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Diversity Resources for Teachers

October is Diversity Awareness Month. Teach students to respect differences among people in their community and around the world by using the resources below for elementary, intermediate, or high school students. You'll find printables that promote tolerance and understanding, and lessons about immigrant families. Art, reading, and writing activities will help familiarize students with the history and traditions of different religions and ethnic groups.

Printables, Grades K-5

Celebrate African-American Heritage & Culture
Similar and Different
Same Name Word Puzzle
Kente Cloth
The Golden Rule
Thanks Around the World
Black History Month Classroom Kit
More Popular Diversity Printables

Printables, Grades 6-12

Seeing the Same Event Through Different Eyes
Exploring Cultural Points of View
Seedfolks Teacher's Guide
The Melting Pot -- Is It What We Want?
Celebrating Diversity with Art: January-March (3-6)
All About Martin Luther King Jr. Quiz
The Color of Water
More Diversity Printables

Lesson Plans

Self-Portrait
Immigrants' Experiences
Multicultural Statue of Liberty
How Do You Say Hello?
An Immigrant's Story
Immigrant Families

Art, Music, Drama, & Diversity Connected

Paper Doll Cut-Outs
Celebrations Around the World
Where I Live
Music Migrated, Too!
Celebrating Diversity with Art: April-June (3-6)
The Garden Wall Coloring Page
Rickshaw Girl Discussion & Activity Guide
More Diversity Resources for Art, Music, & Drama

Immigration Resources

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Projects
World Class Recipes
The Importance of Wings Discussion Guide
Acadian History
More Immigration Teacher Resources

Literature & Diversity Connected

Dreams Poetry Unit
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Martin Luther King, Jr.
A Flag About Me
A Teaching Guide to the World of Ezra Jack Keats
Subway Ride Activity Guide
Popsicle Stick Puppets for The Story of Ferdinand
Ferdinand's Happiness Pasture
More Literature Resources for Diversity

Reading, Language Arts, & Diversity Connected

Teaching Astronomy with Multicultural Mythology
Spanish-English Flashcards for The Story of Ferdinand
I Draw, You Run
Be True to Yourself Book
Sharing the Asian American Heritage Experience
Civil and Human Rights Discussion Guide
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage
More Diversity Resources for Reading & Language Arts

Diversity Resources for History Class

Has the Past Been Just? Handouts
Sharing the Hispanic-American Heritage Experience
Don't Say Ain't Discussion Guide
First Public Transatlantic Telephone Call
Religious Intolerance in European History
Métis Heritage Flag
Race: A History Beyond Black and White Teaching Guide
More Diversity Resources for History Class

Religious Diversity Resources

Introduction to Religious Diversity
Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 1 & 2: Christmas Tamales
Confessions of a Closet Catholic Teacher's Guide
Seasons Greetings Around the World
A Holiday from Another Culture
More Religion & Diversity Resources

Diversity Resources for Holidays

It Could Happen to You
Background Information -- Understanding Different Points of View
Ho! Ho! Ho! The History of Christmas
White Cane Safety Day
Celebrating Diversity with Art: July-September (3-6)
Celebrating Diversity with Art: October-December (3-6)
Join Hands Discussion & Activity Guide
More Diversity Resources for Holidays

Cross-Cultural Resources

Viewing Pictures Differently
Exploring Cross-Cultural Miscommunication
Beyond Blame -- Complete Unit
What is Justice? What is the Injustice Here?
What is Justice? What is the Injustice Here? Handouts
Beyond Blame -- Additional Resources
How Can You Prevent Injustice? Handouts
More Cross-Cultural Resources

Black History Month Resources

Top 10 Black History Month Worksheets (K-5)
Top 10 Black History Month Worksheets (6-12)
My Mini-Book of Famous African-Americans
Black History Month Quiz
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
Garrett A. Morgan Invents Traffic Light
More Black History Month – Teacher Resources

Asian-American History Resources

Chinese New Year Dragon Puppet
Chinese New Year Printable Book (K-5)
Quiz: Chinese New Year Facts
Chinese Calligraphy
All About Chinese New Year
Chinese Zodiac Animal Years
Favorite Chinese New Year Printables Slideshow, Grades K-8
More Asian-Pacific-American History – Teacher Resources

Hispanic Heritage Resources

Introduction to Mariachi Music
The House on Mango Street
Traditional Circle Game from Puerto Rico
Mexico's Day of the Dead
The House on Mango Street Writing Activity
Picasso's Guernica
Spanish and Latino Influence on Music and Dance
More Hispanic Heritage Resources for Teachers

Native-American Heritage Resources

Make Your Own Totem Pole
Tipi Pattern
Native American Picture Writing
Island of the Blue Dolphins Activities
Indian Symbols and Meanings
The Trail of Tears
Native American Music: Call-and-Response
More American Indians & Native Americans - Teacher Resources

Equality Resources

Thinking about Prejudice
Amelia Earhart's Solo Flight
Prejudice: Balanced or Biased?
YMCA Word Search
Women in "Her" Story
Suffrage Movement Quiz
The Roots of Women's Rights
More Equality Resources

Additional Diversity Resources

Understanding Different Points of View
Beyond Blame: Reacting to the 9/11 Terrorist Attack
Multicultural Music Resources
Culturally Diverse Students with Learning Problems
Crossover Children – LD and Gifted

Highlights

Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

Teaching with Comics
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guide to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series, as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stores.

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