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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
A Flag About Me
The Melting Pot -- Is It What We Want?
Paper Doll Cut-Outs
The Golden Rule
More Popular Diversity Printables

Printables, Grades 6-12

Exploring Cultural Points of View
Seeing the Same Event Through Different Eyes
The Color of Water
Seedfolks Teacher's Guide
Kente Cloth
Celebrating Diversity with Art: January-March (3-6)
What is Justice? What is the Injustice Here?
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)
Music Migrated, Too!
Different Just Like Me Station Coloring Page
Where I Live
Celebrating Diversity with Art: October-December (3-6)
Different Just Like Me Sleep 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
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Projects
World Class Recipes
The Importance of Wings Discussion Guide
Acadian History
More Immigration Teacher Resources

Literature & Diversity Connected

Journal of Children of the World
Join Hands Discussion & Activity Guide
Sharing the Asian American Heritage Experience
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 1 & 2: Christmas Tamales
Children from Australia to Zimbabwe Excerpt
Confessions of a Closet Catholic Teacher's Guide
More Literature Resources for Diversity

Reading, Language Arts, & Diversity Connected

Spanish-English Flashcards for The Story of Ferdinand
Teaching Astronomy with Multicultural Mythology
Civil and Human Rights Discussion Guide
Celebrate African-American Heritage & Culture
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage
Rickshaw Girl Discussion & Activity 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
All About Martin Luther King Jr. Quiz
Sharing the Hispanic-American Heritage Experience
Don't Say Ain't Discussion Guide
Dreams Poetry Unit
Harmony Day Drawing
Women's Contributions to the Workplace
More Diversity Resources for History Class

Religious Diversity Resources

Introduction to Religious Diversity
Religious Intolerance in European History
A Holiday from Another Culture
Seasons Greetings Around the World
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
Celebrating Diversity with Art: April-June (3-6)
Supporting Tolerance and Cultural Understanding at Home and Around the World
Ho! Ho! Ho! The History of Christmas
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 -- Additional Resources
Beyond Blame -- Complete Unit
How Can You Prevent Injustice? Handouts
First Public Transatlantic Telephone Call
More Cross-Cultural Resources

Black History Month Resources

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

Asian-American History Resources

Tangram Art
Making an Erhu
Chinese Music
Chinese Calligraphy
Paper Making
Chinese Numbers and Days of the Week
Chinese Percussion Music
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
Mexico's Day of the Dead
Traditional Circle Game from Puerto Rico
Picasso's Guernica
Puerto Rican Folk Tale
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
Native American Music: Call-and-Response
Island of the Blue Dolphins Activities
Make a God's Eye
More American Indians & Native Americans - Teacher Resources

Equality Resources

Case of Yick Wo vs. Hopkins
The Roots of Women's Rights
Notable Quotes by Women
Amelia Earhart
Women's Suffrage Art Project
African-Americans and Others Fight Discrimination
Equality in Sports for 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


Back to School Headquarters
August is Back to School Month and many of you will be returning to the classroom very soon. Feeling unprepared? We have you covered! Check out our very best resources and advice for New Teachers (applicable for the new and experienced), as well as Bulletin Board ideas, Icebreakers, Open House materials, and general Classroom Management tips for a successful new school year.

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Discounts for Teachers
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August Calendar of Events
August is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Friendship Day (8/2), President Obama's Birthday (8/4/1961), Astronaut Neil Armstrong's Birthday (8/5/1930), International Art Appreciation Day (8/9), International Youth Day (8/12), Aviation Day (8/19), Tooth Fairy Day (8/22), International Day for Remembrance of Slave Trade & Its Abolition (8/23), and Women's Equality Day (8/26). Plus, celebrate Back to School Month and Get Ready for Kindergarten Month all August long!

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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