Middle School Christmas Unit: This engaging Christmas Unit contains 6 different activities that will help reinforce your students’ reading and writing skills. Students will learn about the historical background of Christmas traditions and prepare for a holiday-themed discussion about current Christmas customs. *This resource is focused on the North American commercial Christmas – this is not a religious unit.

This resource contains individual PDFs of student pages to assist with online learning i.e. Google Classroom™. The unit also comes with Google Slides™ versions of the included graphic organizers for 1:1 technology schools.

Unit Overview:

  • Lesson 1: History of Christmas Video & Readings
  • Lesson 2: Real or Fake Christmas Trees: Which One Should You Choose?
  • Lesson 3: Christmas Opinion Questions
  • Lesson 4: Christmas Opinion Fishbowl Discussion & Paragraph Assignment
  • Lesson 5: Christmas Food Traditions From Around the World Video + Graphic Organizer
  • Lesson 6: Christmas Creative Writing Assignment *Christmas Creative Writing Assignment can be purchased separately here.

Unit Includes:

  • Individual PDFs of student pages for uploading to Google Classroom or other LMS systems
  • Detailed unit plan and teacher instructions
  • Lessons divided up with title pages for easy access
  • Assessment rubrics (Levels and Points)
  • Answer keys for lessons

Resource Notes:

*Regular reliable internet access is required for this unit

*Internet must be able to access online video sources

*This resource is a non-editable PDF

Related Holiday Resources:

  1. Global Holiday Celebrations Research Assignment
  2. Christmas Truce of 1914 Media Analysis Unit
  3. Winter Creative Writing Assignment