Celebrations Around the World! Italy, India, Japan, South Africa, and Turkey!

Celebrations Around the World! Italy, India, Japan, South Africa, and Turkey!
Celebrations Around the World! Italy, India, Japan, South Africa, and Turkey!
Celebrations Around the World! Italy, India, Japan, South Africa, and Turkey!
Celebrations Around the World! Italy, India, Japan, South Africa, and Turkey!
Celebrations Around the World! Italy, India, Japan, South Africa, and Turkey!
Celebrations Around the World! Italy, India, Japan, South Africa, and Turkey!
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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.

The entire bundle includes the following:


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

- Includes writing prompts and coloring opportunities to reinforce learning of each lesson
- Also includes a map with each country covered clearly identified
- Simply add cover, fold, and distribute


1. Turkey: Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr (30 pages total)

Eid Mubarak!
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 (32 pages total)

An Introduction to Diwali
Listening to the Story of the Ramayana
Mini-Booklets (Grades 3 through 6)
Diyas (art project) – Parts 1 and 2

3. Italy: Christmas Traditions (21 pages total)

December 8th – Presepe
December 25th – Christmas Day
January 6th – Epiphany
La Befana Stockings (art project)

4. South Africa: Weddings (38 pages total)

South Africa – the Rainbow Nation
Daniel’s Story
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)

Children’s Day
Koinobori – Carp Fish Streamers (art project)

Each of the above lessons can be purchased individually as follows:

1. Celebrate the Islamic Holiday of Ramadan & Eid al-Fitr in Turkey!
2. Celebrate Diwali, or the Festival of Lights, in India!
3. Celebrate Christmas Traditions in Italy!
4. Celebrate a Wedding in South Africa!
5. Celebrate Kodomo no Hi, or Children's Day, in Japan!


We feel that we live in a time of unprecedented interconnectedness between people of widely different cultural backgrounds. Learning how to communicate across cultures by showing understanding and sensitivity to cultural differences is more important than ever. Our goal is to expose young children to the world to make lifelong differences in how they view others who may not necessarily look or sound like they do. Helping to increase tolerance and understanding is a passion of ours!

We have been teaching young kids in our local area about cultures around the world for several years, and we just love seeing the looks on their faces as they learn! Even young children are capable of learning so much! We started in our own school, but other schools have asked us to present our program in theirs as well. We have been doing this for the last few years.

Our approach is a bit different. We travel a lot, and we try to reflect many of our experiences in our lessons to make them as authentic as possible. Our lessons typically include a craft or an interactive activity that supports it. In this way, kids are having so much fun, they do not realize they are learning about things that are quite in depth!

Our flagship program has always presented an entire week with a focus on one country for schools, usually during the week after yearly testing. Our feedback has been really positive, so we are now just putting certain lessons on TPT. Be on the lookout for all of them in the near future! We have curricula on Japan, India, Italy, South Africa, and Mexico already completed.

As we are new to TPT, we would love to get feedback from you! Please email us. If you offer us feedback, maybe you would be interested in trying another lesson for free?!

Thank you so much!


"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


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