Comparing and Contrasting Christmas Around the World
It’s time to take a trip around the world and experience Christmas in different countries. Students will explore how their Christmas traditions compare and contrast with kids across the world and chart their findings on a Venn diagram.
Use this lesson to give your students an opportunity to share about their family traditions. Prior to the lesson, they'll complete a worksheet to gather information about the way their family honors their culture and beliefs with traditions. They'll bring their information back to the classroom to share with their peers.
What adventures can a reindeer, candy cane, and a snowman embark on? Let’s find out! In this writing lesson, students will write a Christmas-themed narrative incorporating characters, setting, problem, and solution.
Use this lesson to show your students that dreams can become reality with dedication and determination. This lesson will teach them about a man who made his dream come true by standing firm in front of the most challenging obstacles.
Your students will turn boring number sentences into fun, Christmas-themed word problems! They will get practice with math and writing as they use their creative juices to write and solve single digit addition word problems.
Sugar skulls and fancy dress aren't all there is to the Day of the Dead. In this lesson students will learn about several societies that celebrate their dead, as well as some of the history behind the traditions of the Día de los Muertos.
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, teach your students about fun and silly limerick poems. In this lesson, students will learn about the characteristics of limerick poems and will have fun reading a variety of them!
Gabi Garcia's "Listening With My Heart" provides students with an opportunity to reflect on ways to extend themselves compassion all year long. This engaging lesson supports students in understanding what kindness is, as well as how to be kind to themselves and others in their daily lives.
Counting Money for Red Envelopes: A Chinese New Year Tradition
“Gong Xi Fa Cai, Hong Bao Na Lai!” This means "Happy New Year, Give me my red envelope!" Students will count coins and write the value all while learning about the Chinese New Year tradition of handing out red envelopes filled with money.
Retelling of The Monkey King: A Famous Chinese Story
In honor of Chinese New Year, share with your students a famous Chinese story called *The Monkey King*. Students will practice their comprehension skills as they retell the story, identifying what happens in the beginning, middle, and end.
This lesson, perfect for first and second grade learners, will help kids become environmental activists as they think of ways to help the Earth! First, students will brainstorm examples of what it means to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Next, students will partake in a creative art project where they trace their hands and think of way ways they can give the planet a hand. This engaging activity integrates creative writing skills and Earth science.
What's more romantic than a bar graph on Valentine's Day? In this Valentine's Day lesson plan, students will use information from a data set to create their own tally charts and bar graphs and then analyze these graphs to answer questions.
This winter-themed lesson plan, which incorporates the book *Tree of Cranes* by Allen Say, teaches students about Japanese traditions and customs. They will review the basic elements of a narrative story, and then write their own narratives about a special event or moment in their life.
Have you ever wondered how people in different parts of the world celebrate your favorite holiday? Use this lesson to research the similarities and differences between Valentine's Day celebrations in different regions of the world.
This lesson will teach your students about the six guiding principles of Martin Luther King, Jr. They'll read a picture book to learn about these beliefs. Then they'll write about how these principles were present in MLK Jr.'s life, and how they're present in their own lives.
Need a promotion? Then have your students participate in a writing lesson that will have them voting for you! Give students the opportunity to place teachers in the spotlight, as they persuade others why teachers make the best presidents.
Are you similar to your Chinese zodiac animal? In this lesson, your students will learn about their zodiac animal and write about an example from their life that captures a time when they displayed traits similar to their zodiac animal.