K.2 - Children, Families, and Communities

Around the World Through Holidays

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Around The World Through Holidays: Cross Curricular Readers Theatre includes scripts for twelve plays adaptable for any of the reading or performance methods of Readers Theatre presentation. Each play introduces students to a specific world culture by looking at holidays celebrated in that culture. The structure of the book introduces holidays chronologically throughout a calendar year—one play per month. The focus is on literacy and social studies, so the book is not tied to the traditional nine-month school calendar.

Around the World Through Holidays

Let's Eat!

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Copies: 7

What we eat says a lot about who we are and where we come from. The five children in this book live in very different countries, and they each have their own ideas about what tastes good. But they have lots in common, too: they all go food shopping and help with the cooking, share mealtimes with their families, eat special foods to celebrate, and have things they love to eat and things they definitely don't.

Let's Eat!

This is Daniel Cook: My Community, Part II (2004)

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The five 6 minute segments in My Community - Part II are:
1) THIS IS DANIEL COOK AT A STREET FESTIVAL - Daniel tours a Greek street festival where he gets to try new foods and play games. Daniel is joined at the festival by the mayor who teaches him about the role a mayor plays.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:30
This is Daniel Cook: My Community, Part II

This is Daniel Cook: My Community, Part I (2004)

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Each segment is 6 minutes long. Each 1/2 hour bundles 5 segments. These 5 segments are:
1) THIS IS DANIEL COOK AT THE POLICE STATION - Daniel tours a police station and learns about the different vehicles police officers use to help the community. Daniel explores a police boat and a police cruiser.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:30
This is Daniel Cook: My Community, Part I

Communities Around the World (1999)

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Compare and contrast the everyday lives of people around the globe, and learn that while people may eat different foods and wear different clothes, they all have things in common. Realize that people around the world meet their needs in ways that make sense in their culture.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:20
Communities Around the World

The Culture of Mexico (2004)

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Viewers will learn about the rich cultural heritage of Mexico. Looks at the influences of indigenous people and Spanish rule in clothing, folktales, foods and holidays. Includes a sample day in the life of a fisherman's son and a young girl in Mexico City. Also looks at Tejano bands, artwork of Diego Rivera, and Talavera pottery.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
The Culture of Mexico

The Culture of Canada (2004)

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Viewers will learn about traditional Canadian symbols, contributions of Canadians, food, holidays, crafts, folktales, and Canada Day.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
The Culture of Canada