Nicolas or Saint Nicolas?
- 4 december 2018
- Niveau: Havo/vwo bovenbouw
- Bron: Youtube
We all know Sinterklaas/Saint Nicolas, but where did he come from? And why is he famous? Let’s find out!
- Discuss: What do you think of the tradition of Sinterklaas?
- Was Sinterklaas born in Turkey or Greece?
- Mention the two things he did as a priest as seen in the video.
- True/False: Sinterklaas was promoted to bishop of Myra and that’s why he died.
- True/False: Sinterklaas was born on December 6th
- True/False: Sinterklaas now puts the presents in shoes because the original Sinterklaas did that too.
- Discuss: What did you learn that you didn’t know beforehand?
- Discuss: Has your attitude towards Sinterklaas changed in any way after watching the video?
- 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.
- Whom is inspired on whom?
- How did Santa come to America?
- Which of the two, if any, is married?
- Which of the two is harder on naughty children?
- 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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