Celebrating Cultures
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Grades: 3 - 8

Focus Area Description:  Explore cultures from around the world through first person stories, interviews, demonstrations, and more.  

Our current library of 38 videos in this Focus Area are available in the subareas listed to the right; to view them click a thumbnail and become a member of Educate.Today. 

To see sample videos in this area of the collection, click any of the titles below:

New April 2023! Chanukah–The Festival of Lights

Other Samples:
Living in Marcos Juarez, Argentina
Recipes for Respect:  African American Meals and Meanings

Quick Ideas for Using our Celebrating Cultures Videos:

  • Use the videos as a conversation starter for a class discussion on a topic, event, or person linked to the culture you are studying.
  • Use the videos with journal prompts for students to write about as they respond to/reflect on content included in the video.
  • Use the videos in class to provide first person descriptions of cultural activities, beliefs, etc. as you study different cultures.
  • Use the videos with lesson plans you create that have students research a particular culture through secondary sources first and then gain first person perspective from the video. As part of the activity, have students evaluate how the primary source impacted their learning/understanding.
  • Provide the videos for students to view independently to gain insights into any particular culture or to satisfy their own curiosity/interest in any particular culture or cultures in general.
  • Use the immigration videos with lesson plans you create that have students research a country one of the guests emigrated from and develop a presentation for the class that presents their learnings and includes video clips that help explain certain topics in the presentation.
  • Have students include insights gained through the videos as part of their projects, papers, and presentations on a cultures-related subject by:
    • interpreting and/or summarizing what they saw and learned in the video.
    • citing quotations from the expert in the video.