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LA CENERENTOLA (Cinderella)

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students research Cinderella stories from different cultures. They explore how words, like opera, can tell a story. Students identify the unique cultural elements of various versions of the Cinderella story. identify aspects of Students...
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Social Studies: Where I Come From

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners research the countries of their origins and examine life there today. They write family travel logs by interviewing family members about their heritages, and they visit the Xpeditions Website for online resources about their...
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Immigration Explorations, Part 2

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Pupils conduct secondary source research using the internet and library resources to learn more about the backgrounds of their family's cultural and ethnic heritages. Students can work together in research groups that have common...
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Virtual Ellis Island Museum Unit:

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students conduct secondary source research using the internet and library resources to research the backgrounds of their family's cultural and ethnic heritages.
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Translating Traditions

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students analyze art reflective of traditions and cultural heritage. In this art analysis lesson, students complete image based discussion.
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Living in our Family

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students study the language, heritage, traditions, and customs of other cultures by becoming member of simulated families in other parts of the world.
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What’s your Name?

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Youngsters work to build empathy, cultural understanding, and a sense of self as they uncover the story behind their own names. They read the book, The Name Jar, discuss immigration and how it feels to be in a new place. Then, they...
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Bead Mosaics

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
"Pure Unbounded Joy!" Inspired by Stephan Wanger's Bead Town projects, class members recycle Mardi Gras beads (and other materials) into colorful mosaics that reflect their cultural heritage. The video included in the resource models...
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Should the Ming End the Treasure Voyages?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
During the first century of Chinese Ming dynasty (1368-1644), the government sent out a total of seven voyages into the Indian Ocean. Young historians will discuss, explain, role play, and compare the decisions made by rulers during the...
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Art in the Mail

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The "mail art" phenomena was started back in the 20's with the Dada and Fluxus art movements and revitalized in the 60's. The principle of mail art, is free exchange and artistic expression. Learners study these facts and then create...
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Linguistic Diversity Secondary

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Don't be scared off by the title! Read this information packet with your class, or send them off on their own. After each section, you'll find a series of comprehension questions. Great preparation for state testing!
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Pilgrim Heritage and Ancestory

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Learners explore immigrants and immigration to the United States. They define and explain their definition of the term pilgrim. Students evaluate the goals of their ancestors as they arrived in America. Learners research and design a...
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Seas of Grass

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view a video clip about grasslands. They identify threats to grasslands and describe cultures which have adapted to grassland conditions. They discuss possible solutions to preserve grasslands as well.
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The Power of Words: Social Justice Words

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students role-play the position of a presidential candidate. They create their platform to include social justice programs and present it to the class. They answer questions to end the lesson.
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Teaching Tolerance

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine several case studies on multiracial individuals and the technology used to identify them by race and ethnicity. They present their findings to classmates.
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The Impact of the Music of the Harlem Renaissance on Society

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Pupils define the community of Harlem. They explain the growth of music in this area and identify important people who spearheaded this movement. They identify places where music grew in Harlem and establish a visual as well as an...
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Oral Histories

For Teachers 6th - 12th
One of a series of lessons from Ellis Island. For this lesson, students use research from a previous lesson to conduct oral history interviews of family members to learn about their cultural and ethnic heritage.
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Irish Jig Tag

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students study Irish Dancing. They watch a video or have experienced watching dancers, such as a dance company, perform. They practice the Irish Jig as a class before the actual game. If a student is tagged by the individual with the...
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Linking Civilizations and Personal Heritage Through Multimedia and Art

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore images, symbols, and the relationship they establish with their own personal heritage. They discuss Aztec, Inca, and Maya civilizations. Students interview their family about their own personal heritage. Additional cross...
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The Immigrants of Brooklyn: Now And Then

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils compare the immigrant population during the pre-Civil War era (1855) to that of today (2000 census data). They interpret circle and bar graphs comparing immigrant populations in Brooklyn yesterday and today, and create a class bar...
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Music: Dancing a Jig

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students Watch a video to observe Celtic dancers prior to playing a game called, "Irish Jig Tag." When students are tagged with a Shamrock wand, they mimic an Irish jig. The game can be adapted to celebrate other nationalities or...
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Plans To Keep Old Air Base Open

For Students Higher Ed
In this ESL editing worksheet, students will focus on error correction and editing. Students will read a short passage correcting any spelling mistakes or omissions from the article.
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Add Fractions: Problem Solving

For Students 5th
In this adding fractions worksheet, 5th graders solve the problems using fractions. Students use the soup recipes with fractional ingredients to help them solve the problems.
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Conquering North America

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Learners create a study guide on colonization of North America. In this American Colonization lesson, students complete a chart of explorers and their conquests. Learners complete a crossword puzzle using explorer facts. Students read...

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