Everyone likes a good break from the normal curriculum of everyday learning in classes to talk about the holidays. Some teachers enjoy putting together what they teach and the joy of the holidays into one, and making teachers and students alike, more excited about the holidays.
In Scott Minehart’s AP World Cultural class, he included the winter holidays into what he teaches his students to not only get through the curriculum but have some fun as well.
“In AP World Cultural and Religious Syncretism is an important aspect of our curriculum,” Minehart said. “As such, the holidays are an important study in this phenomena. So we look at different winter celebrations to see how they have come together.”
Incorporating holidays into a world history class brings holiday cheer in school.
“And though it is curriculum-based I believe they enjoy themselves,” Minehart said.