Winter Holidays 


Winter Holidays celebrated in the Northern Hemisphere during the winter season (roughly November through March)


Below are resources to help you plan for instruction in your classroom.



Winter Holidays

Scholastic activities, curriculum connections, printables, and articles for teachers on Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.


Winter Celebrations

National Geographic Kids provides information, games, and activities on celebrations that occur around the world during December and January.


Winter Holidays Around the World

Lesson plans and activities for elementary, middle, and high school students.



Thanksgiving in American Memory

Features primary documents, teaching resources, and activities from the Library of Congress.


Investigating the first Thanksgiving

Teacher resources including student-friendly articles about the families, food, clothing, and pastimes of the Pilgrims and Wampanoag.



Videos and activities presented by History.




The History Channel presents an online interactive exhibit, textual background, and video detailing the history and traditions of Hanukkah.


Teaching about Hanukkah

Scholastic provides lesson plans, activities, printables and related books for Grades 1-8.


Chanukkah Resources

A collection o fchanukkah/Hanukkah lesson plans, powerpoints, and articles created by Lookstein Center staff and contributors.


Hanukkah and Winter Holidays 

Lesson plans, printables, games on Hanukkah and Winter Holidays around the world.





The History Channel provides online interactive exhibit detailing the history and traditions of the Christmas holiday.


Christmas Around the World

Collection of historical Christmas celebrations for different countries.



Collection of lesson plans, ideas and resources for teachers by teacher. Multidisciplinary lessons provided.


Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill's Christmas Eve Greeting

Delivered December 24, 1941





The official Kwanzaa website of Dr. Maulana Karenga, the creater of Kwanzaa.



The History Channel provides online interactive exhibit detailing the history and traditions of Kwanzaa.


Kwanzaa Resources

Printables, graphic organizers, lesson plans, quizzes, and resources for Grades K-8.



Lesson plans and activities.



New Year


New Year's Eve and Day

Lesson planns, ideas, and resources for teachers by teachers.


New Years

Lesson plans, activities, clip art and resources from Teacher Planet.


New Year's Teacher Resources

Lessons, activities, printables, and other resources for New Year's celebrations around the world.


Winter Solstice


Winter Solstice Celebration

An overview of the traditional Solstice celebration include science and folklore surrounding the witner solstice (December 21)


Celebrate Winter!

Websites, lesson plans, activities, multidisciplinary lessons and other resources detailing the Winter Solstice.


Solstice and Equinox

Brainpop provides squizzes, activities and information.