I created this Christmas Around the World lap book to make it easier for teachers to teach this important concept to our children. Christmas may look different in different countries. It is great to learn about these traditions and celebrations to be able to understand people more and appreciate and celebrate these similarities and differences.
It is important when we teach this to point out that people all over the world are the same in so many ways: we all have families and we all love and feel sadness and many other similarities. What teaching Christmas Around the World shows you is the festive nature of that celebration. These images are of children dressed in their customary dress for celebrations. Just as we dress up to celebrate our heritage during dance celebrations or special holidays - so do these children.
This set is so easy to use. You can use it with a unit on Christmas Around the World that you are already teaching to supplement or assess learning or you can use it as a stand alone set. There are two different front covers and sets: one that is more generic as an overall set of lessons on various countries around the world. (Germany, Australia, France, Canada, USA, India, Sweden, China and Mexico) The other one allows you to have students choose a country and do their lap book based on their own country. Some teachers may choose to do both.
My students love doing lap books and I love them too because they are a wonderful way to show learning and also are a great keepsake for students when they take them home.
Maybe this lap book will be a new Christmas coffee table book - what do you think? :)