Use the tally sheet to interview people about their favorite solstice traditions; then use the bar graph to compare popularities. This tally suggests several solstice traditions, from burning yule logs to wassailing.
"Bob and his friends are baking cookies for a school fundraiser. They baked eight hundred thirty-two cookies. However, they ate sixty-nine of them. How many cookies are left?" Five winter-themed subtraction word problems.
This 1 page reading selection explains the Winter Solstice. This lesson is appropriate for both hemispheres. It is followed by 4 multiple choice questions and 5 questions that require brief written responses.