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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

Similar and Different
Same Name Word Puzzle
Thanks Around the World
The Golden Rule
The Melting Pot -- Is It What We Want?
Seedfolks Teacher's Guide
Harmony Day Drawing
More Popular Diversity Printables

Printables, Grades 6-12

Seeing the Same Event Through Different Eyes
Exploring Cultural Points of View
The Color of Water
Celebrating Diversity with Art: January-March (3-6)
How Can You Prevent Injustice? Handouts
All About Martin Luther King Jr. Quiz
Introduction to Religious Diversity
More Diversity Printables

Lesson Plans

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

Art, Music, Drama, & Diversity Connected

Paper Doll Cut-Outs
Celebrations Around the World
Celebrating Diversity with Art: April-June (3-6)
Rickshaw Girl Discussion & Activity Guide
Music Migrated, Too!
Kente Cloth
Celebrating Diversity with Art: July-September (3-6)
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 -- Projects
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz
World Class Recipes
Acadian History
The Importance of Wings Discussion Guide
More Immigration Teacher Resources

Literature & Diversity Connected

A Flag About Me
A Teaching Guide to the World of Ezra Jack Keats
Popsicle Stick Puppets for The Story of Ferdinand
Journal of Children of the World
Subway Ride Activity Guide
Sharing the Asian American Heritage Experience
Children from Australia to Zimbabwe Excerpt
More Literature Resources for Diversity

Reading, Language Arts, & Diversity Connected

A Holiday from Another Culture
I Draw, You Run
Celebrate African-American Heritage & Culture
Teaching Astronomy with Multicultural Mythology
Extra Credit Reading Group Guide
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
Supporting Tolerance and Cultural Understanding at Home and Around the World
Sharing the Hispanic-American Heritage Experience
Don't Say Ain't Discussion Guide
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Women's Contributions to the Workplace
Race: A History Beyond Black and White Teaching Guide
More Diversity Resources for History Class

Religious Diversity Resources

Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 1 & 2: Christmas Tamales
Confessions of a Closet Catholic Teacher's Guide
Religious Intolerance in European History
Seasons Greetings Around the World
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
Celebrating Diversity with Art: October-December (3-6)
White Cane Safety Day
Join Hands Discussion & Activity Guide
Dreams Poetry Unit
More Diversity Resources for Holidays

Cross-Cultural Resources

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

Black History Month Resources

African Folk Tales: Background Information
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Indentured Servants' Experiences 1600-1700
Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Comprehension Questions
More Black History Month – Teacher Resources

Asian-American History Resources

Chinese Calligraphy
Chinese Music
Tangram Art
Chinese Inventions Word Search
Hiroshima: Discussion Questions & Project Ideas
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Literature Guide
Has the Past Been Just?
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
Picasso's Guernica
Mexico's Day of the Dead
The House on Mango Street Writing Activity
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
The Trail of Tears
Indian Symbols and Meanings
The Navajo Code Talkers
Stone Fox: A Collection of Lessons
More American Indians & Native Americans - Teacher Resources

Equality Resources

Thinking about Prejudice
Women in "Her" Story
Amelia Earhart's Solo Flight
Women's Suffrage Art Project
The Roots of Women's Rights
Groundbreaking Women Quiz
Notable Quotes by Women
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


Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: April Fool's Day (begins 4/1), Passover (begins sundown 4/3), Easter (4/5), Name Yourself Day (4/9), Encourage a Young Writer Day (4/10), Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Holocaust Remembrance Day (begins sundown 4/15), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports Safety Month!

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, 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.

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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