Every year, citizens around the world celebrate a variety of holidays commemorating people, events, places, or things. Holidays unite people around ideas, beliefs, and customs. Join your Discovery Education Community for a collaborative project which will allow you and your students to compare holidays celebrated around the world and even invent your own.
Discovery Education is partnering with GlobalLab and Zaption to connect Community members with resources and tools to explore how people celebrate the holidays. Learn how holidays are categorized and the elements that make them unique by using the Discovery Education lesson starters, featuring resources from Discovery Education and video tours from Zaption. Then, register your class to participate in creating an interactive map showcasing the Favorite Holidays of students around the world.
Want to take learning a step further? Have students apply what they learned about holidays to create their own celebration commemorating a person, place, or event. Allow them to invite others to share in their celebrations by adding their creations to the Invent a Holiday interactive map.
Use the ideas below as a guide to celebrate the holidays with your Discovery Education Community.