Start Early - Increase Cultural Awareness. Canada is a country of many diverse cultures that encompass various family traditions and celebrations. Background information for the teacher to share in lessons and discussions. Reproducible booklet will broaden student's knowledge and cultural awareness of traditions and celebrations practiced in Canada. 64 pages.
Give your students a reason to celebrate each and every month of the year with this giant book of Canadian Holidays. Multicultural, religious, civil, and seasonal holidays are all included to provide sound coverage of the wide range of traditions Canadians find important. Skills in reading, writing, and critical thinking are featured in hands-on activities. Includes a teacher guide, answer key, and background information for all holidays.Get E-Lessons (smaller segments) for this product.
Engage students in art activities inspired by seasonal ideas and Canadian artists! Teach important easy to follow art concepts such as elements of design. Assessment strategies and teacher tips included.
A good time to discuss the Autumn Equinox is on September 22 or 23 which will lead to watching for the signs of Autumn and all its changs. This section contains information, a bulletin board idea, a poem, teaching ideas and a reproducible activity on classification.View the eBook that this E-Lesson is taken from here.
Teach about community workers and student's parents' jobs by discussing Labour Day even after it has been celebrated. This section provides information, activities, ideas and reproducibles involving the skills of classifying and creative writing.View the eBook that this E-Lesson is taken from here.
The Hindu New Year is celebrated in November. It is called Diwali or The Festival of Lights. Introduce your students to this holiday using the information, teaching ideas and follow-ups.View the eBook that this E-Lesson is taken from here.
The Jewish harvest festival called Sukkot is held in October. Use the information included for teacher input and the story for a student explanation. The lesson could be completed with the art activity suggested or the reproducible worksheet.View the eBook that this E-Lesson is taken from here.
The theme of Apples is a good topic for Autumn. Use the information provided for teacher input and bulletin board ideas to stimulate your students' interest and curiosity in apples. Share the poems with your students and implement the teaching ideas into your lessons. The reproducible worksheets provided can be used to promote creativity and reading.View the eBook that this E-Lesson is taken from here.
The Winter Solstice is a good time to make your students aware of the changes in their environment. The ideas, information, activities, poems, songs and reproducible activities could be used to stimulate student interest in the winter season. This theme could be extended into January as well.View the eBook that this E-Lesson is taken from here.
Celebrate the traditions of Halloween with your students by implementing any of the teaching ideas, poems, songs and reproducible activity sheets in this section.View the eBook that this E-Lesson is taken from here.
Share the Jewish celebration known as Hanukkah The Festival of Lights with your students. Using the information and stories provided to make your students more aware of another cultures beliefs and traditions. Use the recipe included with your class to give them the opportunity to taste a traditional dish served at a Jewish meal. The art activity will help students to remember an artifact used in an evening ceremony. The reproducible worksheets will reinforce the information taught.View the eBook that this E-Lesson is taken from here.
Celebrate the Festivals of Navaratri and Dussehra. This is a good time to explore Canadas multicultural society. Use the information included for teacher input and the reproducible worksheet to reinforce the skill Recalling Information.View the eBook that this E-Lesson is taken from here.
Grandparents' Day is an exciting event for students. You will find information pertaining to the day, activities, poems, teaching ideas, ways to say Grandmother and Grandfather in other languages and two reproducible creative writing worksheets.View the eBook that this E-Lesson is taken from here.
Remembrance Day is a very important event in November. Although it is a sombre, reflective day students should be acquainted with its importance and symbolism. Use the teacher information, teaching ideas and follow-up activities to celebrate and appreciate peace and respect for people.View the eBook that this E-Lesson is taken from here.
Easter is a very important festival for Christians. It is filled with feelings and symbolism. Spend some time sharing the traditions of this festive event with your students. The teacher information, teaching ideas, poems and reproducible activities included in this section should prove to be very useful. View the eBook that this E-Lesson is taken from here.
April Fools Day starts off the month of April in a silly way. Be prepared for the little tricks your students may play. Use the information and ideas to make this a fun-filled day with a learning side. Children love to tell their little jokes so use the reproducible activity for them to record them.View the eBook that this E-Lesson is taken from here.