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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
A Holiday from Another Culture
Seasons Greetings Around the World
Similar and Different
Same Name Word Puzzle
Thanks 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
How Can You Prevent Injustice? Handouts
Children from Australia to Zimbabwe Excerpt
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
Celebrating Diversity with Art: October-December (3-6)
Make Your Own Multicultural TV Show
Kente Cloth
Celebrating Diversity with Art: January-March (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 -- Quiz
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Projects
Acadian History
The Importance of Wings Discussion Guide
More Immigration Teacher Resources

Literature & Diversity Connected

A Flag About Me
Be True to Yourself Book
A Teaching Guide to the World of Ezra Jack Keats
Ferdinand's Happiness Pasture
Join Hands Discussion & Activity Guide
Subway Ride Activity Guide
Celebrating Diversity Through Young People's Literature
More Literature Resources for Diversity

Reading, Language Arts, & Diversity Connected

Spanish-English Flashcards for The Story of Ferdinand
Arlene On the Scene Teacher's Guide
I Can Speak the Magic Words in Many Languages
I Draw, You Run
Teaching Astronomy with Multicultural Mythology
Ask Gramps for Help
Civil and Human Rights Discussion Guide
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
Black History Month Classroom Kit
First Public Transatlantic Telephone Call
Sharing the Hispanic-American Heritage Experience
Celebrate African-American Heritage & Culture
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
Sharing the Asian American Heritage Experience
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage
White Cane Safety Day
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Martin Luther King, Jr.
More Diversity Resources for Holidays

Cross-Cultural Resources

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

Black History Month Resources

Top 10 Kwanzaa Activities (Grades K-8)
Kwanzaa Candles
African Folk Tales: Background Information
Indentured Servants' Experiences 1600-1700
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Tap Your Feet
More Black History Month – Teacher Resources

Asian-American History Resources

Chinese Music
Chinese Calligraphy
Tangram Art
Chinese Inventions Word Search
Chinese New Year Dragon Puppet
Chinese New Year Printable Book (K-5)
Making an Erhu
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
Spanish Word Book
More Hispanic Heritage Resources for Teachers

Native-American Heritage Resources

History of Thanksgiving – Videos & Activities
Make Your Own Totem Pole
Native American Picture Writing
Tipi Pattern
The Wampanoag: A Thanksgiving Lesson
Wampanoag Thanksgiving Worksheet
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
The Kindness-Catcher Camera
Women in "Her" Story
Amelia Earhart's Solo Flight
Suffrage Movement Quiz
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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Celebrate the Festival of Lights in your classroom! Hanukkah begins at sundown December 6.

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.