Index: Defining Culture,
World Cultures Lesson Plans,
Cultural Awareness Lesson Plans,
World Religions Lesson Plans,
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Defining Culture Lesson Plans
A lesson plan from Mr. Donn.
What is Culture?
Different from the above lesson, this one is from education.com and
is for the primary grades.
Cultural Identity and Values: What is Culture?
A high school lesson plan from the Anti-Defamation League.
Defining Popular Culture
A high school lesson plan from Canada's Centre for Digital and Media
Everyone Has a Culture - Everyone is Different
A lesson plan from the Peace Corps.
Culture is Everywhere
A lesson plan emphasizing the role culture plays in our lives and
Culture Race and Ethnicity
A lesson plan from the Government of Australia for their
Culture? And How Do We Study It?
Definitions and information from
Culture Quest. See also
Explorations for Students.
World Cultures Lesson Plans
World, A Multicultural Unit
For grades K-1.
Peace Corps Association: Global Ed
Many classroom materials including lesson plans.
Earth, Universe, and Culture
A lesson plan for grades 5-8 from PBS.
Investigating World Cultures
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 from Education World.
A lesson plan for grades K-5 from Discovery education.
Story Writing: Cultural Myths
A high school lesson plan.
100 People: Global Issues through Our Lens
"A current events curriculum guide for middle and high schools."
Food and Culture
Four activities from the Chicago Humanities Festival.
What Do People Around the World Eat?
A high school lesson plan from Learning to Give.
A high school lesson plan from the World Affairs Council.
Exploring World Cultures through Folk Tales
An elementary lesson plan from Read-Write-Think.
A three-period lesson plan for grades 6-8 in which students identify
elements of cultural differences found in books about children from
International Festival: Passport to the World
Many lesson plans including several about specific countries.
Mexican Culture and History through Its National Holidays
A middle school lesson plan.
4 Spanish Culture Lesson Plans Your Students Will Love
Lesson plans for Spanish classes.
Lesson plans about Asia and the world.
Studies Center: Lesson Plans
Many lesson plans on China, Japan, and Korea. Scroll through the
lessons to find those specifically dealing with culture.
Arab Culture and Society
A lesson plan from American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Council.
World Cultures Resources for Teachers
Culture and Resources
From the Library of Congress.
Resources from UNESCO.
CIA World Factbook
Information on virtually every country in the world!
A "Global Guide to Culture, Customs, and Etiquette.
World History and Culture Resources
Many resources from TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus.
Cultural Awareness/Sharing Traditions
A lesson plan for grades 4-6.
Developing Awareness: An Intercultural Communication Lesson Plan
A lesson plan for intermediate and advanced-level students."
Teaching Cultural Awareness Using the Four Skills
A unit for an ESL classroom.
The Real World of Languages: Cultural Awareness Debate
A lesson plan from the UK for years 10-12.
An elaborate unit.
World Religions Lesson Plans and Resources
Taking a Closer Look at World Religions
Teaching ideas for grades 6-12 from Teaching Tolerance. See also
Curriculum Guide: World Religions and Spirituality for other teaching
excellent resources on world religions, go to
The Major World Religions
and Religious Tolerance: Religions of the World.
Lesson Plan Ideas: The World Religions
Lesson planning ideas for grades 6-12 from Education World.
Have World Religions Shaped Who I Am Today?
Five lesson plans exploring the above question from
Discovering World Religions
A 6th-grade unit plan.
Spread of Religions
A unit from
Writing/Religions of the World Unit
A 14-day unit for grade 6 from the Utah Education Network.
Resources: World Religions
NY Times Learning Network.
See also Understanding
Major Religions of the World for another WebQuest.
Rituals and Rites of Passage
A 5th or 6th-grade lesson plan.
Religion Investigation: What Happens When We Die?
A lesson plan from PBS for grades 9-12.
The Comparative Religions Page
A long list of links to
Europe's Languages and Religions
An activity for grades from National Geographic.
Jesus and the Rise of Christianity
A high school lesson plan from the Discovery
Education. See also
The Origins and Spread of Christianity.
The Roman Empire
An elaborate lesson from the Stanford History Group.
Lesson1: The Origins of Christianity
A lesson plan from
Mifflin World History: Ancient Civilizations. See
Lesson 2: The Early Christians and
Lesson 3: Rome and Christianity.
Making Sense of the Reformation in 1 Day
A 9th-grade lesson plan.
Christianity in Images
A Teacher's Guide from Twin Cities PBS. See also
vs. Protestant for a comparison chart.
Theology and Religion
Resources and lesson plans for topics in Christian environmental ethics from
the University of Exeter.
A teachers guide from PBS. See their lesson plan
Vote or Veto: How Does Religion Affect Candidates and Voters? and
Matters of the Latter Day: Ideas for Addressing Mormonism in the Classroom.
the Indian Epics: Following the Dharma
A lesson plan exploring the
an epic poem which provides insights into many aspects of
Indian culture and the Hindu concept of Dharma.
Religions of the World:
A teacher's guide.
A lesson plan for grades
9-12 from Discovery Education. See also
Islam: History, Society And Civilization.
Islam 101 Online
An online course complete with tests. See also
Five Pillars of Islam.
An overview and suggestions for study
from Teachable Moment.
Islamic Foil Art
This art activity, which is appropriate for many grade levels,
may be just what you need for your multidisciplinary
unit on Islam.
of the Jews
Classroom resources from PBS.
Blue Monday and Friends: Traditional
Jewish Holidays Come Alive Through The
Art of Story-Telling
A primary-grade unit.
From the Lookstein Center
for Jewish Education.
A lesson plan using the KWL method and Marilyn Sachs' book,
A Pocket Full of Seeds.
for Today's Classroom - Institute for Curriculum Services
resources including lesson plans.
Religions of East Asia
A middle or high school lesson plan on the religions of East Asia. See also
Expedition to Asia – Religions Across the Continent.
Teaching with "The Buddha"
Teaching resources from PBS.
The Three Doctrines & Legalism
A lesson plan from
comparing Confucianism, Taoism, and
Teaching about Buddhism
Lesson plans from Alfred University.
Buddhism and the Dalai Lama
A high school lesson plan from Discovery Education.
Khalsa Kids Teachers'
Classroom resources for teaching about Sikhism. See also
Resources Archive -
Elementary Sikh Lesson Plan
A lesson plan from Khalsa
Middle School Sikhism Lesson Plan
High School Lesson Plan.
Classroom Activities from Tolerance.org
Many excellent activities for a variety of subjects
and lesson plans.
Five lesson ideas from Education World. See
Teaching Tolerance: Additional Resources for a list of links to
additional lesson plans.
Museum of Tolerance: Lessons and Activities
A Teacher's Guide, lesson plans, and rubrics.
Teaching Tolerance ~ Lesson Plans
Several lesson plans for a variety of grade levels from
One World, One Heart
Tolerance Lessons and Materials
Times of Trial
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 from PBS America
Responds that explores "the problems inherent in assigning blame to
populations or nations of people."
Tolerance and Diversity
A middle-school lesson plan using
Diary of Anne Frank.
A lesson plan for grades 9-12 from
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