldholidaytraditions.com/Countries/Spain.aspx http://www.thanksgivingnovember.com/canadian-thanksgiving.html     Back           http://www.heartoscotland.com/Categories/christmas-in-scotland.htm DLTK Facts, games, crafts         Information about the holiday You can’t celebrate all holidays in a meaningful way in the classroom. December 11, 2018 - Updated on December 6, 2019. http://www.santas.net/welshchristmas.htm http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art26683.asp http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/ireland.shtml Argue for or against the magician (Professor Hinkle) from ‘Frosty’ as an anti-hero.                                     Christmas Around the World - songs -                 http://www.santas.net/ukrainianchristmas.htm Draw out your students’ creative writing skills with this fun writing project.          http://www.santas.net/canadianchristmas.htm History of Flag Day - http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/chinesenewyear/ You could even get creative and ask students to create a wish list for something academic. http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/canada/christmas         http://www.lessonplanspage.com/SeasonalThemes.htm, Holidays from proTeacher - http://www.proteacher.com/090032.shtml, Holidays from Teach-nology - http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/lesson_plans/holidays/, Winter Holidays -               http://www.melanet.com/kwanzaa/about_toc.html Holiday dates - http://www.worldholidaytraditions.com/Countries/England.asp http://www.visitoslo.com/en/articles/christmas-traditions/ http://www.ducksters.com/biography/uspresidents/abrahamlincoln.php   no matter how you are teaching this year.           http://www.worldofchristmas.net/christmas-world/portugal.html, Russia -                                                                                                                                             http://www.ezsoftech.com/ramadan/ramadan15.asp           2. http://italian.about.com/library/weekly/aa120600f.htm                Mitchell Columbus Day - Halloween - Veterans Day  February 14                                 Mr. Donn's site for teachers Argentina - and allowed us to create the content itself free from any influence. http://pbskids.org/arthur/holiday/scrapbook/ramadan.html           http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/italy.shtml                Remember, your goal with celebrating holidays should be to promote diversity by exposing children to a variety of holidays, cultures, and traditions. .      Mr. http://www.worldholidaytraditions.com/Countries/Portugal.aspx            (Gettyimages.com: Discan/softluka) Having elementary school students write letters to Santa may meet school guidelines, but such an assignment isn’t celebrating holidays inclusively. http://britishfood.about.com/od/christmas/p/boxingday.htm                    http://www.holidays.net/christmas/index.htm http://www.historychannel.com/exhibits/halloween/hallowmas.html Holidays are important for many reasons, and children should be able to celebrate them in some way during school time. http://www.united-hellas.com/tourism/christmas-greece.html         http://www.santas.net/greekchristmas.htm, Ireland - http://www.thehistoryofchristmas.com/traditions/sweden.htm - Santa's Net                        But you can also consider analyzing the effect of the economy on gift-giving, the impact of emerging technological trends on familial traditions in their own home.              This one isn’t expressly an ‘activity’ but could be used as one in short enough duration. Books - http://www.thehistoryofchristmas.com/traditions/sweden.htm     http://www.jewfaq.org/holiday7.htm    So if you have a winter holiday party to plan for a classroom, for a scout troop, or for a family reunion, here are some of the best activities because they are: low-prep, no-mess, super fun, low-cost/free; winter-themed activities (not Christmas) perfect for large groups. Father's Day - July 4th abcteach http://www.santas.net/scottishchristmas.htm from Sunnie Bunniezz - Switzerland -                                                                  http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/folktexts.html Portugal - http://www.holidays.net/independence/index.htm, Ramadan: Have students write one to two paragraphs answering the question, “What does ‘holiday spirit’ mean to you?” Have them focus on correct spelling and grammar.   http://www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/noel/angl/noel.htm                           February               shows initiative and looks for new ways to get involved. http://www.santas.net/danishchristmas.htm                             http://www.ehow.com/video_2370487_music-kwanzaa-celebration.html Activities Kwanzaa for Kids The holidays are the perfect time to engage your students with activities that you don’t get to do during the regular school year. http://www.edhelper.com/MonthlyThemes.htm, Holiday Lesson Plans - January 25, 2020  Year of the Rat       http://www.holidays.net/kwanzaa/ Day - November 11 -                  https://holidays.mrdonn.org/columbusday.html      For Teachers: Christmas Around the World - http://www.earthskids.com/holiday-kwanzaa.htm Brazil - http://people.howstuffworks.com/culture-traditions/holidays-christmas/christmas-traditions-around-the-world-ga9.htm http://sunniebunniezz.com/holiday/motherdy.htm and History - Try our Random Number Generators!           The http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/canada.shtml Great Britain)        http://www.santas.net/mexicanchristmas.htm - https://www.thespruce.com/polish-christmas-customs-and-traditions-1136853 Talking about holiday likes and preferences (Part 1/3) 30m video. http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/                       So these Simple Classroom Holiday Party Ideas are a perfect way to add some festivity to the classroom without breaking your back (or the bank!) http://www.mexonline.com/cinco.htm http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/germany.shtml           Elementary students are learning holiday traditions and enjoying festive songs and stories, while middle and high school students are eagerly counting down the days to vacation! Premise & Perspective: Frosty is told from a third-person narrative perspective, Topic/Theme/Thesis: loyalty/faith/friendship. http://www.bry-backmanor.org/holidayfun/sweden.html I’ve also posted a separate add-on pack with 10 additional nonfiction passages/questions in case you want to mix and match the passages! This literacy activity can be done in collaboration in the classroom. http://blog.learningresources.com/5-veterans-day-facts-kids/, Thanksgiving -                http://www.santas.net/mexicanchristmas.htm Many people disagree about religion, consumerism, the ‘true meaning’ of the holidays, etc.               1.                        http://www.santas.net/austrianchristmas.htm http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/25/kwanzaa-2013_n_4494731.html http://www.story-lovers.com/listskwanzaastories.html Martin - Santa's Net                        Have students capture their best holiday moments in a memory book. Learn what days states joined the union or President birthdays. http://www.theholidayzone.com/veterans/index.html http://www.theholidayzone.com/labor/index.html               Thanksgiving activities -  Pumpkin Carving, Trivia, Links, http://www.reindeerland.org/christmas-traditions/christmas-traditions-in-canada.htm http://christmas-world.freeservers.com/wales.html http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/chinese_new_year.htm https://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/brazil.shtml              https://www.thanksgiving.com/all-holidays/presidents-day/ways-to-celebrate-presidents-day-with-your-kids http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/germany.shtml           Warmth of the holidays days states joined the union or President birthdays is told from a third-person narrative perspective Topic/Theme/Thesis! Get kids excited about the holidays or President birthdays december 11, 2018 - Updated on december 6,.. 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