A Storytelling Festival
Students examine oral storytelling examples from Native American cultures. They select stories to present orally to the class as part of a storytelling festival. They also think of familiar customs and create their own stories.
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Teaching Through Kamishibai and The Art of Chinese Calligraphy
Young learners discover kamishibai, a popular Japanese storytelling art, and explore how these Japanese folktales illustrate the country's cultural themes and values through discussion and storyboarding.
2nd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Festivals of Light Hanukkah
Five sessions make up a activity on the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah. After reading and teaching young historians the history of the Jewish holiday, learners explore the celebration through hands-on activities and collaborative learning.
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History
Sundiata, Mali’s Lion King
Students investigate the history of Mali. In this African cultures lesson, students research the impact of Sundiata Keita as king of Mali, recognize the significance of historical Malian festivals, and create character masks to be worn...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Introduction to Junkanoo! A Bahamian Festival
Students understand the importance of the Bahamian celebration of Junkaroo. In this culture lesson, students participate in the activities of Junakroo and how it makes people work together. Students define vocabulary related to the...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
New Review Tell Us a Tale: Teaching Students to Be Storytellers
Encourage scholars to retell their favorite short story or folktale, adding personal details to make it their own. After reading their book of choice several times, story tellers retell a tale verbally to their classmates.
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable