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65 resources with the keyterm cultural awareness

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Chinese Calligraphy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore the beauty of Chinese Calligraphy. This well-developed lesson will take your class on a journey through the history of Calligraphy, engage them in technique and style, then challenge them by having them create new strokes to...
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Arthur’s World Neighborhood: Bibliography for Kids

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Support young learners as they expand their cultural awareness with this list of children's literature on countries from around the globe. Including both fictional and non-fictional texts. This resource will help students across the...
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Reflection: What’s Your FRAME?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Encourage your class to recognize the diversity in the beliefs and backgrounds of their peers. Learners use the acronym FRAME to consider culture, background, and life experiences.
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Japanese Festivals and Holidays

For Teachers 3rd - 11th
Bring the excitement and beauty of Japanese festivals into your classroom. Kids with special needs create calendars that reflect special festivals and holidays common to Japanese culture. They start the project by creating a list of...
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Dance: Discovering the Culture of Gullah

For Teachers 5th - 7th
It's wonderful to see a lesson that incorporates art, movement, and writing. These three forms of creative expression are explored as learners dance to music from the Gullah people of West Africa. They analyze several paintings, listen...
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Chinese Landscape Painting

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders learn about Chinese poetry and landscape paintings, then create their own. They view several examples and discuss the elements of each, then paint their own landscape inspired by what they saw. They then listen to, read,...
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Advanced Art – Cultural Place-setting Still life

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Upper graders view a series of films that depict rituals or celebrations as they occur in different cultural settings. They conduct a cultural investigation about one culture, brainstorm and research objects that have cultural or...
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Applying Music to Literature

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Kids explore music, history, culture, and literature in a multi-faceted lesson plan. They discuss how both historical and cultural contexts shape music, art, and literature, and then apply these concepts as they engage in a listening...
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Arabic Folk and Popular Music: Egypt, Lebanon, and Spain

For Teachers 8th - 10th
How many of us have actually listened to Arabic folk or pop music? Learn about the many facets of folk music common to Lebanon, Spain, and Egypt with this well-organized presentation. Islamic cultural influences are traced throughout...
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Twenty-Five Great Ideas for Teaching Current Events

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Teaching current events can be an amazingly-rewarding part of your teaching week. This resource presents twenty-five ways to incorporate current events into your curriculum. It offers some outstanding ideas, such as providing your...
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The Art and History of Japanese Calligraphy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Chinese and Japanese calligraphy is beautiful and significant in both culture and tradition. Engage your class in this expressive fine art form through a lesson on using, holding, and creating brush strokes common to Japanese writing...
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Chinese Folktales: An Illustrating Activity

For Teachers 2nd
In need of a really good activity that incorporates literature, art, and cultural themes? After hearing a traditional Chinese folktale and discussing cultural themes and symbolism, learners create original illustrations for the story....
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Indonesian Music

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Explore the wonderful world of Indonesian music. The purpose, instruments, and terminology that help define Javanese music is outlined in this simple slide show. Tip: Adding musical examples would greatly enhance this resource. 
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Oaxacan Animal Art

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Kids of any age can experience the beauty, color, and patterns of Oaxacan art. They view, discuss, and then make their own versions of Oaxacan animal sculptures using sulphite paper. This would be a good follow-up activity to accompany a...
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How is Poverty Affecting India Today?

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Present your social studies class with a few elements that lead to world hunger through the lens of poverty in India. They think about what they eat during the day, what it feels like to be hungry, and then brainstorm ways to end world...
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Multicultural Music Connections

For Teachers 3rd
Native American music is fun to listen to and great to play. Third graders get multiculturally inspired as they discuss musical sounds from around the globe, then play a few traditional Native American instruments. 
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Cultural Spaces

For Teachers 7th - 12th
As a way to help your students understand tolerance, personal space, and cultural diversity, this lesson plan has them give up personal space for three minutes. There is no discussion prior to this activity and seemingly very little...
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African Phoenix: Poetry Worksheet

For Students 9th - 10th
"African Phoenix" is a poem with strong imagery and voice. The class will read two poems then draw an image of what they feel the poems mean. This is a good way to spark critical analysis.
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Around the World with Cinderella

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students present Cinderella stories and portfolios from previous lessons to the class. In this cultural awareness lesson, students discuss other cultures by reading Cinderella stories from various cultures around the world.
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We Are Unique - Yet Also Alike

For Teachers 6th
How about four engaging lessons all related to bringing cultural awareness into the classroom through the arts? Sound tempting? Sixth graders will reflect on the art, storytelling, and music of various cultures, and how each transmits...
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th
To gain a better understanding of Hispanic heritage and culture, as well as to build informational comprehension skill, learners explore facets of Hispanic American History. They engage in a class discussion, research three facts, and...
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Charlie's Russian Restaurant

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Different cultures have different foods. Expose viewers to a few Russian foods and the Russian word for no. Grover explains the daily specials to a costumer at a Russian restaurant. He then serves him a bowl of Borsch.
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Henna Hand Designs Art Lesson: Make a Unique Self-Portrait

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Explore the art and cultural significance of henna hand designs. You engage the class by providing background information that describes who, what, where, when, and why henna designs are used. Then, the class uses the included templates...
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Painted Lodges

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore lodge construction as a representation of culture. In this cultural diversity and Native American history lesson, students listen to a narrative explaining the origin of Native American painted lodges. Students design...