Religious Holidays Teacher Resources
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We Wish You a Merry Something, America
For this we wish you a merry something, America worksheet, 8th graders read or listen to a paragraph explaining that the term merry Christmas is not politically correct in America. Students discuss 4 warm up topics, complete pre-reading, while reading and post-reading activites with 20 fill ins, synonyms, matching, true and false questions, and homework.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
The School Holiday Calendar
Various Muslim holidays and their meanings are researched and your students will predict whether or not they should be recognized on the New York City school calendar. An extension could be to write a letter to the Mayor about their suggestions, this would develop and clarify your class's reasoning.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 27 Downloads
Near Thanksgiving, learners complete activities surrounding the holiday. Some of the activities include a passage, matching phrases, fill in the blanks, correct word choosing, multiple choice, sequencing, unscramble the sentences, write questions, take a survey, and writing.
5th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 503 Downloads
Developing a Sense of Pride in Oneself and Respecting the Similarities and Differences of Others
First graders use the think/pair/share strategy to show the similarities and differences of their holidays. They discuss reasons it's important to accept the different ways people celebrate. Students listen as the teacher reads "Uncle Vova's Tree" by Polacco.
1st Social Studies & History 3 Views 26 Downloads
ESL Holiday Lessonsï»¿: Pancake Day
In this language skills worksheet, students read an article about Pancake Day. Students respond to 6 matching questions, 29 fill in the blank questions, 30 multiple choice questions, 12 word scramble questions, 30 short answer questions, 1 graphic organizer question, and 1 essay question regarding the content of the article.
6th - 10th Language Arts 5 Views 19 Downloads
Culture Goggles: Same Holy Land, Different Holidays
Students visit the Culture Goggles exhibit in Xpedition Hall and select a religion. They explore how a Christian, a Jew, or a Muslim might view the Old city of Jerusalem. Students explore the different ways various beliefs celebrate winter holidays.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Social Studies: St. Patrick - Symbol of Irishness
Young scholars examine the history of St. Patrick's Day by creating characters and dialog reflecting Irish culture. A major part of the lesson is the construction of a float for a St. Patrick's Day parade. Also, students research and answer questions about Irish immigration to the United States and describe the origin and importance of Irish symbols.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 11 Views 32 Downloads
Religious Holidays and Festivals
In this religion worksheet set, 3rd graders read about the Chinese lantern festival and make a lantern. They read about Diwali, examine pictures of a dreidel and a manger, and read short entries about Christian festivals.
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 51 Downloads
New Review Public Christmas Displays and Lynch v. Donnelly
Does a Christmas display on government property violate the Constitution? Learners study the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and learn about the landmark Supreme Court case Lynch v. Donnelly through watching a documentary and hosting a mock community meeting on the issue.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Culture and Food and Ritual, Oh My!
Here is a fantastic lesson that integrates the culture, food, and rituals of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. The class discusses what they know about the holidays typically associated with each of the three religions, then they analyze and define food rituals.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 54 Views 80 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Students examine the fears and frustrations of citizens in the tolerant Muslim nation of Indonesia during the holy month of Ramadan. They explore the symbols used in various world religions and create 3-dimensional displays for a class.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
Why do people argue? Use the article "A Holiday Medley, Off Key" to discuss the struggles that interfaith couples face when choosing to celebrate certain holidays. Then, in small groups, encourage learners to write dialogues that explore conflicts from assigned viewpoints.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 60 Downloads
Making The Holidays Special
Learners examine ways in which holiday television specials reflect some of the religious, historic and cultural themes of the holidays on which they focus. They create their own holiday television specials in groups, each focusing on a holiday.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 53 Downloads
Never To Forget
Tenth graders discuss the events leading up to antisemitic behavior in Europe during World War II. Through various activities, 10th graders acquaint themselves with the political ideology of Nazism and assess responsibility for the Holocaust.
10th Social Studies & History 64 Views 157 Downloads
Alliance or Compliance?
Students examine the relationships between and among powers inside and outside Afghanistan in connection to United States military aggression in the territory. They examine the interaction between the Northern Alliance, the Taliban, Pakistan, etc.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads