Around the World for the Holidays

With Thanksgiving behind us, some of our 6-8 team social studies students are traveling around the world learning about different holiday traditions.

Each student has a “passport” which is stamped when they “visit” a country, and a “suitcase” to carry momentos from their travels. When “visiting”  Mexico, for example, and learning about Las Posadas, students made replicas of poinsettias whose red and green foliage is often used in holiday displays.

Not only does this holiday-themed unit reinforce students’ knowledge of countries around the globe, it encourages an interest and appreciation of diverse cultures and traditions.

And, of course, LGS students and staff wish everyone – whatever your traditions – a memorable holiday season.

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