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					The theme this week is Christmas K-6.
By Request: Sites about East Timor

General

Sites

Christmas Literature, Poetry and Stories
http://www.techdirect.com/christmas/christmas-literature.html
The sights and sounds of Christmas have been captured in literature, poetry and
stories throughout the years and are now part of our annual celebrations.

Christmas Stories
http://www.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/christmas.html
Christmas stories from the Children\'s Literature Web Guide.

My Merry Christmas
http://www.mymerrychristmas.com/
Christmas stories, hymns, games and an Advent Calendar.

Aussie Christmas Stories & Poems
http://www.users.bigpond.com/mpthomas/christmas/xmasstory.html
Christmas stories and poems with an Australian Flavour.

Virtual Christmas Tree Farm
http://www.christmastrees.on.ca/vtfsite/vtfmain.html
Tour a Christmas Tree farm, learn about the history of Christmas Trees and
complete the Christmas Activities.

International Advent Calendar
http://www.algonet.se/~bernadot/christmas/calendar.html
Click on the presents to find out about Christmas around the world.

Christmas Stories and Poems
http://www.night.net/christmas/poems12.html-ssi
Large collection of poems and stories related to Christmas.

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
http://www.pacificnet.net/~johnr/aesop/aesoplfb.html
Serialised story about Santa.

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
http://www.seussville.com/seussville/grinch/
A classic holiday story that is beloved by generation after generation.

Santavision
http://www.santatelevision.com/
Meet Santa Claus and the elves and discover the Christmas traditions in Santa
Claus\' unique Internet Television Channel in Lapland.

Santa Claus Online
http://www.santaclausonline.com/santapages/main.html
Send a letter to Santa, hear him talk or join the Elf Club.

Lessons

Christmas Funsheets
http://www.abcteach.com/directory/theme_units/month_to_month/l_december/chr
istmas/
Large collection of worksheets related to Christmas.

12 Days of Christmas
http://www.crayola.com/educators/lessons/display.cfm?id=766
Craft ideas for the 12 Days of Christmas.

Australian Christmas Stamps
http://www.crayola.com/educators/lessons/display.cfm?id=665
Each year, the Australia Post issues special holiday stamps so Australians can mail
greeting cards at a reduced rate. Design an original warm-weather Christmas
stamp.

Letters to Santa
http://www.teachnet.com/lesson/langarts/writing/letter2santa.html
Older and younger students will work cooperatively in using listening and writing
skills, and learning proper procedure for mailing letters.

K-2
Sites

Santa\'s Secret Village
http://www.northpole.com/
Read along stories and craft activities from Santa\'s village.

Billy Bear Christmas
http://216.90.96.108/holidays/christmas/christms.htm
Online Christmas Jigsaw.
Claus.com
http://www.claus.com/
Visit Santaland and have lots of fun.

Build A Snowman
http://www.themeunits.com/Christmas_bk.html
Build a snowman online with this Java Applet.

BlackDog\'s Christmas Puzzles
http://blackdog.net/holiday/christmas/slidepuz/index.html
Choose a Christmas puzzle from this page to play on-line, or download a jigsaw to
play off-line.

Decorate the Christmas Tree
http://akidsheart.com/holidays/christms/decotree.htm
Use your mouse to move the ornaments and lights around to decorate the tree.

Lessons

Christmas Treasure Hunt
http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/denise/ChristmasTreasureHunt.htm
Online treasure hunt with Joey. Can you help him find out all about Christmas?

Webquest: My Christmas
http://www.cap.nsw.edu.au/bb_site_intro/stage1_Modules/xmas/celebrations.html
Design a Christmas the way you would like it to be. In order to do this you will
need to investigate how Christmas is celebrated in other parts of the world.

Christmas Maths
http://www.challenge.state.la.us/k12act/data/k-christmas.html
Counting down the days before Christmas.

Debbie\'s Unit Factory: Christmas
http://www.themeunits.com/Christmas_bk.html
Lessons, links, recipes and craft activities related to Christmas.

Christmas Tree Tangle
http://askeric.org/cgi-
bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Language_Arts/Literature/Childrens_Literatu
re/CHL0206.html
This lesson introduces students to rhyming words. Students will recognize
rhyming words and will form their own.
3-4
Sites

Christmas Down Under
http://www.patterson-lakes-ps.vic.edu.au/christmas.htm

Christmas Jokes and Riddles
http://www.siec.k12.in.us/~west/proj/claus/jokes.htm
Test yourself with thes Christmas riddles.

Name the Reindeer
http://familyinternet.about.com/library/game/blxmasreindeer.htm
In each box, select the correct name of an actual reindeer.

Reindeer Facts
http://www.siec.k12.in.us/~west/proj/claus/facts1.htm
Read facts about real reindeer.

Mixed Up Christmas Words
http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/xmas/games/blocks.html
Santa asked the elves to sit down at the block table and make a list of 10
Christmas words using the blocks with the alphabet on them.

Missing Christmas Words
http://www.syvum.com/cgi/online/oatf.cgi/fun/christmas/xmsanta1.tdf
Fill in the blanks using the words supplied.

Christmas Around The World
http://www.the-north-pole.com/around/index.htm
Visit over 30 different countries and see how they celebrate Christmas.

Lessons

Christmas Worksheets
http://atozteacherstuff.com/printables/month_dec.shtml
Various worksheets for Christmas activities.

Festive Season Activities
http://www.internal.schools.net.au/edu/festive/
These pages have been designed for Lower -Middle Primary school students as
pre-Christmas activities on and off-line.
Merry Christmas from BlackDog
http://blackdog.net/holiday/christmas/
Large range of puzzles related to Christmas.

Christmas Around the World
http://askeric.org/cgi-
bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Social_Studies/World_History/WRH0027.ht
ml
Students create a presentation about how Christmas is celebrated in the country of
their choice.

Finding Your Spot in the World
http://askeric.org/cgi-
bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Social_Studies/Geography/GGR0009.html
Introduces students to maps, location and movement than to see exactly where
their house is located and where their ancestors have lived.

5-6
Sites

Christmas: A Multicultural Festival
http://www.cultureandrecreation.gov.au/articles/christmas/
This article discusses the changing face of Christmas; its origins, its traditions,
and its future; and how Australians celebrate Christmas.

Catholic Encyclopaedia: Christmas
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03724b.htm
Origins of the word Christmas and history of the celebration.

How Christmas Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/christmas.htm
Answers many different questions related to Christmas.

A Victorian Era Christmas
http://www.victoriana.com/christmas/all-links.htm
Links to sites about how Christmas used to be. Also includes lots of other useful
links.

A Brief History of Santa
http://www.santalady.com/history.html
Santa has not always appeared the way we think of him today. The first well-
known gift giver was a true person, St. Nicholas.
Christmas Around the World
http://www.rochedalss.qld.edu.au/xmas/christmaslinks.htm
Links to sites explaining how Christmas is celebrated in various countries.

A Child\'s Christmas in Wales
http://www.bfsmedia.com/MAS/Dylan/Christmas.html
Story written by Dylan Thomas

A Christmas Carol
http://www.literature.org/authors/dickens-charles/christmas-carol/index.html
Story by Charles Dickens

Of Course There Is A Santa
http://www.thanksanta.com/virginia.html
Virginia writes to a newsletter to ask if Santa is real. The letter and reply is printed
here.

Yule in Iceland
http://www.simnet.is/gardarj/
Welcome to Iceland and the Yule Traditions and Yule Lore found here.

Merry Christmas in 100 Languages
http://www.santas.net/howmerrychristmasissaid.htm
Find out how merry christmas is said in 100 different countries.

How Christmas Lights Work
http://www.howstuffworks.com/christmas-lights.htm
Christmas lights are a big part of the holiday season. Have you ever wondered
how these lights work?

Celebrating December
http://pulseplanet.nationalgeographic.com/ax/features/1200/index.html
Information about several December celebrations from a variety of cultures.

Lessons

Interactive Christmas Stories
http://www.longevitydesign.com/nhs/xmas_stories97/xmas_main.html
Fill in the blanks of the form and then click to see your own personalized
Christmas Story.

Wilstar\'s Christmas Quiz
http://wilstar.com/xmas/xmasquiz.htm
Just read each question and click on the button in front of your answer. The
computer will keep score for you.

Santa\'s Elf Spreadsheet
http://askeric.org/cgi-
bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Mathematics/Applied_Math/APM0007.html
Students create a Christmas shopping spreadsheet.

Christmas Between the Lines
http://www.teachnet.com/lesson/langarts/writing/christmasbetween.html
Have students write a short story about Christmas without using any of the words
you list on the board.

The Twelve Days of Christmas
http://www.teachnet.com/lesson/math/twelvedaysxmas.html
Creative writing exercise describing the consequences of having all these gifts
around twelve days.

\'Twasn\'t the Night Before Christmas
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20001027friday.html
In this lesson students first describe and identify the elements that make up
particular writers\' styles.

Teacher Reference

Christmas At Alphabet Soup
http://www.alphabet-soup.net/christmas.html
Click on the candy canes below or the links at the bottom of the page to visit our
fun-filled Christmas activities.

Printable Advent Calendar
http://www.bry-backmanor.org/actpag74.html
Christmas tree ornaments for each day of Advent.

Koala\'s Christmas
http://www.thekoala.com/christmas.htm
Information on Christmas in Australia, recipes, traditions, games and crafts.

Christmas Cookies
http://www.christmas-cookies.com/
Recipes, cookbooks, and cooks tools! All you need for the most memorable
Christmas cookies ever.
Christmas Freebies
http://www.christmasfreebies.com/
collection of yuletide freebies, including gifts, samples, digital holiday cards,
freebies for children, and free Christmas software.

Christmas Art, Craft & Fun
http://www.urambips.act.edu.au/xmaslinks.htm#Fun
Links to sites related to Christmas Art and Craft.

Christmas Crafts
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/christmas/
These crafts projects use materials found around the house, like egg cartons,
cardboard, paper, boxes, string, crayons, paint, glue, etc.

Abigail\'s Christmas Crafts for Kids
http://www.acplace.com/holiday/kidcraft.htm
Collection of Christmas Craft Activities.

Crafts for Christmas
http://www.imagitek.com/xmas/crafts/
Large list of Christmas craft ideas.

Christmas Crafts
http://www.northpolechristmas.com/
Free patterns for the Christmas season with complete instructions.

Songs Of The Season
http://www.night.net/christmas/songs12.html-ssi
Sing along with these carols or listen to them.

Christmas Recipes
http://www.christmasrecipe.com/
Christmas menus, recipes, baking hints and party tips.

Donations.com.au
http://donations.com.au/
Central site for making donations to charities for Christmas appeals.

Australian Red Cross Christmas Appeal
http://www.nsw.redcross.org.au/Pages/christmasappeal2003.html
Every year, every day, every hour, thousands of people depend on Australian Red
Cross volunteers.
Barnardos Australia
http://www.barnardos.org.au/barnardos/html/
Barnardos is Australia\'s leading children\'s charity providing services which
successfully help prevent and reverse the effects of abuse, neglect and
homelessness on children and young people.

Salvation Army
http://www.salvos.org.au/Salvos/new/me.get?SITE.Sitelayouts.body&FFFF441
Ecumenical Christian Charity.

Lifeline
http://www.lifeline.org.au/
Provides 24-hour telephone counselling services to Australians.

St Vincent de Paul Society
http://www.vinnies.org.au/
The St Vincent de Paul Society\'s 40,000 members and volunteers work hard to
assist people in need and combat social injustice across Australia.

Anglicare Australia
http://www.anglicare.asn.au/
National Network of care and social justice agencies of the Anglican church.

Christian Children\'s Fund
http://www.ccfa.org.au/
CCF Australia works in partnership with these children and their communities to
reduce poverty and give hope for a better future.

World Vision
http://www.worldvision.com.au/index.asp
International charity for children.

Christmas Around the World - A Christmas Play
http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/xmas/christmas_play.htm

By Request: East Timor

Community Aid Abroad: East Timor
http://www.caa.org.au/world/asia/east_timor/index.html
Collection of articles about East Timor

The History of East Timor
http://www.uc.pt/timor/atop.html
Provides information on geology, climate, flora, fauna and culture of East Timor.

Encarta: East Timor
http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=461510929
Introduction, Land and Climate, Population, Economy, Government, and History
of East Timor.

Lonely Planet: East Timor
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/south_east_asia/east_timor/
Summary of statistics about East Timor.

East Timor Links
http://etan.org/resource/websites.htm
Links to various sites with information about East Timor.

East Timor Geography
http://geography.about.com/library/weekly/aa083099.htm
This island of Timor lies in the Malay Archipelago and is one of 13,000 islands
that comprise the country of Indonesia.

East Timor Flag
http://www.fotw.net/flags/tl.html
Design of the new East Timor Flag.

East Timor Factsheet
http://www.infoplease.com/spot/easttimor1.html
Map and information on recent political history.

East Timor Ecotourism
http://www.planetark.org/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/16065/story.htm
East Timor sees tourism future from natural beauty.

Timor Today
http://www.timoraid.org/timortoday/html/about_east_timor.htm
Information on climate, economy, ethnic groups and culture.

Google: East Timor
http://directory.google.com/Top/Regional/Asia/East_Timor/Society_and_Culture/