We’re making plans for Christmas! For our homeschool, that is. We will be taking a break from our continent-by-continent tour of the world, and will focus on Christmas for the month of December.
Most years, I have put together a schedule of books, crafts, and daily Advent readings, but this year, we’ll just read about how other countries celebrate Christmas, and we’ll read our Advent readings from the book, Jotham’s Journey.
I thought I would share some of the resources I’ve been able to find online and from our library in case you’d like to learn about this topic as well.
First of all, if you want everything easy and already laid out for you, Homeschool Share has a unit study with lapbook entitled, Christmas Around the World. In this unit, you will learn about the countries of Argentina, Australia, England, Ethiopia, France, the Holy Land, Mexico. the Philippines, Sweden and Switzerland. There’s great info, crafts, music, and recipes.
In addition to this unit, here are some other resources we will be using:
Galloping the Globe by Loree’ Pettit and Dari Mullins
Children Around the World Celebrate Christmas by Susan Titus Osborn
Christmas Around the World by Emily Kelley
Christmas Crafts from Around the World by Judy Ann Sadler
Christmas Cooking Around the World by Susan Gold Purdy
TOS Digital Holiday Supplement
Christmas in Ireland
Christmas in Greece
Christmas in Switzerland
Christmas in Spain
Christmas in France
Christmas in England
Christmas in Italy
Annika’s Secret Wish
Boxes for Katje
The Legend of Old Befana
The Real Santa Claus
North and South America
Christmas in Mexico
The Legend of the Poinsettia
The Night of Las Posadas
Christmas in Brazil
Christmas in Washington DC
Christmas in Colonial and Early America
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey