High School Teachers -this SS standard is listed on the Curriculum guide as a possiblity for December that will allow you to align to standards AND have some holiday fun. Obviously this standard is not limited to winter holidays and traditions, but it is a fun place to start and makes a nice transition into a winter unit.
SSWG8 The student will describe the interaction of physical and human systems that have shaped contemporary Canada and the United States
e. Describe the ethnic and religious groups in Canada and the United States; include major customs and traditions.
Here is a powerpoint from Jane Martin, Lassiter HS, to get you started with vocabulary cards and a bingo game. Hope this inspires you and you will send any materials you create and/or use to address this standard to share with others.
As long as you're addressing this standard you may want to look back for some holiday fun from the archives: