Food, Family, and Celebration Teacher Resources
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Mark Twain and American Humor
“The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” is famous, in part, because it established a uniquely American form of humor. In this famous story, Mark Twain combines the tall-tale, the dialect story, and satire. Here is a resource packet that directs readers’ attention to the literary conventions and devices Twain employs to create humor.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Have your middle and high schoolers analyze instances of celebrities using racial slurs or making prejudiced comments in public. After reading an article, they consider the roots and effects of prejudice and bias. As a class, they participate in a fishbowl discussion and write an apology speech for a celebrity who was caught using biased or offensive language.
6th - 12th English Language Arts
New Review New Year's Celebration
Crystal ball drops and beach BBQ's. Bonfires and fireworks. Bonenkai parties and house cleaning. As part of a series of comprehension exercises, kids read about a variety of New Year's celebrations and respond to questions about the readings.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History
A World of Special Celebrations
Brainstorm lists of celebrations with which your class are familiar. This lesson can be adapted to many different grade levels as they research ethnic and religious occasions/events celebrated by people around the world, and present their findings to classmates.
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History
"Wedding Celebrations Around The World"
Ninth graders research the cultural implications of wedding celebrations around the world. They study wedding celebrations before creating world map on which they place an appropriately attired wedding couple on the country they studied. From their research they design a cultural wedding celebration that begins with pre-parties and continues through the wedding and reception as cultural appropriate.
9th Social Studies & History
New Review New Year Investigations: Tablescapes
After reading about Nowruz, Persian New Year, and researching their own traditions, investigators create a tablescape display using symbols that represents how their family celebrates the holiday. A great way to celebrate all the cultures in your classroom.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
Movie Heroes and the Heroic Journey
An exciting twist on the study of the classical hero and the heroic quest! Using film to explore modern-day tales of heroes, the resource contains complete, ready-to-use lesson plans for as many as twelve days of instruction. Throughout this mini-unit, students discuss topics such as hero vs.
11th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
In this exercise, learners identify characters from an "Archie" comic and discuss the relevance of "Archie" to today's youth. They create public service advertisements featuring celebrities to address common concerns among teenagers in their communities.
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Let's Celebrate Christmas
A fun holiday lesson, this would be a perfect plan for right before the class holiday party. Begin by brainstorming everything your class already knows about Christmas, then read the book Christmas by David F. Marx. Include all of your students by comparing and contrasting other holidays such as Ramadan, Diwali, and Hanukkah with Christmas.
K - 1st Social Studies & History
Masks of Many Cultures: Celebrations of Life
Bring art and society together with this highly creative and interesting lesson. Learners research various uses of masks in ceremonies. They then create a ceremony of their own and a mask to go along with it. They film themselves performing this ceremony and compose a reflective essay describing the experience.
7th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Kodomo No Hi: Children's Day Celebration
Children's Day is a beloved Japanese holiday with many colorful and engaging traditions. On this national holiday celebrated yearly on May 5, children are honored for their strengths and given good wishes for happiness. Your younger elementary class will enjoy making origami flowers and paper samurai helmets as well as singing a traditional Japanese song and hearing Japanese folktales.
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Designed
World Teachers' Day
Practice reading comprehension by having your class read a factual passage about World Teachers' Day and mach phrases, fill in the blanks, identify correct grammar usage, unscramble vocabulary words, sequence sentences from the passage, sequence words to create complete sentences, create questions and interview other students, and write an essay.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Unit Two: Celebrities and World Issues
Develop media smarts by considering the power of celebrity involvement in world issues. A look at the work of such celebrities as Angelina Jolie, Oprah, and Bono prepare learners to develop their own media campaign for a global development issue.
7th - 12th English Language Arts
New Review Civic Responsibility
Extra extra, read all about record levels of civic duty and social responsibility! Here is a handout featuring USA Today news articles on recent surging volunteer rates, such as among college freshmen, celebrity activists, or in the Peace Corps.
4 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review History vs. Christopher Columbus
Intrepid explorer or ruthless exploiter? This is the perfect video to accompany the observation of Columbus Day in your class, as well as in considering whether Christopher Columbus should or should not be credited with the discovery of America.
6 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Thanksgiving Lesson Plan
A great ESL lesson focuses on Thanksgiving, the Pilgrims, and the Mayflower. Printable versions of the Mayflower, a Thanksgiving booklet, a Pilgrim house pattern, and links to other free sites that offer all sorts of Thanksgiving activities make this a valuable resource.
1st - 4th Social Studies & History