Lesson Plan Title : Christmas around the World

Age Range: Grade 9 through grade 12 (High School)

Overview and Purpose: Students are not often aware how Christmas is celebrated differently around the world. This project will allow students to study in-depth how other countries and cultures celebrate Christmas.

Objective: The student will be able to

*research how another country celebrates Christmas.

*write a report using that research.

*present the report to the class.


Internet access for students


Have students choose a country to research. Have them do an in-depth study of how the people celebrate Christmas. They should include the traditions, favorite foods, special things for children, traditional dress, etc.

After they have completed their research, they should write a one to two page report using the information. They can present their report to the class.

Wrap Up:

If it is practical, have the students bring in a traditional holiday dish to share with the class when they present their report.