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Crash Course Theater and Drama

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Forsooth! Here’s a collection that has everything you ever wanted to know about the theater and drama—everyone from Aristotle to Chikamatsu, from Moliere to Shakespeare to Williams. From Banraku to Zaju, every type from comedy to...
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Culinary Culture

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Italian culture and italian food go together. Have small groups find out all about food-related culture through research and translation. Class members conduct online research, create glossaries, find and translate recipes for a class...
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Italian Culture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore Italian culture and food. They repeat phrases in Italian, watch a short video excerpt on Italian pasta, and repeat pasta names in Italian with a partner.
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Italian Culture Word Search

For Students 4th - 7th
In this word search worksheet, students search for terms related to Italy and Italian culture. The words include important places, products and languages.
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Italian Culture

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students are exposed to a part of Italian little "c": Cuisine. They learn the different kinds of pasta and some ingredients to make the sauce.
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My Culture

For Students 8th - 9th
In this culture worksheet, learners answer ten short-answer questions about their own culture then write about the major cultural influences in their lives.
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How is Rice Used in Food from Different Cultures?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine how rice is used in different cultures. In this culture lesson, 5th graders explain the similarities between dolmas and sushi, then name two different Mexican rice dishes. Students learn new vocabulary words, which...
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Jewish Culture Through Food Recipes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners engage in studying Jewish culture through the experience of tasting and eating different foods. They answer key questions that are used to guide the lesson. The foods of Americans is contrasted with the Jewish foods.
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La Raspa, Mexican Hat Dance, and Cinco De Mayo Celebration

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Learn two dances that your class can perform at a Cinco De Mayo school celebration. This is really an outline and would be better used if there were plans for how to teach the dance steps. The idea is good to teach the cultural...
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Italian City-States

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Check out this packet of worksheets involving mapping activities, vocabulary logging, reading and comprehending informational texts, etc., which focuses on Italian city-states during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. There are also...
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Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? A Comparison in American Culture

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
As part of their study of the Progressive Era, class groups examine a 20th century version of "The Three Little Pigs" through a New Era lens and identify how ideals such as the value of hard work, creativity, and problem solving, etc.,...
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Immigration Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students visit Ellis Island Immigration Museum (as a field trip or a virtual visit) and pretend to be Italian immigrants to the United States. They write a journal entry detailing their first week in the United States. They interview an...
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Strategies for Developing Listening Skills in the AP Italian Course

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Preparing your class for the Italian advanced placement exam? This article breaks down the different components of the test, paying particular attention to the listening portion. How are you going to build your class's listening...
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Pee Jokes, the Italian Renaissance, Commedia Dell'Arte: Crash Course Theater #12

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Welcome to the Renaissance, known as one of the most vibrant periods in the world of theater. An informational video provides a thorough overview of the period, noting key changes that took place on the stage. After a lengthy discussion...
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Developing Awareness: An Intercultural Communication Lesson Plan

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students, divided into two groups, are put into a new culture, where they must create their own body language for greetings, etc. They learn aspects of other cultures such as body language, discourse patterns, male and female roles.
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Immigration Unit

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders develop an appreciate for the various cultures that are present in their local community. Through reading and research, they explain how various culture came to live in their area. At the conclusion of the unit, 3rd...
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Tracing the History Of Food

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explore cultural variations in food preparation. They pick a country and research dishes of cultural significance. They prepare their food and present the dish to the class creatively.
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Foods Around the World

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Bring the flavors of the world into your classroom with this tasty presentation on foods from around the globe. Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Lithuanian, Welsh, and Italian foods are depicted with descriptions and colorful photos. Tip:...
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Crusades and Culture in the Middle Ages

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The Crusades sounds like a glamorous time period in the Middle Ages full of glory—but was it? Scholars find and review the truth of the Crusades' influence on the world through the resource. The study guides, separated individually by...
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Countries and Cultures

For Teachers 4th - 6th
In this countries and cultures worksheet, students write definitions for various terms, complete a description of a trip around Europe by adding articles, and write an essay about places to visit in their own country.
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Family Traditions, Customs and Beliefs

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Young scholars discuss African childhood, explore family traditions, customs, and beliefs, examine African recipes, discuss differences or similarities in food preparation between the U.S. and Africa, and prepare a dish with adult...
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An Exploratory Approach to the Teaching of French in the Middle School

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students review the most recent vocabulary list of French words. Using literature by Victor Hugo and Guy de Maupassant, they discover the history and culture of France. Using a map and the text, they locate the cities and regions of...
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A Fairy Tale: Italian Folklore

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students work in groups to write an original fairy tale in Italian. They research the components of a fairy tale, compare and contrast fairy tales with myths and follow an outline to write a complete, 15-20 page fairy tale.
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Marostica, Una Citta Incantevole

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explore various Italian websites on the city of Marostica. They complete a worksheet, list the cultural events they would like to see, create a poster of an imagined cultural festivity in Italy, or write a radio announcement.

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