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LEARNING PLAN

Holidays Around the World

  • What are traditions and celebrations of people from around the world?
  • What are the differences between how I live and how others live?
  • Grade Level
    K-2
    Subject
    Social Studies
    Topic
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Family Turkey Togetherness

  • How can you and your family design a feather that represents your culture during the Thanksgiving holiday?
  • What pieces represent your family traditions?
  • Grade Level
    K-2
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    ELL / ESL
    Social Justice Domains
    TEXT
    Literature

    My Name was Hussein

    Hussein, the narrator of My Name Was Hussein, lives in Bulgaria. His Muslim family takes great pride in their religion and traditions. But soldiers soon arrive in their village and force all of the Muslims to adopt Christian names, thereby inhibiting their freedom and identities.
    Grade Level
    Hristo Kyuchukov
    Subject
    Civics
    History
    Economics
    Geography
    Social Justice Domain
    LESSON

    Migration and the Spirits of Life

    Celebrated annually on November 2, Dia de los Muertos, or "Day of the Dead," embraces life as it pokes fun at the Grim Reaper. (Note: In some regions, the celebration spans two days, from November 1st through the 2nd, in which case it is called Dias de los Muertos.)
    Grade Level
    Topic
    Social Justice Domain
    TEXT
    Informational

    Ramadan

    This picture book explains the Muslim holiday Ramadan by answering the 5 Ws: who, what, where, when and why.
    Grade Level
    K-2
    David F. Marx
    Topic
    Subject
    Geography
    Social Justice Domain
    LESSON

    What Do Halloween Costumes Say?

    This lesson, adaptable across grades, is designed to help students look critically at the different Halloween costumes marketed to them in the media and other places. In schools where Halloween is observed, the activity can be used to develop guidelines for acceptable holiday garb.
    Grade Level
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    ELL / ESL
    Math & Technology
    Social Justice Domain