Explore the Seven Principles

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A lesson shines a spotlight on what makes Kwanzaa special by taking a close look at its seven principles. Gift ideas encourage scholars to make and give one to their family members. Class members celebrate heroes and role models of African American descent. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Set a recurring time to visit the library and gather a collection of books that highlight African American heroes and role models, conduct a read-aloud and have stories available for learners to browse on their own time 
  • Create a bulletin board that showcases the holiday's principles, including word translations and meanings
Classroom Considerations
  • Kwanzaa is a week-long holiday that begins on December 26th 
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  • Lesson parts can be continued all year long 
  • Boosts positive behavior among friends, family, and within the community 
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