Are you bombarded with all of these amazing resources on la Navidad, las Posadas, los Reyes Magos, and more, and you don’t know what to do?
Or maybe you’re looking for a way to incorporate these oh-so-important cultural traditions this time of year in a way that doesn’t discriminate or make students feel left-out?
Well, why not let students take the lead with this stations-based mini unit? Granted, this is not a prize-winning unit, but it will help you tackle all of these challenges while meaningful learning takes place.
There are a total of 22 activities in this packet; most are free but a few of them you will have to buy from the original source (nothing is too expensive, I promise!).
Here is the focus of the “unit”:
Essential Question: How do celebrations around the world during the months of December and January compare to your winter traditions?
Driving Problem: The Spanish-speaking elementary ELL (English Language Learners) students in our district are learning about traditions all over the world. Help their learning go deeper by preparing a video for them that teaches them about winter celebrations in Spain and Mexico, as well as in your family.
If I had time, I would definitely add in some videos of real Posadas (maybe you could just go ahead and get right on that and share back!).
So what are you waiting for? Check it out!