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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
Same Name Word Puzzle
Sharing the Asian American Heritage Experience
No English Teacher's Guide
Similar and Different
Paper Doll Cut-Outs
Seedfolks Teacher's Guide
More Popular Diversity Printables

Printables, Grades 6-12

Exploring Cultural Points of View
Seeing the Same Event Through Different Eyes
The Melting Pot -- Is It What We Want?
Kente Cloth
Celebrating Diversity with Art: January-March (3-6)
What is Justice? What is the Injustice Here?
How Can You Prevent Injustice? Handouts
More Diversity Printables

Lesson Plans

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

Art, Music, Drama, & Diversity Connected

Celebrating Diversity with Art: April-June (3-6)
Celebrating Diversity with Art: July-September (3-6)
Different Just Like Me April Coloring Page
Music Migrated, Too!
Where I Live
Celebrating Diversity with Art: October-December (3-6)
Different Just Like Me Station Coloring Page
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
World Class Recipes
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

A Flag About Me
Journal of Children of the World
Dreams Poetry Unit
Join Hands Discussion & Activity Guide
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 1 & 2: Christmas Tamales
A Teaching Guide to the World of Ezra Jack Keats
More Literature Resources for Diversity

Reading, Language Arts, & Diversity Connected

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

Diversity Resources for History Class

Has the Past Been Just? Handouts
Celebrate African-American Heritage & Culture
All About Martin Luther King Jr. Quiz
Sharing the Hispanic-American Heritage Experience
Supporting Tolerance and Cultural Understanding at Home and Around the World
Race: A History Beyond Black and White Teaching Guide
Women's Contributions to the Workplace
More Diversity Resources for History Class

Religious Diversity Resources

Introduction to Religious Diversity
Teaching Astronomy with Multicultural Mythology
Confessions of a Closet Catholic Teacher's Guide
Religious Intolerance in European History
More Religion & Diversity Resources

Diversity Resources for Holidays

The Golden Rule
It Could Happen to You
Thanks Around the World
Background Information -- Understanding Different Points of View
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage
White Cane Safety Day
Don't Say Ain't Discussion Guide
More Diversity Resources for Holidays

Cross-Cultural Resources

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

Black History Month Resources

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

Asian-American History Resources

Tangram Art
Chinese Calligraphy
Chinese Music
Has the Past Been Just?
Chinese Inventions Word Search
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Literature Guide
Hiroshima: Discussion Questions & Project Ideas
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
Mexico's Day of the Dead
Making a Maraca
Spanish and Latino Influence on Music and Dance
More Hispanic Heritage Resources for Teachers

Native-American Heritage Resources

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

Equality Resources

Thinking about Prejudice
African-Americans and Others Fight Discrimination
Groundbreaking Women Quiz
The Roots of Women's Rights
Amelia Earhart's Solo Flight
Suffrage Movement 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


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

May Calendar of Events
May is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Backyard Games Week (5/18-25), Buy a Musical Instrument Day (5/22), and Memorial Day (5/25). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Inventors Month, Physical Fitness & Sports Month, and Water 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.

Now available: Galactic Hot Dogs in print! Buy it at bookstores now.

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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