Our What is Christmas? lesson plan teaches students all about the Christmas holiday, including its origins and how it’s celebrated today. During this lesson, students are asked to work collaboratively with a partner to answer questions about Christmas. Students are also asked to match Christmas vocabulary terms, such as “St. Nicholas” and “Bethlehem,” with their definitions.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to explain the religious and secular origins and traditions of Christmas and identify the various symbols and meanings related to the holy day/holiday.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.8, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.8, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6.4