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Nicolas or Saint Nicolas?

  • 4 december 2018
  • Niveau: Havo/vwo bovenbouw
  • Bron: Youtube
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We all know Sinterklaas/Saint Nicolas, but where did he come from? And why is he famous? Let’s find out!

Before video:

  1. Discuss: What do you think of the tradition of Sinterklaas?

During video:

  1. Was Sinterklaas born in Turkey or Greece?
  2. Mention the two things he did as a priest as seen in the video.
  3. True/False: Sinterklaas was promoted to bishop of Myra and that’s why he died.
  4. True/False: Sinterklaas was born on December 6th
  5. True/False: Sinterklaas now puts the presents in shoes because the original Sinterklaas did that too.


After video:

  1. Discuss: What did you learn that you didn’t know beforehand?
  2. Discuss: Has your attitude towards Sinterklaas changed in any way after watching the video?
  3. If you could change anything you wanted (without mentioning his helpers!), what would you change/adjust about the Sinterklaas celebration?

Are you interested in more info on Saint Nicolas and also Santa?
Read this text and answer the questions.

  1. Whom is inspired on whom?
  2. How did Santa come to America?
  3. Which of the two, if any, is married?
  4. Which of the two is harder on naughty children?
  5. Discuss: do you think it’s a good thing that there’s a threat that you have to be a good kid to get presents?

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