How to incorporate lessons about holiday celebrations in class

12/13/2011 | Edutopia.org

Rutgers University professor Maurice Elias in this blog post offers questions for teachers to use in guiding a classroom lesson on holiday celebrations, events he believes contribute to students' character and emotional intelligence. Elias suggests that teachers have students share their family's celebrations and those of others they know, considering the most important parts of the celebrations and the reasons for celebrating. Students also may do additional research or interview family members to gain more insight, Elias writes.

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