All Rights Reserved. Explore Holidays Around the World in Virtual Reality. We're just a week away from Christmas and many schools around the world have just a few more days before the holiday break begins!
During these last few days, many classrooms take some time to teach about the many December holidays and traditions from around the world. Here are a few ways to incorporate virtual reality into those lessons! Google Expeditions Google Expeditions is a free virtual reality app designed for classrooms. It's available for both iOS and Android devices. If you have iPads or iPod touches in your classroom, check out my Google Expeditions iOS User Guides for Teachers and Students! For the holidays, there are five great Google Expeditions that will take your students from the White House to London and even to the home of Kris Kringle! Christmas activities. Christmas is coming and it is always a good idea to have several Christmas activities up your sleeve.
Here are the things I love to do when I teach the Christmas lesson. There are many different Christmas songs. I always play three or four traditional English carols, but I always prepare an original song the students have never heard before. This year I have prepared the following song. ADVERT: I ask my students to listen and complete the following lyrics:Christmas time song If you are looking for more Christmas songs, there is a nice one on British Council page. I print out the mind map and then I display it on the IWB. Musikquiz - färdiga musikquiz med spellistor från Spotify.
Scratch Holiday Greeting. Christmas. Chapter 1 - Marley's Ghost. Questions on the text Marley was dead, to begin with – there’s no doubt about that.
He was as dead as a doornail. Marley and Scrooge were business partners once. But then Marley died and now their firm belonged to Scrooge, who was a stingy and heartless old man. Once upon a time, on Christmas Eve, old Scrooge sat busy in his office. Learn English With Songs - Happy Christmas, War is Over, by John Lennon. Learn English With Christmas Songs - Listening Quizzes and Lessons.
Christmas. A Part of Conversation Questions for the ESL Classroom.
Related: New Year's Day, New Year's Resolutions. Christmas Trivia. A brief history of Santa (CGP Grey) –[Multimedia-English videos] QUIZ QUESTIONS CHRISTMAS ONE. Christmas Customs and Christmas Traditions, The History of Christmas. Christmas Stories. The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian AndersenA sad and beautiful story to remind us all to be thankful and charitable and to appreciate what we have at Christmas time.The Gift of the Magi by O.
Games. Snowflakes. E-cards. Best of Christmas 6-9. Background What’s Christmas Really About A mix of movie clips (Year 6-9)The History Of Christmas – Part 1, Over an hour long, old video about everything you ever need to know about the history of X-mas and Part 2 The History of Santa Claus Warm-up.
Resource Christmas 0. December Holiday Lesson Plans and Activities - Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and More. December is a month full of special days.
Education World offers resources to help educators teach about all those special days. The resources below include holiday lesson plans; holiday art and gift projects; and additional holiday resources. December: A Month of Multicultural Holiday Celebrations Do your students celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or Three Kings Day? Maybe they celebrate St. Lucia Day or Ramadan. Holiday Projects: Classroom Decorating and Gift-Making Ideas Are you tired of doing the same holiday art project year after year? Classroom Lessons Deliver Holiday Presence Capitalize on students excitement about the December holidays. Christmas Traditions Worldwide - Christmas. An Englishman named John Calcott Horsley helped to popularize the tradition of sending Christmas greeting cards when he began producing small cards featuring festive scenes and a pre-written holiday greeting in the late 1830s.
Newly efficient post offices in England and the United States made the cards nearly overnight sensations. At about the same time, similar cards were being made by R.H. Pease, the first American card maker, in Albany, New York, and Louis Prang, a German who immigrated to America in 1850. Celtic and Teutonic peoples had long considered mistletoe to have magic powers. It was said to have the ability to heal wounds and increase fertility. Plum pudding is an English dish dating back to the Middle Ages. Caroling also began in England. In the United States and England, children hang stockings on their bedpost or near a fireplace on Christmas Eve, hoping that it will be filled with treats while they sleep. Who is Santa Claus? English (ESL) Lesson - Facts about Christmas & Santa Claus. Christmas crafts: How to make Christmas crackers. A Social Network Christmas.
Mr. Christmas - a short documentary. Christmas Karaoke - Christmas Songs. Christmas material package 2010. Infographic: “Christmas Dinners Around The World” Winter Holidays. Sainsbury's ad- Christmas Truce 1914. Christmas Videos - Free Online Videos for Kids. Alfred Molina shares A Visit from St. Nicholas. There's no party like a Reindeer Party with the Imagination Movers! Video for the song "Santa, Where Are You? " by Super Simple Songs. Little Snowflake from Super Simple Songs tells a short story of a snowman brought to life by the magic and beauty of snowfall. CeeLo Green Featuring The Muppets Linus explains what Christmas is really all about. The Muppets sing "Joy to the World". The celebration of Christmas as we know it today stems from the traditions of several different cultures.
50 holiday activities for Teaching English. We have loads of holiday related materials. Get a start on our Christmas page or in our resources. Also some nice full lessons in our Lessons In A Can or purchase hundreds of resources for the holidays in our store. Also you can subscribe to Digital Resources for one lifetime fee to get hundreds of thousands of lesson materials/ideas. However, since I'm busy making Christmas lists, thought I'd make a nice one to share with fellow teachers and inspire with a few things in my brain for teaching lessons related to Christmas. So here is my brain purge. Get all the 50 lists. Christmas Day in the UK. December is here and many people are starting to think about Christmas. In some places preparations for Christmas such as displays in shops and lights in the streets start as early as October! I am living in Spain at the moment, last year I spent Christmas in Finland and this year I will be spending Christmas with my family in the UK.
It is very interesting to experience the different traditions in different countries during Christmas time. In my family, we usually get up very early on Christmas day and open our presents. My mother likes French food, so we have a French style breakfast with bread, croissants and lots of different cheeses. Some people go to church at Christmas and I go on my own because I am the only Christian in my family. Sometimes it can be difficult to remember the meaning of Christmas. How to Have a British Christmas - Anglophenia Ep 20. The EFL SMARTblog: Merry Christmas Mr Bean.
Teacher's note; The activities in the worksheet at the bottom of this post are based on the full episode available on DVD or on cannot be embedded here). This post contains some exercises based on the embeddable youtube clips. The answers are in the worksheet. DVD availablehere Mr Bean celebrates the traditional British Christmas: the baubles, the crackers, the nativity scene, the carols, the presents, the turkey and the mistletoe... they are all here. You are going to. Advent Calendar - AdventMyFriend. Christmas Karaoke - Sing along to Christmas Carols and Songs! Learn English With Christmas Songs - Listening Quizzes and Lessons.
Christmas – Learn English with videos. Children's animation. A brother and sister deal with topics that affect their everyday lives. Winter/ Christmas. Christmas Resources for Primary Teachers. Christmas Traditions, Christmas History, Christmas Around the World, The Christmas Story and Christmas Fun and Games! - whychristmas?com. Twas the Night Before Christmas - Full Video. Christmas cryptogram. Christmas criss cross puzzle. Christmas scrambler. Puzzler. Cryptogram 2. Xmas decs. Quack. Puzzler2. Kopia av Christmas is here ny Kopia av Crossword Christmas The Best Places To Learn About Christmas, Hanukkah, & Kwanzaa. Check out my New York Times post: Ideas for English Language Learners | Celebrate the Holidays ELLs learn about tamales, holiday food traditions and Three Kings Day at my latest holiday-related New York Times Learning Network post. It includes a student interactive and teaching ideas. Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa are all coming-up, and I thought it would be timely to create a “The Best…” list focusing on those holidays.
Obviously, there are a lot more materials about Christmas out there accessible to English Language Learners than there are for the other two events, but I have found some for all of them. You can also find these links, and many more, under Holidays on my website. Christmas. Tell Me about Christmas - Part 1. Mulled Wine So every Boxing Day, we hold a mulled wine party for friends and family in our house. What we do – you go and buy these little sachets of spices you can get in supermarkets, and then in the morning, just get loads and loads of cheap cheap cheap red wine, the cheapest red wine that you can get; and put it in a massive massive sort of soup pot.
Put some fruit juice in there, put some chopped-up fruits in there, and then add these spices and add some sugar, and just let it bubble away, let it simmer away over a few hours. And so in the afternoon, when all the friends come round, we serve it up and it’s a lovely warm drink for a cold December afternoon - very spicy, very Christmasy, and very alcoholic.
Tell Me about Christmas - Part 2. Advent Calendar Hi, I’m gonna tell you about our advent calendar. A Christmas card from England. Christmas in Other Countries. Christians all over the world celebrate the birth of Christ on December 25 . It is a joyous holiday where families get together, give each other presents, decorate houses, sing traditional songs and go to mass . The word Christmas comes from the old English “Christes Maesse” , which means Christ’s mass . Www.history.com/topics/christmas. Christmas.