Celebrate Your Culture
Third graders share some special occasions/events observed by their families/neighborhoods, and special activities/traditions connected with the event. They identify their own culture's customs and those of others.
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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
Eclipse Classroom Activities: Cultural Significance Project
What better way to celebrate eclipses than across cultures? Explore myths of solar and lunar eclipses from ancient cultures like the Chinese, Ancient Greek, Mesoamerican, Incan, Egyptian, Ancient Babylonian, and Middle Eastern. Learners...
1st - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Cultural Research Activity
Class members explore cultural diversity through a variety of texts that showcase the importance of traditions. Then, they interview their family members to research their own cultural background and write their findings on quilt pieces....
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Compare and Contrast Cultures
Using informational text to make cross cultural comparisons is a great way to build a global understanding and comparative analysis skills. With several handy worksheets and a Venn diagram the class will read to make cross textual...
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Idea Book – For Creating Lessons and Units About American Indians
Augment a unit on the traditions and legacies of Native Americans with an informational packet. With pages that detail the tribal origins of commonly used words, a list of ways that Native American customs influenced American democracy,...
2nd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Cultural Connections: The Tapestry of Life
Young scholars use a variety of media to explore culture as the accumulation of beliefs, learned patterns of behavior, institutions, and values. They examine how to identify, compare, and appreciate the traits of various regions and...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
Comparing Cultures: Hawaii and Japan
Children around the world may have cultural differences, yet it is an important reminder that they also have many similarities! Designed for a class of first-graders in Hawaii, this library research project has learners compare and...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts
A World of Special Celebrations
Brainstorm lists of celebrations with which your class are familiar. This lesson plan can be adapted to many different grade levels as they research ethnic and religious occasions/events celebrated by people around the world, and...
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History
Celebrate Children: A Study of Japanese Children's Festivals
Introduce Japanese culture through an exploration of 2 children's holidays. Young learners anticipate symbols for the holidays after looking at children's books' illustrations. They make a traditional carp kite and read a Carp for Kimiko...
K - 3rd English Language Arts