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New Review Inside India
What can a Ganesh statue, hand ornament, and print block tell you about India? Introduce your learners to the geography, history, and culture of India by analyzing primary sources and using the well-designed worksheets provided in this resource.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 24 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Creative Writing - Research and Letters
Here's a fresh approach that combines research, business and personal letter writing, and creative story telling. Student groups research different decades in the life of a famous Japanese astronomer. They then craft a decade fact sheet, business and personal letters, and a character sketch.
7th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
A World of Special Celebrations
Brainstorm lists of celebrations with which your class are familiar. This instructional activity can be adapted to many different grade levels as they research ethnic and religious occasions/events celebrated by people around the world, and present their findings to classmates.
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 90 Downloads
Louisiana Festival Brochure
Students investigate the technology concepts used to create a brochure for a Louisiana festival. They use Microsoft Publisher WIzard to design it and conduct research using online information to add to the brochure. The assessment is the brochure and directions are included in the lesson.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 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
Holi, Easter, Fassika, Sham El Nessim, and Earth Day are all springtime events that celebrate renewal and hope. Explore how different cultures celebrate the spring season with a three-step lesson plan that incorporates research, social studies, and art.
1st - 6th Social Studies & History 56 Views 60 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 9 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 4 Views 43 Downloads
The Key to the Media's Hidden Codes
You are being manipulated! Arm yourself with awareness! Learn how to identify the various technical codes (images, sounds, colors), and how media makers use these codes to subconsciously influence your emotions and impulses. Just do it. Think different.
6 mins 9th - 12th Language Arts 18 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 13 Views 47 Downloads
India Celebrates Janmashtami
Students use the Internet to research the festival of Janmashtami. As a class, they discover the importance of Krishna in the Hindu religion and read poems commemorating her on the Internet. To end the lesson, they use colored pencils to draw the different forms Vishnu can take.
4th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Students take part in a Shakespearian feast and acting festival. In this Shakespearian festival lesson plan, students create workshops which include a feast, music, history, and a play from Shakespeare's time. Students choose scenes, design costumes, sets, and backdrops, design a playbill, and create a feast for the event.
7th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 6 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 11 Views 51 Downloads