Whether you’re a first time teacher or have been teaching for years, American holidays make great topics for learning in the classroom. When you teach about holidays not only do you get to share important (and fun) traditions from your own childhood and culture with your students, you also have the opportunity to engage students on a different level by bringing in entertaining topics to your lessons.
The holidays are a time to be creative and mix things up in the classroom with unique lesson plans that may be out of the box. In need of ideas for your classroom abroad? Check out our lesson plan ideas for teaching about American holidays abroad. We’ve got you covered with six lesson plans for the most common holidays.
Editor's note: most of the lessons in this article focus on students aged 5-10. With creativity, it would be easy to adapt this for older students interested in more complex subject material.