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Stories, activities and historical facts combine to teach children the origins of our present-day customs as they share Christmas with a pioneer family in the 1800s. The stories in this unit are set on a farm near Peterborough, Ontario, in the early 1850s. The italicized text at the beginning of each story gives the history of a specific Christmas custom, and the story itself brings the custom to life in a pioneer setting. Information with related illustrations and follow-up activities are based on these stories: Stir-up Sunday, Christmas Cards, Gift Giving, The Christmas Goose, The Christmas Tree, Decorating & Courtship, and Christmas Day.
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Good supplement to my unit on settlement. Liked the stories within the activities.
Lots of information. Very explicit and engaging for my students to be transported back in time.