Lesson Plan

Intermediate Kwanzaa

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As part of a study of holiday traditions, language learners read about the creation of Kwanzaa, the seven-day festival created by Dr. Maulana Karenga to celebrate traditional African values.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups research various holiday celebrations and develop presentations intended to inform classmates of these traditions
Classroom Considerations
  • Although designed for language learners, the materials and activities are appropriate for all classrooms
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  • The 11-page packet includes reading materials that detail the creation of and the ceremonies associated with Kwanzaa, pair-share activities, a vocabulary list, and idiom practice exercises
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