Christmas Around the World
Living Books, Coloring Books & Activities on different Christmas customs and traditions - a great way to integrate social studies into your homeschool holidays!
A holiday celebration of diversity!
From Ethiopian fringed umbrellas and star-shaped Filipino lanterns to candlelit Swedish St. Lucia crowns, Christmas Around the World brings together Christmas traditions from twelve different lands. Includes a section on craft ideas, a pronunciation guide, a page of Christmas sayings, and two pages of Fact and Fiction.
Let National Geographic be your trusted guide to holidays around the world. This diverse, informative series introduces children to a varied selection of religious and cultural holidays presented from a global perspective. Vivid photography accompanies author Deborah Heiligman's lively text on ceremonies and celebrations worldwide. Recommended for ages 10 and up.
Divided geographically by continent and by country, this book discusses the Christmas celebration, with special emphasis on geographical and cultural influences.
Learn how Christmas is celebrated around the world by coloring 30 pictures, including vignettes of young carolers in Great Britain, Mexican children playing under a piqata, a Swedish girl wearing a traditional crown of candles, Greek children parading with drums and triangles, and an Australian family picnicking on a beach.
There are also scenes of youngsters decorating a "tree of light" in China, French children leaving shoes for Phre Nvel to fill, Americans hanging stockings on the mantle and leaving Santa milk and cookies, Polish children looking at the North Star, and 21 other illustrations. Each scene appears with an informative caption. 32 pages, paperback.
Expand cultural awareness with Christmas activities from more than 20 countries. Background information is provided along with activities, crafts, carols, legends, recipes, patterns, and more. 144 pages, softcover. Grades K-8.
This excellent multi-cultural 2-part "instant program" features six singable selections from Poland, Spain, Hungary, England and America. The music is connected with clever yet informative verses highlighting customs of each country. Some of Alfred's top arrangers and composers are featured in this program, including Carl Strommen, Anna Laura Page, Patsy Ford Simms, Jackie O'Neill and Winnagene Hatch. Includes a CD with full tracks and accompaniment tracks. Grade 4 and up; 20 mins.