Festivals Teacher Resources
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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...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
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...
3rd - 11th Special Education & Programs
A World of Special Celebrations
Brainstorm lists of celebrations with which your class are familiar. This lesson can be adapted to many different grade levels as they research ethnic and religious occasions/events celebrated by people around the world, and present...
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History
Divali (Diwali) Festival and Threshold Art
Divali is the Hindu Festival of Lights. Upper graders explore cultural aspects of the festival and then create traditional labyrinth-style threshold art. They conduct research on the festival to better understand the significance of this...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Create a Lotus Lantern for the Lotus Lantern Festival
The Koren Lotus Lantern Festival, also known as Yeondeunghoe celebrates the birth of the Buddha. It is also the topic of a wonderful art-based lesson. The class discusses the significance of the lotus in relation to the story of the...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
My Big Fat Greek Olympics
The Olympic Games are indeed a significant and far-reaching cultural component in our international community today, but from where do they originate? Where do our traditions stem from, and how do we choose the sports that constitute...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Tanabata: Japan's Star Festival
The Star Festival or Tanbata, is a holiday celebrated in Japan every year. People make tanzakus out of paper and hang them on the trees. Pupils will learn about this culturally significant holiday while creating tanzakus of their own....
1st - 5th Social Studies & History
Menorah Banner Lesson Plan
Students investigate Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights and examine the role of the Menorah during the celebration. They determine how dreidel, latkes, and the daily lighting of the Menorah are special to Jewish families. Finally,...
1st - 6th Social Studies & History
Renaissance Festival: Classroom Study Guide
This resource incorporates a variety of worksheets on the Renaissance, from crossword puzzles and timelines to an activity designing a family coat of arms. If you are considering hosting a Renaissance fair in your class or you're...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable