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Christmas in Mexico Lesson Plans
Seasonal geography lessons make a satisfying study and a great way to cover all the bases before leaving for winter break. Here are some of our favorite ideas for studying Christmas in Mexico in the classroom. Tomie de Paolo has done some wonderful books for this study. The Legend… Continue readingChristmas in Australia Lesson Plans
Christmas in Australia is influenced by European traditions, but there are some big differences. Christmas takes place in the summer in Australia, since it’s in the Southern Hemisphere. That’s an excellent opportunity for a science lesson. For this activity, you’ll need some things: Make word cards with the names of… Continue readingPuerto Rico Lesson Plans
Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States. In 2017, the people of Puerto Rico voted on whether to become the 51st state in the Union, and the vast majority of voters said yes. In November, 2020, a majority of voters said yes to statehood. Puerto Rico was devastated… Continue readingXiangmiang: Trickster Tales of Laos
Many cultures have trickster tales: stories about a clever person or animal who plots to play tricks on others. Sometimes the tricksters have an undercurrent of danger, sometimes they’re mean, sometimes they’re foolish, and sometimes they’re just funny. Anansi the Spider, Jack of stories like “Jack the Giant-Killer,” and Coyote… Continue readingPied Piper Lesson Plans
The Pied Piper of Hamelin is unusual, in that it is both a fairy tale (a story with magical elements) and a legend (a story based on real events). The story is a simple one. The town of Hamelin (or Hameln, a real town in Germany) was overrun by rats.… Continue reading