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WINTER HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD

After taking the parents and students on an entertaining journey to the North Pole, the 3rd grade students made their own virtual journeys to learn more about holidays celebrated around the world.

After taking the parents and students on an entertaining journey to the North Pole, the 3rd grade students made their own virtual journeys to learn more about holidays celebrated around the world. The students had an opportunity to enhance their mapping skills to see the various locations on a world map. They had an opportunity to learn how children in Israel, the Ukraine, Brazil, Madagascar, Australia, India, China, and Canada. Most surprising to our students was coming to the understanding that many of these cultural celebrations take place in the United States!

The students also had the opportunity to strengthen their computer skills. The Winter Holidays Around the World activity required the students to use their netbooks to complete a webquest to find the answers to questions about various holidays. To access the webquest, students had to use Google Classroom. It was a fun and exciting way to cover many of the skills our students will need to become globally prepared citizens!

Written by: Our Third Grade Team
Posted: Feb 06, 2015 by Mark Greene

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