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CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD

Santa and reindeer flying through the air

A Holiday Webquest for Grades 2 and 2 Designed by Lillie Large

INTRODUCTION

Christmas is one of the most exciting holidays of the year. We all have traditions and customs that help us to look forward to this time of the year. But did you know that many of our customs come from other countries? During this webquest you will learn about Christmas customs and traditions around the world while having a little holiday fun.

line of twinkling Christmas objects

TASK

This webquest is actually a scavenger hunt. You will be given a list of items and information about Christmas in other countries to find at the sites listed below. You and your partner will work together to try to be the first to find them all. When you finish you will be rewarded with a special surprise!

 

Christmas tree with ornaments and twinkling lightsTHE PROCESS

1. First you will be given a partner to work with.
2. Then you will click on the words CHRISTMAS LIST and print out your list of items to find.
3. Use the links below to search for the items and information on your list.
4. When you find the items be sure to write them on the correct blanks.
5. When you are sure that you are finished tell your teacher and then click on the words My Reward to find out your special surprise.

RESOURCES

USE THESE LINKS

Download and print Christmas List

SYMBOLS, CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS

SANTA'S NET

SANTA'S OTHER NAMES

MY REWARD

HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED

1.You cooperate with your partner.
2.You find the items on your
list.
3.You write them on your Christmas List.
4.You let your teacher check your answers before you get your reward.
5.You have some holiday fun.

CONCLUSION

There is so much to learn about Christmas Around the World. I hope that you learned a little and that now you have an idea about why we celebrate the way we do. But most of all I hope you had some holiday fun!

Merry Christmas sign between 2 wreaths

You will need Acrobat Reader for the Christmas List.