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Students read about European holidays and then design their own creative festival. In this cultural awareness instructional activity, students use primary and secondary resources in order to uncover facts and practices that occur during European festivals.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Lesson Plan PROMPT: Not Just Halloween: Festivals of the Dead Around the World
Students research information about Halloween and other cultural festivals of the dead. In this festivals of the dead instructional activity, students use the assigned website to examine All Hallow's Eve, the Obon, or Los Dias de los Muertos.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 57 Downloads
The Big Balloon Festival
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book The Big Balloon Festival. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Festivals and Fairs
Learners celebrate May Day. In this Medieval festivals instructional activity, students research May Day and information about may poles. Learners build their own may poles and discuss the significance of the May Day festival.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 40 Downloads
Asian and Other Cultures
Students view and discuss a video showing different festivals celebrated in Asian cultures. They participate in a class survey of the different festivals celebrated in their own families and brainstorm the purposes for festivals. In small groups, they research the origins of a particular festival.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 20 Downloads
Sundiata, Mali’s Lion King
Students investigate the history of Mali. In this African cultures lesson, students research the impact of Sundiata Keita as king of Mali, recognize the significance of historical Malian festivals, and create character masks to be worn in their own Sundiata festival.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 41 Downloads
Christian Creative Arts
Intended for a private Orthodox Christian institution, this lesson allows faithful learners to help plan an arts festival. They pray, review biblical texts, and then use their artistic skills to express a single theme through a variety of artistic mediums.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
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 Buddha, and then make paper lotus lanterns like the ones made in Korea.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
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 important event.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Translating Short Stories into Original Short Films
Students review the elements of the short story, create a script and storyboard based on a short story. They create a video of the story to present during a class film festival using both the Internet and software programs.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 46 Downloads
Students research Diwali, an important Hindu holiday in India. They identify authentic graphic designs that are common symbols used during the Diwali Festival of Lights. Afterward, they create a block-printed doorway decoration that is an expression of traditional Indian practice.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Students compile a list of titles and authors worthy of having their own festivals, then research and write proposals outlining the activities for a specific book festival. They write analytical letters from the perspective of the author of the book.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
The Sundance Kids
Students discuss independent filmmaking industry, focusing on the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. As a class, students develop a storyboard for their own independent film, then write movie reviews from the point of view of a film critic on their class movie
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads