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Sunday, 13 December 2015

Christmas History - fabulous links

The History Channel has a fabulous website full of information on Christmas. 

http://www.history.com/topics/christmas
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It is a truly awesome site that includes videos, traditions, games and much more! There are videos on The History of Christmas, Christmas Trees, The Evolution of Santa Claus, as well as several on Hanukkah and Kwanza. Christmas Facts, World Traditions, the Christmas Truce of 1914, Christmas Tree Trivia, are just a few of the topics that are covered. There are also some games for students to enjoy!


Christmas in Colonial Williamsburg is an absolutely wonderful site full of information about Christmas during the 1700's. 

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The site includes slideshows, songs, videos, podcasts, recipes, downloads, journal articles, music, games, timelines, electronic fieldtrips, and interactive activities. It's a great place for students to experience how settlers celebrated Christmas. It also includes sixteen interdisciplinary lesson plans that truly capture the essence of Colonial Williamsburg. As an extra bonus, the background research for the plans are hotlinked into each lesson. These lessons make it easy to plan an entire unit on life in Williamsburg, from mathematics to a colonial Christmas.