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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

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

Printables, Grades 6-12

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

Lesson Plans

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

Art, Music, Drama, & Diversity Connected

Paper Doll Cut-Outs
Celebrations Around the World
Celebrating Diversity with Art: April-June (3-6)
Kente Cloth
Rickshaw Girl Discussion & Activity Guide
Music Migrated, Too!
Celebrating Diversity with Art: October-December (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 -- Quiz
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Projects
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
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Join Hands Discussion & Activity Guide
Journal of Children of the World
Confessions of a Closet Catholic Teacher's Guide
Ferdinand's Happiness Pasture
More Literature Resources for Diversity

Reading, Language Arts, & Diversity Connected

A Holiday from Another Culture
I Draw, You Run
Civil and Human Rights Discussion Guide
Spanish-English Flashcards for The Story of Ferdinand
Seasons Greetings Around the World
Ask Gramps for Help
I Can Speak the Magic Words in Many Languages
More Diversity Resources for Reading & Language Arts

Diversity Resources for History Class

Has the Past Been Just? Handouts
Women's Contributions to the Workplace
Supporting Tolerance and Cultural Understanding at Home and Around the World
Sharing the Hispanic-American Heritage Experience
Dreams Poetry Unit
Black History Month Classroom Kit
Métis Heritage Flag
More Diversity Resources for History Class

Religious Diversity Resources

Teaching Astronomy with Multicultural Mythology
Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 1 & 2: Christmas Tamales
Religious Intolerance in European History
More Religion & Diversity Resources

Diversity Resources for Holidays

Background Information -- Understanding Different Points of View
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage
Sharing the Asian American Heritage Experience
White Cane Safety Day
Celebrate African-American Heritage & Culture
Celebrating Diversity with Art: July-September (3-6)
Don't Say Ain't Discussion Guide
More Diversity Resources for Holidays

Cross-Cultural Resources

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

Black History Month Resources

Defining Jazz Music
Slavery & The Civil War – Videos & Activities
Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
African Folk Tales: Background Information
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Indentured Servants' Experiences 1600-1700
More Black History Month – Teacher Resources

Asian-American History Resources

Chinese Calligraphy
Tangram Art
Has the Past Been Just?
Hiroshima: Discussion Questions & Project Ideas
Chinese Inventions Word Search
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Literature Guide
Chinese Music
More Asian-Pacific-American History – Teacher Resources

Hispanic Heritage Resources

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

Native-American Heritage Resources

History of Thanksgiving – Videos & Activities
Make Your Own Totem Pole
Tipi Pattern
Native American Picture Writing
Indian Symbols and Meanings
Island of the Blue Dolphins Activities
The Trail of Tears
More American Indians & Native Americans - Teacher Resources

Equality Resources

Thinking about Prejudice
Suffrage Movement Quiz
Notable Quotes by Women
Amelia Earhart's Solo Flight
African-Americans and Others Fight Discrimination
Women in "Her" Story
Prejudice: Balanced or Biased?
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

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!

Videos
Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: Earth Day, women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, and American History. Enjoy!

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: Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), 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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