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Lesson Plans

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  1. Hooray for Independence! lesson plan

    Hooray for Independence!

    Why do countries celebrate their independence days with fireworks? Why do people hang national flags on patriotic holida

  2. Labor Day Workers Cube lesson plan

    Labor Day Workers Cube

    How do different countries observe Labor Day? Create a cube to honor jobs that men and women do.

  3. Remember Our Veterans lesson plan

    Remember Our Veterans

    Investigate the roles brave men and women have played in your nation's history as you learn about patriotic holidays.

  4. Box Bouquet lesson plan

    Box Bouquet

    Tissue paper flowers burst out of a chalk-designed two-dimensional vase to create a flowering plant display fit for givi

  5. Canada Day Fireworks lesson plan

    Canada Day Fireworks

    When Canada celebrates its anniversary on July 1, the sun shines in the north—both night and day. What’s different betwe

  6. Australian Christmas Stamps lesson plan

    Australian Christmas Stamps

    Each year, the Australia Post issues special holiday stamps so Australians can mail greeting cards at a reduced rate. De

  7. Autumn Scratchings lesson plan

    Autumn Scratchings

    Make a scratch-out picture with paint over crayon to show some signs of the season.

  8. Bat Radar, a Mobile lesson plan

    Bat Radar, a Mobile

    How would you like to eat a dinner of insects in the dark?! Bats find their food with echolocation—show how with this mo

  9. Set the Scene

    Break the panic of writer’s block with this visual imaging project! Ask students to draw a detailed sketch or diagram of

  10. Surfin' Santa Card lesson plan

    Surfin' Santa Card

    Santa on a speedboat or surfboard instead of a sleigh? December is warm in much of the world. Design holiday cards to fi

  11. Blushing Pumpkins lesson plan

    Blushing Pumpkins

    Explore growth cycles through the seasons then create original chalk drawings of pumpkins ready for harvest.

  12. Bravery Badges lesson plan

    Bravery Badges

    St. George’s Day (or any day) is the perfect time to celebrate brave deeds. Create colorful bravery badges for yourself

  13. British Christmas Crackers lesson plan

    British Christmas Crackers

    Make someone's Christmas very merry by giving them this replica of a British tradition. Pull the cracker apart for holid

  14. Carp Streamer lesson plan

    Carp Streamer

    Design and decorate a symbolic carp streamer in the Japanese tradition of Kodomonohi (Children's Day).

  15. Here’s My Family lesson plan

    Here’s My Family

    Students share a favorite family tradition. Games? Feasts? Reunions? Quilting? Show family togetherness in a dramatic di

  16. Celebrate Good Times

    Celebrate Good Times

    Explore celebrations across the globe! Capture a celebratory moment of your own by designing a colorful fabric banner!

  17. Celebrate With Henna Hands lesson plan

    Celebrate With Henna Hands

    Students trace around their hands to imitate the look of intricate henna designs on paper. These traditional, temporary

  18. China's Crouching Dragon lesson plan

    China's Crouching Dragon

    Delve into the history and culture of China! Research geography, inventions, or other aspects, then sculpt a symbolic di

  19. Chinese Dragon Drum lesson plan

    Chinese Dragon Drum

    Calling all percussionists! Drums are easy to learn to play and their sounds are recognized around the world. These red

  20. Chinese Dragon Puppet lesson plan

    Chinese Dragon Puppet

    Parade with a one-of-a-kind Chinese Dragon puppet. Celebrate Chinese New Year, the country’s literature, or other aspect

  21. Chinese Floating Fabric lesson plan

    Chinese Floating Fabric

    Design and fly a beautiful fabric windsock! This one is decorated with traditional Chinese symbols.

  22. Chinese Kites lesson plan

    Chinese Kites

    Celebrate Chinese holidays and the country's ancient culture with animal zodiac kites. Happy new year!

  23. Chinese Lanterns lesson plan

    Chinese Lanterns

    Learn about Chinese culture, celebrations, and traditional symbolic writing then include characters and images in an ori

  24. Crayon-Rubbing Cornucopia lesson plan

    Crayon-Rubbing Cornucopia

    Find interesting textures with which to make crayon rubbings. Shape the paper into a cornucopia and fill it with natural

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