Learn about the book,“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. Includes story elements, lesson plans, classroom activities, games, quizzes, and more. There are links to eThemes resources on: Author Study: Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens, Victorian England, and the History of Philanthropy; Holiday: Christmas Traditions in America; Holiday: Christmas Around the World; and Performing Arts: Drama.
Learn about Charles Dickens and his works. Includes biographies, timelines, family trees, primary documents, and photos. There are also lesson plans, games, animated bibliography, and activities that go along with the author study unit. There is a link to eThemes Resource on Literature: "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.
These links are about philanthropy in: Charles Dickens' book "A Christmas Carol," Victorian England, and the modern-day United States. Includes: lesson plans; articles on philanthropy, Victorian England, and well-known philanthropists throughout history; an audio file; interactive maps; and a timeline. Also includes links to the eThemes resources about Charles Dickens and the book "A Christmas Carol."
These sites explain Christmas traditions in America, including Santa, stockings, Christmas trees, and the story of Jesus. There are some educational activities that have a Christmas theme, such as story starters and math problems. Also includes text of the famous letter, "Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa" and "Twas the Night Before Christmas." There are links to eThemes Resources on Kwanzaa and Hanukkah.
These sites explain how Christmas and winter holidays are celebrated in different parts of the world. Countries include France, Canada, Poland, England, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, and many more. See how to say "Merry Christmas" in several languages and discover if people around the globe decorate trees or believe in Santa. There are links to eThemes Resources on Christmas traditions in America and Christmas crafts and games.
These sites explore the theater and acting. There are several ideas for using plays and acting in the classroom. Learn about the history of the theater and common theater terminology. Includes warm-up activities and scripts to use in the classroom. An eThemes Resource on Readers Theater and Shakespeare is linked.