The Great Google Challenge

Tech Champ – Sara Moore

Holiday Edition

English I

Objective: To read a variety of informational texts and conduct research on a Winter Holiday celebrated in another part of the world, and create a media representation of assigned holiday  


(6)  Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Literary Nonfiction. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the varied structural patterns and features of literary nonfiction and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to analyze how literary essays interweave personal examples and ideas with factual information to explain, present a perspective, or describe a situation or event.

(21)  Research/Gathering Sources. Students determine, locate, and explore the full range of relevant sources addressing a research question and systematically record the information they gather. Students are expected to:

(A)  follow the research plan to compile data from authoritative sources in a manner that identifies the major issues and debates within the field of inquiry;

(B)  organize information gathered from multiple sources to create a variety of graphics and forms (e.g., notes, learning logs); and

(C)  paraphrase, summarize, quote, and accurately cite all researched information according to a standard format (e.g., author, title, page number).


Find all information on GOOGLE. Be specific in your searches and you will have better luck!

Put all information into a Google Slides Presentation IN THIS ORDER

  1. Name of Holiday (5 points)
  2. Country(s) Associated with Holiday (10 points). If this holiday is celebrated in the United States, say something about it!
  3. Religion(s) Associated with Holiday (10 points)
  4. Dates Holiday Celebrated (5 points)
  5. 3 Traditions Associated with Holiday (15 points)
    1. One slide per tradition – include a description
  6. 3 Foods Associated with Holiday (15 points)
    1. One slide per food – include a description or a picture
  7. 1 informational text – essay, memoir, biography, autobiography, or news article – discussing the holiday (15 points)
    1. Include an excerpt from the informational text on one slide, and the link to the full text
  8. 10 pictures representing Holiday (that you find on the internet) (1 point per picture)
    1. As many slides as necessary
  9. Links to ALL websites you got information from (15 points) – yes, you can put this all on one page. Just make the text small.

Share with Mrs. Moore ( as soon as you create the slideshow – If it is not shared, you can’t get credit!

Additional pieces of this project that will be accepted and counted as extra credit:

  1. Make a holiday card that would be appropriate in your holiday
  2. Make a collage or diorama depicting your holiday
  3. Make a food or bring a drink that is consumed at your holiday (on Dec 16)
  4. Wear the colors/clothes associated with your holiday (on Dec 16)


12/12/16: Assign project and answer questions

12/14/16: You have the whole class period to research/compile information

12/15/16: You have a vocab quiz, then the rest of the class period to research/compile information.

12/16/16: Slideshows due at the end of the class period. Any additional pieces are also due on this day.

NOTE: In the interest of time, you will not be required to present this information; as such, be sure that you have adequately explained each portion of your holiday.

HOLIDAYS FROM WHICH TO CHOOSE: (Students will randomly draw)

  1. Hannukah
  2. Kwanzaa
  3. Boxing Day
  4. Yalda (Winter Solstice)
  5. The Emperor’s Birthday (Japan)
  6. St. Nicholas Day
  7. Bodhi Day
  8. Festivus
  9. Pancha Ganapati
  10. Donghzi Festival
  11. KrampusNacht
  12. Feast of Winter Veil (World of Warcraft)

The following is a sample of a finished project by a student in Mrs. Moore’s class. (We have permission to share.)


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