Dealing With the December Dilemma: December Lessons for the 21st Century
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Common Core, Creative Writing, Literature, Reading, Writing, Christmas
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Counter the December Dilemma with rich lessons and links on Christmas, the Native American Miwok Big Time Festival, Ramadan, Hanukkah, Christmas, traditions and holidays in general in a culturally competent context. Also included: an original story about a group of children who combine their holidays into one that focuses on the central themes of all: peace, good will to men and hope. 


Table of Contents

  • #1            Countering the December Dilemma
  •      Photos for Brainstorm – Fourth of July
  • #3            Miwok Big Time
  • #4            Student Page: Indian Grinding Rock         
  • #5            Photo for Indian Grinding Rock Activity
  • #6            Student Page: Chaw’se
  • #7            Student Page: Miwok Roundhouse
  • #8            Hanukkah
  • #9            Student Page: The Dreidel
  • #10         Student Page: Make a Dreidel
  • #11         Ramadan
  • #12         Student Page: Ramadan
  • #13         Student Page: Good Deed Quilt
  • #14         Kwanzaa
  • #15         Student Page: Kwanzaa
  • #16:        Christmas
  • #17         Student Page: The Origin of the Christmas Tree
  • #18         Student Page: My Christmas Tree Origin Story
  • #19:        Student Page: Traditions I Do
  • #20         Student Page: My Traditions Comic Strip
  • #21         Holiday RAFT Assignment
  • #22         What is a R.A.F.T.?
  • #23         RAFT Rubric
  • #24         My Investigation
  • #25         Holiday Cutouts for My Investigation
  • #26         Holiday Cutouts for My Investigation
  • #27         Kwanmisadomakuh Big Time: Literature Unit
    •             Original Illustrated Story
    •             Common Core Aligned Literature Study Worksheets

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