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Christmas Around the World - Lesson Plans

Learn how children around the world celebrate Christmas.

Christmas Tree Education Kit

Students learn about history, culture, farming, the environment, plants and forests.

Real Trees 4 Kids

Curriculum highlighting the process of growing and harvesting real Christmas trees.

How Does a Christmas Tree Grow?

Video of the growth of a Christmas tree over the years

Virtual Christmas Tree Farm

Visit a virtual Christmas tree farm and learn how Christmas trees are grown.

History of the National Christmas Tree

The first National Christmas Tree was lit on December 24, 1923.

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

A history of trees planted on the capitol grounds.

White House Christmas Tree

Members of the National Christmas Tree Association have presented the official White House Christmas Tree for display in the White House since 1966.