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Lesson: Researching a Holiday


Author: Kate R
Subject Area: Social Studies
Grade Level: 2 - 4

Introduction

Students will research one of the following world holidays. • Hanukah • Kwanza • Diwali • Day of the Dead They will find information to answer the questions; who, what, where, when, why and how. The information they gather will be used to write a research report on their holiday. After writing the report they will present the information to the class.

Goals

Using the websites take notes and answer the questions: WHO: Who participates in this holiday WHAT: What is the holiday? WHERE: Where does this holiday take place? WHEN: At what time of year or season does this holiday happen? WHY: Why do people celebrate this holiday? HOW: How do people celebrate this holiday? (Special activities, foods, events, presents, services, games, songs, parades, decorations, etc.)

Directions

Step One: Select a holiday from the list Step Two: Using the websites below take notes and answer the questions: WHO: Who participates in this holiday WHAT: What is the holiday? WHERE: Where does this holiday take place? WHEN: At what time of year or season does this holiday happen? WHY: Why do people celebrate this holiday? HOW: How do people celebrate this holiday? (Special activities, foods, events, presents, services, games, songs, parades, decorations, etc.)


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Title: World Holidays Overview URL: http://www.ducksters.com/holidays/kids_calendar.php
Directions: Take a look at this list of world holidays


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Activity: Arthur's Hanukah


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Directions

Read through this site and look for answers to the questions. Use the question strategy and the summarize strategy to help you. Don't forget to take notes!



Activity: Kwanzaa


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Directions

Read through this site and look for answers to the questions. Use the question strategy and the summarize strategy to help you. Don't forget to take notes!




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