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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. They write a vivid piece describing what a tourist would experience if attending their festival.
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. Some real-life festival brochures are embedded in the plan to help guide your pupils.
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.
A New York Time article on a major music and arts event can be a good way to get kids interested in the daily news. They read an article about Coachella, and then answer eight comprehension questions, in either blog or print form. Note: Blog posts are short, poorly written, and have no capitals.