Monday's Lesson Plan
Christmas is a religious holiday celebrated on the 25th day of December commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas is celebrated by Christians throughout the world. Each country has created its own traditions over the years, and some of these traditions seem to have very little to do with the birth of Jesus. Many Christmas traditions started in non-religious and pagan winter festivals. This week we will examine different Christmas traditions from around the world!
Tuesday's Lesson Plan
Christmas has many different customs. Ornaments, Christmas trees, holly, mistletoe, Nativity Sets, and Santa Claus are just a few of these customs. Countries and cultures around the world celebrate Christmas. In India, the Christmas celebration revolves around Santa Claus and shopping. In America, Santa Claus and the birth of Jesus are the focus of the Christmas holiday.
Wednesday's Lesson Plan
Jesus's birth is celebrated on Christmas day. Jesus was a Jewish man who lived in Israel, which was under Roman rule. He ended up creating a new religion, Christianity, which is the world's second great one-God religion. Judaism is the first, and is based on the Old Testament, and one God. Christianity is based on the Old Testament and that same God, but adds Jesus and the New Testament. Islam is based on those two religions and the same God, but adds Mohammed on the Koran.
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