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Dancing with Dionysus
Sixth graders research Ancient Greek culture by acting in a play for the festival of Dionysus. In this Greek culture lesson, 6th graders study an ancient Greek map and the Sarcophagus Dionysus from the Walters Art Museum website. Students perform a shape movement using Greek deity symbols and study a Greek theater fact sheet.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 43 Downloads
Fifth graders explore cultural rituals. In this cultural rituals instructional activity, 5th graders discover different cultures way of celebrating rice. Students gain information about festivals in the US, Indonesia, Thailand, and Japan. Students create calendars listing the dates of different rice festivals around the world.
5th Social Studies & History 7 Views 19 Downloads
Students identify foods that they associate with different cultural groups in which they are members and speculate possible connections between specific foods and the cultures in which they are popular. They also explore the importance of the omul in the Siberian culture by reading and discussing "Fish With an Indelicate Smell.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 37 Downloads
Chinese Ice Sculptures Melting
Learners examine, critique and study a newspaper article on a famous ice festival in China that is being affected by rising global temperatures. They complete three worksheets on the article that deals with comprehension questions, a vocabulary matching task and one on a grammar/language focus.
6th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Middle Ages: Lesson 15
Sixth graders explore technology by researching World History. In this Middle Age weaponry instructional activity, 6th graders discuss the battles of 14th century England and how men and women defended themselves with bows, arrows and other weapons.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
And We Were All in One Place: Youth Culture and the Rock Festival
Students discuss how the festivals like Monterey Pop, Woodstock, and Altamont reflect their respective time periods and locations, then compare and contrast recent festivals to those of the 1960's.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Planning a Bluegrass Festival
Students explain how bluegrass music gained popularity across the country and around the world. They describe the roles of artists, patrons and music organizations in producing bluegrass music festivals. In addition, they use a variety of technological resources to gather, synthesize and communicate knowledge.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Inti Raymi: Festival of the Sun
Students investigate the native Peruvian celebration of Inti Raymi (Festival of The Sun). The lesson provides sufficient background information about the holiday. Students compare the holiday to traditional American holidays.
9th - 10th Social Studies & History 4 Views 16 Downloads
Young scholars and parents partake in a noncompetitive field day. They participate in a Festival Day by playing various games or relaxing in the rest area. In addition, they wander freely around school grounds searching for friends, family, and their favorite activities.
K - 5th Physical Education 3 Views 4 Downloads
An Ancient Greek and Roman Festival
Third graders label a map of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations and do a written report on one element of these two cultures. They participate in discussions of food, farming, daily life and government (among others). Students use the internet to research their topic.
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 20 Downloads
A Kaleidoscope of Flowers
Children learn about the Hindu festival of Onam by creating traditional threshold art, called Pookolam. They find India on a map and discuss the nature of the yearly celebration. They then use chalk, flowers, and colored lentils to create a classroom Pookolam inspired by traditional designs.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Lions, Dragons, and Nian: Animals of the Chinese New Year
Learners examine the major differences between earstern and western dragons and their association with the Chinese New Year. They view and discuss a video, read New Year poems, explore various websites, and create a lion mask.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 33 Views 92 Downloads
The Birth of the Ancient Games: The Olympics
This exercise includes a lengthy article on the history of the Olympics as well as a map of Ancient Greece. The last page includes 15 reading comprehension questions about the passage. A fairly thorough look at this topic - geared toward high school classes based on the reading comprehension level.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 59 Views 449 Downloads
Around the World in 180 Days
Where did I come from? How did I come to be in this classroom? Using curriculum from Kidspiration, class members research the homelands of their ancestors, as well as the journeys that began from many parts of the world and ended with all the pupils in the same classroom.
1st - 8th Language Arts 12 Views 263 Downloads
Decking Out a Statue
Students investigate world history by decorating mock statues. In this India history lesson, students read about the Hindu Monkey God, Hanuman, and observe photographs of the famous sculpture associated with it. Students bring a favorite stuffed animal or object from home and decorate it with their class.
Pre-K - K Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
The Countries of Latin America
Fifth graders study the geography, culture, government and economy of Latin American countries. They work in groups to fill out a profile describing their Latin American country. They listen to a reading of Latin American folktales and relate it to their country.
5th Social Studies & History 21 Views 70 Downloads