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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
Celebrating Diversity Through Young People's Literature
The Melting Pot -- Is It What We Want?
A Flag About Me
The Golden Rule
Paper Doll Cut-Outs
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
Seedfolks Teacher's Guide
What is Justice? What is the Injustice Here? Handouts
Kente Cloth
More Diversity Printables

Lesson Plans

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

Art, Music, Drama, & Diversity Connected

Celebrations Around the World
Celebrating Diversity with Art: July-September (3-6)
Celebrating Diversity with Art: January-March (3-6)
Where I Live
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
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

Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Journal of Children of the World
Race: A History Beyond Black and White Teaching Guide
Sharing the Asian American Heritage Experience
Children from Australia to Zimbabwe Excerpt
Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 1 & 2: Christmas Tamales
Different Just Like Me April Coloring Page
More Literature Resources for Diversity

Reading, Language Arts, & Diversity Connected

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

Diversity Resources for History Class

Has the Past Been Just? Handouts
All About Martin Luther King Jr. Quiz
Sharing the Hispanic-American Heritage Experience
A Teaching Guide to the World of Ezra Jack Keats
Don't Say Ain't Discussion Guide
Religious Intolerance in European History
Black History Month Classroom Kit
More Diversity Resources for History Class

Religious Diversity Resources

Introduction to Religious Diversity
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
Thanks Around the World
Background Information -- Understanding Different Points of View
White Cane Safety Day
Join Hands Discussion & Activity Guide
Ho! Ho! Ho! The History of Christmas
Supporting Tolerance and Cultural Understanding at Home and Around the World
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?
Beyond Blame -- Complete Unit
First Public Transatlantic Telephone Call
More Cross-Cultural Resources

Black History Month Resources

African Folk Tales: Background Information
Indentured Servants' Experiences 1600-1700
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Top 10 Black History Month Worksheets (K-5)
Slavery & The Civil War – Videos & Activities
A Raisin in the Sun
More Black History Month – Teacher Resources

Asian-American History Resources

Tangram Art
Chinese Music
Making an Erhu
Chinese Calligraphy
Chinese New Year Dragon Puppet
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz Answer Key
Chinese Inventions Word Search
More Asian-Pacific-American History – Teacher Resources

Hispanic Heritage Resources

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

Native-American Heritage Resources

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

Equality Resources

Case of Yick Wo vs. Hopkins
Understanding Discrimination
Seeing Eye Dogs for the Blind
Prejudice: Balanced or Biased?
Notable Quotes by Women
The Roots of Women's Rights
African-Americans and Others Fight Discrimination
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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