Part 1: Questioning Strategies
Social studies standard:
1.H.1.2 Explain the importance of folklore and celebrations and their impact on local commu
Arts standard: Use the processes of drawing, painting, weaving, printing, collage, mixed media, sculpture, and ce
Grade level: 1
Learning objective: will understand the origins of Christmas, create Christmas ornament and a Christmas tree ou
by the teacher
Five probing questions that can be used as pre-assessment and formative assessment questions:
1. What is your favorites holiday?
2. Why Christmas is your favorite holiday
3. How do you celebrate Christmas?
4. How Christmas started?
5. Why is it important to celebrate Christmas?
Part 2: Reflection
Planning lessons that inspire students to think is a goal for every teacher, instead of
asking students to keep content by heart, a teacher paves the way for them to have a deeper
comprehension of facts, infer them and connect them to other concepts as well. (Cox,