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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

Celebrations Around the World
Similar and Different
A Holiday from Another Culture
Thanks Around the World
Same Name Word Puzzle
Seasons Greetings Around the World
The Golden Rule
More Popular Diversity Printables

Printables, Grades 6-12

Seeing the Same Event Through Different Eyes
The Melting Pot -- Is It What We Want?
Exploring Cultural Points of View
Seedfolks Teacher's Guide
The Color of Water
Children from Australia to Zimbabwe Excerpt
How Can You Prevent Injustice? Handouts
More Diversity Printables

Lesson Plans

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

Art, Music, Drama, & Diversity Connected

Paper Doll Cut-Outs
Where I Live
Rickshaw Girl Discussion & Activity Guide
Kente Cloth
Music Migrated, Too!
Celebrating Diversity with Art: October-December (3-6)
Celebrating Diversity with Art: April-June (3-6)
More Diversity Resources for Art, Music, & Drama

Immigration Resources

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

Literature & Diversity Connected

A Flag About Me
Be True to Yourself Book
Journal of Children of the World
Larger-Than-Life Lara Discussion Guide
Join Hands Discussion & Activity Guide
Ferdinand's Happiness Pasture
Sharing the Asian American Heritage Experience
More Literature Resources for Diversity

Reading, Language Arts, & Diversity Connected

Teaching Astronomy with Multicultural Mythology
Extra Credit Reading Group Guide
Spanish-English Flashcards for The Story of Ferdinand
Civil and Human Rights Discussion Guide
Celebrate African-American Heritage & Culture
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage
Dreams Poetry Unit
More Diversity Resources for Reading & Language Arts

Diversity Resources for History Class

Supporting Tolerance and Cultural Understanding at Home and Around the World
Has the Past Been Just? Handouts
All About Martin Luther King Jr. Quiz
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sharing the Hispanic-American Heritage Experience
A Teaching Guide to the World of Ezra Jack Keats
Don't Say Ain't Discussion Guide
More Diversity Resources for History Class

Religious Diversity Resources

Introduction to Religious Diversity
Confessions of a Closet Catholic Teacher's Guide
Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 1 & 2: Christmas Tamales
Religious Intolerance in European History
More Religion & Diversity Resources

Diversity Resources for Holidays

Ho! Ho! Ho! The History of Christmas
It Could Happen to You
Background Information -- Understanding Different Points of View
White Cane Safety Day
Celebrating Diversity with Art: January-March (3-6)
Celebrating Diversity with Art: July-September (3-6)
More Diversity Resources for Holidays

Cross-Cultural Resources

Exploring Cross-Cultural Miscommunication
Viewing Pictures Differently
What is Justice? What is the Injustice Here? Handouts
What is Justice? What is the Injustice Here?
Beyond Blame -- Additional Resources
Beyond Blame -- Complete Unit
First Public Transatlantic Telephone Call
More Cross-Cultural Resources

Black History Month Resources

African Folk Tales: Background Information
Top 10 Kwanzaa Activities (Grades K-8)
Indentured Servants' Experiences 1600-1700
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
Kwanzaa Candles
A Raisin in the Sun
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
More Black History Month – Teacher Resources

Asian-American History Resources

Chinese Music
Chinese Calligraphy
Tangram Art
Chinese New Year Dragon Puppet
Chinese Inventions Word Search
Chinese New Year Printable Book (K-5)
Paper Making
More Asian-Pacific-American History – Teacher Resources

Hispanic Heritage Resources

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

Native-American Heritage Resources

History of Thanksgiving – Videos & Activities
Native American Picture Writing
The Wampanoag: A Thanksgiving Lesson
Wampanoag Thanksgiving Worksheet
Make Your Own Totem Pole
Tipi Pattern
Indian Symbols and Meanings
More American Indians & Native Americans - Teacher Resources

Equality Resources

Thinking about Prejudice
Prejudice: Balanced or Biased?
The Roots of Women's Rights
Women in "Her" Story
The Kindness-Catcher Camera
Racial Discrimination Quiz
Amelia Earhart
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

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December Calendar of Events
December is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: World AIDS Day (12/1), International Volunteer Day (12/6), Hanukkah (begins at sundown 12/6), Handwashing Awareness Week (12/6-12), Computer Science Education Week (12/7-13), Human Rights Day (12/10), Winter Solstice (12/22), Christmas (12/25), Kwanzaa (begins 12/26), Visit the Zoo Day (12/27), and New Year's Eve (12/31). Plus, celebrate Bingo's Birthday Month, Universal Human Rights Month, and Write to a Friend Month all December long!

Hour of Code
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Celebrate Computer Science Education Week from December 7-13, 2015 with our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, or the Hour of Code resources provided by Code.org®

Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com (and now in print!), 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 stories.