Holidays Around the World~ Round 2!

It's amazing to think that across the world, children put their shoes out this weekend for St.Nicholas Day! I always loved teaching about holidays around the world to my firsties. After some discussion the other day with my second graders, I realized that they have forgotten basically ALL of it! They knew something about wooden shoes and that's about it.

That's when I decided to take on holidays around the world a second time around, the second grade way and we are getting out our maps and globes once again! I made this PowerPoint to use with my kiddos over the next two weeks during our oh so short social studies block. Boy was it fun researching all of the different traditions and learning about throwing porridge on the ceiling and all sorts of good stuff!

I learned so much myself in the process of researching the various celebrations so I know my class will too! As an introduction to each country we study, I am using the PowerPoint sort of as a big book on the SMART Board. There are a few slides for each country I selected.
 It includes Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.

Here is just a sample of the 70 page file:

My favorite part of all is that I finally got to use my collection of ThistleGirl graphics for the cuties around the world! I'm pretty sure my kiddos will be interested and engaged with these colorful slides.

If you are interested in something like this to add to your unit, you can see the full description{here}. It's on sale for a little while. It's a GROWING file. 
That is secret code for I'm out of time and I need to get it out there for people to use, but I can't stop myself from adding more...

Have a magnificent Monday!

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