I was stunned to discover that the first Pilgrims never celebrated Christmas. In fact, for a number of years it was a crime to celebrate Christmas in the northern colonies! In this they were going along with the Puritans back in England, where Oliver Cromwell, the Head Of State for England, had declared Christmas celebrations to be a criminal offense.
This classroom lesson plan is also used as the demonstration lesson in the Teachers Workshop (Part III).
Preparations, props and song list for staging and dramatizing the Christmas Story in your classroom, if the teacher wishes to do this (it is optional).
This Teachers Workshop: Teaching The Christmas Story presents the whys and hows of the teaching methods used in the Christmas Story sing-along lesson. Includes teacher-trainer’s script, demonstration lesson, analysis & commentary.