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We Wish You A Merry Christmas! This collection of Christmas-related resources is sure to get you into the spirit. Find historical information and research, some neat ways to correlate the Christmas Holiday into your language arts classes, art, social studies, and many other subjects, plus some “educationally fun” ideas to use to celebrate. There are resources here for all grades. Don’t let the season pass you by without checking out these FREE resources. Be sure to check out our resources for all December holiday celebrations on our TeachersFirst Classroom Planning Calendar.  

 

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The Giving Tree Lesson - TeachersFirst

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2 to 8
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A Christmas gift from one of our own staff, this lesson based on Shel Silverstein's book The Giving Tree is sure to get you students thinking about the Christmas spirit. ...more
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A Christmas gift from one of our own staff, this lesson based on Shel Silverstein's book The Giving Tree is sure to get you students thinking about the Christmas spirit. We're also offering a place for you to share your students' responses on TeachersFirst's own giving tree.

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This lesson can be adapted for use in language arts class with students of varying ability levels in grades 2 - 8. This lesson is also well-suited to a multi-age activity with "big buddies" and "little buddies" from upper and lower grades working together. School counselors and emotional support teachers may find this activity helpful for small groups working on social skills, as well.

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Twelve Books of Christmas - The Children's Literature Web Guide

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From the Children's Literature Web Guide at the University of Calgary comes this collection of books for Christmas for students of all ages. There is a short review for each, ...more
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From the Children's Literature Web Guide at the University of Calgary comes this collection of books for Christmas for students of all ages. There is a short review for each, along with a short excerpt. Lots of good pointers for a trip to the library.

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Pass this booklist on to parents wanting to encourage their young readers around the holidays to continue to read! Pass along the list via your wiki or webpage, allowing parents to access it whenever and decreasing the odds of the list getting lost in the abyss that is a student's backpack. Not comfortable with wikis? Have no wiki worries - check out the TeachersFirst's Wiki Walk-Through.

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French and French Canadian Christmas Customs

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This site doesn't have a lot of depth, but there are examples of French Christmas traditions and how they have evolved over the last few hundred years. The presentation is ...more
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This site doesn't have a lot of depth, but there are examples of French Christmas traditions and how they have evolved over the last few hundred years. The presentation is extremely easy to navigate. C'est aussi en Francais!

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Christmas Around The World - Kaboose

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This British site offers summaries of Christmas customs and traditions from around the world. (Did you know you're supposed to stir the Christmas pudding from east to west?) Your students...more
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This British site offers summaries of Christmas customs and traditions from around the world. (Did you know you're supposed to stir the Christmas pudding from east to west?) Your students might like to see what the Brits think of some of our American Christmas traditions, and to learn how these vary in other nations.

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Nineteenth Century Christmas - The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

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Here's a description, written at an adult level, of the ways in which 18th century Christmas celebrations differed from those of today. If' you're planning activities dealing with the...more
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Here's a description, written at an adult level, of the ways in which 18th century Christmas celebrations differed from those of today. If' you're planning activities dealing with the history of Christmas customs, this site has good information that you can incorporate. From Colonial Williamsburg.

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Use this site as a point of reference when studying Christmas customs in the classrooms. The site is text-heavy, but the information is all interesting and factual. It is a little dry for students, but for teachers there is definitely some information here that could be pulled into lectures.

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Christmas Celebration Lesson - The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

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Here's a Christmas customs lesson from folks who know what food can do for learning. Let your class try its hand at some colonial Christmas recipes from Williamsburg as they ...more
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Here's a Christmas customs lesson from folks who know what food can do for learning. Let your class try its hand at some colonial Christmas recipes from Williamsburg as they learn about the celebration of Christmas in the 18th century colonies. This lesson plan includes activities and a sampling of recipes.

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Christmas Cookie Archive

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We could claim that this site made the cut because it has recipes from all over the world. Frankly, we liked it because we suspect every classroom needs a good ...more
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We could claim that this site made the cut because it has recipes from all over the world. Frankly, we liked it because we suspect every classroom needs a good cookie recipe at this time of year. This site has dozens of tempting recipes you may want to try. Try mixing the recipes with some of the international customs described in the sites below.

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Christmas Activities

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Here's a nicely done collection of activities, coloring items, and other Christmas treats for elementary students. Lots of printable sheets to color, letting students make gift tags,...more
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Here's a nicely done collection of activities, coloring items, and other Christmas treats for elementary students. Lots of printable sheets to color, letting students make gift tags, cards, and the like.

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Post this site on your teacher web page to allow parents and students access. Teachers can also use this site in the downtime that sometimes comes in the days before winter break. Share some of the activities on an interactive whiteboard or projector, and help students recreate them.

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Christmas Reference from Urban Legends

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While no one doubts the religious significance of Christmas, the origin of many of the customs associated with the holiday is lost in legend. These pages sort out the origins ...more
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While no one doubts the religious significance of Christmas, the origin of many of the customs associated with the holiday is lost in legend. These pages sort out the origins of some of these customs and symbols in instructive fashion. Are poinsettias poisonous? Where did the Yule Log come from? Find out here... and note that not all legends are appropriate for all ages - read first, then use.

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WebCam Central - Jim Holley

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Want to know what Christmas looks like in Finland, Germany, or Scotland? Here's a multi-page site showing webcam views of Christmas decorations and celebrations around the world. You...more
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Want to know what Christmas looks like in Finland, Germany, or Scotland? Here's a multi-page site showing webcam views of Christmas decorations and celebrations around the world. You will have to ignore flashing advertisements on the page that lists the webcams.

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Thirty Days of Crafts - Scripps Network, Inc.

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During each day of the holiday season, this interactive "advent style" calendar reveals a different type of hands-on craft that is perfect for the elementary classroom. Tap into this...more
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During each day of the holiday season, this interactive "advent style" calendar reveals a different type of hands-on craft that is perfect for the elementary classroom. Tap into this resource for some unique ways to celebrate this time of year.

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Christmas Around the World Worksheet - Aussie SchoolHouse

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Guide your students' research of Christmas customs with this printable worksheet. ...more
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Guide your students' research of Christmas customs with this printable worksheet.

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World Advent Calendar - Woodlands Junior School

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Make this interactive calendar part of your daily routine during the holiday season. Each day of Advent, students can click to open a window and discover answers to questions about...more
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Make this interactive calendar part of your daily routine during the holiday season. Each day of Advent, students can click to open a window and discover answers to questions about Christmas celebrations throughout the world.

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Christmas Crackers

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Bring the spirit of a traditional British Christmas into your classroom with this easy-to-follow plan for creating Christmas crackers. No, they're not edible, but your students can...more
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Bring the spirit of a traditional British Christmas into your classroom with this easy-to-follow plan for creating Christmas crackers. No, they're not edible, but your students can fill them with tiny treats!

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Christmas Web Hunt - Woodlands Junior School

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Learn about Christmas traditions in England with this well organized, ready-to-go Web hunt. Students must read each question, click on a link to visit a specific portion of the site,...more
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Learn about Christmas traditions in England with this well organized, ready-to-go Web hunt. Students must read each question, click on a link to visit a specific portion of the site, locate the answer, and type it in the space provided. Includes an option to print the completed Web hunt.

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Advent Paper Chain - Activity Village

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Advent calendars are a traditional part of the holiday season in many countries. Add a twist to the calendar theme with this plan for an advent paper chain. Print out ...more
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Advent calendars are a traditional part of the holiday season in many countries. Add a twist to the calendar theme with this plan for an advent paper chain. Print out the template sheets, cut them into strips for each day of Advent, and link the strips together. Each day, students can tear one link off of the chain. Let the countdown begin!

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Christmas in other Countries - Rochedale State School

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This comprehensive site, designed by 7th grade students, provides excellent information about Christmas celebrations around the world. While it is still a work in progress, it would...more
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This comprehensive site, designed by 7th grade students, provides excellent information about Christmas celebrations around the world. While it is still a work in progress, it would be a great starting point for a research project on Christmas traditions.

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World Traditions - History Channel

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Click on the interactive map to discover facts about how Christmas is celebrated in that part of the world. Be sure to visit the "Evolution of Santa" link for an ...more
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Click on the interactive map to discover facts about how Christmas is celebrated in that part of the world. Be sure to visit the "Evolution of Santa" link for an interesting glimpse of St. Nick's progression from 3rd century Turkey to the American shopping mall.

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Use the video on this site to show students how the tradition of Santa Claus has evolved over the years. The section about the Christmas Truce of 1914 would be a really great find for a class working on WWI, particularly if the timing is right before the holidays. There is a video to accompany the article, but teachers can just as easily display or print the article to share the same information. This would be a really great way to show the human side of the war instead of an endless list of battles and alliances.

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Christmas around the World - northpole.net

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Click on the name of a country to access several facts about holiday celebrations there. These brief descriptions of Christmas observances in more than a dozen countries can easily...more
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Click on the name of a country to access several facts about holiday celebrations there. These brief descriptions of Christmas observances in more than a dozen countries can easily be incorporated into a Web search activity for younger elementary students.

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Scrooge for Mayor

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This Web Quest engages students in examining the complexities of Victorian society through the eyes of Ebenezer Scrooge. Having developed a new attitude after visitations from the three...more
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This Web Quest engages students in examining the complexities of Victorian society through the eyes of Ebenezer Scrooge. Having developed a new attitude after visitations from the three spirits, Scrooge is ready to change the world by running for mayor of London. Students - working as campaign managers - must help Ebenezer develop campaign points and outline strategies to woo the public into accepting his ideas for social reform. Aspects of Victorian life described in A Christmas Carol, form the basis for this activity, although it could easily be adapted to any of his other novels.

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This would actually be a great resource for a government class working right before the holidays! During a unit on campaigns, use this activity as a way for students to think outside of the box in applying their lessons. This could even be used alongside a language arts classroom studying "A Christmas Carol," to ensure all students are up to snuff on Scrooge's character. This is a fun way to look at political campaigns with an interdisciplinary focus.

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