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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

Seasons Greetings Around the World
A Holiday from Another Culture
Celebrations Around the World
Same Name Word Puzzle
Similar and Different
The Melting Pot -- Is It What We Want?
All About Martin Luther King Jr. Quiz
More Popular Diversity Printables

Printables, Grades 6-12

Seeing the Same Event Through Different Eyes
Celebrating Diversity with Art: January-March (3-6)
Exploring Cultural Points of View
What is Justice? What is the Injustice Here?
How Can You Prevent Injustice? Handouts
Civil and Human Rights Discussion Guide
Seedfolks Teacher's Guide
More Diversity Printables

Lesson Plans

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

Art, Music, Drama, & Diversity Connected

Paper Doll Cut-Outs
Kente Cloth
Where I Live
Music Migrated, Too!
Different Just Like Me Station Coloring Page
Rickshaw Girl Discussion & Activity Guide
The Garden Wall Coloring Page
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 -- Quiz
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Projects
The Importance of Wings Discussion Guide
Acadian History
More Immigration Teacher Resources

Literature & Diversity Connected

Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 1 & 2: Christmas Tamales
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dreams Poetry Unit
Journal of Children of the World
Sharing the Asian American Heritage Experience
Children from Australia to Zimbabwe Excerpt
Different Just Like Me Sleep Coloring Page
More Literature Resources for Diversity

Reading, Language Arts, & Diversity Connected

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage
Teaching Astronomy with Multicultural Mythology
The Color of Water
Celebrate African-American Heritage & Culture
Larger-Than-Life Lara Discussion Guide
No English Teacher's Guide
A Teaching Guide to the World of Ezra Jack Keats
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
Race: A History Beyond Black and White Teaching Guide
Black History Month Classroom Kit
Religious Intolerance in European History
Harmony Day Drawing
More Diversity Resources for History Class

Religious Diversity Resources

Introduction to Religious Diversity
Confessions of a Closet Catholic Teacher's Guide
More Religion & Diversity Resources

Diversity Resources for Holidays

Ho! Ho! Ho! The History of Christmas
Thanks Around the World
The Golden Rule
Background Information -- Understanding Different Points of View
It Could Happen to You
White Cane Safety Day
Celebrating Diversity with Art: April-June (3-6)
More Diversity Resources for Holidays

Cross-Cultural Resources

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

Black History Month Resources

Top 10 Kwanzaa Activities (Grades K-8)
Kwanzaa Candles
Kwanzaa, the African-American Celebration of Ancestry
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
African Folk Tales: Background Information
Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
Kwanzaa Background
More Black History Month – Teacher Resources

Asian-American History Resources

Chinese New Year Dragon Puppet
All About Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year Printable Book (K-5)
Chinese Calligraphy
Sol-Nal, the Korean New Year
Quiz: Chinese New Year Facts
Chinese Music
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
The House on Mango Street Writing Activity
Picasso's Guernica
English Words Created by Spanish Culture
Spanish Place Names
More Hispanic Heritage Resources for Teachers

Native-American Heritage Resources

Native American Life on the Great Plains
Make Your Own Totem Pole
Tipi Pattern
Native American Picture Writing
Indian Symbols and Meanings
Island of the Blue Dolphins Activities
Native American History Books by Judith St. George
More American Indians & Native Americans - Teacher Resources

Equality Resources

YMCA Word Search
The Kindness-Catcher Camera
Thinking about Prejudice
Amelia Earhart
Case of Yick Wo vs. Hopkins
African-Americans and Others Fight Discrimination
Women's Suffrage Art Project
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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