The origin of Christmas
- 6 december 2019
- Niveau: Havo/vwo bovenbouw
- Bron: Youtube
Before watching – discuss in groups of four
- What do you think of when you think about Christmas?
- What do you know about the origin of Christmas?
- How does Christmas compare to the Dutch Sinterklaas for you?
- What did people celebrate during Christmas time before Jesus was born?
- What did the Roman soldiers and officials celebrate? And what’s the connection to Christmas?
- When was Jesus born?
- What do the trees symbolize?
- What’s the connection with the Dutch Sinterklaas?
- Who reinvented the modern story of Santa Claus?
If you are interested in more information, read this article and answer the questions below.
- Some people say Santa Claus’s red suit is originated from Coca Cola ads. Is that true according to this article?
- What is Santa Claus based on according to this article?
- What is the connection with Santa Claus with Coca Cola, if any?
- Discuss: Do you think Santa Claus and Coca Cola are a good match and why?
- Is Christmas the same without Santa Claus or Jesus? Why?
- Discuss: Which festivity do you like better, Santa Claus or Sinterklaas and why?
Wil je meer weten over onze Engelse methode Stepping Stones?