A Festival of Thanksgiving by Barbara Ann Novelli
In this Thanksgiving lesson plan that includes center activities, students study the festival of Thanksgiving. They make butter, play games, and bake cornbread by following the explicit instructions.
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Festivals: Learning for Life and Work
How do different communities celebrate special occasions? After researching celebrations in their countries, class members investigate other festivals like those associated with Ramadan, Diwali, Chinese New Year, Halloween, Easter,...
K - 12th Social Studies & History
Introduction to Pre-Columbian Lessons
Native peoples established civilizations all over Central and North America. Introduce native civilizations with a unit that promotes discussion, reinforces map skills, enhances reading comprehension, and exposes young historians to the...
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History
Arthur’s World Neighborhood: Bibliography for Kids
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...
1st - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Ethnic Folklore in Your Classroom: Traditions, Tales, and Treasures from Tijuana to Timbuktu
Students create their own festival. In this folk life lesson plan, students research their folklore history by interviewing their parents and grandparents, organizing the data found, and presenting that material to the class. Students...
Pre-K - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Art to Zoo: India-Where Remarkable Differences Are Ordinary
Students "visit" India to learn about its culture and the lives of children in India. In this India instructional activity, students conduct research and report on the lives of Indian children in the form of a mock interview between a...
4th - 9th Social Studies & History