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This podcast is part of the series: Christmas Around the World Podcast Series
Vestavia Hills City Schools
Vestavia Hills Elementary East
Each year in December, second graders study the origins of different holiday traditions. We "travel" (via Google Earth) to different countries and cities to explore where common customs originated. View this podcast to catch a glimpse of how this unit is organized and how each country is "remembered". There is always a craft or special snack to remember each country. I hope this podcast can be used for students to research and learn about holiday customs as well as for teachers to learn and implement this unit into their own curriculums.
Content Areas: English/Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Education
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:
[TC2] (0-2) 7: Use digital tools to access and retrieve information.
[ELA2013] (1) 32: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media. [SL.1.2]
[ELA2013] (1) 33: Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood. [SL.1.3]
[SS2010] LWT (0) 6: Compare cultural similarities and differences in individuals, families, and communities.
[SS2010] LWT1 (1) 11: Identify traditions and contributions of various cultures in the local community and state. (Alabama)
[SS2010] LWT2 (2) 11: Interpret legends, stories, and songs that contributed to the development of the cultural history of the United States.