Lesson Plan Title : Christmas in America
Age Range: Grade 9 through grade 12 (High School)
Overview and Purpose: Students will examine the way Christmas has changed over the years in America. They will create a timeline showing when major changes and additions have happened in our history.
Objective: The student will be able to create a timeline showing when major changes and additions have happened in our Christmas traditions.
Internet access for students
Have your students' research different traditions about Christmas. They can create a timeline showing when different ones started or changed. Some examples of changes would be: switching from candles to electric lights and the evolution of what Santa looks like over the years.
Traditions are an important part of any culture and family. Students can write journal entries for homework about which holiday traditions they will continue (or start) when they have a family of their own.