Instituto Politecnico de Castelo Branco

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Type of OER

Lesson plan for teachers

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Conditions of use

authorised for education purposes

Language (s)


School Year

Grade 3, Grade 4

Age group

From 8 to 9, From 9 to 10


Cultural traditions: Christmas traditions.

Specific contents covered

Citizenship Education

You can use this OER in this/these subject area(s):

English, Citizenship education / Personal development, Moral & religious education, Cross-curricular projects

English language skills

Listening - Spoken reception (Listening comprehension), Speaking - Spoken production (Oral production, interaction), Reading - Written reception (Reading comprehension), Writing - Written production (Written production)


Vocabulary related to the topic of Christmas traditions.

Type of materials included

Lessons plans, Images, Videos, Classroom games, Interactive worksheets [fill-in-the-gap, matching, .etc ..]

How is it visually attractive for children?

In this lesson plan several games, videos and crosswords are proposed and children usually like this kind of activities.

Can the OER be customized and reused?



The teacher can use all the activities or only some of them, according to the needs of the students and the duration of the lesson.

Can the OER be used in project-based learning, interclass and intercultural collaboration?



This lesson can be the introduction for a project-based learning about Christmas traditions and this project may involve other classes and other students from different nationalities.

Points of Strength

The OER takes the learner’s developmental stage, cognitive development and language competence into account., The OER integrates content and language, There is a varied number of items learners are expected to engage in, The response expected from learners is engaging (drawings, hands-on demonstrations, verbal, etc.), The OER makes it clear in which language learners are expected to respond, The OER includes notes on how the product and process of learning should be assessed, The OER can be used in project-based learning, interclass and intercultural collaboration