Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Here are some resources to introduce Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with your students:
AAPI Heritage Month
: A brief overview on why we celebrate AAPI in May as well as the contributions that have been made over the years. However, it does seem that this was made to show how a company celebrates this month..but it gives a great overview in the beginning and still applies to what our overall goal is as well with celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
: Fun activity to do with your students to decompress from testing stress ??
There are a variety of origami projects you can try with your class!
National Deaf History Month:
April is now recognized as National Deaf History Month. Here are some resources to spark a conversation with your students. If your students have any curiosities regarding deaf history, please let me know, and I'd be happy to guide them in the direction they would want to go with this! ??
This one is just ways that we can use simple signs in our classroom.
Great for all ages... teaches them their ABCs using sign language.
A short educational video that discusses how some people can become deaf and how students can help other
Talking with my body
: whether you have discussed national deaf history month or not, this is a fun brain break that gets them moving and practicing ASL.
Black History Month
Here are some art lessons that teach the styles of famous black artists:
Native American Heritage
November is Native American Heritage Month. Here are a variety of ways to introduce this month's heritage to your class:
We Are Grateful Otsaliheliga
: A great read aloud as we begin discussions about gratitude. It also can share many Cherokee words relating to seasons and traditions. This is a "Read To Me" book. If you'd like to turn off the word highlight or change the speed, just click on the settings icon on the bottom right.
: Shows the family value of teaching the purpose of a dreamcatcher.
What Are First Nations
: This is specific to Canada, but still gives great insights on the traditions of this Indigenous Culture.
Native American Homes
: This comes with a PDF that you may want to provide to students to help them describe the difference in Native American homes.
Mrs. Doll reads aloud How The Stars Fell Into The Sky: A Navajo Legend Music “Big Sky” by Hans Zimmer via iMovie
Music & Bird Songs
: Discusses the importance of songs that continue to be passed on to generations.
: A boy does his part to help save his language by using his voice to teach others his Dakota Language.
Hispanic and Latino Heritage
Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 Century is celebrating Hispanic & Latino Heritage Month! We have novels and materials in the library for checkout. A display will be utilized in the cafeteria to recognize Hispanic and Latino art, famous people, and culture. The marquee will offer a shout-out to the culture. Various teachers will have lessons in class and students will have some opportunities to contribute to the activities. Be sure to watch our Folkloric dances perform at our annual IDAC Multi-Cultural night on Tuesday, October 4th at 5:30 PM in the amphitheater.