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 Language Arts 5 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Adaptable ESL Lesson Plan Activities
Increase their knowledge of the English language through activities geared towards ESL learners. They are split into teams and play a bingo game to identify action verbs. Young scholars draw pictures of the action verb onto a sheet of paper.
1st - 4th English Language Development 93 Views 312 Downloads
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 Language Arts 8 Views 44 Downloads
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 8 Views 21 Downloads 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 Language Arts 4 Views 61 Downloads
A World of Special Celebrations
Brainstorm lists of celebrations with which your class are familiar. This instructional activity 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 9 Views 90 Downloads
"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 3 Views 5 Downloads
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 Language Arts 17 Views 22 Downloads
Effective Back-to-School Nights
Here is an engaging and creative project to do with your ESL learners in preparation for back to school night. A digital camera is used to photograph each pupil, and everyone completes a short writing assignment that goes along with their picture.
K - 6th English Language Development 23 Views 39 Downloads
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 23 Views 134 Downloads
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 Language Arts 5 Views 131 Downloads
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 3 Views 0 Downloads