Webquest:
How is Christmas
Celebrated in Around the
World?
Your Mission: Investigate the
customs of another country and
report back.
Objective: Upon completion of the webquest students
will be able describe the celebration of Christmas in
other cultures and will create a power point
presentation to share with the class.
Teacher’s
Resource
Traditions are an important part of
the culture of a group of people.
One of our traditions is the way we
celebrate holidays, such as
Christmas.
Do other countries celebrate the
way we do?
Do their celebrations include gifts,
decorations, special music and
food?
Task:
Your mission is to find the
following information for the
country you are sent to:
Location (on a map)
Flag
Date and Name of celebration
Reason for celebration
Gifts (including who brings them)
Decorations
Special Food &/or Music
When you have explored
these traditions create a power
point to share with the class.
To Solve the Case:
Step 1: Follow the links provided to learn the traditions
of the country you have been sent to.
Step 2: Take notes about the customs you will need to
report on.
Step 3: Create a power point to share with the class
which explains each of the areas listed.
Step 4: Your power point should have at lease 8 slides:
a title slide, an introductory slide, five or more slides
describing the customs and a concluding slide.
Step 5: You will need to include at least 4 graphics and
a transition between the slides. Sound and animation
are not required but may be included.
Step 1 & 2 : Use the links below
to begin your travels.
Maps & Flags
Traditions
Clipart
More Traditions
Step 3 :
Congratulations!
Now that you are a world traveler and
have completed a power point, share
your findings with the rest of the
class.
How Did You Do?
Category
4
3
2
1
ContentAccuracy
Content and
information
throughout the
presentation is
accurate. No
factual errors.
Most of the
content is accurate
but there is one
piece which may
be inaccurate.
Content is
generally accurate
but one piece of
information is
clearly inaccurate.
Content is
typically
confusing or
contains more
than one factual
error.
Traditions
Project includes
information on all
seven traditions.
Project includes
information on all
but one tradition.
Project includes
information on all
but two traditions.
Project includes
information on
four or fewer
traditions.
Use of
Graphics
Project includes
four different
graphics.
Project includes
three different
graphics.
Project includes
two different
graphics.
Project does not
include graphics
or includes only
one graphic.
Slides and
Transitions
Project includes
all 8 slides with a
transition between
each of the slides.
Project includes
all 5 - 6 slides
with a transition
between at least
four slides.
Project includes 4
slides with a
transition between
2 or more slides.
Project includes
fewer than 4
slides fewer than
2 transitions
between slides.
Teacher’s Resources
The students will click on links related to the
Christmas traditions in other countries. The
students will then create a power point
presentation containing their findings. After
all projects are completed the students will
present their findings to the class.
Teacher’s Resources
Resources Continued:
Maps and Flags Website:
http://www.merriam-webster.com/maps/moremapsnyt.html
Traditions Website:
http://christmas.howstuffworks.com/traditions/christmastraditions-around-the-world-ga.htm
More Traditions Website:
http://www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/worldxmas/
Resources Continued:
Clipart website:
http://www.clipart-free.com/Christmas_clipart.shtml
Rubristar – Rubric ID#1213259
http://rubistar.4teachers.org/
Teacher’s Resources - Evaluation
Category
4
3
2
1
ContentAccuracy
Content and
information
throughout the
presentation is
accurate. No
factual errors.
Most of the
content is accurate
but there is one
piece which may
be inaccurate.
Content is
generally accurate
but one piece of
information is
clearly inaccurate.
Content is
typically
confusing or
contains more
than one factual
error.
Traditions
Project includes
information on all
seven traditions.
Project includes
information on all
but one tradition.
Project includes
information on all
but two traditions.
Project includes
information on
four or fewer
traditions.
Use of
Graphics
Project includes
four different
graphics.
Project includes
three different
graphics.
Project includes
two different
graphics.
Project does not
include graphics
or includes only
one graphic.
Slides and
Transitions
Project includes
all 8 slides with a
transition between
each of the slides.
Project includes
all 5 - 6 slides
with a transition
between at least
four slides.
Project includes 4
slides with a
transition between
2 or more slides.
Project includes
fewer than 4
slides fewer than
2 transitions
between slides.
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Webquest - Christmas Around the World