Social Studies (NYS K-12 Framework Common Core)
This video, from History.com's archives, focuses on how Christmas has come to be the holiday we celebrate today.
Christmas Becomes a Holiday
SS.6.4 COMPARATIVE WORLD RELIGIONS (ca. 2000 B.C.E – ca. 630 C.E): Major religions and belief systems developed in the Eastern Hemisphere. There were important similarities and differences between these belief systems.
SS.6.4.c.2 Students will explore the influence of various belief systems on contemporary cultures and events.
SS.I.1 Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas, eras, themes, developments, and turning points in the history of the United States and New York.
SS.I.1.1 The study of New York State and United States history requires an analysis of the development of American culture, its diversity and multicultural context, and the ways people are unified by many values, practices, and traditions.
SS.C.1.1A Students analyze the development of American culture, explaining how ideas, values, beliefs, and traditions have changed over time and how they unite all Americans.