Host an International Festival!- Last year, we invited four exchange students from our high school to come and talk to the students about their experiences here and abroad. Students could write their questions down ahead of time, and we conducted it in almost a game-show like way, with the students sitting in chairs at the front of the library and the teachers with question cards. We recoreded the entire interview for a podcast so students could listen to it later, and then we invited them back to our room for an international lunch. Students each brought in a dish that was important to their family history (everything from perogies to speggitti and ketchup....) Parent Note Confirmation Note
Investigating Culture- If you're looking for a quick way to expose students to world culture, use this activity sheet. Set out books at different stations, grouped by country or continent. Students can spend a day at each station researching with those books before moving to the next station. They can then pick their favorite country or continent to do a presentation on.
Holidays Around the World- Celebrate holidays from different countries and religions with these informational sheets. Use this parent letter to explain the academic reasoning behind these lessons.
Language Board- Great link to resources that will help you create a 'language of the month' board!
Passport Around the World- Create or order a passport for your students, and use the following stamps to 'travel' around the world!
Latin America Stamps
North America Stamps