New Year's Day Teacher Resources
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Culture Differences in Schools
Students research common misunderstandings caused by culture differences in American schools. In this school culture lesson plan, students brainstorm misunderstandings that occur in school and write a report explaining the misunderstandings. Students email or interview teachers who immigrated to America from other countries about cultural taboos and social etiquette.
Attitudes Toward Emancipation
Learners trace stages that led to Lincoln's formulation of Emancipation Proclamation. They explore range of contemporary public opinion on the issue of emancipation.
Who I Am Poems
Students write short poems, starting each line with "I am," describing in their own words who they are and what is salient to their identity.
Ellis Island: The "Golden Door" to America
Learners write a narrative from the perspective of an immigration inspector or European immigrant. In this Immigration lesson, students read an online history of Ellis Island and evaluate its significance by writing answers to discussion questions. Learners create and write a story based on the prompt.
Central And South America And Their Ancient Civilizations
Fifth graders listen to lectures on the ancient civilizations of the Aztecs, Incas and Mayans. They construct a mask base and then decorate it in thirds with symbols meaningful to each of the three cultures being studied.
Introduction to Junkanoo! A Bahamian Festival
Learners discuss the importance of annual festivals to maintaining a sense of community and culture for different people groups. They focus on the festival of Junkanoo as celebrated in the Bahamas each December, and discover its history and the way it helped to preserve the culture of the slaves.
Introduction to Junkanoo! A Bahamian Festival
Students examine a Bahamian festival called Junkanoo. They analyze how group cooperation is related to the festival. They finally identify how factions form and how they can help or hurt a community.
New Year's Lesson Plan
Students write paragraphs about their New Year's resolutions following a format given. In this ESL New Year's lesson plan, students write short paragraphs about the New Year's customs in their countries and discuss their feelings about New Year's in general.
Fourth graders recall the names of the first two presidents of the United States and identify the man who became the third. They compose an epitaph for Thomas Jefferson.
Lesson Three: The History of Christmas Trees, Part Three
Students explore the influence of different beliefs and customs on seasonal celebrations by recognizing their historic development. They develop an awareness that traditions and customs are influenced by different environments.
Bodhidharma/Daruma Doll Lesson
Students investigate the historical Bodhidharma and focus upon the founding of Buddhism in China. They create two-dimensional Daruma dolls and define the term of enlightenment using simple language. Students read about the legend while being led by the teacher.
USA Celebrations and Holidays
In this USA holiday and celebrations worksheet, 5th graders complete a set of 17 questions about holidays and celebrations. Students may click on an answer button beneath each sentence to check their work.
How About This School Calendar?
Students analyze school and district guidelines in the creation of an alternative school calendar. Working in pairs, students receive district guidelines of the creation of a school calendar. Pairs decide upon a calendar including the beginning and ending of school and appropriate holidays and no school sessions. Calendars are presented to the class and voted on.
A Study of the First Amendment Rights in the Bill of Rights
Students become aware of the basic liberties of speech, press, religion, assembly and petition through study of Supreme Court cases. Student groups analyae some cases heard by the Supreme Court to further their understanding of the First Amendment.
Some British Festivals and Holidays
In this British holidays worksheet, students complete a 15 question on-line interactive exercise about festivals and holidays in Great Britain. Students read a date and tell what holiday is celebrated on that day.
Some Japanese Holidays
For this Japanese calendar worksheet, students complete a 14 question on-line interactive exercise about holidays celebrated in Japan. Students read fourteen dates and tell what holiday is celebrated on that day in Japan.
Students complete a variety of activities that go along with the study of and possible fieldtrips to see various Victory Ships along the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of the U.S.
Unscramble the Letters
Students examine a puzzle where they unscramble letters of familiar words on the worksheet provided. They then write sentences using each of these words in context.
More Capitalization and Punctuation
In this grammar worksheet, students complete 10 multiple choice questions about correct capitalization or punctuation. Quiz includes quotations as well as capitalization of days, months, titles, and names.
Edison National Historic Site
Students use maps, readings and photos to research and describe how Thomas Edison created the first modern laboratory complex. They simulate the process of invention and consider how technological advances have affected their own communities.