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Nureyev: The Unconquerable Will

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider the development of dance across cultures. In this dance genre lesson, students study the history of Russia and the Mongol Tatars. Students research how classical ballet made its way to Russia and create collaborative...
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Book Report

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Discover Italian families though a book study. Learners also practice Italian vocabulary and grammar, explore direct and reported speech, and complete an assessment or final project.
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Traditional Remedies

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discover alternative medicines from around the globe.  In this world culture lesson, students read text from Africa, Ireland, Tibet and Tanzania discussing known remedies to diseases.  Students discuss with each other their...
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Food Choices: A Socio-Cultural Decision

For Teachers K - 3rd
Young scholars discuss their food preferences. Using a flannel board and food models students describe what they would like to eat for dinner. Young scholars compare their selections with their classmates. Students identify the...
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African Development: Cultures, Settlers, and Policy Debates

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Discuss the waves of settlers that attempted to colonize the African continent. Racial, social, and political issues relating to each wave of colonization are included. Note: Text is scant and will need to be fully described for the...
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History and Culture of Italy

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Italy is the birthplace of countless individuals who changed the course of human history.
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The Spanish Golden Age: Crash Course Theater #19

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Heads up! In the Golden Age, women threw cucumbers at other audience members. This detail is just one of many fun facts a video about Spanish theater during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries covers. Other information the resource...
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Italian-American Legacy

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners study the role of the Italian government in the migration, also their role in farm life and poverty. They discuss how the Italians supported their families and why they exited to other countries. They discuss how to begin a...
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Your identity, your heritage

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students list memorable moments fro childhood. They complete the worksheet "Your identity, your heritage." Students look a sites regarding genealogy and discuss information about their families' genealogy or heritage. Students visit the...
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Paper Mosaics

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders read the story "Pompeii...Buried Alive." They locate Italy on a world map and define the term artifact. Students conduct an artifact dig on the playground. Students study the characteristics of mosaics and their...
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Four Immigrant Groups: Their Lives and Music

For Students 4th
Fourth graders examine the experiences of four immigrant groups. Class members brainstorm a list of misconceptions of those groups and discuss if these perceptions are still present today. Using maps, groups locate the countries of...
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Exploring America's Diversity: Rosalia Fundaro (Beginner)

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Elementary scholars learn about the life of Rosalia Fundaro, an Italian immigrant, using primary sources. They analyze documents, complete written prompts, and participate in group discussion to understand Rosalia's life in the United...
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Sports

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Teach your class how to talk about sports in Italian! Learners watch a video, read a short interview, interview their classmates, learn the names of various sports, practice some specific grammatical tasks, and more.
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A Day in the Life from Several Perspectives

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders role-play the role of people in different cultures throughout Europe. After the role-play, they discuss the main characteristics of culture and identify where they were seen. They discover how the government of certain...
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How to Create a Virtual Mediterranean Cruise

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars determine the ports they visit and develop a plan to study each region’s history and culture.
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Mr. Mascot's Magical Musical Tour

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students explore particular places in the world. Students decipher clues that a class mascot leaves behind as it travels the world. Through researching the clues, students discover geographical locations, elements of world culture,...
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Geography Now! Italy

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
It's known for its pasta and its famous progeny, but Italy is home to more than 50 World Heritage sites—and a plethora of lesser-known places. The country sits on an active fault zone, and it houses a third of Europe's fauna. A...
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Correspondence

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students write a pen pal letter to narrate a special event in the life of a young person in the TL culture. In this pen pal lesson plan, students read and respond to letters by their classmates.
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The Indian Subcontinent Since 1947: The Legacy of Independence

For Teachers 7th - 10th
An exploration of Indian and Pakistani cultures and conflicts throughout the 20th - 21st centuries, this presentation features relevant political cartoons and poignant photos to illustrate the breadth of politics in India and Pakistan....
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Geography Now! Montenegro

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Montenegro has a laid-back reputation. However, as seen an insightful video resource, its history includes fierce fighting against waves of invaders throughout the centuries. With more Italian influence than other Balkan countries, it's...
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The Name Game

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students participate in a variety of activities that promote multicultural diversity. They examine the names on a professional football team roster and make the analogy of the make-up of the team to the make-up of America. They create...
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Geography Now! Dominican Republic

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
The lush Dominican Republic was home to the Taino people, but it also claims to be the first colonial outpost of the Spanish. Its indigenous influences give the DR a unique culture, and yet, it also claims to be the final resting place...
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Geography Now! Malta

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
It's Catholic, Arabic, French and Italian—in short, Malta's identity is a complex amalgamation of its historical influences. The island archipelago off the coast of Italy is so scenic, it's regularly used for filming television shows and...
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Mythological Goddesses: Worldwide

For Students 9th - 12th
From Celtic, Egyptian, and Roman myths, the goddesses of various world myths are the focus of this quiz. Basic identification of these characters compose the ten questions. Check your readers' understanding after studying world myths and...

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