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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

How Many Miles Till Bethlehem? The Christmas Story From a Modern Day Perspective

We have all been in the car when someone's asked, "Are we there yet?" or "How many more miles till we are there?" Experience the book, How Many Miles to Bethlehem in a different light as you consider how much money the traveling groups in this story saved by walking.

Using today's scenarios I created in the handout below, infuse a modern day perspective into the timeless Christmas story.  Students will refine their long multiplication skills while taking on the challenge of figuring out the costs of these traveling groups in today's different vehicles.  Happy calculating!

For students finishing early, allow their creative language arts juices to flow as they rewrite the Christmas story incorporating the travelers use of the modern day vehicles listed in this activity!

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