New Year Investigations: Tablescapes

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After reading about Nowruz, Persian New Year, and researching their own traditions, investigators create a tablescape display using symbols that represents how their family celebrates the holiday. A great way to celebrate all the cultures in your classroom.

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Instructional Ideas
  • For class members who have no New Year's traditions, provide a list of annual celebrations like Ramadan, Rosh Hashanah, Chinese New Year, etc. that they can research
  • Background information and images of tablescapes are included in the 13-page packet
  • The packet includes richly detailed plans, links to other resources including story-telling videos, and graphic organizers


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