We're traveling around the world to celebrate winter with Ms. Hicks' ELA classes.
The students traveled through six stations.
Each of the stations exercised content knowledge in differing curriculum disciplines. Students used literacy skills to fill out their passports with information gained in each station.
Station One: Canada Winter Celebrations
Find three Canadian cities, who host winter festivals, in an atlas. Notice Canada is divided into ten provinces. Read an excerpt from White Fang to determine the setting location on the map. What type of physical features are in that location?
Station Two: Fake Snow Science
Watch an introductory video from The Mythbusters on Discovery Education. Use CSI Strategy (Color, Symbol, Image) to make connections to your learning. Watch the Mythbusters explaination video to learn the scientific process of how fake snow works and take notes. With adult help, make your own fake snow before you go
Station Three: Latin American Winter Celebrations
Tour the artifact museum to read about various Latin American winter festivals. Why are some celebrated in June? Which was most interesting to you and why?
Station Four: Denmark's Hans Christian Andersen
Read HC Andersen's biography and identify the geographic location of Denmark on a map. Read the first story of The Snow Queen. Discuss and note any relationships between the original story and Disney's adaptation, "Frozen".
Station Five: Holidays Around the World on Discovery Education
Watch the video to determine the country of origin for contemporary Christmas celebration, Mexican Christmas traditions, Hanukkah and Kwaanza vocabulary.
Station Six: The Story of Hanukkah
Watch a video highlight of the origin of the Hanukkah celebration. Give four historic facts about the holiday. Draw a symbol of the winter holiday you celebrate and share one tradition you have with your family.