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- Joseph D., Student teacher
- Albuquerque, NM
Carnival Teacher Resources
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Students explore environmental safety by planting seeds outside their classroom. In this Earth Day lesson, students identify the different ways to recycle and conserve resources on Earth while facilitating recycling bins around campus. Students create art projects such as picture frames and plant a seed to observe over several weeks.
Fifth graders brainstorm a list of holidays celebrated by a majority of people in the United States. They each select an American holiday from the list as well as another country that may have a holiday that is similar. Next, they conduct research to locate useful information using a minimum of three sources. Note: The lesson includes an extensive list of holidays.
Young scholars use the November/December 2008 issue of Faces to explore different cultures. In this cultures lesson, students take a look at different celebrations and holidays. Young scholars read articles about Vietnam, Valentine's Day, Bolivia and New Orleans. Students discuss and answer comprehension questions.
Students research world geography by reading assigned text. In this cultural tradition activity, students read information regarding American Indians, Buddhists, Hindu and other collections of people around the world. Students discuss their holiday celebrations and histories before completing several worksheets regarding favorite student activities.
Sixth graders explore the culture of the Caribbean. In this Caribbean culture lesson, 6th graders examine art and music of the region using Internet sources. Students read Caribbean poetry as well. Students create their own drawings and poems inspired by the Caribbean pieces they viewed.
Students examine various Halloween traditions and the legend of the Jack O'Lantern. They listen to the story "Pumpkin Pumpkin," examine a map and locate the origins of pumpkins, weigh and measure a pumpkin and graph the results, and prepare and taste test pumpkin recipes.