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Kwanzaa
http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/tlresources/units/Byrnes-celebrations/kwanzaa2.html
or
http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/tlresources/units/Byrnes-celebrations/kwanzaa.html
These are lessons from TeacherLINK, a service of Utah State University's College of Education.

Hanukkah
http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/tlresources/units/Byrnes-celebrations/HANUKKAH.HTML
This is material from TeacherLINK, a service of Utah State University's College of Education.

Maccabees and Their Place in Jewish History
http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/activity/maccabees/
This SCORE History-Social Science lesson traces the story of the Maccabees and the history of the holiday of Hanukkah.

The Christmas Tree
http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/tlresources/units/Byrnes-celebrations/christmas.html
This lesson traces the history of the Christmas tree and how it is used at various times and places in the world.

The Nutcracker - Story and Music
http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/xmas/music1/nutcracker.html
This site provides a look at the story and music of the famous Nutcracker ballet. Midi files are included.

Gingerbread
http://teachingheart.net/gingerbreadman.html
This is a literature unit on gingerbread that may be used any time of the year.

A Christmas Carol: CyberGuide
http://www.webenglishteacher.com/dickens.html#chrcar
Explore web sites that deal with Charles Dickens and his famous Christmas story.

A Dickens of a Party WebQuest
http://www.readwritethink.org/lesson_images/lesson238/dickens_WebQuest.html
You have been invited to a Victorian New Year's Day Party, honoring Ebenezer Scrooge, the protagonist of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, and celebrating the changes that he has made to his life in response to the visits by the three spirits on Christmas Eve.

A Colonial Christmas in Williamsburg
http://www.history.org/History/teaching/colxmas.cfm
Feasting and celebration were a big part of the Christmas season in colonial Virginia. In eighteenth-century Virginia, the holiday season began on December 24 and ran through Twelfth Night on January 6. For centuries, Twelfth Night was really the highlight of the holiday season.

The Twelve Days of Christmas
http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/~judyann/LP/lessons/12.days.html
Find the total cost of the items in the song, "The 12 Days of Christmas."

Life of the Buddha
http://www.asia.si.edu/education/ArtofBuddhism2.pdf
Students learn about the life of the Buddha using the book Buddha by Susan Roth and about how art depicting the Buddha reflect his life and teachings.

The Hajj: Journey to Mecca
http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/accessislam/lessonplan6.html
In this lesson, students compare and contrast some of their cultural events with the Hajj. They will also learn of the activities involved during the pilgrimage and their historic and spiritual importance to Muslims.