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Christmas Learning Path

By Elizabeth Fitzgerald

Use resources for Christmas Aistear for Infants
5 resources in this Learning Path

1

The Christmas Story

http://www.whychristmas.com/story/the_christmas_story.shtml Added: 12 Nov 2009 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Reference

The full story of Jesus' birth written in an easy-to-read style. The story is broken into sections, like 'The Shepards and the Sheep', 'Jesus as a Newborn', the 'Wise Men' and so on.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Religious Education

Strand: Useful Websites

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

2

Santa's Sing-A-Long Christmas Carols

http://www.the-north-pole.com/carols/index.htm Added: 18 Nov 2008 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Lesson Plan

Are you looking for lyrics for new or even old Christmas songs? This site gives you a list of Christmas songs, their lyrics and their music so you can listen and sing-a-long to lots of different carols. The 'help' section allows you to download any applications you will need to view and listen to the music.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
3-4
5-6
Music

Strand: Performing

Strand unit: Song singing

Strand: Performing

Strand unit: Song singing

Strand: Performing

Strand unit: Song singing

Asset type: Audio
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

3

Christmas Traditions

http://www.allthingschristmas.com/traditions.html Added: 25 Nov 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Looks at the diversity of Christmas traditions around the world. Short pieces of information on the origins of Christmas, Santa Claus, Christmas trees, Christmas stockings, mistletoe, holly & ivy, poinsettas, Christmas cards, stripped candy, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa. Further links to specific traditions in Argentina, Asia, Canada, Chile, Hawaii and Japan.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
3-4
SESE History

Strand: Myself & My Family

Strand unit: Feasts & Festivals

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • explore and discuss the origins and traditions of some common festivals
  • listen to, discuss, explore and record associated stories, legends, games and songs

Suggestions for use: Very visual site that could be presented to the class on the IWB. Include discussion on each item.

Strand: Local Studies

Strand unit: Feasts & Festivals

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with the origins and traditions associated with some common festivals in Ireland and other countries
  • explore, discuss and record some of the ceremonies, stories, legends, poetry, music, dances and games associated with these feasts and festivals

Suggestions for use: Very visual site that could be presented to the class on the IWB. Include discussion on each item.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

4

Christmas Around the World

http://www.the-north-pole.com/around/index.htm Added: 19 Sep 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

How is Christmas celebrated in different countries around the world? Collection of short notes on 30 different countries from Australia to Wales outlining the unique customs associated with Christmas in these countries.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE History

Strand: Local Studies

Strand unit: Feasts & Festivals

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with the origins and traditions associated with some common festivals in Ireland and other countries
  • explore, discuss and record some of the ceremonies, stories, legends, poetry, music, dances and games associated with these feasts and festivals

Suggestions for use: Perfect information here for a Christmas project on the unique customs of countries relating to Xmas. Not greatly graphic but soldid information.

Strand: Local Studies

Strand unit: Feasts & Festivals

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with the origins and traditions associated with a range of festivals in Ireland and other countries
  • explore, discuss and record some of the ceremonies, stories, legends, poetry, music, dances and games associated with these feasts and festivals

Suggestions for use: Perfect information here for a Christmas project on the unique customs of countries relating to Xmas. Not greatly graphic but soldid information.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

5

Top Marks - Christmas

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Christmas/ Added: 24 Nov 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Clear guide to the traditions of Christmas - covering the Christmas Story; Advent; Boxing Day; Epiphany; Christmas trees, cards, puddings and carols; and of course Santa Claus.

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1-2 3-4 SESE History
in 1-2 3-4 Mathematics
in 1-2 3-4 English

How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
3-4
SESE History

Strand: Myself & My Family

Strand unit: Feasts & Festivals

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • explore and discuss the origins and traditions of some common festivals
  • listen to, discuss, explore and record associated stories, legends, games and songs

Suggestions for use: Very good starting point for studying aspects of Christmas. Activities for class also included.

Strand: Local Studies

Strand unit: Feasts & Festivals

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with the origins and traditions associated with some common festivals in Ireland and other countries
  • explore, discuss and record some of the ceremonies, stories, legends, poetry, music, dances and games associated with these feasts and festivals

Suggestions for use: Very good starting point for studying aspects of Christmas. Activities for class also included.

in
1-2
3-4
Mathematics

Strand: Useful Websites

Strand: Useful Websites

Strand: Useful Websites

in
1-2
3-4
English

Strand: Useful Websites

Strand: Useful Websites

Strand: Useful Websites

Asset type: Online Resource
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

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