Diwali Lesson is a great way to teach the East Indian New Year’s (Festival of Lights) celebration to your students. This package includes answer key, multiple approaches to complete the lesson depending on the age of your students. This kit includes an extension to grade 4 to 6.
As part of diversity and understanding of the people we share our planet with. I did a month by month study into different cultures around the world. To help with this unit I used the Rookie Read- About Holidays books series by Children Press available through Scholastic. Each month on the day or as close as possible I would read the book or any other appropriate book and complete the follow up paper. We then would put the paper into our portfolio. Also I used these events as part of the timeline in my room in which any and all important events were added. At times even pictures where available were placed on the time line.