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Celebrate 5 unique festivities in Italy, India, Japan, South Africa, and Turkey!
Celebrations Around the World! is a bundled unit that contains five lessons with a look at celebrations in five countries around the world: Turkey, India, Italy, South Africa, and Japan. Each lesson comes with its own craft.
The entire bundle includes the following:
TRAVEL JOURNAL PRINTABLE
1. Journal Cover – print single sided in color or black and white, one per student
2. Journal Pages – print double sided in black and white, one per student
Writing prompts and coloring opportunities to reinforce lessons, and a map identifying each country covered
Simply add cover, fold, and distribute
CELEBRATIONS IN 5 COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD
1. Turkey: Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr (30 pages total)
Celebrating Eid al-Fitr (an interactive lesson)
The Sultan Ahmet Mosque (the Blue Mosque)
Blue Mosque Cards (art project; there are two levels of instruction, one for grades K-2 and one for grades 3-6)
2. India: Diwali, the Festival of Lights (62 pages total)
An Introduction to Diwali
Listening to the Story of the Ramayana
Lessons of the Ramayana (Optional)
Choice of Activities and Art Projects
- Mini Booklet
- Diya Made from Air Dry Clay
- Diya Made from Painted Paper
- Diwali Kandil Paper Lantern
- Simple Rangoli
3. Italy: Christmas Traditions (15 pages total)
December 8th – Presepe
December 25th – Christmas Day
January 6th – Epiphany
La Befana Stockings (art project)
4. South Africa: Weddings (32 pages total)
South Africa – the Rainbow Nation
Ndebele Bridal Dolls (art project with 2 levels of instruction, one for grades K-2 and one for grades 3-6; younger children will need assistance)
5. Japan: Kodomo no Hi, or Children’s Day (23 pages total)
Koinobori – Carp Fish Streamers (art project)
Each of the above lessons can be purchased individually as follows:
TESTIMONIALS ABOUT OUR PRODUCTS
"In my nearly 30-year career in education, I have never seen children so engaged in their learning! International Travel Academy is truly a multi-disciplinary approach that enables children to explore the world in an unforgettable way. Students get a real sense of what it means to respect another country's heritage, beliefs and ways of living, thus making them more tolerant and internationally-minded. I highly recommend this program to educators and parents wishing to make learning come to life!"
– A Former Assistant Superintendent at Atlanta Public Schools
“(The five-day program) has given our school the unique opportunity to provide students with incredible experiences that align so well with our IB focus. Each spring with family and community support, our school essentially is transformed into our country of study for one full week. Teachers are easily able to follow the daily curriculum and activities provided, and the students truly enjoy this special week of instruction. From the art projects to festive food tastings, cultural dress, music, dance and traditions, the students spend this entire week engaged in new and exciting experiences of a new country. I would encourage all schools (IB, or not) to jump in and make a week like this happen for their students. It is incredibly gratifying to spend this week with kids as they come together to learn and share experiences like these across grade levels, school-wide. When we hear such rich discussion in classrooms and read their detailed writing about what they've learned as part of (the) week, it makes all the preparation, planning and expense totally worth it!! “
– An International Baccalaureate Instructional Specialist at a local elementary school
Our lessons have been tried and tested for the past seven years. But, as we are new to TPT, we would love to get feedback from you! Please email us! Our personal emails are included in the lesson.
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