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Celebrations and dates -  English Template,  Novice High
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Students will practice talking about events and holidays. They will discuss the ways in which they celebrate events with family and friends in the past. Students will also be able to identify how other cultures celebrate local or national holidays. They will recommend places to celebrate birthdays or go on dates in their city, and practice how to talk about past friendships or relationships.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Date Added:
11/12/2019
CultureTalk - Arab World
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CultureTalk - Arab World features a very extensive selection of filmed interviews with people from different countries in the Arabic speaking world. While some interviews are in English, the vast majority are in Arabic. Translations and usually transcripts are provided for all non-English video clips. Topics include family, food, education, religious and cultural customs, work, art, sport, travel, etc. The regions covered are the Levant, North Africa, Egypt, and Mauritania, with an Iraqi section on the way.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Religious Studies
World Cultures
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Culture Talk: Yemeni Arabic
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CultureTalk - Arab World features native speakers from across the Arabic-speaking world giving filmed interviews, in Arabic and sometimes English, on selected topics. Text-based translations and transcriptions are often provided as downloadable documents for most Arabic videos. The videos engage a number of region/country-specific topics, including cultural traditions, religion, politics, and sports.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Economics
Languages
Social Science
World Cultures
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages
Date Added:
09/17/2013
German Level 4, Activity 07: Karneval / Carnival (Online)
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Students will learn about the Carnival holiday in Germany, as well as what it is called in the different parts of Germany. Students will also give their opinions on a variety of different topics that go with this celebration.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Shawn Moak
Mimi Fahnstrom
Amber Hoye
Date Added:
04/19/2022
HOLIDAYS: SOMETIMES HAPPY, SOMETIMES NOT
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The holidays are not always a joyful occasion, especially for those facing hardship or stress. In this activity, students share their feelings about the upcoming holidays and consider how they might provide some encouragement for those who are struggling.

Subject:
Social Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
Provider Set:
Teachable Moment
Author:
Marieke van Woerkom
Date Added:
12/13/2012
Happy Birthday, Dr. King
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This lesson provides teachers with support for using text-dependent questions and Common Core literacy strategies to help students derive big ideas and key understandings while developing vocabulary using the text "Happy Birthday Dr. King". When ten-year old Jamalĺĺs grandfather hears that the boy is in trouble for fighting to sit in the back of the bus, he tells Jamal about Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the civil rights movement. Jamal responds with an idea for a skit for his schoolĺĺs King Day assembly.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Anchorage District
Author:
Kathryn Jones
Date Added:
10/01/2013
Juneteenth
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Students will read General Order #3, the order that notified enslaved people in Texas that the Civil War had ended and they were to be emancipated. They will then analyze a primary source broadside from the Virginia Museum of History and Culture related to the earliest celebrations of Juneteenth. They will then be asked to write a letter to a member of their division’s central office regarding the celebration of Juneteenth.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Woodson Collaborative
Date Added:
02/28/2023
Lions, Dragons, and Nian: Animals of the Chinese New Year
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The most important festival in the Chinese calendar is the New Year or Spring Festival. One of the annual events used to commemorate the festival is a colorful parade complete with animated dragon and lion figures.

In the first activity the student will learn the major differences between Eastern and Western dragons and discover why Eastern dragons are associated with Chinese New Year. They will hear a story about how the dragons came to rule major rivers of China. In the second activity, they will also learn about the Chinese New Year Dragon Parade and discover why firecrackers are used to drive off evil spirits, especially one called the Nian. In the third activity the students will see images of parading dragons, including sound-enhanced video and read poems about the New Year. In the fourth lesson the students will discover that the Chinese lion has imaginary characteristics similar to the dragon. They will view images of the lion and hear about how this highly stylized beast once fought the ferocious Nian. They will learn about the lion dancers in the New Year parade and compare them to the dragon dancers. Finally they will make their own lion masks.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEment!
Date Added:
09/28/2010
Lunar New Year, Mandarin Chinese, Novice-Mid, High
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In this activity, students will watch a series of short videos about traditions and celebrations surrounding Lunar New Year . After each video, students will answer and talk about a few discussion questions relating to the videos.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Date Added:
04/24/2019
Reflecting on National Hispanic Heritage Month
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This lesson uses Hispanic Heritage Month as a jumping off point for discussing how history is shaped and what we can do together to include a larger variety of voices and narratives in our study of history.

Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
Provider Set:
Teachable Moment
Author:
Marieke van Woerkom
Date Added:
10/08/2014
Scenario, English Template, Novice High
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In this activity, students will review by talking about food, health, and parties. Students will interview each other in Spanish about foods, health, culture, and parties. Students will learn how to ask and answer questions entirely in Spanish.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Date Added:
11/12/2019
Span. 102 Lab 10 - Las celebraciones  y  fechas especiales / Celebrations and dates - Novice High
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Students will practice talking about events and holidays. They will discuss the ways in which they celebrate events with family and friends in the past. Students will also be able to identify how other cultures celebrate local or national holidays. They will recommend places to celebrate birthdays or go on dates in their city, and practice how to talk about past friendships or relationships.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Date Added:
02/28/2019
Spanish Level 2, Activity 10: Las Celebraciones y Citas / Celebrations and Dates (Online)
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In this activity, students will discuss Spain's New Year's 12 grape tradition, going on dates in their own city, and their own holiday traditions. This activity could be modified from focusing primarily on the L1 culture to the L2 culture in order to integrate more culture into the activity. This activity is more conversation-based and less culture-based, though it does discuss some Spanish traditions.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Ashley Johnson
Amber Hoye
Date Added:
12/16/2020
Spanish Level 2, Activity 10: Las celebraciones y citas / Celebrations and Going on Dates (Face-to-Face)
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In this activity, students will discuss Spain's New Year 12 grape tradition, going on dates in their own city, and their own holiday traditions. This activity could be modified from focusing primarily on the L1 culture to the L2 culture in order to integrate more culture into the activity. This activity is more conversation based and less culture based, though it does discuss some Spanish traditions.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Date Added:
03/25/2019
Spanish Level 2, Activity 14: Para terminar / To End (Face-to-Face)
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In this activity, students will review by talking about food, health, and parties. Students will interview each other in Spanish about foods, health, culture, and parties. Students will learn how to ask and answer questions entirely in Spanish.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Date Added:
12/05/2018
Thanksgiving
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A selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring historical perspectives on the American Thanksigiving tradition. This set also includes a Teacher's Guide with historical context and teaching suggestions.

Subject:
History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
Primary Source Set
Date Added:
08/19/2022
Thanksgiving: Exploring Perspectives
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November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to recognize the many contributions the first Americans have made to this country. It’s also a good time to take a critical look at some popular myths about the first interactions between the European pilgrims and the Native American peoples they found living in the “new world.”

On Thursday, people across the country will celebrate Thanksgiving Day. The lesson plan that follows explores historical facts, myths and perspectives about Thanksgiving Day, including both the happiness and the sorrow associated with this tradition.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
Provider Set:
Teachable Moment
Author:
Marieke van Woerkom
Date Added:
11/22/2013
Vocabulary Words: Holidays and Traditions
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This list presents a basic set of vocabulary words that deal with categories of holidays, traditions, and religion, including various religious sects, acts of worship, houses of worship, and theological concepts. The list also refers to non-religious ideologies, and sacred scriptures. The majority of words contained within the website are nouns, and some verbs are interspersed. The words and verbs are presented in both Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian colloquial. All of the words feature Arabic script and transliteration.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Arabic Desert Sky
Date Added:
09/17/2013