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The New Year

Warm-up

Songs

Time for another year | LearnEnglish Kids | British Council

Happy New Year Song (na, na, na, na, na) - YouTube

Happy New Year Song (na, na, na, na, na) – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/0soawtYqFOoI couldn’t find a silly new year’s song that made me feel like singing at the top of my lungs, so I wrote one. It’s just a fun way to welcome the new year! (yr 3-7)

♫ Scottish Music - Auld Lang Syne ♫ - YouTube

♫ Scottish Music – Auld Lang Syne ♫ – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/PER8f7bQIlgSung by Dougie MacLean – “Auld Lang Syne” is a Scottish poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 and set to the tune of a traditional folk song. (yr 5-C2)

Traditions

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/happy-new-year/1795966.htmlThere is a song millions of Americans hear every New Year’s Eve. It is called “Auld Lang Syne.” It is the traditional music played during the New Year’s celebration. Auld Lang Syne is an old Scottish poem, and it means “old long since.” The song describes the need to remember old friends. – Listening/Reading (yr 5-7)

50 New Year Traditions From Around the World

50 New Year Traditions From Around the Worldhttps://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/50-new-year-traditions-from-around-the-world.html

Have you ever wondered what New Year’s celebrations are like in other countries? Wonder no more; this infographic will tell you everything you need to know! – Info (yr 8-B1)

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutionshttp://www.kidsgen.com/rhymes_and_poems/ny_resolution.htm

I won’t fly paper airplanes when the teacher isn’t looking. I won’t sneak in the kitchen just to taste what they are cooking. I will not twist the silverware to see how far it bends. – Poem (yr 5-8)

Children and Teens Share Healthy New Year’s Resolutions - YouTube

Children and Teens Share Healthy New Year’s Resolutions – YouTube (2:07)https://youtu.be/mnPAgaNXIv8The American Academy of Pediatrics asked some children and teens what healthy New Year’s resolutions they were making, and they had a lot to say! (yr 5-B1)

Winter Wonders

Winter Wondershttp://www.alphabet-soup.net/mini/winter.html The Snowman’s Resolution (#3) by Aileen Fischer. A sweet poem to read with students – Poem (yr 6-8)

New Years Resolutions! - YouTube

New Year’s Resolutions! – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/WLk3IFTDhkgA funny New Year’s parody of The Beatles, “Revolution”. Start your New Year off on the right foot! – Song (yr 7-B1)

New Year's Resolutions - Breaking News English Lesson - ESL

New Year’s Resolutions – Breaking News English Lesson – ESLhttp://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1501/150102-new-years-resolutions.htmlEnglish News Lessons: Free 26-Page lesson plan / 2-page mini-lesson – three levels (4,5,6 equal years 7,8 and 9) with various activities – Listening/Reading (yr 7-B1)

Disney Top 10 New Year's Resolutions - YouTube

Disney Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions – YouTube (2:56)https://youtu.be/or3nKPEzpsIHappy New Year! Draw inspiration from these New Year’s resolutions and make your own. What are some of your New Year’s resolutions? (yr 7-B1)

New Year Resolutions - Simon's Cat | GUIDE TO - YouTube

New Year Resolutions – Simon’s Cat | GUIDE TO – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/KNEVjhCXZB4

It’s that time of year when New Year Resolutions are decided! Watch our Guide To film to see how Simon’s Cat helps Simon with his. (Or not). (yr 8-C2)

One Little Word® - YouTube

One Little Word® – YouTube (Stop at 1:30)https://youtu.be/-2xQqXtpCPQWhat is One Little Word®? In 2006 I began a tradition of choosing one word for myself each January—a word to focus on, to live with, to investigate, to write about … – Viewing / Listening (yr 8-C2)

The 'New Years resolution ' SONG 🎵 - YouTube

The ‘New Years resolution ‘ SONG 🎵 – YouTube (0:51)https://youtu.be/MwAm10xwrrUA very short new years song, new, years, happy new year – with lyrics – WARNING for the f-word at the end! (yr 8-C2)

New Year's Resolution Song | Zoe Anne - YouTube

New Year’s Resolution Song | Zoe Anne – YouTube (4:14)https://youtu.be/yYMUCC9SFdsNew Year’s Resolutions, it’s really hard to stick to them. I tried my hardest for one month… – With lyrics (yr 8-C2)

New Year's Resolution - YouTube

New Year’s Resolution – YouTube (3:04)https://youtu.be/gAuG8NBgaNo“In a recent survey 8 out of 10 people said they found New Year’s Videos to be the same old same old. The other 2 were too busy writing their New Year Resolutions. Take a look at this charming independent video. We’ve all been there….. What’s YOUR new year’s resolution? ” (yr 8-C2) 

Top 10 New Year's Resolutions with Bob Dylan - YouTube

Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions with Bob Dylan – YouTube (0:51)https://youtu.be/nluiApeNWKIFrom Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour…this one the top new year’s resolutions. Enjoy! (yr 8-C2)

New Year's Resolution - Animated Tips And Tricks - YouTube

New Year’s Resolution – Animated Tips And Tricks – YouTube (5:54)https://youtu.be/xIDsgi9ytFESix tips that most people don’t know about when it comes to achieving your New Year’s Resolutions. (yr 8-C2)

Try something new for 30 days - Matt Cutts | TED-Ed

Try something new for 30 days – Matt Cutts | TED-Ed (3:27)https://ed.ted.com/lessons/try-something-new-for-30-days-matt-cutts

Is there something you’ve always meant to do, wanted to do, but just … haven’t? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. A full lesson based on a less than 4-min TEDTalk – Viewing / Listening / Lesson Plan (yr 8-C2)

10 TED-Ed Lessons to inspire your New Year’s resolutions |

10 TED-Ed Lessons to inspire your New Year’s resolutions |https://blog.ed.ted.com/2015/01/07/10-ted-ed-lessons-to-inspire-your-new-years-resolutions/With the exhilarating (and exhausting) holiday season behind us, January offers a month of new beginnings and boundless optimism. – Viewing / Listening (yr 8-C2)

NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS | Overcome the Odds - YouTube

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS | Overcome the Odds – YouTube (8:00)https://youtu.be/UEF6ipQFEkYStart the New Year right! New Year’s Resolutions are an old tradition that many of us partake in. (yr 9-C2)

The New Year's Eve song, explained - YouTube

The New Year’s Eve song, explained – YouTube (6:34)https://youtu.be/_xWxyxsVAsQThe US associates “Auld Lang Syne” with the New Year, but not everyone does. Join the Vox Video Lab! (yr 9-C2)

 

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Chinese New Year

This theme page about the Chinese New Year will be updated by January 25th 2020 to include the latest materials for the celebration.

Background

Chinese New Year 2020 - Spring Festival Celebration !

Chinese New Year 2020 – Spring Festival Celebration !https://www.thechinesezodiac.org/chinese-new-year-traditions/The Chinese New Year 2020 falls on Tuesday, January 25 and is the most important holiday on the Chinese calendar. It is the beginning of a great Metal Rat 2020!

Chinese New Year around the world in 2020

Chinese New Year around the world in 2020https://www.officeholidays.com/holidays/chinese-new-yearRead about Chinese New Year around the world in 2020. The Chinese New Year is very similar to the Western one, swathed in traditions and rituals.

 

Warm-up

Happy Lunar New Year! - YouTube

Happy Lunar New Year! – YouTube (1:02)https://youtu.be/849Tk-ezcfYThe Lunar New Year is celebrated by over 1 billion people around the world

 

Songs

[ Happy CNY ] Chinese New Year Song - YouTube

[ Happy CNY ] Chinese New Year Song – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/Y150S2vivFoThe 1st English CNY Song by Lleon 吕俊梁 featuring cute cute Tiger cartoon and animation. – In English, with lyrics (yr 4)

Happy New Year | LearnEnglish Kids | British Council

Happy New Year | LearnEnglish Kids | British Councilhttp://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/songs/happy-new-yearListen to a song about the traditions of Chinese New Year. – Song in English, with lyrics (yr 4)

Chinese New Year 2008 - 过年2008 - Happy New Year 2015 - YouTube

Chinese New Year  – Happy New Year  – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/7laBfy89qK8This video is about the Chinese New Year. There is an English translation at the top of the video. (yr 5-7)

15 Days of Chinese New Year (12 Days of Christmas Parody) - YouTube

15 Days of Chinese New Year (12 Days of Christmas Parody) – YouTube  (4:00)https://youtu.be/ugtSa8vpTKQA parody of the lunar new year celebrations. The text is partly hard to follow, but it’s still fun to watch (yr 8-9)

 

Lesson Plans

The Chinese New Year - Intermediate English Reading Comprehension

The Chinese New Year – Intermediate English Reading Comprehensionhttps://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/190109/1901091.htmlPeople in China celebrate New Year in the month of January or February. The Chinese New Year begins on a different date each year between January 21 and February 20. – Interactive quiz (yr 6-8)

ESL Holiday Lessons: English Lesson on Chinese New Year's Day

ESL Holiday Lessons: English Lesson on Chinese New Year’s Dayhttp://www.eslholidaylessons.com/01/chinese_new_years_day.htmlESL Holiday Lessons: Free 14-Page lesson plan / worksheet on Chinese New Year (yr 6-8)

The myth behind the Chinese zodiac - Megan Campisi and | TED-Ed

The myth behind the Chinese zodiac – Megan Campisi and | TED-Edhttps://teded.herokuapp.com/lessons/the-myth-behind-the-chinese-zodiac-megan-campisi-and-pen-pen-chenWhat’s your sign? According to the Chinese zodiac (生肖), it’s your shuxiang, meaning the animal assigned to your birth year. Megan Campisi and Pen-Pen Chen recount this classic myth. (yr 8-B1)

 

Reading

The Chinese Zodiac Story - Topmarks

The Chinese Zodiac Story – Topmarkshttps://www.topmarks.co.uk/ChineseNewYear/ZodiacStory.aspxA slide show telling the myth behind the Chinese Zodiac Animals. (yr 6-7)

All About Chinese New Year | kiddyhouse.com/CNY

All About Chinese New Year | kiddyhouse.com/CNYhttp://www.kiddyhouse.com/CNY/A text to read about the lunar calendar and the New Year – from 2015 (yr 6-8)

Chinese Zodiac for Kids

Chinese Zodiac for Kidshttp://www.china-family-adventure.com/chinese-zodiac.html#.VORkhPnF_iUThere are 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac. They came when Buddha summoned them to him. A race was held to determine which would be first in the cycle, guess who came in first and why? (yr 7-B1)

21 Chinese New Year's Customs and Traditions You Should Know

21 Chinese New Year’s Customs and Traditions You Should Knowhttps://www.travelchinaguide.com/essential/holidays/new-year/customs.htmThe Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival as it is sometimes called, is a 15-day festival in traditional custom. (yr 8-B1)

Chinese Zodiac

Chinese Zodiachttp://www.chinatoday.com/culture/zodiac/zodiac.htmAs students in a class are mostly born in the same year, you can study that sign together (yr 8-B1)

Chinese Zodiac 2020: The 12 Animals Signs, Compatibility

Chinese Zodiac 2020: The 12 Animals Signs, Compatibilityhttps://chinesenewyear2020.org/chinese-zodiac/Before celebrating the Spring Festival with your friends and family, learn more about the 12 Chinese zodiac animals here! (yr 8-B1)

 

Viewing

Chinese New Year began as a horror story - YouTube

Chinese New Year began as a horror story – YouTube (1:44)https://youtu.be/UzdhyAuCWagThere’s a special legend about the lunar new year – here’s our animation of the story. (yr 7-9)

The great race | LearnEnglish Kids | British Council

The great race | LearnEnglish Kids | British Council (2:17)http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/short-stories/the-great-raceThe Jade Emperor chose the order of the animals in the Chinese zodiac. How did he decide? Watch and find out! (yr 6-7)

Story of the Chinese Zodiac - YouTube

Story of the Chinese Zodiac – YouTube (3:25)https://youtu.be/Iw0adpGLIdkThe story of the Chinese Zodiac is a classic legend. – An animated story of the origins of the Chinese Zodiac aminals (yr 8-9)

Chinese Zodiac 12 Animals Symbols - YouTube

Chinese Zodiac 12 Animals Symbols – YouTube (4:04)https://youtu.be/06YdupyVpG0The Chinese Zodiac is a 12-year cycle symbolized by the 12 animals. Each animal has a different personality and characteristics (yr 8-9)

chinese new year story "nian" - YouTube

Chinese new year story “nian” – YouTube (5:01)https://youtu.be/0uJbp8d_d9cIf you want know about Chinese new year, this animation will tell you. – A well-known story of the origins of the tradition in Chinese with English subtitles (yr 8-9)

14 Ways To Survive Chinese New Year - YouTube

14 Ways To Survive Chinese New Year – YouTube (5:14)https://youtu.be/RdT3nF_s8bMLearn how to survive annoying relatives this CNY! – A satirical video about the tradition (yr 8-9)

 

More Materials

Chinese New Year | ESL Teaching and Learning Resources

Chinese New Year | ESL Teaching and Learning Resourceshttp://www.esolcourses.com/topics/chinese-new-year.htmlPrintable classroom resources and online lessons for teaching and learning about the Chinese New Year

 

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Winter Wonderland, 1-9

This theme page is about Winter, Weather and what to do in winter, suitable for any age.

Warm-up

Lily & the Snowman with Lyrics - YouTube

Lily & the Snowman with Lyrics – YouTube (2:21) https://youtu.be/gKDGv5z4NQUEvery winter, a magical snowman puts on a show for a little girl. But over time, life pulls them apart. Will she remember to take the time for what she loved. Also as a lesson plan below.

 

Songs

Fun Winter Song Lyrics for Kids - Winter is Here - We Wish You A Merry Christmas - Elf Learning - YouTube

Fun Winter Song Lyrics for Kids – Winter is Here – We Wish You A Merry Christmas – Elf Learning – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/HboTmLb9iCcFun Winter Song Lyrics for Kids – Winter is Here – We Wish You A Merry Christmas – Elf Learning This is a live recording with lyrics of ELF Learning’s winter Album

I'm a Little Snowman | Winter Song for Kids | Snowman Song | The Kiboomers - YouTube

I’m a Little Snowman | Winter Song for Kids | Snowman Song | The Kiboomers – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/-b-U1eQqBmkThe Kiboomers! Winter songs for kids. Sing along to I’m a Little Snowman. You and your students will just love this fun snowman song! (Yr 2-4)

Mr. Frosty Winter - YouTube

Mr. Frosty Winter – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/t3deroJbh4MMister Frosty, Frosty Winter, Why’d you have to come around? We were happy with the autumn, Then you had to come to town.- Winter Sing-Along

Winter Begone - YouTube

Winter Begone – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/kGToakuCYn0Winter Concert: Winter Begone. How could anybody like this winter? How could anybody like this snow?

SNOW (Jesse Winchester) (for Sharron) (cover) - YouTube

SNOW (Jesse Winchester) (for Sharron) (cover) – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/_pIMAaLOYZkJesse again, for someone who gets hot in the cold – A different view on winter and snow – escaping to the south. (Yr 6-9) lyrics

Freddie Mercury - A winter's tale - YouTube

Freddie Mercury – A winter’s tale – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/7dNMc2wHdcw lyricsIt’s Winter fall, red skies are gleaming. – A slow song by Queen with a lot of -ing forms. (Yr 8-9)

 

Vocabulary

Winter vocabulary for kids learning English | Picture dictionary

Winter vocabulary for kids learning English | Picture dictionaryhttp://www.anglomaniacy.pl/winterDictionary.htmLearn and practise English with our printables that go well with the picture dictionary and interactive flashcards. (Yr 1-2)

Winter Words - YouTube

Winter Words – YouTube (2:46)https://youtu.be/aER54k_jj6YA vocabulary presentation from Lantern Fish ESL. Winter vocabulary words for learning English.

On a winter's day I put on my coat, hat, ...

Wintertime - YouTube

Wintertime – YouTube (4:07)https://youtu.be/szpegcUdYi8A vocabulary presentation on the theme of winter. This presentation covers basic winter weather and activities.

 

Worksheets

Winter vocabulary for kids learning English | Printable resources

Winter vocabulary for kids learning English | Printable resourceshttp://www.anglomaniacy.pl/winterPrintables.htmBrowse, download and print resources designed for learning and practising English words related to the theme Winter: cap, cold, icicles, mittens, scarf, skate, ski, sledge, snow, snowball,…(Yr 2-4)

What can we do in the winter? - English ESL Worksheets

What can we do in the winter? – English ESL Worksheetshttp://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/what_can_we_do_in_the_winter/winter-beginner-prea1/38229A worksheet for beginners to match the images of winter activities with the corresponding description. – ESL worksheets (Yr 4-6)

 

Lesson Plans

Lilyandthesnowman - THE LITERACY SHED

Lilyandthesnowman – THE LITERACY SHEDhttps://www.literacyshed.com/lilyandthesnowman.htmlLily builds a snowman and they share some great times, he comes to live and tells her stories.  Will their friendship endure as the years pass? – Lesson ideas included

ESL Lesson | Winter Vocabulary

ESL Lesson | Winter Vocabularyhttp://www.elcivics.com/esl/winter-season-1.html

Winter starts in December and ends in March. It comes after autumn and before spring. Lesson with vocabulary and several activities (Yr 4-5)

 

Reading

Sneezy the Snowman - YouTube

Sneezy the Snowman – YouTube (5:19)https://youtu.be/FagIwy7Ac-ASneezy the Snowman shivered, hr-rr. It’s cold out here, that’s for sure…  (Yr 3-4)
Winter Wonders

Winter Wondershttp://www.alphabet-soup.net/mini/winter.htmlWinter Wonders, Poems, First Snow Snow makes whiteness where it falls, The bushes look like popcorn-balls.

Advanced Reading | A Siberian Winter | esl-lounge Student

Advanced Reading | A Siberian Winter | esl-lounge Studenthttp://www.esl-lounge.com/student/reading/4r5-siberian-winter.phpA Siberian Winter – A Reading Comprehension with some advanced vocabulary (Yr 8-B1)

 

Listening

Listen A Minute: English Listening Lesson on Winter

Listen A Minute: English Listening Lesson on Winterhttp://www.listenaminute.com/w/winter.htmlListen A Minute: Free 9-Page lesson plan / worksheet on Winter – Handouts, online activities and mp3. (Yr 5-6)

Learn English With Songs - A Winter's Tale by David Essex

Learn English With Songs – A Winter’s Tale by David Essexhttp://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/songs/winter/winters-tale.html

The nights colder now, Maybe I should the door, And anyway the snow has all your footsteps, And I follow you no more, Video Listening Quiz (Yr 6-9)

Britain's Big Freeze - Winter Weather Video Listening Activity

Britain’s Big Freeze – Winter Weather Video Listening Activityhttp://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/weather/winter/winter-weather-video-quiz.htmlInstructions Watch this video about Britain’s big freeze. Don’t try to understand everything. Listen to get a general idea of what the video is about the first time you watch it. (Yr 8-9) 

Upper Intermediate English - The Northern Lights

Upper Intermediate English – The Northern Lightshttp://www.esolcourses.com/content/listening/upper-intermediate/northern-lights-lesson-activities.htmlThis lesson is about the northern lights. You will practise your speaking and listening skills, learn and review some useful vocabulary, and complete a listening comprehension quiz.

 

Viewing

Oxford Splash A - Animated Story - YouTube

Oxford Splash A – Animated Story – YouTube (3:55)https://youtu.be/XGDS870NgagOxford Splash A – Animated Story – Let’s make a snowman – no subtitles (Yr 1-3)

Learn English words for snow - A snowy day - English lesson with Misterduncan in England - YouTube

Learn English words for snow – A snowy day – English lesson with Misterduncan in England – YouTube (13:18)https://youtu.be/hde_uXOrdsE#t=80An English lesson about snow. English words for snow and winter. Mr Duncan takes us for a walk (Yr 6-9)

Seasons | Fall and Winter | ESL Conversations - YouTube

Seasons | Fall and Winter | ESL Conversations – YouTube (2:01)https://youtu.be/eCoX7fbFM-4Learn natural vocabulary and expressions to talk about the fall, winter and changing of the seasons. This fun, animated video is a powerful visual aid for conversation practice

 

Speaking

Winter Conversation Questions

Winter Conversation Questionshttps://bogglesworldesl.com/questions/Winter.htmlThis document contains a list of questions packed with idioms and vocabulary on the theme of winter.

Writing

Winter Creative Writing & Blogging Prompts, Christmas Snow Photo Inspiration · Creativity-Portal.com

Winter Creative Writing & Blogging Prompts, Christmas Snow Photo Inspiration · Creativity-Portal.comhttp://www.creativity-portal.com/howto/writing/winter.writing.prompts.htmlCold, snowy winter weather! Looking for some inspiration or the “write” kind of prompting for the winter season? (Yr 6-9)

 

Interactive

Control Alt Achieve: 6 Googley Wintertime Activities for Kids

Control Alt Achieve: 6 Googley Wintertime Activities for Kidshttp://www.controlaltachieve.com/2017/12/winter-activities.html On the 6th day of Tech-Mas my true love gave to me… 6 Wintry Wonders. Note : This post is part of my ” 12 Days of Tech-Mas ” series

Winter Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides - FREE Template

Winter Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides – FREE Templatehttps://shakeuplearning.com/blog/winter-magnetic-poetry-with-google-slides/Celebrate winter and get creative with winter magnetic poetry using Google Slides! Get your FREE Copy of the Winter Magnetic Poetry template to use with your students!

 

Final Words

Winter Holiday Posters! | Chris Jones

Winter Holiday Posters! | Chris Joneshttp://www.jonesid.com/winter-holiday-posters/Each year I like to come up with a unique holiday piece to send to my clients. This year I was feeling a little extra inspired so I’ve actually produced two posters!
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Best of Christmas 8-B1

A Theme Page about mostly secular Christmas celebrations for intermediate-level students, A2-B1.

Related topics: Winter Wonderland 1-9, Best of Christmas, 5-7 , A Christmas Carol

Warm-up

Freshpet Holiday Feast - 13 Dogs and 1 Cat Eating with Human Hands - YouTube

Freshpet Holiday Feast – 13 Dogs and 1 Cat Eating with Human Hands – YouTube (1:53)https://youtu.be/vhg7Xm4FXAY13 Dogs and 1 Cat Eating with Human Hands Watch the Behind the Scenes video here to see how we did it!

BEST WISHES - Merry Christmas short film - YouTube

BEST WISHES – Merry Christmas short film – YouTube (1:20)https://youtu.be/ERS_6As77RETwo men are drawn into a duel over whose house has the best Christmas light display in this ultra-short film

Santa's Elves - Dogs and Cats with Human Hands Making Toys - Freshpet - YouTube

Santa’s Elves – Dogs and Cats with Human Hands Making Toys – Freshpet – YouTube (2:09)https://youtu.be/y6NS77HLjEEAdorable dogs and cats dressed as Santa’s elves with human hands making toys: just another thing to love about the holidays.

Christmas Around the World- One World Holiday - YouTube

Christmas Around the World- One World Holiday – YouTube (3:57)https://youtu.be/iwlhgNcGss8An original Christmas song to celebrate the reflective joy and celebration of the holiday season.

 

Songs and Carols

Feliz Navidad- Jose Feliciano lyrics [HQ] - YouTube

Christmas Songs Collection lyrics [HQ] – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/RTtc2pM1boE?list=PLvYMrMBAe3IFlVJBnwRxISlNQ4CTM8YueListen to 19 popular Christmas Carols of all time in this video with subtitles 

A Moose in a Maple Tree - The All Canadian 12 Days of Christmas - YouTube

A Moose in a Maple Tree – The All Canadian 12 Days of Christmas – YouTube (4:29)https://youtu.be/Gw8P8L1LfDMThis best-selling book and hit song is part of a series of illustrated Canadian Christmas classics. – A Canuck = a Canadian

Alessia Cara - Make It To Christmas (Audio) - YouTube

Alessia Cara – Make It To Christmas (Audio) – YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLrmP9GBd3c&list=RDQLrmP9GBd3c&start_radio=1&t=37Music video by Alessia Cara performing Make It To Christmas (Audio) and a playlist with modern Christmas songs.

 

Vocabulary

Christmas Vocabulary | English Club

Christmas Vocabulary | English Clubhttps://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/festivals-christmas.htmHere are typical words and expressions that people use when talking about or at Christmas. After studying this page, test yourself with our fun Christmas Vocabulary Quiz.

Christmas Traditions English Vocabulary - Santa Claus, Trees, Gifts, Food, Carols, Cards.

Christmas Traditions English Vocabulary – Santa Claus, Trees, Gifts, Food, Carols, Cards.https://www.vocabulary.cl/Lists/Christmas_Traditions.htmChristmas is celebrated on December 25th each year. It is originally a religious celebration, marking the day that Jesus Christ was born.

 

Worksheets

Christmas Worksheets for ESL Students

Christmas Worksheets for ESL Studentshttp://bogglesworldesl.com/christmas_worksheets.htmThis is a collection of free, printable worksheets for teaching EAL students language and traditions related to the theme of Christmas. – Requires time to explore but includes many gems 

 

Lesson Plans

Christmas Scene 1 | Word on the Street - Christmas | British Council LearnEnglish

Christmas Eve | Mr. Bean Official - YouTube

Christmas Eve | Mr. Bean Official – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/925taL9yEFUMr Bean relaxes on Christmas Eve. When he can’t find anything nice on tv he’s glad to see a group of carollers arrive at his door. Lesson Plan here:The EFL SMARTblog: Merry Christmas Mr Bean

ESL Holiday Lessons: English Lesson on Christmas Eve

ESL Holiday Lessons: English Lesson on Christmas Evehttp://eslholidaylessons.com/12/christmas_eve.htmlESL Holiday Lessons: Free 14-Page lesson plan / worksheet on Christmas Eve – Handouts, online activity and mp3. Christmas Day Boxing Day

Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on Santa Claus

Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on Santa Claushttp://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1212/121225-santa_claus.htmlSanta Claus has decided to get with the times and make several key changes to how he operates. – A reading/listening lesson plan with many comprehension activities

ESL Lesson Plan on Santa Claus - Breaking News English Lesson

ESL Lesson Plan on Santa Claus – Breaking News English Lessonhttps://breakingnewsenglish.com/1712/171210-st-nicholas.htmlEnglish News Lessons: Free 27-Page lesson plan / 2-page mini-lesson – Santa Claus – Handouts, online activities, speed reading, dictation, mp3… current events.

Webquest: Christmas | Onestopenglish

Webquest: Christmas | Onestopenglishhttp://www.onestopenglish.com/teenagers/topic-based-materials/webquests/webquest-christmas/552444.articleThis festive-themed webquest includes activities on the history of Christmas, Santa Claus and global celebrations.

 

Reading

Christmas Facts: 15 Facts about Christmas ←FACTSlides→

Christmas Facts: 15 Facts about Christmas ←FACTSlides→http://www.factslides.com/s-ChristmasDid you know that… Christmas was illegal in the U.S. until 1836 as it was considered an Ancient Pagan Holiday?

Christmas Stories

Christmas Storieshttps://americanliterature.com/christmasWe have collected over 100 Great Christmas Stories, Books, Poems, and Christmas Carols for you to enjoy – Have students choose different stories and present to the others

Funny Christmas Jokes and Best Christmas Stories • All Things Christmas

Funny Christmas Jokes and Best Christmas Stories • All Things Christmashttps://www.allthingschristmas.com/christmas-games/christmas-jokes-stories/Funny Christmas jokes for kids, Christmas Cracker Jokes and more Holiday humour. Classic Christmas Stories, Free eBooks, and Christmas Stories for Children.

20 Famous Christmas Stories - Online Star Register

20 Famous Christmas Stories – Online Star Registerhttps://osr.org/blog/tips-gifts/20-famous-christmas-stories/1 1. The Gift of the Magi – O. Henry2 2. The Little Match Girl – Hans Christian Anderson3 3. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens4 4. A Letter From Santa Claus – Mark Twain 5 5. Papa Panov’s Special Christmas – Leo Tolstoy6 6. The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle – Sir Arthur Conan …


Christmas around the world | ESL Voices

Christmas around the world | ESL Voiceshttps://esl-voices.com/tag/christmas-around-the-world/#ESLVLessonPlanIt’s that time of the year when people world-wide celebrate Christmas. The following article highlights six countries and their unique traditions for celebrating Christmas.

The Nordic Goat of Christmas Past and Present - #FolkloreThursday

The Nordic Goat of Christmas Past and Present – #FolkloreThursdayhttp://folklorethursday.com/folklife/nordic-goat-christmas-past-present/#sthash.7muEqtk4.rmMSnz1E.dpbsHe used to bleat. Walking upright, a goat the size of a grown man would tramp in from the cold with a sack hanging over his shoulder, bleating. – Read about Swedish Folklore (yr 9-B1)

The Ten Ages of Christmas

The Ten Ages of Christmashttps://www.skillsworkshop.org/sites/skillsworkshop.org/files/resources/ll2tenageschristmascomprehension.pdf10 Reading Comprehension Pages. Suggestion: give one page to a pair/group and let them learn and then teach each other.

Twas The Night Before Christmas Reading Comprehension

Twas The Night Before Christmas Reading Comprehensionhttps://www.thoughtco.com/reading-comprehension-twas-the-night-before-christmas-1211199Reading Comprehension on ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas prepared specifically for ESL classes including difficult vocabulary definitions.

 

Listening

Is He Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle or Pelznickel?

Is He Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle or Pelznickel? (4:35)http://learningenglish.voanews.com/content/santa-claus-saint-nick-kris-kringle-pelznickel-thomas-nast/1794841.htmlSome of the many names of the short, fat, jolly old man with a long beard, wearing a red suit with white fur who delights children at Christmas | Words and Their Stories

Christmas: The Most Wonderful Day of the Year?

Christmas: The Most Wonderful Day of the Year?http://learningenglish.voanews.com/content/christmas-traditions-and-music/1814060.htmlWhether Christian or not, most Americans treat Christmas as a special time to celebrate with food, family and music | This Is America

NORAD's Santa Tracker Began With A Typo And A Good Sport : NPR

NORAD’s Santa Tracker Began With A Typo And A Good Sport : NPRhttps://www.npr.org/2014/12/19/371647099/norads-santa-tracker-began-with-a-typo-and-a-good-sportThis Christmas Eve people all over the world will log on to the Santa Tracker to follow his progress through U.S. military radar. official Santa Tracker

 

Viewing

A Brief History of Santa - YouTube

A Brief History of Santa – YouTube (3:54)https://youtu.be/RbUVKXdu4lQHow did Santa become Santa? Listen to the 12 Days of Hello Internet – Narrated with very fast speech. Change to .75 speed if needed.

Christmas in Sweden - YouTube

Christmas in Sweden – YouTube (7:00)https://youtu.be/tLA4uNm6c7AThis video is about Christmas in Sweden. It is shown in first grade class presentation on Christmas Around the World in the US.

Mr Bean 07 Merry Christmas Mr Bean 1992 - YouTube

How to Have a British Christmas - Anglophenia Ep 20 - YouTube

How to Have a British Christmas – Anglophenia Ep 20 – YouTube (4:54)https://youtu.be/v2W3QR9WXdAFrom explosives at the dinner table to burning letters to Santa, Siobhan Thompson looks at 10 ways Christmas differs in Britain.

What Happened to Christmas? - YouTube

What Happened to Christmas? – YouTube (13:28)https://youtu.be/wa6V8clU8i4A short film about how Christmas has changed since St. Nicholas took the rains.  A frustrated and burned-out Santa Claus stumbles through yet another bastardization of the Christmas holiday.

History of Christmas Part 2: Charles Dickens to Christmas Trees - YouTube

History of Christmas Part 2: Charles Dickens to Christmas Trees – YouTube (5:12)https://youtu.be/UwLceKmO2HcExplore the 19th century revival of Christmas through the writings of famous authors, and discover the possible roots of the Victorian Christmas.

CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS: 10 Fascinating Historical Facts! - Ancient Origins - YouTube

CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS: 10 Fascinating Historical Facts! – Ancient Origins – YouTube (5:50)https://youtu.be/T770jv9crGcJoin us this holiday season to discover our top 10 facts about the historical origins of many Christmas traditions.

The True Story of Santa Claus: a documentary about Saint Nicholas - YouTube

The True Story of Santa Claus: a documentary about Saint Nicholas – YouTube (13:03)https://youtu.be/vPEiPxtLWxAMerry christmas at Christian Youth Channel – History from St Nicholas to Santa Claus

Bet You Didn't Know: Christmas | History - YouTube

Bet You Didn’t Know: Christmas | History – YouTube (2:53)https://youtu.be/IoBM3XQCC2gDid you know Christmas wasn’t always celebrated on December 25th? Get the whole story behind the holiday.

The True Story of Christmas: An Ancient Architects History Special - YouTube

The True Story of Christmas: An Ancient Architects History Special – YouTube (16 min)https://youtu.be/GeQZMHqMv6oDo we celebrate the birth of #JesusChrist on December 25th or are we in fact worshipping an ancient sun god, and continuing one of a number of pagan Roman festivals?

Holiday Traditions of the 17th and 18th Centuries in Virginia - YouTube

Holiday Traditions of the 17th and 18th Centuries in Virginia – YouTube (3:25)https://youtu.be/cTEwc_6eiioExperience the holiday traditions of Colonial Virginia at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center, two living history museums.

Christmas Treasures: The History & Origins of the Season's Greatest Traditions (FULL DOCUMENTARY) - YouTube

Christmas Treasures: The History & Origins of the Season’s Greatest Traditions (FULL DOCUMENTARY) – YouTube (1:00:46)https://youtu.be/BO5Tnsu99TQWho can say what makes Christmas special? Twinkling lights on a tree, brightly wrapped gifts, choirs singing, Santa Claus, reindeer, friends and family?

 

Speaking

Christmas Shopping Conversation Questions - Speaking and Listening Worksheet

Christmas Shopping Conversation Questions – Speaking and Listening Worksheethttps://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/christmas/christmas-shopping-esol-conversation-questions.htmlWe hope that you enjoy using our free worksheets and handouts. We recommend saving them to your computer, before you print them out

Let's talk about Christmas - English ESL Worksheets

Let’s talk about Christmas – English ESL Worksheetshttps://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/lets_talk_about_christmas/christmas-xmas-christmas/763This worksheet contains 18 conversation cards, a quotes box and a matching exercise. The cards can be cut out if desired and be used as conversation questions. Can be used with both young learners and adults of all levels. – ESL worksheets

Christmas conversation questions - Teflpedia

Christmas conversation questions – Teflpediahttps://teflpedia.com/Christmas_conversation_questionsYou are free to use this material in class. For general advice on using conversation topics, see our ESL conversation questions article.

 

Writing

The Christmas Shed - THE LITERACY SHED

The Christmas Shed – THE LITERACY SHEDhttps://www.literacyshed.com/the-christmas-shed.htmlLiteracy Shed Conferences 2019.  Several Short Films with Teacher’s Notes to inspire writing. ​Click the image for more details.

20 Christmas Writing Prompts - Minds in Bloom

20 Christmas Writing Prompts – Minds in Bloomhttps://minds-in-bloom.com/20-christmas-writing-prompts/The holiday season is so much fun, but of course you want your students to be engaged in meaningful work, right up till they finally go home for winter break. These 20 Christmas writing prompts will keep your students writing – and they will have fun too!

ESL Christmas Writing

ESL Christmas Writinghttp://www.excellentesl4u.com/esl-christmas-writing.htmlESL Christmas writing tasks so you can get practice of using Christmas vocabulary.

 

Quizzes & Games

Board Game - Christmas & Santa - English ESL Worksheets

Board Game – Christmas & Santa – English ESL Worksheetshttps://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/board_game_-_christmas__santa/christmas-board-game/675With this easy Christmas Speaking Board Game, young learners will be able to ask and answer common questions about Christmas and Santa Claus. Especially suitable for smaller groups or one-on-one classes. (For bigger groups you could print more copies and split the class into groups). Have fun! – ESL worksheets

Christmas - English Exercises, Vocabulary and Worksheets

Christmas – English Exercises, Vocabulary and Worksheetshttps://www.esolcourses.com/topics/christmas.htmlChristmas – free English Lessons and Activities | esolcourses.com | Free English Lessons Online

Baamboozle - Featured Games

Baamboozle – Featured Gameshttps://www.baamboozle.com/search?param=christmas&fbclid=IwAR0kV6IwP_mZUECan5N91NUF4Vg6RfJ6h-fjtqB188axVkAn7JhU4C0Z4Y8Separate students into teams. Teams take turns choosing random questions. Press the Check button after an answer has been given. If the answer is correct press Okay, if not, press the Oops button.

 

Interactive

Christmas Quiz

Christmas Quizhttps://www.carols.org.uk/0105.htm An interactive quiz starts over each time you make a mistake – with new questions

The Merry Merry Breakout

The Merry Merry Breakouthttps://sites.google.com/tcea.org/merrymerrybreakout/homeSearch the site for the answers. Merry Merry Breakout The Merry Merry Breakout Make your season merry and bright, and oh, so joyful by solving this breakout.

 

More Materials

Ultimate guide to Swedish Christmas Traditions | Study in Sweden: the student blog

Ultimate guide to Swedish Christmas Traditions | Study in Sweden: the student bloghttp://blogs.studyinsweden.se/2018/12/30/ultimate-guide-to-swedish-christmas-traditions/After spending my first Christmas in Sweden, I had to tell you all about the 6 things that you absolutely need to know about spending the holidays in Sweden

Christmas Customs and Christmas Traditions, The History of Christmas -- whychristmas?com

Christmas Customs and Christmas Traditions, The History of Christmas — whychristmas?comhttp://whychristmas.com/customs/Find out how many Christmas Traditions and Christmas Customs started and how they are celebrated.

 

Categories
Calendar Calendar 7-9 Featured Post Themes

A Christmas Carol

A theme page about Charles Dickens’ beloved story A Christmas Carol, with an array of videos from the year 1910 to 2019.

Related topics: Winter Wonderland 1-9, Best of Christmas 1-4, Best of Christmas, 5-7, Best of Christmas, 8-B1, 

Background

The Life of Charles Dickens BBC - YouTube

The Life of Charles Dickens BBC – YouTube (4:36) https://youtu.be/3AB9poWDeDsAn animated story of Dickens’ life – Transcript available below in the first comment.

Why should you read Charles Dickens? - Iseult Gillespie - YouTube

Why should you read Charles Dickens? – Iseult Gillespie – YouTube (5:16)https://youtu.be/5czA_L_eOp4For all the fun he had with human foibles, Dickens was also a social realist, the greatest influence on later literary naturalism, who “shed light on how his society’s most invisible people lived.”

LITERATURE - Charles Dickens - YouTube

LITERATURE – Charles Dickens – YouTube (10:38)https://youtu.be/N9dB9BZWDBUCharles Dickens was one of the most popular writers in English in the 19th century. He deserves our attention for his ideas about sympathy, popularity and happiness.

The history of the Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" - YouTube

The history of the Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” – YouTube (3:21)https://youtu.be/7dXM3AVgPzQA look at the backstory of the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol.” CNN’s Nick Glass reports.

The origins of A Christmas Carol - YouTube

The origins of A Christmas Carol – YouTube (12:28)https://youtu.be/cTHAN3_P7uEMichael Slater explains the background to Charles Dickens’s novel, A Christmas Carol, reveals his reasons for writing it and discusses its monumental success.

Top 10 Christmas Carol Trivia - YouTube

Top 10 Christmas Carol Trivia – YouTube (7:03)https://youtu.be/aclF8PhICBEStories from the film history of A Christmas Carol – Ten pieces of trivia about the Christmas Carol that you should know

Welcome to 48 Doughty Street, the London home of Charles Dickens – Charles Dickens Museum

Welcome to 48 Doughty Street, the London home of Charles Dickens – Charles Dickens Museumhttps://dickensmuseum.com/Visit the Charles Dickens Museum in London & discover the world’s most important collection of material relating to the great novelist & social campaigner.

The first scrooge - BBC News

The first scrooge – BBC Newshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/the_first_scroogeHow the world’s best-known miser was brought to life – Read the text on the screen

The Man Who Invented Christmas - Trailer - YouTube

The Man Who Invented Christmas – Trailer – YouTube (2:23)https://youtu.be/Khrw278g2e8The Man Who Invented Christmas tells of the magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer), Tiny Tim and other classic characters from “A Christmas Carol”.

 

Warm-up

Scrooge | The Muppet's Christmas Carol [Lyrics] - YouTube

Scrooge | The Muppet’s Christmas Carol [Lyrics] – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/-YAuiVsUdOwIt’s getting to that time of year …. The Muppets Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge (There goes Mr. Humbug)

VKMTV - A Tribute to Movie and TV Scrooges SUPERCUT - YouTube

VKMTV – A Tribute to Movie and TV Scrooges SUPERCUT – YouTube (3:20)https://youtu.be/7MR6sZVfy_wA Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens, one of the most famous books he ever wrote. It is the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a greedy miser

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol - YouTube

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – YouTube (4:27)https://youtu.be/kpMdSuguHrEA brief synopsis for Charles Dickens’ famous novel “A Christmas Carol”.

A Christmas Carol in four minutes! - YouTube

A Christmas Carol in four minutes! – YouTube (4:08)https://youtu.be/uYkgC8Ev5sAA Christmas Carol compilation, featuring five different Scrooges and condensed to four minutes!

See how 'A Christmas Carol' and other classics are being translated into emoji - LA Times

See how ‘A Christmas Carol’ and other classics are being translated into emoji – LA Timeshttps://cdn.ampproject.org/c/www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-christmas-carol-emoji-20161214-story,amp.html

Charles Dickens’ tale of a holiday change of heart has endured as a Christmas classic for more than 200 years. Now, it’s getting a fresh translation — into emoji.

 

Vocabulary

'A Christmas Carol' Vocabulary Study List

‘A Christmas Carol’ Vocabulary Study Listhttps://www.thoughtco.com/a-christmas-carol-vocabulary-739241A vocabulary list from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is a good tool to help the reader understand the story.

 

Listening

Christmas Carol: Key Scenes — ESOL Extras

Christmas Carol: Key Scenes — ESOL Extrashttps://esolepacks.com/sample-materials/2014/11/15/christmas-carol-here-comes-mr-scroogeIntroduce your classes to Charles Dickens – Extracts from all five staves of new condensed version of A Christmas Carol.

Hear Neil Gaiman Read A Christmas Carol Just as Dickens Read It | Open Culture

Hear Neil Gaiman Read A Christmas Carol Just as Dickens Read It | Open Culture (1:26:26)http://www.openculture.com/2014/12/hear-neil-gaiman-read-a-christmas-carol-just-as-dickens-read-it.html Image by New York Public Library Last Christmas, we featured Charles Dickens’ hand-edited copy of his beloved 1843 novella A Christmas Carol. Audio File

A Christmas Carol Part One - Storynory

A Christmas Carol Part One – Storynory (appr. 40 min)https://www.storynory.com/a-christmas-carol-part-one/Humbug ! Dickens’ s Christmas tale is retold as a mini-play, with Natasha and Rob playing all the parts between them including Scrooge!

Christmas Carol 1939 Radio Play with Lionel Barrymore & Orson Welles - YouTube

Christmas Carol 1939 Radio Play with Lionel Barrymore & Orson Welles – YouTube (52:24)https://youtu.be/3gJ3jINcTR01939 Radio Play, Lets join everyone in the parlor and have a listen, The forward of the book reads: “I have endeavored in this ghostly little book to raise the Ghost of an Idea which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves”

A Christmas Carol - Thug Notes Summary & Analysis - YouTube

A Christmas Carol – Thug Notes Summary & Analysis – YouTube (5:01)https://youtu.be/GYBRPUUSHQYFrom plot debriefs to key motifs, Thug Notes’ A Christmas Carol Summary & Analysis has you covered with themes, symbols, important quotes, and more.

A Christmas Carol: One Hour Radio Drama - YouTube

A Christmas Carol: One Hour Radio Drama – YouTube (59:03)https://youtu.be/8xxy7ikrwIkThe days of old when your parents (or grandparents) had to listen to their entertainment instead of watching it, are back

School Radio - A Christmas Carol - Available now

School Radio – A Christmas Carol – Available now (9 x 15 min.)https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03g64q4/episodes/playerA Christmas Carol in 9 episodes at BBC School Radio. Study notes available for each episode. Study guide

A CHRISTMAS CAROL - FULL AudioBook - by Charles Dickens - BEST VERSION - YouTube

A CHRISTMAS CAROL – FULL AudioBook – by Charles Dickens – BEST VERSION – YouTube (3:11:26)https://youtu.be/n3fN_-rupwoA CHRISTMAS CAROL – FULL AudioBook – by Charles Dickens – A Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens. It was first published in London by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843.

 

Listening/Reading

A Christmas Carol - YouTube

A Christmas Carol – YouTube (15:45)https://youtu.be/HqMfGq3okZYIt’s Christmas time, and the greedy Mister Scrooge is not feeling the holiday spirit. Three ghosts visit him overnight to change his ways. – The story read out with the text on screen

Skip - ESL-BITS.NET - ESL Listen and Read Radio Dramas - regular or slow listening speeds

Skip – ESL-BITS.NET – ESL Listen and Read Radio Dramas – regular or slow listening speedshttp://esl-bits.net/ESL.English.Audio.Dramas/Audio.Dramas/A_Christmas_Carol/preview.htmlThe exceedingly wealthy Ebenezzer Scrooge is miserable, while his poor employee Bob Cratchit is a contented man with a virtuous disposition and family.

 

Reading

CHRISTMAS CAROL For CHILDREN to READ OUT LOUD

CHRISTMAS CAROL For CHILDREN to READ OUT LOUDhttp://www.nonprofitprnow.com/AChristmasCarolforChildrentoReadOutloudRevisedasPDF.pdfThis is AN ABRIDGED VERSION and is an unauthorized edition of Mr. Dickens’ READINGS. – A simple version to read as a dialogue

Chapter 1 - Marley's Ghost - Literature English

Chapter 1 – Marley’s Ghost – Literature Englishhttps://www.ego4u.com/en/read-on/literature/christmas-carol/chapter-1Marley and Scrooge were business partners once. But then Marley died and now their firm belonged to Scrooge, who was a stingy and heartless old man. – With Comprehension Questions to each chapter

A Christmas Carol | Read.gov | Library of Congress

A Christmas Carol | Read.gov | Library of Congresshttp://read.gov/books/pageturner/2003bit37729/#page/32/mode/2upA miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future.

 

Lesson Plans

SparkNotes: A Christmas Carol: Characters

SparkNotes: A Christmas Carol: Charactershttps://www.sparknotes.com/lit/christmascarol/characters/See a complete list of the characters in A Christmas Carol. – Other materials available

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carolhttp://artsalive.ca/pdf/eth/activities/achristmascarol.pdfA Comprehensive 29-page Study Guide to A Christmas Carol in .pdf -format

"A Christmas Carol" - simplified version

“A Christmas Carol” – simplified versionhttps://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/a_christmas_carol_-_simplified_version_key_included/past-simple-christmas/14486A simplified version of Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” with a lot of comprehension exercises – true-false, multiple choice, questions. – ESL worksheets

A Christmas Carol worksheets

A Christmas Carol worksheetshttp://www.eslprintables.com/reading_worksheets/tales_and_stories/a_christmas_carol/Welcome to ESL Printables, the website where English Language teachers exchange resources: – registration required

The Charles Dickens Page - A Christmas Carol

The Charles Dickens Page – A Christmas Carolhttp://charlesdickenspage.com/carol.htmlA Christmas Carol – Published in one volume – Dec 1843 – A comprehensive page about A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

A Christmas Carol | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBChttps://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/a-christmas-carol

Level: B2+Age group: Older teens/adults. In this lesson students read an extract from ‘A Christmas Carol’ and examine the characters in the text.

Lesson Plan for A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens | ESL Voices

Lesson Plan for A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens | ESL Voiceshttps://esl-voices.com/library/13736-2/classics-lesson-plans/a-christmas-carol-by-charles-dickens/Objectives: Students will achieve a better understanding of the story A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens by learning literary devices and terms  (e.g., imagery, symbolism, protagonist, themes)

 

Viewing (1910 – 2019)

"A CHRISTMAS CAROL" (1910) - Edison Film Company - YouTube (20:40)

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” (1910) – Edison Film Company – YouTube (20:40)https://youtu.be/bWcDOCdz53sA Christmas Carol, is a 1910 silent film directed by J. Searle Dawley for Edison Film Company. It runs 20 minutes and is one of the earliest film adaptations.

SCROOGE (1935) - Full Movie - Captioned - YouTube (1:00:57)

SCROOGE (1935) – Full Movie – Captioned – YouTube (1:00:57)https://youtu.be/nqRl5K8sEuw

This is the first sound version of the novel “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, and it also is the only adaptation of the story with an invisible Marley.

Vincent Price: Charles Dickens' The Christmas Carol (1949) [Complete Film] - YouTube

Vincent Price: Charles Dickens’ The Christmas Carol (1949) [Complete Film] – YouTube (43:03)https://youtu.be/u5PaLaq_aLYVincent Price: Charles Dickens’ The Christmas Carol (1949) THE CHRISTMAS CAROL. Narrated by Vincent Price

A Christmas Carol (1959) - YouTube

A Christmas Carol (1959) – YouTube (24:53)https://youtu.be/6LdUtugLbK4Basil Rathbone and Frederic March star in this made for British TV adaptation of the Dickens classic

Mister Magoos Christmas Carol 1962 - YouTube

Mister Magoos Christmas Carol 1962 – YouTube (52:10)https://youtu.be/QKzfNu12UqcA Christmas Classic….I do not own the rights to this video and do not mean to infringe on any ones rights. Just wanted to share the joy that it brought me

A Christmas Carol (1969 - Animated) - YouTube

A Christmas Carol (1969 – Animated) – YouTube (45:20) https://youtu.be/4otTa2lRJnkAnimated Cartoon version of A Christmas Carol – with a scary Mr Marley

Scrooge 1970 HD - YouTube

Scrooge 1970 HD – YouTube (1:54:13)https://youtu.be/y7Pk1jcaLDIScrooge is a 1970 Technicolor musical film adaptation in Panavision of Charles Dickens’ 1843 story

A Christmas Carol 1971 ~ Animated ~ Alastair Sim ~ Full Length ORIGINAL POST - YouTube

A Christmas Carol 1971 ~ Animated ~ Alastair Sim ~ Full Length ORIGINAL POST – YouTube (25:00) https://youtu.be/iN6IMZFwY50The excellent 1971 animated version of the Charles Dickens classic by Richard Williams.

Merrie Melodies Special - Bugs Bunny's Christmas Carol - video dailymotion

Merrie Melodies Special – Bugs Bunny’s Christmas Carol – video dailymotion (8:20)https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xk2yc1Bugs Bunny’s Christmas Carol is an eight-minute animated short film produced by Warner Bros. 1997

An American Christmas Carol 1979 HD - YouTube

An American Christmas Carol 1979 HD – YouTube (1:36:50)https://youtu.be/sG7x8hHFST0In Depression-era New England, a miserly businessman named Benedict Slade receives a long-overdue attitude adjustment one Christmas Eve

Mickey's Christmas Carol on Vimeo

Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983) : Burny Mattinson : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archivehttps://archive.org/details/MickeysChristmasCarol1983_201511On Christmas Eve 1843, while all of Victorian England is in the merry spirit of Christmas, Ebenezer Scrooge (Scrooge McDuck) thinks only of the money he makes.

A Christmas Carol George C Scott 1984 - YouTube

A Christmas Carol George C Scott 1984 – YouTube (1:41:00)https://youtu.be/r1vMnZ0AhYEThe whole movie version with only automated subtitles – Song Christmas Revolution

Blackadders.Christmas.Carol - video dailymotion

Blackadders.Christmas.Carol – video dailymotion (43:16)https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5t4g30Watch Blackadder Extras 1 – Blackadder’s Christmas Carol – Only for advanced students who already know the original story very well. (1988)

Scrooged - YouTube

Scrooged – YouTube (1:44:35)https://youtu.be/Z0TJjTD8ofUThe Geeks put a little love in their heart and review a Christmas Carol. A Bill Murray classic, Scrooged.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL | FULL MOVIE | EN - YouTube

A CHRISTMAS CAROL | FULL MOVIE | EN – YouTube (1:08:57)https://youtu.be/RSSGD_4q9nEA CHRISTMAS CAROL. An animated retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption

A Christmas Carol (FULL MOVIE) - YouTube

A Christmas Carol (FULL MOVIE) – YouTube (1:09:50)https://youtu.be/a0ZJIFEb3A0Charles Dickens’ classic tale of the stingy Ebenezer Scrooge in a full-length animated musical. 1997.

Ms Scrooge 1997 Hallmark Movies 2016 - YouTube

Ms Scrooge 1997 Hallmark Movies 2016 – YouTube (1:23:27)https://youtu.be/zj3Zi7MWWCIA retelling of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Stars: Cicely Tyson, Katherine Helmond, Michael Beach.

Christmas Movies New 2017 - A Diva's Christmas Carol - Hallmark Christmas Movies 2017 - YouTube

Christmas Movies New 2017 – A Diva’s Christmas Carol – Hallmark Christmas Movies 2017 – YouTube (1:23:34)https://youtu.be/4Phfne6WywQ

A Diva’s Christmas Carol – Hallmark Christmas Movies 2017 – Slight similarities with the original

Ruffus The Dog's Christmas Carol - YouTube

Ruffus The Dog’s Christmas Carol – YouTube (36:51)https://youtu.be/mx9R2CAyXZ0Ruffus and friends present the classic tale of Scrooge in this original production made for the internet. – The story starts at 6:10

Learn English - A Christmas Carol - by Charles Dickens - English story at Christmas - YouTube

Learn English – A Christmas Carol – by Charles Dickens – English story at Christmas – YouTube (23:30)https://youtu.be/SrYIMmUTFdo‘A Christmas Carol’ tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge. The story is set in 1843 and takes place in London. It is a ghost story with a moral message. – Mr Duncan tells the story, with subtitles

Minecraft SCROOGE! A Christmas Carol Animation! - YouTube

Minecraft SCROOGE! A Christmas Carol Animation! – YouTube (14:46)https://youtu.be/BnRturffjSsRelive the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and the Christmas Ghosts in Minecraft! Can Mr. Scrooge find a speck of Christmas cheer or will his cold heart prevail? (2013)

A Christmas Carol - Stave I - YouTube

A Christmas Carol – Stave I – YouTube (3:26)https://youtu.be/PRCL-GCJlOgAn animated summary of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” Stave I of V A Digital Arts & Humanities Project/The University of Texas at Dallas (2017)Stave IIStave IIIStave IVStave V

A Christmas Carol (2018) - OFFICIAL TRAILER - YouTube

A Christmas Carol (2018) – OFFICIAL TRAILER – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/1RN1BiOn2RoA Christmas Carol (2018) – OFFICIAL MOVIE TRAILER – A contemporary retelling of the timeless Dickens tale, given a Scottish make-over. It explores the transformation of Scrooge’

A Christmas Carol: First Look Teaser - BBC - YouTube

A Christmas Carol: First Look Teaser – BBC – YouTube (1:22)https://youtu.be/1dK2CGOJ74kA CHRISTMAS CAROL Official Trailer (2019) Tom Hardy, Andy Serkis, Guy Pearce Series HD

Writing

Video Writing Prompts: A Christmas Carol | TeachHUB

Video Writing Prompts: A Christmas Carol | TeachHUBhttp://www.teachhub.com/video-writing-prompts-christmas-carolWith these classic Christmas Carol video writing prompts, your students can practice their tenses with the holiday spirit, get to know ghost or pitch a holiday movie sequel.

 

Focus on Form

'A Christmas Carol' Activity for Teachers (free pdf.) |

‘A Christmas Carol’ Activity for Teachers (free pdf.) |http://profesornativogratis.com/a-christmas-carol-activity-for-teachers-free-pdf/

Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ is also a great way of practising the tenses. If you’re an ESL/EFL teacher, you’ve got the lesson plan and worksheet free to download as pdf.

A Christmas Carol: Scrooge Key Quotes and Analysis - YouTube

A Christmas Carol: Scrooge Key Quotes and Analysis – YouTube (11:59)https://youtu.be/W2sb4BUiFBs

It’s like having your own tutor in your pocket! Interactive lesson providing you with key quotations and teaching you how to analyse quotes in detail, (advanced learner)

 

Quizzes

A Christmas Carol Quizzes | GradeSaver

A Christmas Carol Quizzes | GradeSaverhttp://www.gradesaver.com/a-christmas-carol/study-guide/quiz1

A Christmas Carol study guide contains a biography of Charles Dickens, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.

A Christmas Carol - Classic Literature - Questions for Tests and Worksheets

A Christmas Carol – Classic Literature – Questions for Tests and Worksheetshttps://www.helpteaching.com/questions/A_Christmas_Carol

A Christmas Carol questions for your custom printable tests and worksheets. In a hurry? Browse our pre-made printable worksheets library with a variety of activities and quizzes for all K-12 levels.

 

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Calendar Calendar 7-9 Themes

Black Friday – Buy Nothing Day

A Theme Page about Black Friday / Buy Nothing Day and Consumerism for intermediate-level students, A2-B1

Related Pages: Thanksgiving, Year 3-7, Thanksgiving 7-9Thanksgiving B1

 

Warm-Up

 

Vocabulary

11 Useful English Shopping Vocabulary Words And How to Use Them | FluentU English

11 Useful English Shopping Vocabulary Words And How to Use Them | FluentU Englishhttp://www.fluentu.com/english/blog/esl-english-shopping-vocabulary/Americans love to shop. — Americans love to share tips about sales, discounts and the best places to buy things (yr 7-8)

Black Friday Vocabulary | English Language

Black Friday Vocabulary | English Languagehttp://eslblogs.waketech.edu/esl-english/2013/11/17/black-friday-vocabulary/Thanksgiving is coming soon (we’ll talk about that next week), which means that right now, you are probably seeing and hearing advertisements everywhere for Black Friday sales events. (yr 8-B1)

 

Lesson Plans

159. Black Friday

159. Black Fridayhttp://www.rong-chang.com/eslread/eslread/ss/s159.htm

A reading/listening lesson with activities below. Closed all day on Thursday, chain stores all across the nation open early on Friday (yr 6-7)

English Mini Lesson - Black Friday - What is it? When is it? - YouTube

English Mini Lesson – Black Friday – What is it? When is it? – YouTube (11:15)https://youtu.be/viC-uEfZJO0Topic: Black Friday Learn more about U.S. culture and in particular the American holiday shopping season. (yr 6-7)

Black Friday - Breaking News English Lesson - ESL

Black Friday – Breaking News English Lesson – ESLhttp://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1411/141129-black-friday.htmlEnglish News Lessons: Free 26-Page lesson plan / 2-page mini-lesson – Black Friday – Handouts, online activities, speed reading, dictation, mp3… current events. (yr 7-B1)

ESL Holiday Lessons: English Lesson on Buy Nothing Day

ESL Holiday Lessons: English Lesson on Buy Nothing Dayhttp://www.eslholidaylessons.com/11/buy_nothing_day.htmlESL Holiday Lessons: Free 14-Page lesson plan / worksheet on Buy Nothing Day – Handouts, online activity and mp3. (yr 8-B1)

ESL Blogging : Black Friday Frenzy

ESL Blogging : Black Friday Frenzyhttps://esl-palacios.blogspot.se/2013/12/black-friday-frenzy.html In the United States, the day after Thanksgiving is known as the first day of traditional Christmas shopping. (yr 8-B1)

 

Black Friday and Buy Nothing Day | General English - Magazine | British Council LearnEnglish

Black Friday and Buy Nothing Day | General English – Magazine | British Council LearnEnglishhttps://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/general-english/magazine/black-friday-and-buy-nothing-dayEvery year in November, people look for bargains on Black Friday. But did you know that the same day is also Buy Nothing Day? (yr 8-B1)

Reading

260. Shopping on Black Friday

260. Shopping on Black Fridayhttps://www.eslfast.com/eslread/ss/s260.htmJanice was one of those people that loved getting up early for the Black Friday sales stores have after Thanksgiving Day. (yr 7-8) An easier text: 44. Black Friday (yr 6-7)

Black Friday, Consumption, and Buy Nothing Day 2014

Black Friday, Consumption, and Buy Nothing Day 2014http://www.esletc.com/2014/11/14/black-friday-consumption-and-buy-nothing-day/As Black Friday approaches, I thought I’d share this collection of activities that Krista presented last year at a BART event. – Reading Comprehension (yr 8-B1)

10 Tricks Retailers Will Try To Use On Black Friday

10 Tricks Retailers Will Try To Use On Black Fridayhttps://www.shebudgets.com/lifestyle/shopping/10-tricks-retailers-will-try-to-use-on-black-friday/71604/Black Friday is the biggest shopping day in the world. People leave their home in the middle of the night just to get in line and wait in the cold for hours just to get the items that they want at a good price. (yr 8-B1)

Listening

Black Friday is Also Buy Nothing Day | EnglishClub

Black Friday is Also Buy Nothing Day | EnglishClub (1:08)https://www.englishclub.com/efl/podcasts/interesting-facts/buy-nothing-day/Black Friday is Also Buy Nothing Day Black Friday takes place the day after American Thanksgiving at the end of November. (yr 6-7)

Black Friday Shopping | Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab

Black Friday Shopping | Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Labhttp://www.esl-lab.com/english-culture-videos/black-friday-shopping/Black Friday Shopping is one of the busiest shopping days of the year in November. Listen and Learn. (yr 7-8)

Heads Up English | ESL Lessons - Black Friday

Heads Up English | ESL Lessons – Black Fridayhttp://www.headsupenglish.com/index.php/lower-intermediate-students/lower-intermediate-skill-builders/lower-intermediate-listening/558-black-fridayBlack Friday refers to the day just after Thanksgiving in the US. Because so many companies have a four day weekend, many people begin their Christmas shopping on this day (yr 8-B1)

 

Viewing

Black Friday | American Culture | English lesson - YouTube

Black Friday | American Culture | English lesson – YouTube (2:41)https://youtu.be/MRvEl0z2TxUWhat is Black Friday? Learn all about it in this fun, animated video. The perfect resource for learning and teaching English. (yr 7-8)

What is Black Friday? - YouTube

What is Black Friday? – YouTube (3:56)https://youtu.be/lyWMizdqr8cWhat is black Friday? Why is it called that? Misterduncan explains everything there is to know (yr 7-B1)

Thanksgiving meal or Black Friday deals? - YouTube

Thanksgiving meal or Black Friday deals? – YouTube (2:16)https://youtu.be/D176CV8EbaMWhile some retailers are opening their doors early on Thanksgiving, others are adamant that the holiday is for family. (yr 8-B1)

The History of Black Friday - YouTube

The History of Black Friday – YouTube (2:45)https://youtu.be/GKBmvrLHkP4A History of Black Friday. I never knew where the term black Friday came from. Big thanks to Wikipedia. (yr 8-B1)

Black Friday History - YouTube

Black Friday History – YouTube (1:56)https://youtu.be/5c0AKPSa8KEIn this edition of Black Friday Insider, John Corcoran explains the history and suggests the reasons why Black Friday is named that way. (yr 8-B1) 

Buy Nothing Day - YouTube

Buy Nothing Day – YouTube (2:32)https://youtu.be/HcK5rCciKvkA video to raise awareness about the madness of consumerism (yr 8-B1)           …

Adbusters - Kalle Lasn on CNN for Buy Nothing Day - YouTube

Adbusters – Kalle Lasn on CNN for Buy Nothing Day – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/dtNiiatDkGkCo-founder and editor-in-chief of Adbusters appears on CNN to discuss Buy Nothing Day. (yr 8-B1)

Facts That Will Make You Skip Black Friday - YouTube

Facts That Will Make You Skip Black Friday – YouTube (1:41)https://youtu.be/zCQ1FzAgwKMStay home. It’ll be better that way. – Facts you didn’t know about Black Friday (yr 8-B1)

The dark side of Black Friday - BBC News

The dark side of Black Friday – BBC News (1:54)https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-25153350Americans are flocking to the shops for Black Friday, the bonanza US sales day held the day after Thanksgiving. (B1)

Ken Burns Presents The First Black Friday - YouTube

Ken Burns Presents The First Black Friday – YouTube (2:38)https://youtu.be/htb23VdwAEQSarcasm! A new programme about the first Black Friday in the 17th century Massachussetts (B1)

Speaking

ESL Made Easy: November Topic: Shop Til You Drop!

ESL Made Easy: November Topic: Shop Til You Drop!http://www.eslmadeeasy.ca/2014/11/november-topic-shop-til-you-drop.html With the holiday season fast approaching, many of us are getting in the spirit of shopping!  It’s a good time to get your ESL students talking about shopping and how it relates to CONSUMERISM. (yr 8-B1)
Categories
B1 Level Calendar Calendar 7-9 Themes

Thanksgiving B1

It’s time to know the truth about the history of the Thanksgiving celebrations. A Theme Page for B1-level students.
Related Pages: Thanksgiving 7-9, English Conquers the World, Colonisation of North America 8-9

Listening

The True, Grim Story of the First Thanksgiving : NPR

The True, Grim Story of the First Thanksgiving : NPR (4:29)http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1524201NPR’s Bob Edwards explains that the real Thanksgiving was much more grim than grade school teachers will allow in the annual pageant.

Reading

Native American Thanksgiving

Native American Thanksgivinghttp://www.purewatergazette.net/nativeamericanthanksgiving.htmI celebrate the holiday of Thanksgiving. This may surprise those people who wonder what Native Americans think of this official U.S. celebration

Why I’m Not Thankful for Thanksgiving

Why I’m Not Thankful for Thanksgivinghttps://www.rethinkingschools.org/static/publication/rcpm/RPCMflyer4web.pdfWhy I’m Not Thankful For Thanksgiving is the title of a Rethinking Schools article written by a Native American. (@larryferlazzo)

The Mother of All Thanksgivings

The Mother of All Thanksgivingshttps://www.newsweek.com/mother-all-thanksgivings-207400Praise be to Sarah Josepha Hale, who set the table for all of us. – What has Thanksgiving meant through the years?

Abraham Lincoln, father of the Thanksgiving holiday

Abraham Lincoln, father of the Thanksgiving holidayhttps://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/11/26/thanksgiving-abraham-lincoln-franklin-roosevelt/3685975/Declaring Thanksgiving Day a formal holiday on the fourth Thursday in November required a pair of presidents — two of the most famous, in fact. Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

UAINE: Suppressed Speech

UAINE: Suppressed Speechhttp://www.uaine.org/suppressed_speech.htmTHE SUPPRESSED SPEECH OF WAMSUTTA (FRANK B.) JAMES, WAMPANOAG To have been delivered at Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1970

Lesson Plan

Thanksgiving Mourning | Teaching Tolerance

Thanksgiving Mourning | Teaching Tolerancehttps://www.tolerance.org/classroom-resources/tolerance-lessons/thanksgiving-mourningIn this activity, students will explore the perspectives of two Native American authors about the meaning of the Thanksgiving holiday and then write journal entries.

Viewing

What Does Thanksgiving Mean For Native Americans? - YouTube

What Does Thanksgiving Mean For Native Americans? – YouTube (4:20)https://youtu.be/h2MszQALhCIFor most Americans, Thanskgiving commemorates a shared feast between Native Americans and European colonists, but the history that followed the feast is not a happy one.

Everything You Know About Thanksgiving is WRONG | Decoded | MTV News - YouTube

The First Thanksgiving: What Really Happened - YouTube

The First Thanksgiving: What Really Happened – YouTube (6:09)https://youtu.be/ociHVDWxDaYAn educational animation that tells the in-depth story surrounding the first “thanksgiving”.

7 Things You Don't Know About Thanksgiving - YouTube

7 Things You Don’t Know About Thanksgiving – YouTube (10:09)https://youtu.be/5g4oYmkvFRIWe know things about Thanksgiving that you probably don’t. Two guys talking about the myths of Thanksgiving

25 Little Known Facts About Thanksgiving - mental_floss on YouTube (Ep. 36) - YouTube

25 Little Known Facts About Thanksgiving – mental_floss on YouTube (Ep. 36) – YouTube (7:47)https://youtu.be/nvjAS7uzwJsThis week, John takes a look at some little known facts about Thanksgiving (the American one).

Thanksgiving: A Native American View - YouTube

Thanksgiving: A Native American View – YouTube (5:52)https://youtu.be/6RwCPaZujZMNative American view on Thanksgiving. – Text on screen, no narrator

Native Americans Mark Day of Mourning on Thanksgiving: 'We are not Vanishing, We Are Not Conquered' - YouTube

Native Americans Mark Day of Mourning on Thanksgiving: ‘We are not Vanishing, We Are Not Conquered’ – YouTube (5:35)https://youtu.be/UnMJ3z6_wYoThe United American Indians of New England marked the 42nd National Day of Mourning in Plymouth, Mass. on Nov. 24 as others celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday. – Poor quality, could be used as listening instead of viewing.

Why These Native Americans Observe A National Day Of Mourning Each Thanksgiving - YouTube (4:44)

Why These Native Americans Observe A National Day Of Mourning Each Thanksgiving – YouTube (4:44)https://youtu.be/OW0s8ToCyU8In America’s indigenous communities, the Thanksgiving holiday is a reminder of loss. – A Day of Mourning

National Day of Mourning - YouTube

National Day of Mourning – YouTube (15:32)https://youtu.be/S3B4msVuT2oThis is a 15 minute short film about why I’ve stopped celebrating Thanksgiving as it is nationally recognized.

Pilgrim Separatists and the Founding of America - Drive Thru History - YouTube

Pilgrim Separatists and the Founding of America – Drive Thru History – YouTube (appr. 20 min)https://youtu.be/5uWvm1QBCdEPilgrim Separatists and the Founding of America – Drive Thru History – Starts a playlist of 6 videos telling the story of the Pilgrim Fathers

When is Thanksgiving? Colonizing America: Crash Course US History #2 - YouTube

When is Thanksgiving? Colonizing America: Crash Course US History #2 – YouTube (12:25)https://youtu.be/o69TvQqyGdgIn which John Green teaches you about the (English) colonies in what is now the United States.

Super Quick Review: Plymouth Colony & Mayflower Compact - YouTube

Super Quick Review: Plymouth Colony & Mayflower Compact – YouTube (4:16)https://youtu.be/bSxJrGw-pw0This video covers all the basics of the colonization of Plymouth for U.S. History and Advanced Placement U.S. History students.

Mayflower Story Pt 1of 3 - YouTube

Mayflower Story Pt 1of 3 – YouTube (11:42)https://youtu.be/Pv-_JxApHzoExcerpt from Desperate Crossing–The Untold Story of the Mayflower. An excellent History Channel overview of the Mayflower journey Part 2

The Natives and the English - Crash Course US History #3 - YouTube

The Natives and the English – Crash Course US History #3 – YouTube (11:26)https://youtu.be/TTYOQ05oDOIIn which John Green teaches you about relations between the early English colonists and the native people the encountered in the New World.

Plimoth Plantation: Virtual Field Trip - YouTube

Plimoth Plantation: Virtual Field Trip – YouTube (30:23)https://youtu.be/p5qi3Meqy24Thanksgiving virtual field trip featuring Pilgrims and the Native American Wampanoag, discussing their lives, their collaboration, and the first Thanksgiving.

Quiz

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Quiz | Howstuffworks

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Quiz | Howstuffworkshttps://play.howstuffworks.com/quiz/thanksgiving-quizA table full of turkey, corn, stuffing and cranberries can only mean one thing: Thanksgiving! Aside from the tasty morsels, Thanksgiving is also a yearly celebration of gratitude that originated with the Pilgrims and Native Americans.

 

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Calendar Calendar 7-9 Themes

Thanksgiving 7-9

For the sake of the traditional holiday, the links on this page are mainly aligned with the traditional story of Thanksgiving as it has been told since the 19th century. For more of the real historical view on the History of Thanksgiving Day see Thanksgiving B1.

Related Theme Pages: Thanksgiving 3-7, Thanksgiving B1., Colonisation of North America 8-9, and Native Americans, 7-9

Warm-up

Obama Jokes At His Final Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon - YouTube

Obama Jokes At His Final Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon – YouTube (9:14)https://youtu.be/zKN3uZ3XvQoPartial transcript: Of course, Thanksgiving is a family holiday as much as a national one. So for the past seven years, I’ve established another tradition

11 Turkeys Who Won’t Get Eaten This Thanksgiving - YouTube

11 Turkeys Who Won’t Get Eaten This Thanksgiving – YouTube (1:10)https://youtu.be/G9Oqz8RfTQ0You can’t stop them. Funny film clips with turkeys and text on the screen

 

Songs

Turkey Blues - YouTube

Turkey Blues – YouTube (3:47)https://youtu.be/Pzq0cUxhvccThe Turkey Blues is a comedic video which tells the frightening journey of a turkey trying to change his destiny.

The Turkey Song - YouTube

The Turkey Song – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/Z5gnGVukmDgA turkey tries not to be gobbled up. Begs people to eat tofu! Happy Thanksgiving!

MS. GOBBLER - I WILL SURVIVE - YouTube

MS. GOBBLER – I WILL SURVIVE – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/3EW4vgSP-mMThanksgiving Humor – A turkey’s hopeful song with a beat: I will survive!

Funny Thanksgiving Song - 'Thanksgiving Overture' - YouTube

Funny Thanksgiving Song – ‘Thanksgiving Overture’ – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/Gkmpd3Xp2GMLooking for a funny Thanksgiving song? Send this Thanksgiving overture with lyrics to your friends and family to get a laugh this Thanksgiving!

Nicole Westbrook - It's Thanksgiving (Official Video) - YouTube

Nicole Westbrook – It’s Thanksgiving (Official Video) – YouTube (3:37)https://youtu.be/ZSBq8geuJk0This new viral hit “It’s Thanksgiving” by Nicole Westbrook could be a fun song to play and sing with English Language Learners. (@larryferlazzo)

 

Vocabulary

Thanksgiving Symbols | Thanksgiving Symbols Pictures | Happy Thanksgiving Symbolic Meaning

Thanksgiving Symbols | Thanksgiving Symbols Pictures | Happy Thanksgiving Symbolic Meaninghttp://www.theholidayspot.com/thanksgiving/symbols.htmThanksgiving Day has its own set of symbols attached to it. When we talk of Thanksgiving, we think about Cornucopia, Pumpkin, Turkey, Corn, Cranberry, Beans, etc.

Thanksgiving Activities

Thanksgiving Activitieshttp://seasonal.theteacherscorner.net/thanksgiving/Great activities and crafts for this day dedicated to being thankful for what you have, and exploring the history of the Pilgrims.

Thanksgiving Is for Family

Thanksgiving Is for Familyhttp://www.englishcentral.com/video/23303/thanksgiving-is-for-familyVocabulary learning video from English Central. Families giving thanks at thanksgiving dinner.

 

Talk Like a Pilgrim | Plimoth Plantation

Talk Like a Pilgrim | Plimoth Plantationhttps://www.plimoth.org/learn/just-kids/talk-pilgrimThe Pilgrims talked a little differently than we do today. If you visit the Museum’s 17th-Century English Village, you will notice that the townspeople say words you know in a funny way

Lesson Plans

The First Thanksgiving Student Activities for Grades PreK-12 | Scholastic.com

The First Thanksgiving Student Activities for Grades PreK-12 | Scholastic.comhttp://www.scholastic.com/scholastic_thanksgiving/Introduce your class to the first harvest celebration, delve deeper into the relationships between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoags  (yr 7-8)Read some letters

ESL Holiday Lessons: English Lesson on Thanksgiving

ESL Holiday Lessons: English Lesson on Thanksgivinghttp://www.eslholidaylessons.com/11/thanksgiving.htmlESL Holiday Lessons: Free 14-Page lesson plan / worksheet on Thanksgiving – Handouts, online activity and mp3. (yr 7-8)

Pilgrim Colony at Plymouth - Mind42

Pilgrim Colony at Plymouth – Mind42https://mind42.com/mindmap/1c485cd2-8989-4833-af8c-cf1aaf34f39f?rel=pmbA mindmap with links to various sources to learn about the Pilgrim Colony in Plymouth, MA

 

Listening

Grateful Girl – A Thanksgiving Listening Activity – ESL Library Blog

Grateful Girl – A Thanksgiving Listening Activity – ESL Library Blog (1:17)http://blog.esllibrary.com/2017/11/20/thanksgiving-listening/American Thanksgiving is on the 4th Thursday in November! An ESL Library’s Thanksgiving-themed (US) Word Bank lesson (yr 6-7)

Thanksgiving, a Traditional American Holiday

Thanksgiving, a Traditional American Holiday (10:09)http://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/american-celebrate-thanksgiving/2529775.htmlTwo ladies discuss Thanksgiving traditions while cooking dinner. Underneath is a listening link (5:23) (yr 7-8)Come Celebrate Thanksgiving!

 

Reading

Thanksgiving Cards | Thanksgiving Activities for the Classroom

Thanksgiving Cards | Thanksgiving Activities for the Classroomhttp://www.storyboardthat.com/teacher-guide/thanksgiving-activitiesThese fun Thanksgiving activities will delight students AND help them learn the narrative of Thanksgiving with cards, menus, decorations, & more!

Thanksgiving Poems, Wishes, Sayings: Celebrate Blessings

Thanksgiving Poems, Wishes, Sayings: Celebrate Blessingshttp://www.poemsource.com/thanksgiving-poems.htmlThanksgiving poems that rhyme for cards, programs. Funny Thanksgiving verse for kids. High quality, Thanksgiving poetry about gratitude, blessings, appreciation.

 

First Thanksgiving

First Thanksgivinghttps://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/history/first-thanksgiving/Native Americans and early settlers gave thanks together with this historic feast.

Jokes

Grandma's Briefs — Home — 20 Thanksgiving jokes to share with kids

Grandma’s Briefs — Home — 20 Thanksgiving jokes to share with kidshttps://www.grandmasbriefs.com/home/20-thanksgiving-jokes-to-share-with-kids.htmlKids—and some grown-ups, too—love corny jokes. Here are 20 to share during the Thanksgiving holiday.

 

Viewing

Thanksgiving | Invitation | Natural Conversation - YouTube

Thanksgiving | Invitation | Natural Conversation – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/7mM-TBGcjKoLearn useful English to talk about and explain American Thanksgiving. A great video to teach vocabulary and expressions about culture

Thanksgiving | American Culture | Thanksgiving Preparations - YouTube

Thanksgiving | American Culture | Thanksgiving Preparations – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/5NWWjIpY9wEAn incredibly powerful teaching and learning tool! Perfect for learning or teaching useful expressions and vocabulary

Explainer: Thanksgiving - YouTube

Explainer: Thanksgiving – YouTube (1:13)https://youtu.be/irP68wjI_7oOn Thursday, November 23, Americans celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. It is a day for all people, religions and cultures in the country to give thanks. (yr 7)

Thanksgiving History EFL - YouTube

Thanksgiving History EFL – YouTube (3:18)https://youtu.be/xL9HrFIedtgHistory of Thanksgiving with English subtitles. Edited to make it easier for EFL and ESL classes to uinderstand.

The American Thanksgiving Story (English subtitles) - YouTube

The American Thanksgiving Story (English subtitles) – YouTube (6:31)https://youtu.be/-BQSOkkoDjcThis video illustrates the history of the Pilgrims going to America and describes present day Thanksgiving celebrations.

Virtual Field Trip | Plimoth Plantation

Virtual Field Trip | Plimoth Plantation (18:39 + 17:24)https://www.plimoth.org/learn/just-kids/thanksgiving-virtual-field-trip17th-Century English Village and Wampanoag Homesite Virtual Field Trips from Plimoth Plantation on Vimeo.

The First Thanksgiving: Virtual Field Trips, Videos, and Slideshow

The First Thanksgiving: Virtual Field Trips, Videos, and Slideshowhttp://www.scholastic.com/scholastic_thanksgiving/webcast.htmSeveral videos from Plimoth Plantation about the life of the Pilgrims and the Indians in the 17th century.

What was actually in the first Thanksgiving dinner? | Life and style | The Guardian

What was actually in the first Thanksgiving dinner? | Life and style | The Guardianhttps://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/video/2014/nov/20/first-thanksgiving-dinner-realTurkey, mash potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing and pumpkin pie? More like five deer and some birds. Today’s Thanksgiving meal looks a lot different than the feast Wampanoag Indians and Pilgrims ate in 1621.

Canadian Thanksgiving: a SKETCH by UCB's Muddleberry - YouTube

Canadian Thanksgiving: a SKETCH by UCB’s Muddleberry – YouTube (2:03)https://youtu.be/uPFrFZ2ym6wA look at the many, many differences between Canadian and American Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving clips from FRIENDS - YouTube

Thanksgiving clips from FRIENDS – YouTube (13:51)https://youtu.be/FaLaPEnjeqYThese are not all the Thanksgiving scenes from Friends, but they are some of the best. Enjoy.

History of the Holidays: History of Thanksgiving | History - YouTube

History of the Holidays: History of Thanksgiving | History – YouTube (3:24)https://youtu.be/lslqtUMwDxAAlthough Thanksgiving celebrations dated back to the first European settlements in America, it was not until the 1860s that Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday of November Thanksgiving Day. (yr 8-9)

Bet You Didn't Know: Thanksgiving | History - YouTube

Bet You Didn’t Know: Thanksgiving | History – YouTube (2:48)https://youtu.be/H9NDuxL4WA4Find out which traditional recipes weren’t served at the first Thanksgiving celebration. (yr 8-9)

Thanksgiving: Myth vs. Fact - Anglophenia Ep 43 - YouTube

Thanksgiving: Myth vs. Fact – Anglophenia Ep 43 – YouTube (6:37)https://youtu.be/XBmBX7hWFbwThanksgiving is a beloved holiday for Americans, but how much do you really know about its origins? (yr 8-9)

The First Thanksgiving: What Really Happened - YouTube

The First Thanksgiving: What Really Happened – YouTube (6:09)https://youtu.be/ociHVDWxDaYAn educational animation that tells the in-depth story surrounding the first “thanksgiving”. (yr 8-9)

Why These Native Americans Observe A National Day Of Mourning Each Thanksgiving - YouTube (4:44)

Why These Native Americans Observe A National Day Of Mourning Each Thanksgiving – YouTube (4:44)https://youtu.be/OW0s8ToCyU8In America’s indigenous communities, the Thanksgiving holiday is a reminder of loss. – A Day of Mourning

 

Worksheets

Thanksgiving Worksheets and Teaching Resources

Thanksgiving Worksheets and Teaching Resourceshttps://bogglesworldesl.com/thanksgiving_worksheets.htmThis word search reviews foods commonly eaten at Thanksgiving dinner> Video 1: Thanksgiving Traditions Vocabulary Video A video that highlights Thanksgiving traditions in simple sentences.

 

Focus on Form

Every-Day Edit: Thanksgiving | Education World

Every-Day Edit: Thanksgiving | Education Worldhttp://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/edit/edit-thanksgiving.shtmlPrint out for the students or show on whiteboard to be copied and corrected. Two texts with 10 errors to correct, 1:1  (yr 8-9): Check Text Thanksgiving Check Text Pilgrim Fathers

Thanksgiving

Thanksgivinghttp://www.myenglishpages.com/site_php_files/reading_thanksgiving.phpThanksgiving is celebrated in the USA and Canada. In The USA, it is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November every year. The Canadians celebrate it on the second Monday in October. (yr 7-8)

 

Final Words

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Calendar Calendar 4-6 Calendar 7-9 Themes

Martin Luther King Jr.

A Theme Page about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s life and work as the leader of the Civil Rights Movement in the USA (A2-C1)
Related Pages: Black History – Civil Rights, Slavery, Racism, Tolerance, Human Rights

Background

Martin Luther King, Jr., Biography

Martin Luther King, Jr., Biographyhttp://www.factmonster.com/spot/mlkbiospot.htmlBorn in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., graduated from Morehouse College (B.A., 1948), Crozer Theological Seminary (B.D., 1951), and Boston University (Ph.D., 1955). (For Teachers)

 

Warm-up

Martin Luther King: a biography – The Thinking Caps Café

Martin Luther King: a biography – The Thinking Caps Caféhttps://thethinkingcapscafe.net/2018/01/14/martin-luther-king-a-biography/?fbclid=IwAR3SBfYH8d3wzzghSPgqjp5A2P-Dcb0l-pl8qAQd36p0I9e6RE0ipNgXB54

Martin Luther King Day is celebrated every year on the third Monday of January. Photos to discuss: What do they tell you?  (yr 4-9)

The Story of Martin Luther King Jr. by Kid President - YouTube

The Story of Martin Luther King Jr. by Kid President – YouTube (3:26)https://youtu.be/4xXZhXTFWnEOnce upon a time, there was a man named Martin Luther King, Jr. He taught us that things won’t always be awesome, but your response can be. (yr 8-9)

 

Songs

Martin Luther King Song | Song Lyrics Video for Kids | The Kiboomers - YouTube

Martin Luther King Song | Song Lyrics Video for Kids | The Kiboomers – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/1bitFKzQoNoThe Kiboomers! Martin Luther King Song! I Have a Dream Song. Lyric video. (yr 4)

Children's song - Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr - Littlestorybug - YouTube

Children’s song – Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr – Littlestorybug – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/8tSs1i7_z_gThis song is a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is a song of hope and portrays all that Dr. King stood for. (yr 4-5)

Sing About Martin - YouTube

Sing About Martin – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/dF3-hPT3PDIAn old American children’s song, Sing About Martin, in a slide show for kids to sing along. Lyrics on the screen (yr 4-6)

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR SONG (Children Song) - YouTube

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR SONG (Children Song) – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/5Kd07Tyxcc0A song for educational and celebration purposes in homage to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The official title is MISTER KING (yr 4-7)

I Celebrate MLK! (song for kids about Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, segregation, etc.) - YouTube on Vimeo

I Celebrate MLK! (song for kids about Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, segregation, etc.) – YouTube on Vimeohttps://vimeo.com/57419270This is “I Celebrate MLK! (song for kids about Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, segregation, etc.) – YouTube” by Katie Romero on Vimeo, the home for high…

Martin Luther King Jr. For Kids | Song & Rap - YouTube

Martin Luther King Jr. For Kids | Song & Rap – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/xAUvvAbzkUkLearn all about the Civil Rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr and how he rose to become one of the greatest men in History by his message of nonviolent resistance (yr 7-9)

Martin Luther King, Jr. (Bruno Mars' "When I Was Your Man" Parody - YouTube

Martin Luther King, Jr. (Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man” Parody – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/jeWBq4T5qy0When he was our man… thank you, Dr. King, for everything you did for this country. (yr 8-9)

 

Vocabulary

Martin Luther King, Jr. Vocabulary Worksheet

Martin Luther King, Jr. Vocabulary Worksheethttp://www.teach-nology.com/worksheets/misc/mlk/vocab/Martin Luther King, Jr. Vocabulary. – A list of keywords with definitions (yr 6-7)

Martin Luther King Jr. A Teeny Tiny Book

A Teeny Tiny Book about MLK. A printable booklet to study or project on IWB  (yr 6-7)

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.http://www.5minuteenglish.com/jan24.htmHave you heard of Martin Luther King, Jr.? Every year on the third Monday of January, we have a holiday. It’s called Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. – Vocabulary and short text to read  (yr 6-8)


Quotations of Martin Luther King,Jr.

Quotations of Martin LutherBiography of Dr. ML King Jr. A timeline book to read online  (yr 6-7) King,Jr.http://www.rhlschool.com/read11n5.htmlDr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is famous for his courageous leadership in the fight to end racial segregation in mid 20th century America. – A matching activity, match the quotation with its meaning (yr 8-9)

(Segregation Story #3) - Rosa Parks, Dr. King, & the Montgomery Bus Boycott

(Segregation Story #3) – Rosa Parks, Dr. King, & the Montgomery Bus Boycotthttp://americanhistory.mrdonn.org/RosaParks.html

One day in December 1955, Mrs. Rosa Parks boarded a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama. She was tired from a busy day at work. She was tired of sitting in the back of the bus.

1956 Martin Luther King

1956 Martin Luther King “Montgomery Story” Comic Bookhttp://www.ep.tc/mlk/

1956 Martin Luther King “Montgomery Story” Comic Book front cover. A comic book to either project on the IWB or print out pdf copies (yr 8-9)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Martin Luther King Day Reading Comprehension Worksheet and Questions for MLK Day and Black History Month. 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Grade and up, for desktop, tablet and mobile phone browsers

Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Martin Luther King Day Reading Comprehension Worksheet and Questions for MLK Day and Black History Month. http://worksheetsplus.com/mlk/ML6MLKDay.htmlMLK and Black History Learning Games: MLK Scrambled Quotations Word Order Game Martin Luther King Memorial Quotations Missing Words Game (yr 8-9)

MLK Jr.: His life, his monument and why we celebrate him – Orange County Register

MLK Jr.: His life, his monument and why we celebrate him – Orange County Registerhttp://www.ocregister.com/news/life-335525-martin-jan.htmlThe federal holiday honoring the life and civil rights achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated on Jan. 16. Graphic looks at the new monument in Washington, D.C. and the forces that shaped his life (yr 8-9)

Martin Luther King Day Reading Comprehension - free online printable informational biographical text worksheets and interactive questions for desktop, tablet and mobile phone browsers

Martin Luther King Day Reading Comprehension http://worksheetsplus.com/mlk/MLKReadingWorksheet.htmlFree online printable informational biographical text worksheets and interactive questions for desktop, tablet and mobile phone browsers

Martin Luther King's I have a dream speech August 28 1963 < 1951- < Documents < American History From Revolution To Reconstruction and beyond

Martin Luther King’s I have a dream speech August 28 1963 < 1951- < Documents < American History From Revolution To Reconstruction and beyondhttp://www.let.rug.nl/usa/documents/1951-/martin-luther-kings-i-have-a-dream-speech-august-28-1963.phpMartin Luther King’s I have a dream speech August 28 1963 “I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation!

 

Listening

Martin Luther King speech: " I Have a Dream " - SchoolTube - K12 Video Management System

Martin Luther King speech: ” I Have a Dream ” – SchoolTube (1:19)https://www.schooltube.com/video/bcef4580516f12afcad4/Martin_Luther_King_speech{6f1bf439e36af1b37553daee762acf2f39026584d615f32c1dfd30bd8cdb56a0}3A_{6f1bf439e36af1b37553daee762acf2f39026584d615f32c1dfd30bd8cdb56a0}22__I_Have_a_Dream_{6f1bf439e36af1b37553daee762acf2f39026584d615f32c1dfd30bd8cdb56a0}22Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, shortened version but actual footage. (yr 4-7)

Online English - Martin Luther King Jr Video Listening Quiz

Online English – Martin Luther King Jr Video Listening Quizhttp://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/famouspeople/martin-luther-king/martin-luther-king-video-quiz.htmlLearn and practise using English words for jobs and workplace situations. Video Listening Comprehension Excercise (yr 8-9)

 

Freedom’s Ring: King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech

Freedom’s Ring: King’s “I Have a Dream” Speechhttp://freedomsring.stanford.edu/?view=Speech

Freedom’s Ring is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, animated.

Listen to and read the whole speech or start at 12 min for ‘I have a Dream’ (yr 8-9)

Martin Luther King "I Have A Dream" 50 years ago | ESL Video

(ESL Category: listening) 50 years after Martin Luther King – Speech by Obama with a quiz (yr 8-9)

 

Viewing

MLK- The King and His Dream - YouTube

MLK- The King and His Dream – YouTube (3:26)https://youtu.be/k6Au81aHuSgSchool Project Children’s story -The Life of Dr Martin Luther King Jr animated and narrated

The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - MLK Day! (Animated) - YouTube

The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – MLK Day! (Animated) – YouTube (9:38)https://youtu.be/PyurjhRNOmwThis kid-friendly video on the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. uses animation, music, and narration to share Martin’s vision for the world (yr 5-7)

BrainPOP Martin Luther King, Jr - YouTube

BrainPOP Martin Luther King, Jr – YouTube (4:22)https://youtu.be/jDzELyarIbsDescription: – Animated story of Martin Luther King’s Life, spoken in easy words (yr 5-7)

The Man Who Changed America | Scholastic

The Man Who Changed America | Scholastic (1:41)https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/videos/teaching-content/man-who-changed-america/Use this video from Scholastic News to help you teach about Martin Luther King Jr., a man who changed America.  (yr 5-7)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: Biography for Children, American History for Kids - FreeSchool - YouTube

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: Biography for Children, American History for Kids – FreeSchool – YouTube (6:04)https://youtu.be/pG8X0vOvi7QDr. Martin Luther King, Jr, was a famous Civil Rights leader, pastor, and humanitarian. He is best known for his peaceful, nonviolent protests (yr 6-8)

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" Speech | History - YouTube

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” Speech | History – YouTube (4:57)https://youtu.be/fo_X12hv8LELearn about the political and social context behind Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech (yr 8-9)

Martin Luther King Memorial ~ Washington DC - YouTube

Martin Luther King Memorial ~ Washington DC – YouTube (3:10)https://youtu.be/m5BqLwb0TBsThe Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC is a fitting tribute to Dr. King’s leadership in the Civil Rights movement (yr 8-9)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (2:33)http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/news/mlk-day-vin?source=searchvideoThanks to the efforts of a Baptist preacher, Martin Luther King, Jr., U.S. law upholds equal rights for all people across the country regardless of race, color, or creed. (yr 8-9)

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Leader of the 20th Century Civil Rights Movement | Biography - YouTube

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Leader of the 20th Century Civil Rights Movement | Biography – YouTube (3:51)https://youtu.be/iED_05R5MOgLearn about MLK’s family life, his role in the Civil Rights Movement, and his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. (yr 9-B1)

 

Writing

Printable: "I Have a Dream" Mobile | Scholastic

Printable: “I Have a Dream” Mobile | Scholastichttps://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/printable-i-have-dream-mobile/Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by inspiring kids to share their own dreams with our handy templates! – Sign-in required. (yr 4-9)

 

More Materials

Search for "martin luther king" - Biography

Search for “martin luther king” – Biographyhttps://www.biography.com/search?query=martin{6f1bf439e36af1b37553daee762acf2f39026584d615f32c1dfd30bd8cdb56a0}20luther{6f1bf439e36af1b37553daee762acf2f39026584d615f32c1dfd30bd8cdb56a0}20kingAn array of videos to browse for more information (yr 8-9)
Categories
B1 Level Calendar 7-9 Intermediate Themes

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

This Theme Page is for Indigenous Peoples’ Day as an alternative to Columbus Day on the 2nd Monday of October, suitable for intermediate-level students.

Related Topics: Native Americans 7-9, Columbus Day

Warm-up

Proud To Be (Mascots) - YouTube (2:00)

Proud To Be (Mascots) – YouTube (2:00)https://youtu.be/mR-tbOxlhvEWatch the #BigGame commercial the NFL would never air. – Native Americans call themselves many things, the one thing they don’t! Find out here

Reconsider Columbus Day 2010 - YouTube

Reconsider Columbus Day 2010 – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/9DviNNxaJJkReconsider Columbus Day Presented by Nu Heightz Cinema rethink columbus day reconsider christopher columbus anti columbus day (yr 8-9)

 

Songs

Indigenous Peoples Day Song - YouTube

Indigenous Peoples Day Song – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/ynHNQrQT4fcIndigenous Peoples Day Song, sung by Mariana Harvey (Yakama) and Itsa Shash (Mexica/Indeh).

Red Eagle- Song of Survival - YouTube

Red Eagle- Song of Survival – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/wVlP0Nr4Ak0Red Eagle performing his song, “Song of Survival”. Directed by Red Eagle in Albuqurque, New Mexico, May, 2013.

The word Indigenous - explained l CBC Kids News - YouTube

The word Indigenous – explained l CBC Kids News – YouTube (2:26)https://youtu.be/CISeEFTsgDAIndigenous people are the first people to live in a place. In Canada, our Indigenous people belong to a number of different communities or nations.

 

Lesson Plans

FREE! - Indigenous Peoples' Day PowerPoint - Teaching Resource - Twinkl

FREE! – Indigenous Peoples’ Day PowerPoint – Teaching Resource – Twinklhttps://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/us2-h-73-indigenous-peoples-day-powerpointThis PowerPoint explores the history of Indigenous Peoples’ Day and celebrates the rich diversity and history of Native American people.

Lesson Plan: Columbus Day or Indigenous People's Day? | Channel One News

Lesson Plan: Columbus Day or Indigenous People’s Day? | Channel One Newshttps://www.channelone.com/blog_post/lesson-plan-columbus-day-or-indigenous-peoples-day/Channel One News shares the story of how Seattle, Wash., renamed Columbus Day to better honor its Native American heritage.

Impact of Native American Removal | Teacher Resource

Impact of Native American Removal | Teacher Resourcehttps://americanindian.si.edu/nk360/removal#titlePageWhat does it mean to remove a people? This inquiry-based lesson for grades 7–12 explores the scope and effects of American Indian removal.

 

Reading

| Time

| Timehttps://time.com/4923164/indigenous-peoples-day-columbus-day/Here’s everything you need to know about Indigenous Peoples Day, how it’s different from Columbus Day and why more cities are celebrating it. – The video doesn’t belong! (yr 7-8)

Why Columbus Day Courts Controversy - HISTORY

Why Columbus Day Courts Controversy – HISTORYhttps://www.history.com/news/columbus-day-controversyChristopher Columbus undoubtably changed the world. But was it for the better? (yr 7-9)

Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous Peoples Dayhttp://www.ipdpowwow.org/Millie.htmlMillie Ketcheschawno (1937- 2000), Native American Activist and Film Maker, A Founder of Indigenous Peoples Day. (yr 8-9)

Whose History Matters? Students Can Name Columbus, But Most Have Never Heard of the Taíno People - Zinn Education Project

Whose History Matters? Students Can Name Columbus, But Most Have Never Heard of the Taíno People – Zinn Education Projecthttps://www.zinnedproject.org/if-we-knew-our-history/whose-history-matters-tainoBy Bill Bigelow This erasure of huge swaths of humanity is a fundamental feature of the school curriculum, but also of the broader mainstream political discourse.

| Time

| Timehttps://time.com/3495071/indigenous-peoples-day/Back in 1992, then-Mayor of Berkeley Loni Hancock told TIME Magazine that Columbus Day celebrations have been “Eurocentric and [have] ignored the brutal realities of the colonization of indigenous peoples.” (yr 9-B1)

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peopleshttps://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/documents/DRIPS_en.pdfThe General Assembly Adopts the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as contained in the annex to the present resolution. (yr 9-B1)

 

Viewing

Forget Columbus Day: Celebrate Indigenous People's Day - CNN

Forget Columbus Day: Celebrate Indigenous People’s Day – CNN (1:08)https://edition.cnn.com/2015/10/09/living/columbus-day-feat/On Columbus Day, some cities and schools are honoring the people he encountered in the New World and their descendents.

Change the Mascot - YouTube (3:15)

Change the Mascot – YouTube (3:15)https://youtu.be/xRribtqdXGwI am not a mascot. – Nearly 50 Years of Calling for a Change to the NFL’s Washington Football Team Name.

What does being Indigenous mean? - YouTube

What does being Indigenous mean? – YouTube (2:46)https://youtu.be/X-zwP6q1GkMWe asked, and you shared with us your experiences of being Indigenous. Find the stories here

Washington D.C. celebrates Indigenous People starting 2019

Washington D.C. celebrates Indigenous People starting 2019 (2:39)https://www.fox5dc.com/video/613473The District will celebrate “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” next Monday instead of Columbus Day after the D.C. Council approved emergency legislation to rename the federal holiday. (yr 8-B1) 

Indigenous Peoples' Day – The Rewind - YouTube

Indigenous Peoples’ Day – The Rewind – YouTube (4:11)https://youtu.be/Xeh4JifZyh8Do you ever wonder how native communities are maintaining their culture and languages in the modern era? That’s where KYUK in Alaska comes in. (yr 9-B1)