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Dance: Cultural Dance Festival
Pupils 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.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Cultural Music Festival
Young scholars 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.
K - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Today and Yesterday: Festivals through the Year
In this world cultures worksheet, students research information and answer questions about festivals around the world. This worksheet gives detailed information on how to do the Internet research. This worksheet was generated in the U.K.
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History
Hold a Poetry Festival
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.
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Learners examine the importance of celebrations in life. In this celebrations lesson, 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
Fifth graders explore cultural rituals. In this cultural rituals lesson plan, 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
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
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 English Language Arts
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
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
Students 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
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
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 CCSS: Designed