Religious Holidays Teacher Resources
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The School Holiday Calendar
Various Muslim holidays and their meanings are researched and your learners 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 9 Views 505 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
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 6 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
We Wish You a Merry Something, America
In 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
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 59 Views 82 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 16 Views 64 Downloads
ESL Holiday Lessonsï»¿: Pancake Day
In this language skills worksheet, learners 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
Learners 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
Students 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
The French Revolution
An excellent resource for a unit on the French Revolution, this informative presentation guides your class through the events of the Reign of Terror and the events preceding and following it. The slides could be easily broken up into several class sessions for use during an entire unit.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History 19 Views 78 Downloads
Getting to Know You
Seventh graders discuss term prejudice, reflect on personal prejudices, get better acquainted with their peers through show-and-tell in order to appreciate and show respect for diversity that exists within classroom and school, and identify strengths, talents, and qualities unique to each person by creating posters.
7th Health 4 Views 35 Downloads
7th Grade World Religions Research Worksheet
A perfect resource to guide your young research analysts as they dive into a paper about any one of the major world religions. It includes very basic questions that pertain to the information necessary to compose a good expository paper with a comparative ending.
7th Social Studies & History 11 Views 18 Downloads
The Diversity of Filipinos in the United States
ELLs are introduced to the experiences of Filipino immigrants to the United States. As a class, they discuss the various waves of immigration to the United States and state the reasons why they would leave the Philippines. They compare timelines of Filipino and Puerto Rican immigration and consider two case studies of Filipino immigrants.
9th - 12th Language Arts 14 Views 30 Downloads
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
Making The Holidays Special
Students 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