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Young scholars participate in a folk dance presentation. In this multi-cultural lesson, students and their families work together to learn and perform folk dances at a school sponsored festival. The teacher acts as facilitator, working with parents and community volunteers.
Students participate in planning a multi-cultural community event. In this cultural music lesson, parents, community members, and teachers provide time, music, advertisement, and refreshments to create a community multi-cultural music festival. The teacher acts as coordinator for all the volunteer work.
In this social studies worksheet, middle schoolers find the words that are related to Celtic festivals and the answers are found by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.
Students analyze an issue that affects the health of people in our society and demonstrate how to promote positive health practices within the school and the community.
High schoolers analyze a short story by an author in the language that they are studying and collaborate on the transition of the story into a movie. Listening comprehension skills are emphasized in this lesson.
Learners read the book Fin-tastic Friendship Book and do activities related to friendship. In this friendship lesson, students read the book given, and do activities like character building, fortune telling, and making friendship bracelets.
In this festivals learning exercise, students work as a group and sort pictures of food into 2 groups: party foods and everyday foods. Students then discuss their favorite foods, celebrations with foods, quantities of food, and foods for a healthy diet.
Students select at least one book from First Lady Laura Bush's website. They use the "Designated Reader Sign-Up Sheet" and have their parents, siblings, or other student or adult sign up for reading aloud for 20 minutes every day for a week, and then create a poster, picture, image, story, pottery, collage, or any other creative item that relates to the books they have read.
Students research the legend of Tanabata in order to explain some of the astronomical findings in the night sky. The Japanese tell the story in order to explain the origin of celestial bodies.
Students take part in a Shakespearian feast and acting festival.  In this Shakespearian festival lesson, 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.
First graders are divided into mixed teams and share the responsibility of hosting a booth for a foreign country. Each booth display the flag, a food, a craft and other cultural information. They "teach" other grade levels about the country.
In this moon festival word search worksheet, 3rd graders examine 9 black line pictures show the symbols associate with the moon festival. They complete a word search of the names of the symbols.
In this British holidays worksheet, students complete a 15 question on-line interactive exercise about festivals and holidays in Great Britain. Students read a date and tell what holiday is celebrated on that day.
Students examine how poetry festivals showcase many different kinds of poetry and can bring a school together. They notice that festival is a series of related performances and that there are many other types of festivals. They present poetry to a group.
In this world cultures activity, students research information and answer questions about festivals around the world. This activity gives detailed information on how to do the Internet research. This activity was generated in the U.K.
Young scholars explore the folklore of different cultures. They put on a festival of the arts that celebrates the traditions of many cultures. To do so they are going to research myths, folktales, and traditional stories, then choose one to act out.
For this music worksheet, students learn how Chinese people use music in their festivals. Students read a paragraph explaining why Chinese music uses the pentatonic scale. Students locate 16 words pertaining to Chinese music in a word search puzzle.
Include an informative app in your lesson about world religions and holy days. Kids can choose from eleven different religions to explore, and learn about many days of religious observance and celebration.
Students complete activities for physical music analysis. In this physical music lesson, students read the biography for Lelavision musical sculptures, complete a sound and motion activity, and a making music activity. Students also write about a musical creation participate in partner pose activity.
Students analyze journalism in the 21st century. In this journalism lesson, students read about Natalie Moore and the changing field of journalism by completing the activities in the packet.

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