December comes and goes so quickly with the holidays and family. Below we’ve highlighted some of our favorite well-known and wacky holidays to help you get a head start on planning.
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – December 7
With this unit study you will be able to teach your middle and high school classroom all about the attack on Pearl Harbor. December 7, 1941, is a day that many Americans will not forget. As Franklin D. Roosevelt said, it is a day that will live in infamy. On this historic day, Japan attacked the Pearl Harbor naval base in Hawaii, forcing the U.S. to enter World War II. Make your lesson planning easy with the Attack on Pearl Harbor Curriculum from In the Hands of a Child. This unit includes a 6-day Planning Guide, Related Reading List, 20 Hands-On Activities PLUS 1 Fun Extension Activity, 10-page Research Guide, and Answer Key. Students will learn a brief history of World War II, the events of the attack on Pearl Harbor, damages and casualties of the attack, the aftermath, memorials, and more.
International Monkey Day – December 14
With this unit study you will be able to teach your 3rd-6th grade class about animals at the zoo. With the A Trip to the Zoo Graphics Pack Curriculum from In the Hands of a Child, your student can study the trip to any zoo. Simply choose a zoo to visit and then use the 17 Hands-On Activities and Reproducible Graphic Templates to complete a study on that zoo. This Graphics Pack contains a 3-day Planning Guide, Related Reading, a brief Research Guide explaining types of zoos, purposes of zoos, where zoo animals come from, zoo management and animal care, zoo rules, and comparing animals in the wild to animals in captivity plus vocabulary words your student might encounter during his or her own research needed to complete a study on a visit to the zoo!
Bill of Rights Day – December 15
With this unit study you will be able to teach your middle school and high school classroom all about the United States Constitution. The Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787. This was the day that a new government was formed in the United States, the same government we have today. Make lesson planning easy with the United States Constitution Curriculum from In the Hands of a Child. This unit includes a 9-day Planning Guide, Related Reading List, 20 Hands-On Activities, an 8-page Research Guide, and Answer Key. Students will learn about Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, the Articles of Confederation, structure and content of the Constitution, the Constitutional Convention, U.S. citizens and their rights, and much more.
Christmas – December 25
With this unit study you will be able to teach your early childhood classroom fun activities that correlate to the song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas”. The 12 Days of Christmas Fun Curriculum from In the Hands of a Child includes a 12-day Planning Guide, Related Reading List, 24 Hands-On Activities, and Supply List to help your students celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas. This unit includes both religious and secular based activities that correlate to “The Twelve Days of Christmas” song.
New Year’s Eve – December 31
With this unit study you will be able to teach your 3rd grade and up classroom about the history of New Year’s Celebrations. January 1 is the first day of the new calendar year in the United States as well as in many other countries around the world. People in America celebrate New Year’s Day with parades, football games, special foods and other customs. Many cultures celebrate New Year’s Day on other dates as well. This pack includes a 12-page Research Guide and 16 Hands-On Activities to introduce your students to early New Year’s customs, celebrations in the United States, celebrations around the world, New Year’s resolutions and rituals, and much more!
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