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Christmas World

This geography scheme of work for Key Stage Two gets the children to explore how different countries around the world celebrate Christmas by following a range of special customs and traditions that reflect religious and secular stories. The class can compose recounts and reports to make comparisons and highlight differences.

Explore how different countries around the world celebrate Christmas by following a range of special customs and traditions that reflect religious and secular stories

Lesson One : Christmas in Germany

Plan and write a recount about visiting relatives in Germany to describe Christmas traditions

Lesson Two : Italian Christmas Calendar

Record and sequence events and traditions showing how Christmas is celebrated in Italy

Lesson Three : Festival of Santa Lucia

Plan and hold a school procession to explore how Christmas is celebrated in Sweden

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