Winter Holidays Around the World!. 3 rd grade Standard 2 : Students will understand culture factors that shape a community. . Winter Holidays around the world are all celebrated differently…. AMERICA. ISRAEL. CHINA. MEXICO. America.
Standard 2: Students will understand culture factors that shape a community.
-In the United States CHRISTMAS is observed on the 25th of December.
-Families decorate Christmas Trees with lights and ornaments.
-Santa leaves presents for the children on the night of the 24thif they are good. If they are bad they receive a lump of coal.
- The children leave cookies and milk out for Santa to enjoy!
-Hanukkah, a Jewish holiday, is an eight day festival of light.
-They light a Menorah. A single flame on the first night, two on the second evening, and so on till the eighth night of Hanukkah, when all eight lights are kindled.
-They receive gifts each night.
-A common gift is the dreidel.
*Get into a group and discuss your traditions.