Students celebrate diversity. In this cultural differences lesson plan, students use their research skills to create a Venn diagram that compares the beliefs and practices of 2 different cultures that they select.
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Holi, Easter, Fassika, Sham El Nessim, and Earth Day are all springtime events that celebrate renewal and hope. Explore how different cultures celebrate the spring season with a three-step lesson plan that incorporates research, social...
1st - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Developing a Sense of Pride in Oneself and Respecting the Similarities and Differences of Others
First graders use the think/pair/share strategy to show the similarities and differences of their holidays. They discuss reasons it's important to accept the different ways people celebrate. Students listen as the teacher reads "Uncle...
1st Social Studies & History
Unit 8: Ordinary People-Extraordinary Impact, Lesson 3: Extraordinary People in Our Lives
Students receive a list of extraordinary Canadians. They identify the individuals they feel are heroes, and what role the media play in making heroes. Students identify a hero in their school and prepare a celebration to honor them.
1st - 6th Social Studies & History
New Review 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
Eight Tips for Eight Nights: Fun Activities For Teaching Hanukkah
Eight Hanukkah themed activities make up a resource designed to bring holiday cheer to everyone far and near. Festive activities include reading stories, singing songs, eating latkes, and more!
1st - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable