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2,982 reviewed resources for traditional culture

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Lesson: Creativity on Parade

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Parades, ceremonies, and rituals are common to most traditional cultures. Kids analyze a carved piece entitled, Death Cart to understand the significance of these events. They then create floats, carts, and costumes for a class parade...
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History and Traditions of the Samurai

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The history and tradition of the samurai are analyzed as cultural norms that changed to reflect the times. The class will examine sets of samurai armor and clothing to describe how their role changed over an eight-hundred year period....
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Africa: Art and Culture

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Posing an introductory question about the reflection of culture within art, this lecture on African art forms will garner intrigue and imagination. From oral tradition (the African griot), to images of African masks and Western...
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The Flow of Women's Work: How Cultures are Alike and Different?

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Learners examine gender roles in various cultures. For this flow of women's work lesson, students compare water related work in rural Africa to that in their own households. 
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Eclipse Classroom Activities: Cultural Significance Project

For Teachers 1st - 12th Standards
What better way to celebrate eclipses than across cultures? Explore myths of solar and lunar eclipses from ancient cultures like the Chinese, Ancient Greek, Mesoamerican, Incan, Egyptian, Ancient Babylonian, and Middle Eastern. Learners...
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Behind The Masks: Exploring Culture And Self Through Art and Poetry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the history, traditions and culture of various countries. Using the internet and other sources, they explore artifacts, write poetry and create cultural masks. As a class, students compare created masks and share...
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Cultural Influence that Shaped Japan

For Teachers 7th - 9th
What cultural influences were influential on Japanese tradition? Provided is a brief look at the Chinese traditions that shaped Japanese culture. This presentation also includes several images related to Japanese art, architecture, and...
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Afghan Culture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students brainstorm various aspects of culture. They read about specific cultural beliefs, customs and traditions among the people of Afganistan and then compare their own culture to Afgan culture. They critique their own culture through...
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Jamaican Song, Dance, and Play: Experiences with Jamaican Musical Traditions

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young musicians experience song, dance, and play of the Jamaican culture. Scholars listen for and recreate beats, they play tunes, make up original dances, and play a game that challenges pupils to pass stones to a specific beat.
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Brief Encounters

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How are Pandyas different than Chispas? Explore cultural norms and societal behaviors with an engaging role-play activity. Split into groups of two hypothetical cultural groups, the formal Pandyas and the sociable Chispas, and another...
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Exploring Afghani Culture through Literature

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Hosseini Khaled's The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns are the anchor texts in a semester-long course that explores Afghani culture and traditions.
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Cultural Research Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Class members explore cultural diversity through a variety of texts that showcase the importance of traditions. Then, they interview their family members to research their own cultural background and write their findings on quilt pieces....
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Ko'ko'hasenestotse "The Art of Clicking Things Together"

For Teachers 8th
Learn more about Native American culture by participating in a game.  Eighth graders play a game from the Cheyenne culture called Ko'ko'hasenestotse, based on making predictions based on probability, and participate in a collaborative...
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Gender Roles in Jewish and Muslim Cultures

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Gender roles and religious practices can be a very interesting and complex subject to teach. Luckily, you have found an excellent resource that includes links, vocabulary, and a great set of activities. Learners will discuss cultural...
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The Value of Ancient Traditions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine having to give up cell phones, computers, and TV? What would be lost? What gained? An examination of the Drokpa, a nomadic people who live in the grasslands of Tibet, provides class members an opportunity to consider how access...
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Help a Sister Out: Garden Companions

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Explore Native American gardening traditions with a instructional activity on companion planting. Based on the concept that certain crops grow better when planted near other specific crops, kids research the gardening method with...
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Religion, Culture, and Diversity

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students study world religions. In this diversity lesson, students interview their grandparents and other older adults about their religious beliefs and traditions. Students research world religions and discuss the diversity of cultural...
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Asia: Tradition And Culture

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover Sky City. For this Asian culture and traditions lesson, students watch "Asia: Culture and Tradition," and then discuss the practicality of building Sky City. Students visit a Discovery Education Web site to research Sky...
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America, A Home for Every Culture

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young scholars investigate the many cultures that are represented in America. In this American culture lesson, students look at the food, languages, music, and traditions that immigrants have contributed to the face of America. They...
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Hopi Traditional Dance and Song

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Very few outsiders get to see the Hopi "Butterfly Dance." However, using approved footage from the tribe, class members consider the importance of symbols in Hopi culture by watching the dance and analyzing lyrics from its songs....
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Living in our Family

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students study the language, heritage, traditions, and customs of other cultures by becoming member of simulated families in other parts of the world.
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Simple Suminagashi

For Teachers K - 12th
What a wonderful way to meld art and culture! Learners create art work in the Suminagashi style using this detailed lesson plan. This art form, which is Japanese in origin, employs ink to create beautiful results. This will be a hit with...
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th
To gain a better understanding of Hispanic heritage and culture, as well as to build informational comprehension skill, learners explore facets of Hispanic American History. They engage in a class discussion, research three facts, and...
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Japanese Tea and Teacups

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Upper graders use the potter's wheel to make Japanese style tea cups, which they will use in a Japanese style tea ceremony. They hone their sculpting techniques while exploring Japanese cultural and the history of tea. There are two...