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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

    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
    ARTICLE

    Diwali in the Classroom: A Parent’s Perspective

    Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, is celebrated by more than a billion people all over the world. Here are a few ways you can teach your students about Diwali—and promote multicultural understanding.
    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
    ARTICLE

    Do's and Don'ts of Celebrating MLK Day

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an ideal time to reflect on the life and legacy of this great leader, but it's important to do it with care and nuance—and to keep the conversation going beyond January 15.
    WEBINAR

    The 45 Days of Black History

    45 Days
    This webinar will prepare educators to use the approximately 45 days between the King holiday and the end of February to engage all students in recognizing and understanding how black Americans have moved United States and world history forward. Join Teaching Tolerance as we share practices and strategies for celebrating the contributions of African Americans, whether they are household names or unsung heroes.
    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