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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
    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
    ARTICLE

    Blogging and the Immigrant Experience

    To help her students understand each other’s stories, backgrounds and experiences—and to improve their writing—this teacher added blogging to her curriculum.
    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    Mutual Learning Through Conversation

    Certain encounters help young students develop values and virtues that open spaces in their minds and hearts so they can see the world and its people in broader terms.
    Professional Development Topic
    Instruction
    Topic