Index: Defining Culture,
World Cultures Lesson Plans,
Teaching Resources, Teaching Tolerance
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.
Another lesson plan from the Peace Corps.
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.
100 People: Global Issues through Our Lens
"A current events curriculum guide for middle and high schools."
Food and Celebration:
A lesson plan for grades 4-5 emphasizing that celebrations are
affected by culture.
What Do People Around the World Eat?
A high school lesson plan from Learning to Give.
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: K-12 Instructional Resources
Many lesson plans on China, Japan, and Korea. Scroll through the
lessons to find those specifically dealing with culture.
Introduction to the Arab World
Who Are the Arab Americans?
World Cultures Resources for Teachers
Culture and Resources
From the Library of Congress.
Resources from UNESCO.
Teaching World Cultures through the Visual Arts
Resources, including lesson plans, from the Pennsylvania State
University Center for Global Studies. See their other
resources for educators.
CIA World Factbook
Information on virtually every country in the world!
of the World
A "Global Guide to Culture, Customs, and Etiquette.
World History and Culture Resources
Many resources from TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus.
Teacher resources including lesson plans.
Cultural Awareness: Knowing Not to Cross the Line
Am elaborate lesson plan in pdf format.
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.
Teacher Resources and lesson plans. See also
Cultural Awareness - Part 2.
World Religions Lesson Plans and Resources
Taking a Closer Look at World Religions
Teaching ideas for grades 6-12 from Teaching Tolerance. For
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.
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
Introduction 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.
A comparison chart.
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 the
Morningside Center for Teaching and Cocial Responsibility.
Islamic Art: Exploring the Visual Arts of the Middle East
A grade 7 unit with three lesson plans.
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.
A lesson plan using the KWL method and Marilyn Sachs' book,
A Pocket Full of Seeds.
Institute for Curriculum Services
resources including lesson plans about Israel and Judaism.
Religions of East Asia
A middle or high school lesson plan on the religions of East Asia.
Teaching with "The Buddha"
Teaching resources from PBS.
The Three Doctrines & Legalism
A lesson plan from
comparing Confucianism, Taoism, and
World Religions: Buddhism
Information from Education World
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:
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
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."
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A lesson plan for grades 9-12 from
One secondary-level lesson plan from the Equality and Human Rights
Commission. See their other lesson plans in the index on the right
side of their page.
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