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Education to the Core: Holidays/Christmas Around the World Unit and Mini-Books Hi there! Just finished my Holidays/Christmas around the World Unit! Here is a little peek! If you are interested in this priced unit, click on any of the pictures or the link to my store to find out more. If you know me, you know that I always tie tons of information and reading into my lessons. I do not like tons of fluffy stuff because I feel like kids miss out so much when they are spending time doing the activities. I also included the black line masters for all of you out there like me that don't like replacing your color ink cartridge all the time;) As you celebrate your holidays around the world unit, have the kids write about everything they learned from each country! I have also included graphic organizers for those kiddos that need to organize their thoughts first before writing. Find this product in my store. If you would like to see a sample from my book to see the quality of my work, please download this awesome freebie of Holidays/Christmas in America!

Christmas | Customs and Traditions | 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 . Although Christians believe that Jesus was born in the small town of Bethlehem, we don’t know the exact date of birth because stories about Jesus Christ were written down much later. By the 4th century Christians were divided into two churches: the eastern church was in Constantinople, today’s Istanbul, and the western church was based in Rome. Today, most countries celebrate the Christmas holidays from December 25 until January 6. Three wise men visit Jesus Christmas customs Giving presents is a special part of Christmas. Decorating the house is an old custom that comes from pagan times. Our traditional Christmas tree also comes from northern Europe. Words

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. Also, check out The Best Ways For Students To Create Online Holiday Content Quickly & Easily andHere Are My Favorite Fun Christmas Resources (and “Feel Good” Christmas Stories For Christmas Day).The Best Christmas Videos For English Language Learners – Help Me Find More The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Christmas Christmas Around the World is a slideshow from CBS.

Christmas Nous vous proposons une brève sélection de ressources et d'activités autour de Noël et vous souhaitons d'agréables fêtes de fin d'année. Sur Audio-Lingua, de nombreux enregistrements autour du thème de Christmas, au niveau A2/B1, par des locuteurs anglophones de tous horizons. Cette base pourra servir pour comparer les traditions culinaires ou religieuses dans divers pays, par exemple. L' incontournable "elllo.org" propose de nombreux fichiers audio avec scripts, activités d'écoute interactives sur le thème de Noël, une ressource inépuisable. Des activités de compréhension orale sur esl-lab: Christmas is coming (collège) et The christmas gift (lycée)La section Learning English de VOA propose de nombreuses ressources, des vidéos, des podcasts et scripts. Ces ressources sont généralement assez longues et requièrent d'être tronquées pour un usage en classe. - The History of Christmas in America" podcast (07'30'') + script- "Christmas: the most wonderful day of the year?" Imprimer la page

Christmas Traditions, Christmas History, Christmas Around the World, The Christmas Story and Christmas Fun and Games! - whychristmas?com Tell Me about Christmas - Part 2 Advent Calendar Hi, I’m gonna tell you about our advent calendar. This has got all the days until Christmas Day on. And when I was a child we’d have these, and in the family, each child would take it in turns, different day, to open the window and would be very excited about it. Mistletoe People often put mistletoe in their homes at Christmas. Christmas Cracker Christmas crackers are something that most people have at Christmas but I think they… It’s a bit of a silly tradition really because nobody, nobody takes Christmas crackers very seriously. And then inside the cracker, you find usually three things I think. So I think what happens is people kind of think, “oh, we’re not gonna bother having Christmas crackers because they are rubbish anyway” but then you just feel like, “oh well, but it wouldn’t be Christmas without Christmas crackers”.

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. Mince Pie Hello! But now, well actually up from Victorian era, they were changed to be a dessert. Christmas Pudding In my family, we always have Christmas pudding and it’s about that big. And then when you serve it, you have to switch all the lights off. Turkey Leftovers

ELLLO Views #195 Boxing Day Todd: Nicola, you're from England. Nicola: Yes, I am. Todd: OK. Now in England you have something called "Boxing day". Nicola: Yes, we do. Todd: So, we don't have that in America. Nicola: Well, boxing day is always on the 26th of December, the day after Christmas day, and it was originally called boxing day because it was the day in England when the very rich people in Victorian times gave presents to their servants, the day after Christmas, and usually it would be something like money, or food but they would give it to them in a small box, and so on December the 26th, servants would receive their boxes,the Christmas boxes, and that's why it was called Boxing day. Todd: OK Nicola: Today, people don't really receive money or food so much, sometimes you give extra tips at Christmas, but Boxing day has stuck. Todd: What do people do on Boxing day? Nicola: Nothing really. Todd: Lose money! Nicola: Yeah always. Todd: Wow, cool. Nicola: Yeah, there is, where I live, yeah.

Mazelog - Original Logic Maze Puzzles Christmas Below, you will find a wide range of ideas and resources to help you when you are teaching children at Christmas time. If you have any relevant resources to share, please email them and I will add them to this page. Thank you! Favourite Christmas Activities - Share your ideas for Christmas lessons and activities to use throughout the festive season. Advent Acrostic - Use this poster as a starting point for getting children to write their own acrostic poems. Contributed by Justin Stretch. Donkey's First Christmas - Foundation Lesson Plan - A lesson plan for children aged 4-5, based on the book Donkey's First Christmas (available here). <A HREF=" Merry Christmas Banner - A long banner with the text 'Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year'. Find ideas and resources linked to popular Christmas books!

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 discuss Christmaswatch the Christmas Mr Bean episode and do some activitiesfind Christmas words in a word search exercise write the story in the past tensefind out more about the typical British Christmas and some of the Christmas things in the video. Discuss Do you celebrate Christmas? Watch clip 1 Answer the questions in the interactive exercise after you watch Did Mr Bean have any Christmas decorations? Now do exercise 1 (the answers to questions 9 and 10 are in the next clip) Watch clip 2

Christmas Symbols Catholic Church wanted to eclipse the festivities of a rival pagan religion that threatened Christianity’s existence. The Romans celebrated the birthday of their sun god, Mithras during this time of year. Although it was not popular, or even proper, to celebrate people’s birthdays in those times, church leaders decided that in order to compete with the pagan celebration they would themselves order a festival in celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Although the actual season of Jesus’ birth is thought to be in the spring according to history, the date of December 25 was chosen as the official birthday celebration as Christ’s Mass so that it would compete head-on with the rival pagan celebration. Two hundred years before the birth of Christ, the Druids used mistletoe to celebrate the coming of winter. They would gather this evergreen plant that is parasitic upon other trees and used it to decorate their homes. Poinsettias The Christmas Tree Christmas Lights Xmas The Candy Cane Santa Claus

ACTIVE LISTENING (for grades 3-6) Learning Outcome Students will practice active listening by paraphrasing what they hear. Materials Needed Agenda written on chalkboard or chart paper Active Listening Checklist (see below) This lesson calls for a role play that you have arranged in advance with a student. Gathering: Favorite Colors Listening Game Explain to students that today we're going to practice listening to one another by repeating what we've heard to show that we've really heard it. Have a student tell what his or her favorite color is and then call on the next person to speak. If students forget what the person before them said or start to tell their favorite colors without first repeating what they have just heard, gently point it out and ask them to try again. Continue with other statements such as, "On Saturday, I like to Check Agenda Go over the day's plan and ask if it is okay. Introduction to Active Listening Role-play active listening with a student. A. B. Active Listening Checklist 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. A. B. C. D. E. F.

Christmas Activities for Kids We've got well over 100 original Christmas colouring pictures at Activity Village, so we've got... Enjoy these new Christmas colour by number pages. Just print and follow the instructions! New this year, a small collection of our popular "colour by pattern" colouring pages with a... If a child makes the effort to colour a Christmas card by hand, the result will always be treasured... We hope you enjoy this huge (and ever growing) collection of Christmas printables - including free... Christmas is the perfect time to settle down to some good kids crafts: the days are short, the cold... Making Christmas cards for friends and family is a great excuse to sit down with your children for... We have collected together some fun Christmas origami models to enjoy with your kids. These colouring pages of various "characters" can be coloured, cut out and assembled to create a... Our Christmas Fuse Bead Patterns are a great craft activity for kids on long winter afternoons!...

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