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Celebrate holidays around the world with Diwali, India’s Festival of Lights!
Learning about global customs can foster appreciation for cultural diversity. This product hopes to teach young students about how Indians authentically celebrate their country’s biggest festival of the year. Diwali, the Festival of Lights, has a religious component that is important to Indians. The celebration aspect of Diwali is just as important. This lesson tries to capture both elements.
INDIA! Diwali, Festival of Lights (74 pages total not including instructions to user) includes
1. Lesson covering the following topics
2. Images in a PowerPoint slideshow to show while you teach lesson
3. Activities and art projects (we suggest you choose 2 of the following but you can do them all if you'd like; recommended pairings are included in the lesson)
Materials needed include (suggested sources in parentheses):
WANT MORE LESSONS ON INDIA? THIS IS PART OF A BUNDLE!
Try our bundle! Get three lessons in one, providing an introduction of India to students. Bundle includes a map journaling lesson on the history of India, a look at Diwali (India's Festival of Lights), and the history of Indian spices.
THIS IS ALSO PART OF A BUNDLE OF CELEBRATIONS AROUND THE WORLD!
This is part of a bundled unit called Celebrations Around the World! which features celebrations in 5 countries: Italy, India, Turkey, Japan, and South Africa!
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