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Holiday Resources: Home

General Resources related to holidays for educators, grades Pre-K-12.

Lesson Plans and Teaching Activities

Addressing the December Dilemma in Schools
Tanenbaum and Teaching Tolerance presented a joint webinar about how schools can respectfully work with the various religious traditions represented in their community. This links to the webinar (registration required) and a follow-up packet that focuses on how to promote inclusion in lessons and activities throughout the year.
Grades: PreK - 12
Teaching Thanksgiving in a Socially Responsible Way
This article from Teaching Tolerance identifies resources that teach about Thanksgiving in a fashion that is respectful of the Native American perspective.
Grades: K - 12

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Neil Grimes
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Education & Curriculum Materials Librarian
Office, Room 114c
David and Lorraine Cheng Library
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
973-720-3184

Bibliographies and Research Guides

Celebrating America: Teaching about Patriotic Holidays
A selection of resources available from the Cheng Library's Curriculum Materials Center. These can be useful for teaching about patriotic holidays, symbols and history in Preschool through grade 8 classrooms.
Grades: K - 12
Celebrating Black Pride
A selected bibliography of materials for teaching about African American history in the PreK-12 classroom. These materials are available in the Curriculum Materials Center of the Cheng Library.
Grades: PreK - 12
Christmas Literature
A selected list of children's books about Christmas for preschool through grade 8. These books are available in the Curriculum Materials Center of the Cheng Library.
Grades: PreK - 8
Easter Literature
A selected list of books about Easter for preschool through grade 8.
Grades: PreK - 8
Halloween Literature
A selected list of books about Halloween for Preschool through Grade 8 that are available in the Cheng Library's Curriculum Materials Center.
Grades: PreK - 8
Hanukkah Literature
A selection of children's books about the Jewish holiday of Hannukah. They are available from the Curriculum Materials Center of the Cheng Library.
Grades: K - 8
Kwanzaa Books
Children's literature about the African American holiday, Kwanzaa, that are available in the Curriculum Materials Center of the Cheng Library.
Grades: PreK - 8
Passover Literature
A selected list of children's literature that is available for teaching about the Jewish holiday of Passover. All titles are available from the Curriculum Materials Center of the Cheng Library.
Grades: K - 8
Thanksgiving Literature
Here is a selected list of books about the American holiday, Thanksgiving, for grades K-8. Available from the Curriculum Materials Center of the Cheng Library.
Grades: K - 8