USA (with some Around the World) Winter Holidays

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    For this winter camp, we focused on winter holidays in the USA. Why some “Around the World”? I wanted to (at least) present the idea to my students that the USA is made up of people from every country around the world. Whereas there are some overall “American” traditions, don’t be surprised if Americans you meet observe some holidays differently. As a 1st-generation American, I know.

    Anywho, we had a 4-day, 5hr. per day, camp. We had 2 classes: 1) 3rd graders, and 2) 4th-5th graders (no 6th graders attended).

    For some activities, the materials for both classes were the same; there were some weaker 4th & 5th graders in attendance.

    Each day, there were materials we did not use or activities we did not do simply because we underestimated the time the students would need for each activity. Better to be over- than under-prepared, right?

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    Day 1: USA

    Part 1 = American flag meaning, national anthem, a few “typical American” things, regions, and individual states.

    I need to divide the day into 2 parts, as the zip file is too big.

    Ah, I see I forgot to begin with the usual disclaimer: Most of these materials were made by someone else; I just modified them according to my students’ needs. I’m sorry I don’t remember who I got them from, but just know that I did NOT make all of these from scratch, nor do I claim ownership. I am merely grateful that they were posted and adaptable to my camp.

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    Day 1: USA (part 2)

    Part 2 = Tastes. I brought a few snacks from the States and had’em taste and label what a taste to each snack.

    I’ll just add this disclaimer to each of my posts, to make sure my butt is covered: **Most of these materials were made by someone else; I just modified them according to my students’ needs. I’m sorry I don’t remember who I got them from, but just know that I did NOT make all of these from scratch, nor do I claim ownership. I am merely grateful that they were posted and adaptable to my camp.**

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    Day 2: Thanksgiving

    First off, I start with “Hot Seat” to review vocab from the USA and Taste halves.

    **I modified this ppt from it’s original. No idea who created the original, but it wasn’t me. “Thank you” to whomever did.**

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    Day 2: Thanksgiving

    – Thanksgiving ppt (around the world and in the USA, + Korean video about other harvest holidays around the world–some covered in the ppt, some not)
    – “Over the River and Through the Wood” song lyrics. Korean provided by my school’s contract English teacher.
    – Angry Birds tell what they’re thankful for, and “Thankful Hand Turkey” activity.

    **Most of these materials were made by someone else; I just modified them according to my students’ needs. I’m sorry I don’t remember who I got them from, but just know that I did NOT make all of these from scratch, nor do I claim ownership. I am merely grateful that they were posted and adaptable to my camp.**

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    Day 2: Thanksgiving_BONUS!

    We didn’t have time, but maybe you could find some use for these activities:

    – Baskin Robbins reading/speaking game
    – Save the Chicken! writing game (I know, we do turkeys; but gotta admit whoever made this ppt–NOT ME–did an amazing job).

    **These materials were made by someone else; I just modified them according to my students’ needs. I’m sorry I don’t remember who I got them from, but just know that I did NOT make all of these from scratch, nor do I claim ownership. I am merely grateful that they were posted and adaptable to my camp.**

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    Day 3: Christmas

    – Review of Thanksgiving Day
    – Christmas ppt
    – Jingle Bells activity (Korean supplied by contract teacher)

    **These materials were made by someone else; I just modified them according to my students’ needs. I’m sorry I don’t remember who I got them from, but just know that I did NOT make all of these from scratch, nor do I claim ownership. I am merely grateful that they were posted and adaptable to my camp.**

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    Day 3: Christmas

    Matching game to practice Christmas personalities and vocab. (Not my own, but I adapted it a lot)

    We also did some plays, but made some major adjustments. I’m not sure if it’s still ok to post them here though, for copyright infringement reasons . . .

    Well, look for “The Missing Christmas List” and “A Christmas Carol” by Ready, Action! (www.alist.co.kr)

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    Day 4: New Years Day

    – Review Christmas personalities and vocab
    – New Years main ppt
    – Auld Lange Syne activity (Korean provided by Korean contract teacher)
    – New Year Resolutions (Korean provided by Korean contract teacher)

    We did not have time for the following, but you might be able to get around to using them someday.
    – Virus game
    – Fortune Tellers

    **Most of these materials were made by someone else; I just modified them according to my students’ needs. I’m sorry I don’t remember who I got them from, but just know that I did NOT make all of these from scratch, nor do I claim ownership. I am merely grateful that they were posted and adaptable to my camp.**

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