Religious Holidays Teacher Resources

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Ring in the holiday season with The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson. A teacher's guide to each chapter, crossword puzzles, quote matching, and creative writing prompts are just a few of the language arts activities...
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Dos Fiestas

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students research holidays of Spanish-speaking countries and use their knowledge of the Spanish language to write and send email.
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My Culture

For Students 8th - 9th
In this culture worksheet, students answer ten short-answer questions about their own culture then write about the major cultural influences in their lives.
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Egg Hunt Lesson

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore religious holidays by participating in an egg hunt. In this Easter lesson, 4th graders review the different U.S. states and capitols before completing a geography egg hunt activity. Students read geographic clues...
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We Wish You a Merry Something, America

For Students 8th
In this we wish you a merry something, America worksheet, 8th graders read or listen to a paragraph explaining that the term merry Christmas is not politically correct in America.  Students discuss 4 warm up topics, complete pre-reading,...
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Teaching the Easter Story

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
If you are looking for a secular approach to teaching about Easter, this may just be the resource for you. Pupils read a paraphrased text depicting the last supper, arrest, and crucifixion of Jesus Christ as told in the Bible, while also...
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Developing Dialogue

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Why do people argue?  Use the article "A Holiday Medley, Off Key" to discuss the struggles that interfaith couples face when choosing to celebrate certain holidays. Then, in small groups, encourage learners to write dialogues that...
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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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For Students 6th - 10th
In this comprehension worksheet on Greece, students read the article presented and then answer the questions that follow. There are 12 short answer questions to complete about Greece, where it is located, the people, celebrations, and...
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Exploring the Spirit of Islam, Ramadan, and the Hajj

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore the different ways people celebrate their religions.  In this Religion instructional activity, 9th graders examine the basics of Islam.  Students create a handout on a specific topic about Islam. 
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The School Holiday Calendar

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Various Muslim holidays and their meanings are researched and your students will predict whether or not they should be recognized on the New York City school calendar.  An extension could be to write a letter to the Mayor about their...
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Invitation to Religion

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners are introduced to the five major religions of the world: Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity and Hinduism. They research an important holiday from one of these religions and design an invitation to the celebration.
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Developing a Sense of Pride in Oneself and Respecting the Similarities and Differences of Others

For Teachers 1st
First graders use the think/pair/share strategy to show the similarities and differences of their holidays. They discuss reasons it's important to accept the different ways people celebrate. Students listen as the teacher reads "Uncle...
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Celebrating Connections

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders examine religious traditions and celebrations.  In this Social Studies lesson, 3rd graders compare and contrast different religions.  Students research a specific religion and prepare a presentation for the class.
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Asian and Other Cultures

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers view and discuss a video showing different festivals celebrated in Asian cultures. They participate in a class survey of the different festivals celebrated in their own families and brainstorm the purposes for...
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South American Cultures

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine South American festivals. In this cultural diversity lesson, students research Spanish cultural festivals and determine their purpose. Middle schoolers write and conduct a survey about cultural festivals.
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The Whole World Celebrated Christmas! Right?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students take a poll, answering whether they agree or disagree with various statements about the Christmas holiday season. They read and discuss holidays around the world that are celebrated at Christmas time, and write essay responses.
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Fall and Winter Religious Celebrations

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students discover the unique beliefs and celebrations of the five major religions in the world. In groups, they discuss the terms associated with each religion and are read books about their celebrations. They create their own dharma...
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For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students demonstrate an understanding of what a fiesta is by participating in various activities and conducting research.
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Leap Year

For Teachers 6th - 9th
In this Leap Year reading comprehension worksheet, can learn about the various types of calendars (lunar, solar, etc.) and answer 7 multiple choice questions. Also included is a word search of key terms.
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Community Celebrations

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders are introduced to cultural history and diversity that is present in the community in which they live by examining secular and sacred celebrations. Students create scrapbooks to chronicle their family's celebrations.