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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 6 Views 46 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 4 Views 64 Downloads
Students examine the importance of celebrations in life. In this celebrations instructional activity, students determine what type of celebrations people participate in especially those that focus on corn. They read about different celebrations including Native American harvest festivities and Kwanzaa.
Pre-K - 6th Social Studies & History 17 Views 204 Downloads
Dancing with Dionysus
Sixth graders research Ancient Greek culture by acting in a play for the festival of Dionysus. For 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 8 Views 43 Downloads
Fifth graders explore cultural rituals. In this cultural rituals lesson, 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 6 Views 18 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 13 Views 36 Downloads
Chinese Ice Sculptures Melting
Students 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 lesson, 6th graders discuss the battles of 14th century England and how men and women defended themselves with bows, arrows and other weapons. Students participate in a class Medieval festival and must create or demonstrate different activities performed in the era.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 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
Our Ethnic Ties-A Nebraska Calendar of Cultural Events
Tenth graders investigate the historical and cultural ties that influence the ethnic character of communities and the local economics throughout the state of Nebraska. They collect data on cities and towns that hold ethnic festivals and examine the historical roots of the festivals and the impact on the local economy and present their findings to the class.
10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
South American Cultures
Students recognize that people in South American cultures celebrate many festivals. They conduct, contribute to, and write up a cross-cultural survey of festivals celebrated by people in the class, the school, or the larger community.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Learners discover festivals and traditions of South Africa. Students discuss the meaning of Diwali and why it is celebrated. They devise an assembly about the religious festival of lights. Learners explain why Hindus, Jans and Sikus celebrate Diwai.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Glastonbury & Its Legend
In this listening and speaking learning exercise, students will engage in a short discussion about live music and King Arthur. Then students will listen to a short history of Glastonbury, England and fill in the text gaps with words in a word bank.
10th - Higher Ed English Language Development 3 Views 0 Downloads
Students research the traditions of harvest celebrations and festivities. They choose one country and explore what fruits and vegetables grow there. Afterward, students paint coffee filters in fall leaf colors and then design paintings of harvest fruits and vegetables grown in that country.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Words in the News: London Parties at Street Carnival
Pupils discuss their experiences at festivals and carnivals. They practice using new vocabulary words and match them with their definitions. They read an article about a carnival in London and answer questions.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Papel Picado ( Mexican Cut Paper)
Fifth graders describe the characteristics of a piece of "papel picado", or Mexican cut paper, which is seen in the Dia de los Muertos festival. They predict what medium was used in the papel picado art. They explain how the scene in the papel picado made them feel.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Marostica, Una Citta Incantevole
Students explore various Italian websites on the city of Marostica. They complete a worksheet, list the cultural events they would like to see, create a poster of an imagined cultural festivity in Italy, or write a radio announcement.
10th - 12th Languages 3 Views 3 Downloads