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Diversity Resources for Teachers

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
A Holiday from Another Culture
Celebrations Around the World
It Could Happen to You
The Melting Pot -- Is It What We Want?
Seedfolks Teacher's Guide
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
The Color of Water
Civil and Human Rights Discussion Guide
Kente Cloth
All About Martin Luther King Jr. Quiz
More Diversity Printables

Lesson Plans

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

Art, Music, Drama, & Diversity Connected

Self-Portrait
Paper Doll Cut-Outs
Celebrating Diversity with Art: April-June (3-6)
Celebrating Diversity with Art: January-March (3-6)
Where I Live
Different Just Like Me Station Coloring Page
Different Just Like Me April Coloring Page
More Diversity Resources for Art, Music, & Drama

Immigration Resources

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Immigrants' Experiences
Immigrant Families
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
More Immigration Teacher Resources

Literature & Diversity Connected

The Melting Pot -- Is It What We Want?
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz
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
Dreams Poetry Unit
More Literature Resources for Diversity

Reading, Language Arts, & Diversity Connected

Same Name Word Puzzle
A Holiday from Another Culture
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Seasons Greetings Around the World
Civil and Human Rights Discussion Guide
How Do You Say Hello?
Spanish-English Flashcards for The Story of Ferdinand
More Diversity Resources for Reading & Language Arts

Diversity Resources for History Class

The Melting Pot -- Is It What We Want?
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Immigrants' Experiences
Immigrant Families
All About Martin Luther King Jr. Quiz
Supporting Tolerance and Cultural Understanding at Home and Around the World
Has the Past Been Just? Handouts
More Diversity Resources for History Class

Religious Diversity Resources

A Holiday from Another Culture
Seasons Greetings Around the World
Introduction to Religious Diversity
Teaching Astronomy with Multicultural Mythology
Religious Intolerance in European History
Confessions of a Closet Catholic Teacher's Guide
More Religion & Diversity Resources

Diversity Resources for Holidays

A Holiday from Another Culture
It Could Happen to You
The Melting Pot -- Is It What We Want?
Exploring Cultural Points of View
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
The Golden Rule
Thanks Around the World
More Diversity Resources for Holidays

Cross-Cultural Resources

Same Name Word Puzzle
A Holiday from Another Culture
Exploring Cultural Points of View
Viewing Pictures Differently
Background Information -- Understanding Different Points of View
Exploring Cross-Cultural Miscommunication
Has the Past Been Just? Handouts
More Cross-Cultural Resources

Black History Month Resources

African Folk Tales: Background Information
Indentured Servants' Experiences 1600-1700
A Raisin in the Sun
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
More Black History Month – Teacher Resources

Asian-American History Resources

Chinese Inventions Word Search
Chinese Music
Tangram Art
Chinese Calligraphy
Making an Erhu
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Chinese New Year Dragon Puppet
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
Picasso's Guernica
Mexico's Day of the Dead
Mexican-American Mariachi Music
The House on Mango Street Writing Activity
More Hispanic Heritage Resources for Teachers

Native-American Heritage Resources

Make Your Own Totem Pole
Tipi Pattern
Island of the Blue Dolphins Activities
Native American Picture Writing
The Trail of Tears
Indian Symbols and Meanings
The Navajo Code Talkers
More American Indians & Native Americans - Teacher Resources

Equality Resources

Thinking about Prejudice
Amelia Earhart's Solo Flight
Prejudice: Balanced or Biased?
The Kindness-Catcher Camera
Women's Suffrage Art Project
YMCA Word Search
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

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