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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

    Learning Diversity Through Celebrated Holidays

  • How can I describe and compare my group identities with those of other people?
  • How can I describe ways people are different from me?
  • How can I live, work and play with others when we have differences?
  • Why is history important? Does it affect how people live today?
  • Grade Level
    3-5
    Subject
    Social Studies
    History
    Social Justice Domains
    LEARNING PLAN

    Thanksgiving and Culture

  • How does our culture affect the way we celebrate American holidays?
  • How are our identities today shaped by society?
  • Do the ways we present our identities change depending on where we are or the people we are with?
  • Grade Level
    6-8
    Subject
    Reading & Language Arts
    Social Studies
    History
    Social Justice Domains
    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

    Early African Calendars

    Many math educators believe that learning about the multicultural history of mathematics can help a more diverse range of students achieve math success. Knowledge of their ancestors' contributions, proponents say, could enhance students' interest in algebra, for example, which was brought to Europe in books written by Islamic scholars from Central Asia, Arabia, Turkey, and North Africa. The following excerpt and activity, examines the origins of early North African number systems.
    Grade Level
    6-8
    Subject
    Social Studies
    History
    Math & Technology
    Social Justice Domain