Introduction - Winter Holidays Project

This website displays collaborative student work from classes in 5 different countries, as part of a Learning Circle with iEarn Canada. Students learned about each other's interests, lives, and cultures; designed projects to learn about the other countries involved; and contributed to other countries' projects during the 5-month Learning Circle.
 
   Students from Florenceville, New Brunswick, Canada wished to know about the Winter Holidays other countries celebrate. They also wanted to show their new friends from other countries how they celebrate Christmas. Their work, along with the responses received from other participating countries (Russia, India, Taiwan, and the Uinted States), is featured on this website.
 
What is iEarn? 
 
"iEARN (International Education and Resource Network) is the world's largest non-profit global network that enables teachers and youth to use the Internet and other technologies to collaborate on projects that enhance learning and make a difference in the world." -www.iearn.org
 
 

Stuff of Interest

  • Lohri, Makar Sankranti, and more! - India Attached below, you'll find videos of the class singing "Joy to the World" and "Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (Christmas songs) in Kolkata, India. We've also attached details ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2012, 7:38 PM by Terri Nevers
  • Winter Holidays - United States   Sierra, a student participating in the iEarn project from West Virginia, briefly explained the traditions of Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year's Day resolutions in many parts of the United ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2012, 7:48 PM by Terri Nevers
  • Chinese New Year - Taiwan Chinese New Year by Nicole and Alice Natural Way Middle School, Taiwan In Taiwan, Chinese New Year means a lot to us. These are the things we usually do. Elders ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2012, 7:00 PM by Terri Nevers
  • Christmas Holiday - Canada   Nearing the holiday season, students were excited to show their new friends from other countries the traditions of Christmas in Florenceville, New Brunswick. The attached video compiles PowerPoint documents created ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2012, 7:39 PM by Terri Nevers
  • Maslenitsa - Russia     Though it's not a winter holiday, we thought you might find it interesting to learn about Malesnitsa. Maslenitsa has a dual ancestry. On the pagan side, it is a ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2012, 3:54 PM by Terri Nevers
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