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A selection of fun lesson plans on festivals, including Valentine’s Day, Halloween and Christmas, that practise web-based skills.

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    Webquest: Christmas

    Author: Luke Vyner

    This festive-themed webquest includes activities on the history of Christmas, Santa Claus and global celebrations.

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    Webquest: Rosh Hashanah

    Level: Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced

    Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. In this webquest, students will investigate the holiday and learn more about Jewish culture.

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    Webquest: Independence Day

    Author: Karen Kovacs Level: Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced Type: General lesson plan Print material

    In this webquest, students will investigate Independence Day in the United States and learn about independence days in some other countries.

  • Bonfire night index

    Webquest: Bonfire Night

    Author: Gabrielle Jones

    This webquest by Gabrielle Jones includes activities about the history and traditions of Bonfire Night.

  • USA index

    Webquest: Thanksgiving

    Author: Gabrielle Jones

    This webquest includes activities designed to inform students about the history, traditions and typical food associated with Thanksgiving.

  • Summer solstice index

    Webquest: The summer solstice

    Level: Intermediate, Upper intermediate

    Learn all about the summer solstice and how it is celebrated throughout the world in our seasonal-themed webquest.

  • ose chinese new year 100x100

    Webquest: Chinese New Year

    Author: Adrian Tennant Level: Intermediate, Upper intermediate

    This webquest includes activities on food and traditions associated with Chinese New Year, as well as the Chinese calendar and zodiac signs.

  • New Year index

    Webquest: New Year

    Author: Gabrielle Jones

    This webquest includes activities about the history of New Year celebrations practised today across a variety of cultures.

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    Webquest: Valentine's Day

    Author: Luke Vyner Level: Intermediate, Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet

    This love-themed webquest includes activities on the history of Valentine’s Day, strange facts and amorous quotations.

  • Halloween index 2

    Webquest: Halloween

    Author: Luke Vyner

    This spooky webquest includes activities on popular Halloween traditions, global celebrations and terrifying tales.

  • St George's Day index

    Webquest: St George's Day

    Level: Pre-intermediate, Intermediate

    On 23rd April is St George’s Day. But who was Saint George, how is he celebrated and did he really kill a dragon? Find out the answers in this webquest.

  • Ramadan index image

    Webquest: Ramadan

    Level: Intermediate, Upper intermediate

    In this webquest, students find out when and how Ramadan is celebrated, learn about fasting and watch six British Muslims talking about Ramadan and Eid.

  • Water day index

    Webquest: Water

    Level: Intermediate

    Water is amazing – nothing on Earth can live without it. Find out more about water’s properties and why it’s so important in our watery webquest, celebrating World Water Day (22nd March).

  • St Patrick's day index

    Webquest: St Patrick's Day

    Who was St Patrick? Find the answer in this webquest, and learn about how 17th March is celebrated around the world.

  • easter index2

    Webquest: Easter

    Author: Luke Vyner

    This webquest includes activities on the history of Easter, Easter symbols, celebrations around the world and facts about the spring festival. 

  • Shakespeare index

    Webquest: Shakespeare

    Author: Luke Vyner ,Karen Kovacs

    The 23rd of April is the Bard’s birthday, so here on onestopenglish we’re taking a closer look at England’s most famous author. This Shakespearean webquest includes activities on Shakespeare’s life, Romeo and Juliet, ’boy players’ and famous quotes from Shakespeare plays that we still use today.

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    Webquest: La Tomatina

    Author: Karen Kovacs Level: Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced

    La Tomatina is one of the world’s most unusual celebrations. In this webquest, you will find out more about this unique festival.

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Readers' comments (1)

  • Thankyou for these webquests! They are so well-presented and look so interesting for the students. Could I possibly just suggest a webquest about the Winter/Summer Olympics? It can be hard to keep them up-to-date, but maybe it could ask questions about history.
    Then there could be a section about the last/upcoming Olympics, that the teacher could find answers to themselves if they wish to.
    Or maybe some famous world sports events?
    Maybe some more cultural/city ones too? They are just wonderful.
    Regardless, thanks for your fantastic resources! It is much appreciated.

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  • Hello Success,

    Thank you very much for your wonderful comment. We do update our webquests every year to ensure they stay relevant. We will certainly keep in mind your great suggestions when we come to publishing new ones.

    We always appreciate feedback and suggestions from our community, so thank you very much for the ideas!

    Best wishes and happy teaching,

    The onestopenglish team

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