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Sharing Many Cultures in the Elementary Classroom

We’re excited to share a guest post written by Lisa Heintz from Little Songbird: Songs for Learning as part of our Global Learning in the Elementary Classroom miniseries. Lisa has lots of great suggestions for global activities, books, and songs. Sharing Many Cultures in the Elementary Classroom Make no mistake: True “multicultural” or “global” education takes creativity,…

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Orthodox Easter Traditions

Orthodox Easter Traditions

Orthodox Christians in Greece, Russia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, and other countries around the world celebrate Orthodox Easter or Pascha. Church services, decorating eggs, playing games, and eating traditional foods are typical parts of the celebration. The Date The Orthodox Church uses the Julian calendar for determining Easter (compared to Western churches using the Gregorian calendar), which usually results in Orthodox Easter falling…

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Hanukkah: The Jewish Festival of Lights

Hanukkah, also known as the Jewish Festival of Lights, is an eight-day celebration honoring the Miracle of the Oil.    Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. By clicking through and making a purchase, we receive a small commission at no extra charge to you. All proceeds help support our free global education website. Thank you! Hanukkah…

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Diwali: Festival of Lights

learn about Diwali

Diwali, short for Deepawali, is one of the most popular celebrations in India. The word translates to “row of lights” in Sanskrit and celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness. The multi-day Festival of Lights includes fireworks, food, gifts, colored sand, and special clay lamps. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. By clicking through…

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Halloween Traditions Around the World

Halloween Traditions Around the World

Halloween is one of the world’s oldest holidays, and people all around the globe celebrate it in their own way. Halloween Traditions Around the World In Ireland, where Halloween originally came from, children get in costumes, go trick-or-treating, and attend parties. Barmbrack (fruitcake) is a traditional Irish food eaten on this holiday. A treat is baked inside the cake…

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