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Sacred Stories of Native Americans

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A Native America in the Classroom collection provides six videos and support materials about indigenous peoples who lived throughout North, Central, and South America. Young historians are introduced to Incan and Hopi origin stories, a...
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Kabuki: The People's Dramatic Art

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Discover the kabuki form of Japanese classical theater performance and its reflection of the historical evolution of Japanese government and culture. As the first dramatic performance form catering to the common people, kabuki is shaped...
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AP Human Geography Comparative World Religions Project

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
The guidelines and graphic organizer of this resource are great tools for beginning a comparative religions project with your class! After completing an information sheet comparing six major world religions (Judaism, Confucianism,...
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World Religions

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Support your class members in gaining a more comprehensive understanding of cultures and perspectives around the globe with a project on world religions.
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Compare and Contrast Cultures

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Using informational text to make cross cultural comparisons is a great way to build a global understanding and comparative analysis skills. With several handy worksheets and a Venn diagram the class will read to make cross textual...
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What Is Culture?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explore the complexity of culture with this rich and comprehensive lesson plan, which will prompt your learners to think critically and respectfully discuss our current definitions of culture, and how those definitions might evolve.
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Of Cultural Riches

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
In what ways do immigrant cultures influence American culture? Young historians explore cultural diffusion and diversity in the United States, and interview peers to discuss shared and unique cultural experiences.
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Folk and Popular Culture

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Good enough for a college class, this resources discusses multiple aspects pertaining to the issues with globalization and the differences between pop and folk culture. It defines major terminology, provides concrete examples, and...
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Islamic Art

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Did you know that the English word paradise comes from the Persian word pairidiz which means an enclosed park? This 76-slide PowerPoint introduces viewers to Islamic art, architecture, and religious beliefs. Designed to prepare learners...
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Religion: Location, Diffusion, and Cultural Landscape

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Clear and well-organized presentations are hard to come by. Luckily, here you'll find excellent information of the location, diffusion, and cultural landscape of each of the world's seven major religions. A truly helpful resource for...
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Cultural Diversity

For Teachers Higher Ed
Introducing the topic of cultural diversity and the social issues surrounding it, this presentation will get your students thinking about stereotypes involving race, gender, and sexual orientation. Affirmative action and positive and...
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Bless Me, Ultima: Culture and History

For Teachers 9th - 12th
"The orange of the golden carp appeared at the edge of the pond. . ." The second session in a 10-lesson unit study of Bless Me, Ultima examines the cultural and historic context of the novel. Just as Antonio struggles trying to align his...
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Cultural Research Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Class members explore cultural diversity through a variety of texts that showcase the importance of traditions. Then, they interview their family members to research their own cultural background and write their findings on quilt pieces....
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Religion in Culture & Politics: Women’s empowerment in Syria

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What defines a woman as empowered, and how does this definition compare to the ideas and actions of a group of Muslim women in Syria? After watching a series of video clips from a documentary film about a school for girls in Damascus,...
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Respect: Race, Religion, and Culture

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Honor the medley of races, religions, and cultures that make up our world with a discussion-based lesson designed to showcase the beauty that is the similarities and differences amongst us. 
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Beliefs in Traditional African Religions

For Students 6th - 10th
While there are a few aspects of this worksheet missing, it can absolutely be useful and suit your African religions study. A worksheet is split into 3 parts: "before you read," "while you read," and "after you read." There is a chart...
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Mapping Cultural Universals

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students identify the correlations between many nations.  In this geographic culture activity, students create maps based on nationalities, languages and religions.  Students present their maps to the class.
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The Mother Culture of Mexico: The Olmecs

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders study the Olmec civilization. They develop a map of Mexico and a map of the area of the Olmec civilization. They research Olmec art, religion, and architecture. They construct Olmec symbols including giant heads, altars,...
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Understanding Mayan Culture

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners study an ancient culture in Mexico whose people were called the Mayans. They compare certain aspects of Mayan culture with Ancient Egypt. They discuss why some other ancient cultures (Egypt and China) were able to survive for...
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Late Antique, Early Jewish and Christian Art

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Early Jewish and Christian art and architecture are featured in a 70-slide presentation designed for AP art history and humanities classes. In addition to the images, tenets of both religions, and maps of the regions are included.
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Why Is Cultural Diversity a Positive Thing?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
From more empathetic individuals to greater tolerance in government, learners explore the benefits of a culturally diverse world through a series of collaborative, discussion-based activities. 
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Islamic Art; Exploring the Visual Arts of the Middle East

For Teachers 5th - 8th
The intent of this unit is to demonstrate some of the traditional arts of the Middle East. Extensive background information on the religion, culture, and nature of Islamic art found throughout the Middle East is provided. Each of the...
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7th Grade World Religions Research Worksheet

For Students 7th
A perfect resource to guide your young research analysts as they dive into a paper about any one of the major world religions. It includes very basic questions that pertain to the information necessary to compose a good expository paper...
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Global Music Patterns- Islamic Art

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students compose music using Islamic patterns. In this cultural arts instructional activity, students examine Islamic art and analyze the patterns. Students incorporate various Islamic patterns into a musical composition.