Christmas is for joy, for giving and sharing, for laughter, for coming together with family and friends, for tinsel and brightly decorated packages... But mostly, Christmas is for love. It was this love for which Jesus came to this world and sacrificed his life.Thus Christmas is a celebration of love and mirth symbolized by the Nativity, the Santa, the caribou, the poinsettia and the evergreens. All that bring home the spirit of love and life. And this is the spirit that makes Christmas so popular throughout the world.Though originated by the Roman Catholics who commemorate the December 25th as the day of birth of Christ Child, it has gradually come to be celebrated by the non-Catholics as well. As far as the United States goes, the celebration of X'mas is comparatively of recent origin. Much of the world was already well into Christmas celebrations by the time the United States began to wake up. In the first half of the 19th century the Sunday schools in America held Christmas celebrations. And the celebration of Christmas in America owes its origin to these schools. Alabama was the first state to grant legal recognition to X-mas in 1836. The DC did it in 1870. By 1893 all the states and territories had made similar acknowledgements.So be it the United States of A or in other parts of the world Christmas is celebrated as the commemoration of the birth of Christ Child -- very likely the holiest event ever to take place anywhere on the Earth, and an entirely worthy occasion to celebrate. But don't we often wonder if we've got these things about it right? And why is the difference of opinion (however immaterial) regarding the date of birth? Is it even on the right date?We bring to you a story of the Birth of Christ Child along and offer you a short tour across the world to know the way Christmas is celebrated in different parts. But before doing this please don't forget to brush up some historical trivia regarding Jesus' birth. Click here to know the answers to some simple yet vulnerable questions.
Thanksgiving symbolizes the joy of loving, caring, sharing. It is all about togetherness and merry making. The festival stands for the 'Oneness' of people. It epitomizes peace, harmony and union. People world over thank the Lord almighty for all the blessings and material possessions bestowed on them.A symbol is an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance. Special thanksgiving symbols prevalent world over are: Pumpkin
Thanksgiving is America's preeminent day. It is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday in the month of November. It has a very interesting history. Its origin can be traced back to the 16th century when the first thanksgiving dinner is said to have taken place.
Journey of Pilgrims The legendary pilgrims, crossed the Atlantic in the year 1620 in Mayflower-A 17th Century sailing vessel. About 102 people traveled for nearly two months with extreme difficulty. This was so because they were kept in the cargo space of the sailing vessel. No one was allowed to go on the deck due to terrible storms. The pilgrims comforted themselves by singing Psalms- a sacred song.
Arrival in Plymouth The pilgrims reached Plymouth rock on December 11th 1620, after a sea journey of 66 days. Though the original destination was somewhere in the northern part of Virginia, they could not reach the place owing to winds blowing them off course. Nearly46 pilgrims died due to extreme cold in winter. However, in the spring of 1621, Squanto, a native Indian taught the pilgrims to survive by growing food.
Day of Fasting and Prayer In the summer of 1621, owing to severe drought, pilgrims called for a day of fasting and prayer to please God and ask for a bountiful harvest in the coming season. God answered their prayers and it rained at the end of the day. It saved the corn crops.
First Thanksgiving Feast It is said that Pilgrims learnt to grow corn, beans and pumpkins from the Indians, which helped all of them survive . In the autumn of 1621, they held a grand celebration where 90 people were invited including Indians. The grand feast was organized to thank god for his favors. This communal dinner is popularly known as “The first thanksgiving feast”. There is however, no evidence to prove if the dinner actually took place. While some historians believe pilgrims were quite religious so, their thanksgiving would've included a day of fasting and praying, others say that the Thanksgiving dinner did take place.
Turkey and First Thanksgiving Feast There is no evidence to prove if the customary turkey was a part of the initial feast. According to the first hand account written by the leader of the colony, the food included, ducks, geese, venison, fish, berries etc.
Pumpkin and Thanksgiving Feast Pumpkin pie, a modern staple adorning every dinner table, is unlikely to have been a part of the first thanksgiving feast. Pilgrims however, did have boiled pumpkin. Diminishing supply of flour led to the absence of any kind of bread. The feast continued for three days and was eaten outside due to lack of space. It was not repeated till 1623, which again witnessed a severe drought. Governor Bradford proclaimed another day of thanksgiving in the year 1676. October of 1777 witnessed a time when all the 13 colonies joined in a communal celebration. It also marked the victory over the British. After a number of events and changes, President Lincoln proclaimed last Thursday in November of thanksgiving in the year 1863. This was due to the continuous efforts of Sarah Josepha Hale, a magazine editor. She wrote a number of articles for the cause.
1970's was the decade of electronic music. Other tendences were called glam rock and punk rock.
Glam rock artists more colorful costumes, make up with glitter as David Bowie, it was also known as "punk of boutique".
The punk rock was more agressive and provocative. The songs were against official institutions, especially the political and behavioral ones. The singers had strange hairstyles, ripped jeans and safety pins in their clothes,as the Sex Pistols.
Other famous bands of tis time: Black Sabbath, Scorpions, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Led Zeppellin.
For that is where the witches live, Where ghosts and goblins hide.
Tonight they have their party,
All the lights are burning bright, But oh we will not go inside
The haunted house tonight.
The demons there are whirling
And the spirits swirl about. They sing their songs to Halloween. "Come join the fun," they shout. But we do not want to go there So we run with all our might And oh we will not go inside The haunted house tonight.
Halloween (All Saints’ Day Eve) is a nighttime holiday in the USA, the night in the year when children’s world turns to pure fantasy. Children (from 3 to about 11 years old) start preparing their clothes and Halloween decorations week ahead. Although parents are much involved in the preparation, on Halloween they must pretend to be frightened by the masked faces that suddenly appear. There will be little witches in long black dresses with tall pointed hats and magic brooms. There is occasional adult Halloween Dance, but Halloween in the USA has become essentially a young people’s holiday. Halloween’s origins date back to hundreds of years before Christ to the Druid festival of Samhaim, Lord of the Dead and Prince of Darkness. According to Celtic belief, Samhaim Heaven on October 31. the Sun God, who shared the holiday, received thanks for the years’s harvest. The jack-o’-lantern, a lantern made from a hollowed pumpkin with a carved face, is the most typical of Halloween symbols. It has its origin in Ireland where it was made from a large hollowed potato or turnip. ‘Trick or treat’ likewise had its origin in Ireland, where children used to go from house to house begging food for the village Halloween festivities. In the USA ‘trick pr treat’ and Halloween are synonyms for children. They dress up in fancy dresses and go around the neighborhood ringing doorbells. As the door opens they shout, ‘trick or treat’, and they usually get candies, cookies, and fruit. When they don’t get these things, they may play a trick on the owners of the house. These tricks are not more serious than soaped windows or some misplaced garden tools.
My students are searching about history of music. Each group will study one decade. 1950's- rock'n roll 1960's - the rebel years 1970's -the decade of electronic music. 1980's - the new wave 1990's - a time for bands They will search about: important facts, singers, bands, the best musics, fashion, policital, social problem and others.
Every day, in millions of classrooms around the world, the universal endeavour of teaching and learning takes place. The gift of literacy is passed from one generation to the next, along with love of learning and thirst for knowledge. When knowledge is shared, skills are gained and lives can be changed.
A Teacher for All Seasons
A teacher is like Spring, Who nurtures new green sprouts, Encourages and leads them, Whenever they have doubts.
A teacher is like Summer, Whose sunny temperament Makes studying a pleasure, Preventing discontent.
A teacher is like Fall, With methods crisp and clear, Lessons of bright colors And a happy atmosphere.
A teacher is like Winter, While it’s snowing hard outside, Keeping students comfortable, As a warm and helpful guide.
Teacher, you do all these things, With a pleasant attitude; You’re a teacher for all seasons, And you have my gratitude!
In June and July, my students from High school studied about fables by aesop. After this, each group created a comic about fable the read. My students searched these fables in http://www.aesopfables.com/ My classes are: 3º A, B, C, D
The wind told the grasses, And the grasses told the trees. The trees told the bushes, And the bushes told the bees. The bees told the robin, And the robin sang out clear: Wake up!Wake up! Spring is here!
Teen pregnancy is an important issue. There are health risks for the baby and children born to teenage mothers are more likely to suffer health, social, and emotional problems. Women who become pregnant during their teens have an increased risk for complications, such as premature labor and socioeconomic consequences as well. Approximately one-third of young women in the United States become pregnant during their teens. More than 80% of teen pregnancies are unintended and unintentional. The highest teen birth rate occurs in Hispanic women (83 out of 1000 in 2006).
The responsibility for Challenge Day in the American Continent was accepted by SESC in 1995. The proposal of a challenge based on a friendly competition between cities is far from the sense of confrontation and is revealed by cooperation, fair play, respectful attitude, with dialogue and merging dispute. Though, it is an effective place to exchange knowledge amid the participants. In equal proportion the incentive to the practice of physical activity draws the topics of citizenship, through the indication of social links, the variety of rights and freedom and consequently the joy of life. In the 2008 edition, SESC will maintain a boost on Challenge Day in direction of the relationship among the participant cities having as main axle the importance of sportive actions for the collective living and the prevalence of health. By the ever growing action in partnership with public and private institutions that help to make of this event a symbol of personal and social involvement, SESC SP believes that the participation creates agreements of communion and solidarity in a circumstance in which we all act and are benefited.
Once again our school will participate. Join us!!!