I. Discuss the meaning of the words celebrate and tradition
II. Discover Christmas customs and traditions in various culture all over the world
III. Learn about the many names and looks for “Santa”
Students will be able to:
• Identify different cultures through the study of holidays, customs and traditions utilizing language, stories, folktales, music and arts.
• Identify cultural practices of a culture on each continent through the study of the folktales, music and art created by people living in that culture.
• Describe family and local community customs and traditions.
• Describe the cultural practices and products of people on different continents.
• Describe ways in which language, stories, folktales, music and artistic creations serve as expressions of culture and influence the behavior of people living in a particular culture.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.RL.9 -- Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.K.SL.4 -- Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.K.SL.5 -- Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail.
Engish Language Arts
SL.K.2 Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented in various media
and other formats (e.g., orally) by asking and answering questions about key details and
requesting clarification if something is not understood.
SL.K.4 Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support,
provide additional detail.
SL.K.5 Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional
Historical thinking and skills
2 Personal history can be shared through stories and pictures.
3 Heritage is reflected through diverse cultures and is shown through the arts, customs,
traditions, family celebrations, and language.
English Language Arts
SL.1.2 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented
in various media and other formats (e.g., orally).
SL.1.3 Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional
information or clarify something that is not understood.
SL.1.4 Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and
SPATIAL THINKING AND SKILLS
4 Maps can be used to locate and identify places.
6 Families interact with the physical environment differently in different times and places.
English Language Arts
RL.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to
demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
SL.2.3 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.
8 Cultures develop in unique ways, in part through the influence of the physical environment.
9. Interactions among cultures lead to sharing ways of life.