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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 1 Download
Students read about European holidays and then design their own creative festival. In this cultural awareness lesson, 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 lesson, students use the assigned website to examine All Hallow's Eve, the Obon, or Los Dias de los Muertos. They compare and contrast the holidays by looking at the festivals, masks, and food.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 58 Downloads
Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival Chicago - Chicago Blues
Watching Great Performances’ Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival Chicago launches an investigation into and discussion of how the electric guitar and guitarists have changed the sound of the blues over time. An engaging way to explore the relationship between music and culture.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 14 Downloads
A Bash in Baalbeck: Creating a Lebanese Festival
Learn about the diversity of the culture of Lebanon through this series of cross-curricular lessons. Compare and contrast various cultures through activities and readings. An introduction to the culture of Lebanon is included along with explanations of food, religion, and recreation.
K - 6th Social Studies & History 14 Views 31 Downloads
A Storytelling Festival
Young scholars examine oral storytelling examples from Native American cultures. They select stories to present orally to the class as part of a storytelling festival. They also think of familiar customs and create their own stories.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 5 Views 9 Downloads
The Pumpkin Festival in New Hampshire
This worksheet is compromised of 10 sentences about the Pumpkin Festival in New Hampshire. English learners read the sentences and change each one to simple past tense. The worksheet is about pumpkins so it might be good to use around Halloween.
4th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
Physical Science: Festival of Bubbles
Investigate bubbles through the use of scientific inquiry. Pupils blow bubbles using several methods and measure the resulting bubble print. Measurements are recorded on a data table and transferred to a bar graph. Results are discussed and conclusions are drawn.
2nd - 4th Science 7 Views 186 Downloads
Introduction to Junkanoo! A Bahamian Festival
Students understand the importance of the Bahamian celebration of Junkaroo. In this culture lesson, students participate in the activities of Junakroo and how it makes people work together. Students define vocabulary related to the celebration.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Distinguishing the Author’s Purpose
A big step in the development of children's reading comprehension skills is the ability to differentiate between the topic of a piece of writing and its purpose. The third lesson in this series presents learners with collections of short passages on a single subject, teaching them to make this distinction through a series of whole group and independent practice activities.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 45 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Film Festival: Documentaries for Hispanic Heritage Month
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the New York Times provides links to five short documentary films depicting Hispanic themes and culture. Learners can click on each embedded link to view the films, then answer each set of related analysis questions.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 38 Views 61 Downloads
How Can Maps Help?
Middle schoolers consider the various ways that maps help people in everyday life by analyzing and discussing maps on National Geographic's MapMachine website. They write paragraphs explaining how maps are helpful in planning a fictitious international festival.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 48 Downloads
Hungry for History
Students examine what their diets would be like without the inclusion of staple crops such as corn, wheat and sugar, and discover the value that chocolate had for the Mayan people. They create display boards for a food festival.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 67 Downloads