Celebrations around the World

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Celebrations Around the World, 121-page mega pack. This resource is low-prep and includes activities for each celebration. So easy to use and provides hours of teaching time.
This is a digital download file only
Includes 8 celebrations - this is a PDF
✤Vesak - Create a lotus flower and attach an action statement to the bottom as Vesak is about peace, kindness, goodness, learning and harmony. Look at the Buddhist flag and design your own school one.
✤Diwali - Create Rangoli designs as made during Diwali. Designs are made on the floor of the living room or entranceway to welcome Goddess Lakshmi - the Goddess of Wealth. Colour/color a Diwali lamp and hang the lamp around the classroom.
✤Ramadan - Create a crescent moon craft as the Islamic calendar is based on the lunar cycle. Colour/color a prayer mat.
✤Hanukkah - During Hanukkah a game is played with a toy called the dreidel. Make one and learn to play the game. Make a Hanukkah dreidel mobile or Hanukkah candles with our Christmas paper supplied.
✤Bastille Day - On Bastille Day the people of France celebrate by decorating the streets with French flags and bunting. Create bunting and learn some new words in French. Make the Eiffel Tower with wool or string.
✤Independence Day - Independence is like a birthday for the United States of America. Flags and red, white and blue decorations are hung in many places. Make your own flag and pinwheel in red, white and blue
✤Chinese New Year - Chinese New Year is celebrated with great festivities. Compare your New Year with the Chinese New Year and create a Chinese dragon. Create a fireworks artwork.
✤Christmas - Complete a cloze passage of a Christmas carol and create a Santa mask. Make a simple tea gift for someone special using our Christmas paper. Learn how to say Merry Christmas in different languages - posters.
  • For each celebration, you can use the research scaffold to help children look for and record information to present in any form such as an information report, poster, slideshow, etc.
  • We have also provided the same scaffold with brief background information for each celebration. 
  • There are two or more activities attached to each celebration.
  • Before looking at the different celebrations, use our chart to record the celebrations that the children in your class know and/or are involved in. 
  • After studying celebrations, use the reflection sheet to assess student learning. Each Celebration comes with one or more activities which are outlined below.
  • Suitable for Students ages approximately 7 to 11.
ALSO includes word searches, playing cards, and ideas for extension activities.

  • CURRICULUM OUTCOMES Australian Curriculum Year 3 – History ACHHK064 Celebrations and commemorations in other places around the world; for example, Bastille Day in France, Independence Day in the USA, including those that are observed in Australia such as Chinese New Year, Christmas Day, Diwali, Easter, Hanukkah, the Moon Festival and Ramadan 
  • USA - NATIONAL CENTRE FOR HISTORY IN THE SCHOOLS Topic 4 - The History of Peoples of Many Cultures Around the World Standard 7A: The student understands the cultures and historical developments of selected societies in such places as Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. K-4 Explain the customs related to important holidays and ceremonies in various countries in the past. [Assess the importance of ideas and beliefs in history] NEW ZEALAND Social Science Level 2 Understand how cultural practices reflect and express people’s customs, traditions, and values.

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