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.
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.
"Pierre wants to buy a new mountain bike that costs $999. This summer, he earned $476 mowing lawns. This winter he has already earned $201 shoveling snow. How much money has he earned so far this year?" Five winter-themed addition word problems.
"Rebecca is going skiing with her family. It is a seventy-mile drive to the mountain where they ski. They have driven forty miles so far. How far is it to the mountain now?" Five winter-themed subtraction word problems.