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Preserving Family Traditions

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students interview members of their family and identify celebrations, customs and family traditions. They write a paragraph about a family tradition and create an informational poster or a meal to share with the class.
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Lao Design: Lotus Flower Constructions

For Teachers K - 4th
Students create lotus flowers in 3-D designs applying Lao art techniques. Following a teacher demonstration, they assemble their own lotus flower candleholders and the teacher arranges a group flotation in a body of water. Students...
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Happy 40th Birthday Brown Bear

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
What do you see? Wish a happy birthday to Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle's Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? The lesson includes six extension activities for the books and its companion stories, including a maze and animal...
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Birthday Party

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students help plan a party for Q-Bear and think about some of the different ways people celebrate their birthdays. They then demonstrate knowledge and understanding of customs and traditions associated with participation in cultural...
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For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study the vocabulary of philanthropy and the tradition in their community of altruism. For this philanthropy lesson, students discuss traditions and philanthropy. They create a class dictionary of philanthropy terms and...
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Classroom Guide for The Birthday Swap

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Learners complete activities with the book The Birthday Swap by Loretta Lopez. In this literature lesson, students answer pre-reading questions, locate new vocabulary, and read the story. They answer comprehension questions, complete...
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Happy Birthday to You

For Teachers K - 6th
Students explore how people celebrate traditional holidays in various cultures. They participate in activities that are used to celebrate birthdays in different cultures. Students analyze the celebrations.
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Birthday Customs

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students are introduced to the customs and origins of a variety of common birthday celebrations. They work in groups to research common birthday customs and history and then make individual books highlighting a custom that has meaning to...
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Preserving Family Traditions

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students gather information about their own family's traditions and consider ways to preserve them. They identify celebrations, customs, and ways of doing things that are part of their family tradition.
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The Seasonal Round and The Cycle of Life

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders are introduced to the concept of the seasonal round and how folklife traditions vary from season to season. They begin charting dates of personal interest on seasonal round calendars by starting with birthdays. Students...
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Japan: Traditions and Culture

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore Japanese customs and history. They create their own works that reflect these traditions. They identify and use primary and secondary sources to learn and communicate about the past.
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For Teachers 1st - 4th
What are some things you think are special enough to keep? Discussing special things launches young learners into reading Keepers. They investigate related vocabulary and practice before, during, and after reading comprehension...
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Wringer: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Some traditions should be broken—or at least Palmer thinks so. Palmer, a character in Wringer, dreads the tradition that goes along with turning 10 so much that he even dreads his birthday. Scholars learn how Palmer solves his troubles...
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A death in the Royal Family: Dealing with Loss

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students read and discuss the story "Prince Talks About Magical Grandmother." They list ceremonies of traditions associated with emotional times in their lives. Students prepare a script for a video message to Prince Charles designed to...
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Celebrate You

For Teachers 1st
First graders locate place of birth on a map. They identify their birthdays and place a graphing square with their birthday written on it under the corresponding month. They compare birthdays on the graph. They read "P.B. Bear's Birthday...
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Beyond the Page: Henry's First-Moon Birthday

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students gain a deeper understanding of the book Henry's First-Moon Birthday, by Lenore Look, as they watch a video about the book, it's author and Chinese American culture.
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Chinese New Year

For Students 5th - 8th
Provide language learners an opportunity to practice their reading comprehension and speaking skills while learning about Chinese New Year with a packet packed with worksheets and activity suggestions. Zhu ni hao yun. (Good luck).
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¡Me Encanta el 4 de Julio!

For Students 6th - 8th
Let's celebrate! Have your beginning Spanish learners read the short paragraph about a boy and his family's Fourth of July tradition. There are five reading comprehension questions that follow, and a vocabulary matching activity. A great...
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The Memory Box: Descriptive Writing

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
A great way to reinforce descriptive writing, this lesson serves as an exploration of adjectives and sensory words. First, pupils describe a family tradition using as many sensory details as they can. Then, they try to draw a scene from...
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I Am Special and You Are Special Too

For Teachers Pre-K
Pre-schoolers identify things that make them a special individual. In this diversity lesson, they read the book Little Gorilla and discuss ways they are special and unique. Children create a birthday party for "Little Gorilla" and...
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Probability Games and Activities, Unit 6

For Students 6th - 8th
Get your mathematicians thinking about probability with these three activity ideas using tangible math. First, students use dice to play a simple game, determining how many "odds" and "evens" they need to win. Next, they consider...
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The History of Mardi Gras

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners gain knowledge about the history, traditions, and culture of Mardi Gras. They then apply the content to make related projects and complete assignments.
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Family Celebrations

For Teachers K - 5th
Students discuss and illustrate family celebrations.
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Songs of Native Americans

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students listen to chapter from novel When Legends Die by Hal Borland, listen to traditional Lakota song, discuss feeling song induces and in what circumstance it may be used, and examine connection between cultural music and family...