Festivals Teacher Resources
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Day of the Dead
Students explore Day of the Dead, also called "Dia de los Muertos," which is a holiday (or festival) celebrated in Mexico, Ecuador, Guatemala, and other areas in Central and South America populated with the Latino ethnic background.
Students research Ramadan and festivals from other faiths using the religious festivals guide. They use information from the guide and Fatemeh's Press Pack to write a letter to the Football Association explaining why Abraham Moss warriors were unable to play their match and why Ramadan is important to Muslims.
Middle schoolers design a headdress in the style of the Bahamian festival Junkaroo. They work cooperatively and evaluate the group's work. They define the meanings of community, capital, and factions. They explore the work of groups that represent minority interests.
On with the Show!
Students perform in musical ensembles using the district adjudication sheet to assess their performance. They practice for the district music festival.
Japan: A Cultural Study
Third graders "take a trip" to Japan. They discover what life is like for a typical Japanese child and compare/contrast it to life in America. They give an oral presentation of Japanese holidays and festivals.
Learners identify different aspects of Astronomy in Japanese. They identify the sun, moon, and Earth. Also students investigate the origins of The Tanabata Festival and how it is celebratedin modern times.
Learners compose lyrics to songs for a music festival to promote issues in their community. They write artists' statements explaining the issues they chose to write about.
Middle Ages: Lesson 13
Sixth graders use the reciprocal teaching strategy to review what they have learned about the Middle Ages. In this Middle Ages lesson plan, 6th graders also work on their Middle Ages festival project.
The Heritage Project
Here is a fabulous lesson around the theme of family histories. The Heritage Day project is outlined here for you. It is a chance for learners to share and celebrate their background and heritage with their classmates. There are terrific worksheets embedded in the plan, and the activities suggested are wonderful. This would be a fine lesson to get into with your class, and it should be a hit with the parents as well!
New! My Big Fat Greek Olympics
The Olympic Games are indeed a significant and far-reaching cultural component in our international community today, but from where do they originate? Where do our traditions stem from, and how do we choose the sports that constitute this momentous event? Learners begin this lesson plan sequence by reading the historical background of the Olympics and discovering terms and imagery associated with Greek stories. Then, working in groups, they develop advertising pitches for a product or person that could be promoted by the use of a Greek name or symbol. In the second activity, class members compare and contrast the ancient and modern Olympic Games, and form an Olympic committee to determine the pentathlon of games to be included in a mock Olympic game day.
A Whale of Importance to the Arctic People
The bowhead whale of the Arctic region is of great importance to the people that live there. Your class will brainstorm all they know about this wonderful whale and create an informational video, which they will share with the children from the North Slope Borough school and vice versa. They'll then watch a video of Inupiaq elders sharing their thoughts on the bowhead whale, which they will use to compose a skit which will be recorded and again shared with the North Slope Borough school. A final discussion will revolve around the differences in initial understanding about the importance of whale found between North Slope students and those living in lower latitudes.
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.
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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.
Study Guide for Lelavision's Physical Music
Young scholars 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. Young scholars also write about a musical creation participate in partner pose activity.
Journalism with Natalie Moore
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.
Tanabata: The Japanese "Wish Upon a Star"Festival
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.
A Festival of Books
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 take part in a Shakespearian feast and acting festival. In this Shakespearian festival lesson plan, 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.
Moon Festival Word Search
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.