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55 resources with the keyterm kwanzaa

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Kwanzaa Dancing With Elmo

For Students Pre-K - K
As an introduction to a discussion of Kwanzaa, this fun and colorful video of Elmo dancing to an African beat is the terrific tool!
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Kwanzaa Symbol Strips

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Research the African family holiday of Kwanzaa and find the symbols for the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Learners analyze the symbols and how they may relate to their own lives. They then create an original art following the designs of...
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Bulletin Board Patterns: The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa

For Students 2nd - 3rd
Enhance your Kwanzaa celebration with bulletin patterns that identify the seven principles of Kwanzaa, provide a pronunciation guide, and a brief explanation of the principle. A great way to encourage Umoja.
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Unity in Action

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Elementary learners make a collage after learning about Kwanzaa. They discuss the concept of unity and make a collage of pictures that they feel exemplify unity.
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Let's Celebrate Kwanzaa!

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Learn more about Kwanzaa with a celebratory lesson. As learners analyze My First Kwanzaa Book by Debbi Chocolate, they compare and contrast the celebration to other holiday traditions they know about. Next, they prepare and play a...
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Celebrate Kwanzaa in the United States

For Teachers K
Explore the components of the African American celebration of Kwanzaa in the United States. Complete with learning objectives, a materials and preparation list, and eight days of lesson plans, the resource incorporates the principles of...
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3-D Multicultural Ornaments

For Teachers K - 8th
Students create and color three-dimensional ornaments reflecting December's many cultural celebrations. They decide which symbol they wish to create as an ornament, draw or trace the outline of the symbol, and follow directions as they...
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A Study of the Principles of Kwanzaa

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Discover the seven principles of Kwanzaa and the ways they apply to everyday life. High schoolers use the Internet to research two examples of the principles of Kwanzaa, and share their findings with their peers.
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Kwanzaa: Invitations and Menus

For Teachers 5th - 9th
It's time to celebrate Kwanzaa in the classroom! After studying the traditions of the holiday, learners design a menu decorated in the colors and symbols associated with Kwanzaa.
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Light the Kwanzaa Candles

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Create Kwanzaa candles with an engaging art activity. Learners use toilet paper rolls to make Kwanzaa candles before discussing the meaning of Kwanzaa and acting out lighting the candles.
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What is Kwanzaa?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Describe the general characteristics of Kwanzaa after reading Seven Candles of Kwanzaa. For this Kwanzaa instructional activity, learners study the principles of the Kwanzaa holiday and interpret the principles through music and dance....
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Habari Gani: What is the News?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Display creative works of art after learning about Kwanzaa. Kindergartners hear stories about the history of Kwanzaa and its celebrations. They then create artwork, practice African dances and listen to African music.
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The Kwanzaa Tradition: Pronoun Review

For Students 3rd - 4th
Celebrate Kwanzaa and reinforce grammar skills with one language arts activity. Learners add missing pronouns to sentences in a passage about the traditions and customs of Kwanzaa. Next, they answer four comprehension questions about...
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Hunt the Fact Monster

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this December holiday themed activity students will explore a link to an on line encyclopedia and then determine the answers to five questions related to December holidays, China, and Pakistan.
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My First Kwanzaa Book Activity Card

For Students Pre-K - K
Kindergartners respond to the events in My First Kwanzaa Book by completing an activity at home with a parent. After cutting out six labeled picture cards, they arrange them in the order in which they appeared in the book.
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Celebrate Kwanzaa in the United States

For Teachers K
Students explore and study the celebration of Kwanzaa in which African-Americans remember their heritage and remind people of the importance of sharing with family and friends. They participate in a chant about the seven continents and...
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Everybody Celebrates

For Teachers K - 1st
Examine the holidays of La Posada in Mexico, Hanukkah in Israel, and Kwanzaa in the United States. Learners identify the countries on a world map, listen to stories, create art projects for each holiday, and make recipes celebrating the...
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Different Ways We Celebrate

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students examine a variety of ways that families celebrate winter holidays. They complete a graphic organizer comparing Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, and write a five-sentence paragraph about one of the holidays discussed. Students...
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Winter Holidays Around the World

For Teachers 2nd
How much do you know about the holidays around the world? Second graders put their knowledge to the test with a 14-day lesson about global celebrations. They read informational text, employ KWL charts, and compare and contrast the many...
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Winter Celebrations as a Reflection of Culture

For Teachers K
Students listen to a person who celebrates Kwanzaa speak about the celebration and show the class the seven symbols of Kwanzaa. Students share their own experiences. They make a "mkeka" (mat for Kwanzaa symbols). Students listen to a...
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Linking Kwanzaa to Technology and History

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders use the Internet to research the holiday of Kwanzaa. Using the information, they create a brochure to promote the holiday to others. They email the information to a friend to end the activity.
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The Story of Kwanzaa

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Celebrate Kwanzaa with a game of Kalah, also known as Mankala or Owara. Using an egg carton and a set of beans, players take all of the beans out of one of his or her cups and move to the right, dropping one bean into each of the next...
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December Holidays:Create A Comparison Chart

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
How are Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas, and Ramadan similar? How are they different? Learners research the different December holiday celebrations around the world and compare the dates, symbols, countries, foods, and stories...
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Kwanzaa

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners use the internet to gather information on the holiday of Kwanzaa. They discover the origins and traditions of the holiday and create a stamp and greeting card. They examine the seven principles of Kwanzaa as well.