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Christmas Around the World: Episode 4: Christmas Cards

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This podcast is part of the series: Christmas Around the World Podcast Series


Elizabeth Carr


Vestavia Hills City Schools

Vestavia Hlls Elementary East


In this podcast, students share what they discovered about Christmas cards. The first cards were actually sent by children just like us! This student also shares a class activity that we completed together to honor this classic Christmas tradition!

Length: 2:08

Content Areas: English/Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Education

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

TC2 (K-2)
7. Use digital tools to access and retrieve information.
Examples: online libraries, multimedia dictionaries, search engines, directories
  • Evaluating accuracy of digital content
  • Example: determining fact versus opinion
    ELA2015 (2)
    30. Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media. [SL.2.2]
    ELA2015 (2)
    31. Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue. [SL.2.3]
    SS2010 (K) Living and Working Together in Family and Community
    6. Compare cultural similarities and differences in individuals, families, and communities.
    Examples: celebrations, food, traditions
    SS2010 (1) Living and Working Together in Family and Community and State
    11. Identify traditions and contributions of various cultures in the local community and state. (Alabama)
    Examples: Kwanzaa, Christmas, Hanukkah, Fourth of July, Cinco de Mayo
    SS2010 (2) Living and Working Together in State and Nation
    11. Interpret legends, stories, and songs that contributed to the development of the cultural history of the United States.
    Examples: American Indian legends, African-American stories, tall tales, stories of folk heroes


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