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Holiday Resources at APTPLUS

Recommended for First Grade to Twelfth Grade

 

FREE APTPLUS Learn360 Resources - perfect for exploring the various holidays celebrated in December.
 
To take advantage of these FREE resources, you must:
Go to www.aptplus.org.
Scroll down and click on the APTPLUS icon to Sign In or Register for the APTPLUS database.
 
A sampling of videos is listed below but others can be easily located by using searching the titles and keywords listed below:
·       celebrations
·       Christmas
·       Hanukkah
·       holiday
·       Kwanzaa
·       holidays
·       holiday facts and fun
·       traditions
·      multicultural holiday
 
CHRISTMAS
Title: Animal Holiday
Grade(s): PreK – 2
Santa Claus discusses the behaviors, characteristics, and habitats of various animals. Christmas songs about these animals follow Santa's discussion.
Run Time: (26:53)
 
NEW YEARS
Title: Holidays of Winter: New Year’s Eve
Grade(s): PreK - 5
Discusses New Year's Day and Chinese New Year, their traditions, and their origins.
Run Time: (01:15)
 
KWANZAA
Title: Principles of Kwanzaa
Grade(s): PreK – 2 and 3-5
The video takes viewers into the homes of celebrants for a detailed look at how Kwanzaa is observed. It features, also, the world's largest community celebration of the holiday, where traditional African music, art and dance take center stage.
Run Time: (14:35)
 
HANUKKAH
Title: Holiday Facts & Fun: Hanukkah
Grade(s): PreK – 2 and 3-5
An animated story of Hanukkah shows how the ancient Jews recaptured their temple and re-established their religious freedom. A Jewish family makes Hanukkah foods (latkes and cookies), plays holiday games (spin the dreidel), sings holiday songs (Oh, Hanukkah), exchanges presents, and has a holiday feast.
Run Time: (14:35)
 
MULTICULTURAL
Title: Holiday Facts & Fun: Multicultural Christmas
Grade(s): PreK – 2 and 3-5
The spirit of a favorite holiday's underlying message - love and joy - is enhanced by the unique presentation featuring celebrations of families from Scandinavia, Native America, South Korea, Mexico, and Ethiopia, each in its American home, explaining family and ethnic customs associated with their celebrations. Special foods, songs, stories, games, celebrations, costumes, and other holiday traditions are shown for each group. This presentation is a perfect way to help children understand that ethnic expressions are wonderful ways for individuals and groups to celebrate Christmas and other holidays.
Run Time: (22:34)
 
HANUKKAH
Title: Introduction to Hanukkah
Grade(s): PreK – 2 and 3-5
Jewish people celebrate Hanukkah for eight days each year. Hanukkah is a holiday that celebrates a struggle for freedom.
Run Time: (01:44)
 
CHRISTMAS
Title: The Night Before Christmas
Grade(s): PreK – 2 and 3 – 5
The story of Santa's visit on a snowy Christmas Eve is beautifully brought to life with exquisite illustrations and festive music. Narrated by Anthony Edwards. AudioFile: ". . . given a fresh reading by Anthony Edwards. . . .Awe and humor in equal measure underlie the narration, which ends in a musical crescendo with jingle bell accompaniment." School Library Journal: ". . . faultless narration provides a charming and fresh rendition. . . Elementary school and public libraries will want to add this to their holiday collections to help meet the demand for high quality Christmas videos."
Run Time: (05:37)
 
KWANZAA
Title: Principles of Kwanzaa
Grade(s): 3 – 8
The video takes viewers into the homes of celebrants for a detailed look at how Kwanzaa is observed. It features, also, the world's largest community celebration of the holiday, where traditional African music, art and dance take center stage.
Run Time: (12:39)
 
MULTICULTRAL
Title: Celebration Foods
Grade: 9-12
Describes what foods are used in celebrations through religion and holidays by examining different cultures, like Hannukah.
Run Time: (04:13)
 
CHRISTMAS - TASHA TUDOR
Title: Take Peace! A Corgi Cottage Christmas
Grade(s): 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Through Tasha's many Christmas stories, illustrations, and imaginative traditions that we can reconnect to the wonder of childhood and find new meaning in the holiday season.
This author study which correlates well with Christmas and Language Arts standards in grades 3 – 10.
Run Time: (44:43)
 
CHRISTMAS
Title: Christmas Tales from Around the World: An Untold Miracle
Grade(s): Pre K - 2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Relates the story of Mustafa, a downtrodden boy with magic in his eyes who proves to be very special. A Middle Eastern Christmas legend, it has universal appeal, and is a perfect way to enhance the holiday.
Run Time: (14:26)
 
Last updated: December 7, 2010 (CJS)

IQ Leaning Network

Video Library

Education Sponsors

IQ Learning Network
  • Alpha Foundation
  • Daniel Foundation of Alabama
  • Hugh Kaul Foundation
  • Monte L. Moorer Foundation
  • Sybil H. Smith Charitable Trust
Web-Interactive Field Trips
  • Alabama Humanities Foundation
    A state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Robert Meyer Foundation
  • The Stephens Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
e-Learning for Educators/ APT Learn Online
  • Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
  • U.S. Department of Education
STEM Education Initiative
  • Ann & Alfred F. Delchamps, Jr. Charitable Fund
  • BBVA Compass Bank
  • Beverly and Gary Cooper Charitable Fund
  • Community Foundation of South Alabama
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
General Educational Support
  • Alabama Department of Human Resources
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Books-A-Million
  • Honda Manufacturing of Alabama
  • Publix
  • Wells Fargo
PBS Kids Programs
  • Alabama Power
  • Books-A-Million
  • Children's of Alabama
  • Publix
  • US Space & Rocket Center
American Graduate
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Southern Education Desk
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting