12/10/12

Lessons in Holiday Giving: FREE Home Learning Mini-Unit

There are so many wonderful character building lessons to be learned throughout the season of giving.  Is pausing to teach during this hurried time of the year really worth it?

Children are bombarded with the materialism that the world throws their direction, and they are not naturally immune to their effects.  Let's face it, I know many adults that crumble under the worldly pressure of greed and the "gimme" attitude.

Combating this attitude begins in the home and with the lessons from the family.


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How are we combating the worldly attitudes?
We have put a "pause" to our regular curricular studies and will be shifting to lessons in holiday giving.

I hope your enjoyment of learning and supporting your child during this holiday season will begin with our mini-unit study in Holiday Giving.  This will be a great addition to your extra-curricular time of learning during the Christmas season.  I have compiled this study to be completed as a family, catering to multiple-aged children.  It is a little thank you gift for the season from me to my wonderful readers!

Enjoy and let us know what resources you enjoyed the most, and share any that you have with the class!

History of Holiday Giving:

Ancient historical account of the Magi and gift giving

Read the Biblical account of the visit of the Magi Matthew 2:1-12

Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh: Read and discuss the various meanings of the gifts that the wise men bestowed upon Christ.

Biblical Character References & Lessons:

HERE is an excellent resources for creating a meaningful Advent with your family
Get a FREE resource for being the Hands and Feet of Jesus as a family for this holiday


Positive effects of giving on your personal finances ARTICLE

Literature & Reading:

The Gift of the Magi AUDIO

               

Science:

Giving can have positive effects on the brain ARTICLE

Health benefits and uses of Frankincense

Scientific Information for Frankincense (with photos)

Gold metal Facts for Kids

Testing for "Fools Gold" Experiment

More about Gold in Science

GOLD on the Pictorial Periodic Table

Extras for Charlotte Mason Home Educators:
Image provided by Wikipedia.org

PICTURE STUDY
Nativity by: Giotto

  • Here is more information about the Artist
  • Use this Notebooking Page for this Artist Study

HYMN STUDY
Oh Come All Ye Faithful


NATURE STUDY
Go on a Winter Nature Walk.  Observe all the good gifts that God has given during this season.  It may be harder to see than in budding Spring, but the blessings are still there.
FUN STUFF:




NATIVITY WORD SEARCH

The 3 Wise Men Coloring Page

Hoping your season in full of hope and giving!
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1 comment:

  1. Hi Heather. Thank you for compiling all those great resources - I certainly plan to look at several of those. I love your focus on Giving. Happy Christmas!

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