Teach the Significance of the Christmas Tree
Use this four-square graphic organizer worksheet to help children organize facts and information they learn about the history and origin of the Christmas Tree.
Lined squares have ample writing space for simple facts about one of the most recognizable symbols of Christmas. The black-and-white image may be colored, if desired. Some may like to use this resource as proof of learning, an informal quiz, or as a discussion aid. As teachers present facts, children can and should be encouraged to note what they feel is most important about the Christmas tree.
This resource can also serve as a guide to check for students already know about the Christmas Tree before a formal lesson is presented.
*A cool fact to present is that the Christmas tree used to be decorated with red apples to represent the Garden of Eden in the Paradise Play, which was quite popular in medieval times as it recounted the Original Sin and the promise of a redeemer. The apples were later replaced with red balls.
Focus: Organizing meaningful data
Theme: Christmas Tree