New Year's Celebrations
Students willl learn about and present their findings on how the New Year is celebrated in different countries around the world.
Time Required: 200 minutes
- Students will explore the various New Year's celebrations around the world
- Students will select New Year's celebrations of their choice and research the background of their other traditions and celebrations
- Students will present their findings visually and orally
1. Midway through your unit on Traditions and Celebrations, introduce the students to the concept that throughout the world, the New Year is celebrated on different dates.
2. Take the students to the TIG site and let them navigate through the above link. Have them look at all of the different countries they can choose between.
3. Once they have seen them all, they select a country they would like to learn more about, directly related to traditions and celebrations.
4. Have them work in partners and over the course of 4-5 days, develop a poster presentation to the class about what they learned.
Language follow up: Share your most memorable New Year's experiences in our New Year's Journal, and read about the traditions of other TIG members!
Students can write their experiences and post them in the TIGed virtual classroom or create a discussion thread where they can share their experiences. For younger grades, the teacher can collect journal entries and type them.
- Books on the different countries highlighted on the TIG site - Internet access - Relevant arts & crafts materials
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