Christmas Around the World unit study
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As I’ve mentioned recently, we don’t do any kind of Santa Claus in our house. However, learning about culture and traditions of others includes some Santa. It provided us more opportunities to discuss our beliefs and why we don’t celebrate with him and was a valuable opportunity to reinforce that we don’t need to agree with everyone else’s point of view to love them and love them well!
Santa aside (and not every country has Santa, of course), we had a great time learning about the different traditions practiced around the world. We had a few traditions in common, not knowing how they started. They tended to be ones we share ancestors with, so it was fun to see how traditions could persist even multiple generations after we’ve been in America.
This study covers 20 countries. They typically cover traditions and traditional Christmas meals. Each country has a reading passage, question page, and an activity page. The activity pages were my sons’ favorite part. It was adorable to see them writing such giant and unfamiliar words from some of the countries, and a great learning experience.
One thing I hadn’t realized was that some countries with Christmas tree traditions don’t put them up until Christmas Eve! This came up in our small group, and one of our European friends confirmed that this is when they put up their tree as well. She’s had a hard time adjusting to a tree being up so long (at her family’s request ;)). This was a neat real-life connection for my kids to make. What connections might you and yours make?!
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An extra gift for you
Laura has added one extra little gift to go along with her study – a fun little passport for each country completed! You can get that add-on free for a limited time when you purchase the study soon. If you’d like to take a closer look, you can do that over here.
So, if you’d like to enter the giveaway, please do so in the Rafflecopter below. I’d love to make this available to any and all of my readers, so subscribing will not be mandatory. Simply check out her resource, then come back and let me know which country sounds most interesting to you!
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