Traveling the World to Learn Holiday Traditions

Traveling the World to Learn Holiday Traditions photo

Nassakeag Elementary School second-grade classes “traveled” around the globe as they learned about different traditions and customs as part of their Holidays Around the World activity.

After boarding an imaginary airplane, the classes rotated between classrooms to learn about countries including India, Germany, Korea and the Netherlands. Within each classroom, the students created crafts based on something traditional to that region. For example, the students created poinsettias in Mexico and St. Lucia crowns and “wooden” shoes in Sweden. 

“The students were excited to learn how many of the holiday traditions we celebrate in America have strong roots to foreign countries,” said Joan Sperry, a teacher who helped to coordinate the initiative.