Festive inspiration

8 December 2011

Festivals like Hanukkah, Christmas and the New Year are times for celebration, giving gifts, reflecting on our common humanity and being grateful for the good things that life has to offer.

We’ve brought together here a range of teaching resources that you can use to explore issues of sustainability and interdependence over the festive season. Some are serious, some are fun… And please feel free to suggest more.


BBC Schools Religion

British Red Cross


Christian Aid

Geographical Association

  • Winter Teaching Ideas – 25 great suggestions for geographical teaching ideas suitable for primary and secondary students.


The cranberry harvest

Christmas trees

Santa and friends

The journeys made by food / presents

And finally…

Your students will probably love this video clip, and could find lots of other examples of madly decorated houses on the website www.houseblinger.com. But what are the implications in terms of energy use? Does it matter if it’s “only once a year”?

If you have any extra suggestions for topics and activities to include on this page, please let us know in the comments box below.

Best wishes for the festive season from all at Think Global!


Picture at top of page: Snow berries by Joshua Davies on flickr.com

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