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Product: The Winter Solstice
Category: Winter Thematic Unit (Integrating Literature in the Classroom) - Winter Books for Kids
ISBN: 0761302972
Student Level: kindergarten, elementary

The Winter Solstice  - Winter Books for Kids
Winter Books for Kids - The Winter Solstice

The Winter Solstice by Ellen Jackson

A picture book that explains some of the customs, traditions and beliefs of ancient people in regard to the shortest day of the year. Rituals are shared that these people used to perform in hopes of having the sun return to earth. The author shares the following facts and interesting information:

  • how to demonstrate the earth's tilt on its axis by using an orange and a flashlight
  • how ancient practices are still observed today through Christmas and Hanukkah customs
  • the ancient Cherokee folktale on the creation of the seasons

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