ERIC Number: ED225726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: 0
What's Happening in December?
Pla, Myrna; Toro, Leonor
Part of a series of monthly booklets designed as a teacher resource for teaching about Puerto Rican and U.S. culture, the booklet provides brief information on two December events: winter and Christmas. Brief information is provided on winter, Hanukkah, Christmas traditions in Connecticut and in Puerto Rico, and Christmas symbols (the tree, carols, poinsettias, cards, and Santa Claus). The booklet includes the words to nine poems--"Cold Winter Now Is in the Wood,""Christmas in the City,""Mrs. Santa Claus,""Christmas Is Coming,""This Is the Way That Christmas Comes,""The Night before Christmas,""Hanukkah Rainbow," and "Happy Hanukkah!"; one short story-"The Pine Tree"; one play--"Present for Santa"; and seven songs--"Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer,""O Come All Ye Faithful,""Jingle Bells,""Deck the Halls,""White Christmas,""Silent Night," and "The First Noel." Recipes for making cookie people, a popcorn jolly snowman, Rocky Roads, and potato latkes are provided along with a dreidel pattern and illustrations of Rudolph (the Red-Nosed Reindeer), a lighted candle, Christmas bells, a holly leaf, and Santa Claus knocking at the door. A word game and word scramble are also included. (NQA)
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Elementary Education, Folk Culture, Illustrations, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Migrant Education, Poetry, Puerto Rican Culture, Puerto Ricans, Short Stories
Ethnic/Arts Migrant Project, Hamden-New Haven Cooperative Education Center, 1450 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517-2497.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Migrant Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Hamden-New Haven Cooperative Education Center, CT.; Connecticut State Migratory Children's Program, New Haven.
Identifiers: Christmas; Connecticut; December (Month); Hanukkah; Holidays; Recipes (Food); Winter
Note: For related documents, see RC 013 764-765 and ED 212 394. Best copy available.