Topical teaching resources for December
Strike a balance between light-hearted celebration and solemn remembrance this December. We’ve got lesson plans, assemblies and resources to help you tackle important issues such as Aids and Human Rights, as well as celebrating midwinter festivals such as Christmas, Hanukkah and the winter solstice. See more December events
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition (2) allows you and your students to explore the stories of people who suffered because of slavery, and to give due reverence to the victims of the slave trade.
World Aids Day (1) is a time for people to unite in the fight against HIV and raise awareness of those living with the effects of AIDS. Look at AIDS from a global perspective and help children to understand its causes and transmission.
Winter Solstice (21) is when the nights are at their longest. Use this as an opportunity to teach pupils about the seasons and our Earth’s climate, as well as taking a look at the cultural significance of the solstice around the world.
Hanukkah (6 – 14 Dec) is often described as the Jewish festival of lights. Celebrate this midwinter festival with dreidel games, assemblies and lessons on the history and traditions associated with Hanukkah.