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Lesson: Design Your Own Festival
Festivals are a huge part of the human experience. Kids have the task of creating their own festival after analyzing the ornate Indian sculpture, Hunaman. They create a god or hero of their own, and then create a holiday to celebrate their creation.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 6 Downloads
Chinese Moon Festival
Students examine the Chinese Moon Festival. For this cultural lesson, students read stories about the Moon Festival and discuss the vocabulary words. Students then write a paragraph and illustrate what they have learned about the festival.
1st - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 45 Downloads
Writing to Publicize an Event--The Cultural Day Festival on Sapelo Island
Students create a poster advertising the Gullah Geechee Cultural Festival on Sapelo Island. In this Gullah Geechee culture lesson, students watch a video called "Gullah Music" and discuss the music and traditions of the slaves from Sapelo Island.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Light in Festivals
Students examine how five different countries use light in their celebrations and festivals. They locate countries on a map, conduct research and prepare a poster for a specific holiday, complete a worksheet, and create a tin lantern.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 7 Views 38 Downloads
Arkansas Festivals of the Land
Middle Schoolers research Arkansas community festivals which are tied to the landscape. They create brochures that reflect the festival from a geographical and historical perspective and share them with the class. This ambitious and creative plan should be ideal for middle schoolers.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
And We Were All in One Place: Youth Culture and the Rock Festival
Students explore historical youth culture events. In this youth culture lesson, students discover details regarding the Altamont, Woodstock, and Monterey concerts. Students conduct research that regarding the rock festivals and analyze audience reactions as they watch video segments.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 22 Downloads
Japanese Festivals and Holidays
Bring the excitement and beauty of Japanese festivals into your classroom. Kids with special needs create calendars that reflect special festivals and holidays common to Japanese culture. They start the project by creating a list of Japanese celebrations, discussing each one.
3rd - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 18 Downloads
Harvest Festivals Around the World
Students examine and compare/contrast various harvest festivals from around the world. They read books, sing songs, and create various art projects about the harvest festivals from Ghana, China, Korea, Vietnam, and India.
1st - 8th English Language Development 7 Views 49 Downloads
Students explore the diversity of European festivals. In this cultural diversity lesson, students visit selected Web sites to research ancient festivals, the Edinburgh Fringe, and the Glastonbury. Students may organize their own festivals.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Fourth graders research some of the diverse festivals that are held in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. They publish their research by creating a "Festival Cube." They share their research with other students as they rotate through a group.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads