What really happened after the birth of Jesus?
This is one of my favorite lessons teaching World History to high school students. Beginning in 2017, I am sharing it on Facebook and welcome you to do the same if you like. For a long time I looked for a succinctly told story about the life of Jesus. Not finding one, I assembled this narrative which I always enjoyed sharing with my students as they sat with more-or-less rapt attention (especially after breaking out the bread and grape juice, Godspell-style) in a circle on the floor. I hope you enjoy the story of why we celebrate Christmas as much as I've enjoyed researching and writing it.