Visual History of Christmas Trees

History of the Christmas Trees

I’ve always wondered about Christmas trees. The entire idea seems quite ridiculous. Cut down a tree, bring it inside, and adorn it with shiny things. Why do we do this exactly?

Well, here’s a great poster that might shed some light on the subject (pardon the pun)

There are a lot of interesting facts and points of discussion here for your students to ponder.

Perhaps you could have your students make a similar poster about another holiday tradition. I wonder why people started making fruitcakes?

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