Welcome to Clip from Spiral logo

Interactive video lesson plan for: Christmas Traditions I INTO CONTEXT

Activity overview:

Every year, it's the same: people rush from store to store to get gifts for their beloved ones. Christmas develops even more into a consume driven celebration. Today, we ask ourselves: where does Christmas have its roots - why do we even celebrate? How has the way we celebrate today changed? We put Christmas INTO CONTEXT!

We wish you a merry Christmas!

How do you celebrate Christmas and do you know any crazy Christmas traditions? Let us know in the comment section below!

Videos: British Pathé (
Pictures: Picture Alliance

» PARTNER channels
Watch us in different languages!
Indys channel:
Interested in the First World War? Check out our channel THE GREAT WAR!

Write us on Facebook:
Follow us on Twitter:
Your photos on Instagram:

BLAST FROM THE PAST is a ride through history - Join Indy in discovering the world’s greatest inventions and ideas in BETTER TOASTERS, put current events INTO CONTEXT and see how 20TH CENTURY WOMEN shaped our modern world.

Technology, science and ideas are shaping our daily life like never before. In BETTER TOASTERS we tell you how inventions and science started to change the world forever and how they still influence our lives today. Join us every Friday when Indy tells you all about the greatest ideas and inventions.

History is a result of cause and effect, everything is connected. INTO CONTEXT gives you a better perspective on current events and how they were shaped by modern history. Join us every Tuesday when Indy helps you understand the present by analyzing the past.

Presented by: Indiana Neidell
Written by: Indiana Neidell
Directed By: Daniel Czepelczauer
Director of Photography: Markus Kretzschmar
Sound: Markus Kretzschmar
Sound Design: Marc Glücks
Editing: Markus Kretzschmar
Research: Indiana Neidell

A Mediakraft Networks original channel
Based on a concept by Spartacus Olsson and Indiana Neidell
Visual conception: Astrid Deinhard-Olsson
Executive Producers: Astrid Deinhard-Olsson, Spartacus Olsson
Head of Production: Carolin Hengholt
Producer: Daniel Czepelczauer
Social Media Producer: Hendrik Sontheim
Social Media Manager: Florian Wittig
Project Manager: Sarah Völker
Lead Writer: Indy Neidell

BETTER TOASTERS based on an idea by Indiana Neidell
INTO CONTEXT based on an idea by Spartacus Olsson
20TH CENTURY WOMEN based on an idea by Linnea Sundquist

Contains material licensed from British Pathé
All rights reserved - © Mediakraft Networks GmbH, 2014

Tagged under: history channel,history,modern history,20th century,documentary,science,context,invention,technology,news,women,woman,Indy,Indiana Neidell,Mediakraft,British Pathé,zeitgeist,Christmas Traditions,Christmas (Holiday),Culture,Santa Claus,Celebrations,KFC,Food,Family

Clip makes it super easy to turn any public video into a formative assessment activity in your classroom.

Add multiple choice quizzes, questions and browse hundreds of approved, video lesson ideas for Clip

Make YouTube one of your teaching aids - Works perfectly with lesson micro-teaching plans

Play this activity

1. Students enter a simple code

2. You play the video

3. The students comment

4. You review and reflect

* Whiteboard required for teacher-paced activities

Share on:

Share Christmas Traditions I INTO CONTEXT on Google+ Share Christmas Traditions I INTO CONTEXT on Twitter Share Christmas Traditions I INTO CONTEXT on Facebook Pin Christmas Traditions I INTO CONTEXT Email Christmas Traditions I INTO CONTEXT

Ready to see what else Spiral logo can do?

With four apps, each designed around existing classroom activities, Spiral gives you the power to do formative assessment with anything you teach.


Carry out a quickfire formative assessment to see what the whole class is thinking


Create interactive presentations to spark creativity in class

Team Up

Student teams can create and share collaborative presentations from linked devices


Turn any public video into a live chat with questions and quizzes

1000s of teachers use Spiral to deliver awesome, engaging activities that capture students' understanding during lessons.

Now it's your turn Sign up

Spiral Reviews by Teachers and Digital Learning Coaches

Review of Spiral by teacher: Kathryn Laster @kklaster

Tried out the canvas response option on @SpiralEducation & it's so awesome! Add text or drawings AND annotate an image! #R10tech

Review of Spiral by teacher: Room 220 Math Stars @3rdgradeBCE

Using @SpiralEducation in class for math review. Student approved! Thumbs up! Thanks.

Review of Spiral by teacher: Miss Ord @ordmiss

Absolutely amazing collaboration from year 10 today. 100% engagement and constant smiles from all #lovetsla #spiral

Review of Spiral by teacher: Adam J. Stryker @strykerstennis

Students show better Interpersonal Writing skills than Speaking via @SpiralEducation Great #data #langchat folks!

Review of Spiral by teacher: Dr Ayla Göl @iladylayla

A good tool for supporting active #learning.

Review of Spiral by teacher: Brett Erenberg @BrettErenberg

The Team Up app is unlike anything I have ever seen. You left NOTHING out! So impressed!

Get the Clip Chrome Extension & Create Video Lessons in Seconds

Add Clip to Chrome