Winter Holidays Around the World Maestra Ghahramani 5to grado Winter is a joyful, festive time of the year when families and friends all around the world gather together and celebrate in various ways. Our class will be taking a trip around the world to explore the traditions, customs and celebrations of people living in other lands. Each student will be assigned a country. You are going to research how that country celebrates Christmas or other major winter holiday. Make sure to include the following: * Map with your country highlighted. * A five-paragraph essay describing the holiday. What special foods are eaten this time of year. Talk about the stories that are told Decorating: What and how do people decorate Songs Special church or government services Anything that you think is interesting about how this holiday is celebrated. * Make an art project, game or recipe for that country. This part will be done at home. * I have given you each a hand out to get you started. Please also do some research on your own. You may use Internet, Friends and family, etc. * Be prepared to share your report orally with the class the week of Dec. 15th.