Looking for a fun Christmas around the world activity where students actually learn? Then this Christmas postcard project is for you! Students utilize a pre-made interactive map on google my maps™ or read passages on different Christmas traditions across the globe. Afterwards they choose one country and create a postcard. Absolutely no PREP. Perfect for any class especially Geography, History, and even English.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THIS CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS AROUND THE WORLD POSTCARD PROJECT:
detailed teacher guide with lesson ideas
pre-made interactive map using google my maps™ of Christmas traditions in following countries: Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Brazil, Netherlands, Austria, Serbia, Finland, Poland, Armenia, Egypt, Ghana, Ethiopia, China, Japan, South Korea, and Philippines.
or differentiated option included: reading comprehension passages instead of map
12 different postcard templates, color or black/white for total of 24 postcards
sample guide for students
100% editable and set to 8.5 x 11 for easy printing
postcards, rubric, teacher guide, sample, and reading passages are available in BOTH digital on google slides™ and printable pdf
WHEN AND HOW TO USE THIS CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD PROJECT:
Use before Christmas or Christmas break
Great to use in Geography, History, and English class
Best used with Upper Elementary and Middle School students
Completed postcards are great as a bulletin board!
Your students will love this Christmas traditions around the world postcard project because they will be actively learning without even realizing it! This activity is perfect to incorporate into your history or geography class as it discusses how different cultures celebrate their Christmas traditions and where they are located. It also reinforces what was learned thru the interactive map or comprehension readings which makes it perfect to use in English class.
This postcard project is perfect because it allows for student pace, it’s super engaging, keeps students interested, provides more independent work, lessens teacher burn out, and breaks up the repetitive book work. Best part students learn about map skills and different cultures around the world!
–—–IF USING THE INTERACTIVE MAP OPTION, PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTION ON HOW TO MAKE A COPY OF THE INTERACTIVE MAP.——–
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