Annual International Festival

Unit of 1 Lesson
Grade Levels: 
3
4
5
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Arts Education
Issue Area: 
Global
Focus Question 

Focus Question: What makes each country in the world unique and similar? 

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Unit Overview 

Students explore the cultures of different countries through the food, costume, celebrations, geography, education, music, and other features of a chosen country. The lesson requests the use of parent involvement, and culminates in a vivid presentation at a school assembly.

Service Experience 
The students will serve the entire school community by raising awareness of global issues and respect for diverse cultures. The international festival is set up similar to a science fair with individuals presenting their research, and it includes whole-group presentation of music, dance, food tasting, and the visuals of costume and artifacts. Students include major issues and facts about their chosen country and spark ideas about how individuals can get involved philanthropically.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Annual International Festival
Lesson 1 of 1
Grades: 
3
4
5

Students explore the cultures of different countries through the food, costume, celebrations, geography, education, music, and other features of a chosen country. The lesson requests the use of parent involvement, and culminates in a vivid presentation at a school assembly.