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Each month brings a new and unique opportunity to engage and educate your students with the arts!

 

October is National Diversity Awareness Month. National Diversity Awareness  Month celebrates the diverse cultures that contribute to Americas heritage. Teach students to respect differences among people in their community and around the world by using the resources below for elementary, intermediate, or high school students.

Included with each program listing, you'll find a Teacher Program Guides (TPG's) in that offers pre and post lesson ideas as well as resources for you. Click on the programs below for a direct link or, go to our online catalog and search for "diversity", "culture", or "character" to see a full list of programs.

 

African Dance Experience India Musics of Mexico
Asian Storytelling Greek and Roman Mythology Voices from Ellis Island
Brazilian Music Music Around the World Characters in Clay: Ooglies

  

November is National Native American Heritage Month. National Native American Heritage Month celebrates the culture, contributions and heritage of Native Americans. For many years, Native Americans and others proposed that a special day be set aside to honor Native Americans. Teach students of all ages about the colonization of America from a different perspective.

Included with each program listing, you'll find a Teacher Program Guides (TPG's) in that offers pre and post lesson ideas as well as resources for you. Click on the programs below for a direct link or, go to our online catalog and search for "native american" to see a full list of programs.

 


Art & Culture of the Plain Indians

Kachina Mask Making

Native American Flute Playing

Colonial Legacy

Lewis & Clark

Native American Legends & Their Importance

Kachina Drums

Missouri Cultural History-Missouri Writers Come Alive

Sacagawea & Images of the Last Frontier

 

 

December is Celebrate Your State month.

Kansas entered the Union as a free state on January 29, 1861. The United States acquired Kansas in 1803 from France as part of the Louisiana Purchase. During its early years as a U.S. possession, the area was part of Indian Territory and was used by the federal government to relocate tribal peoples.

On August 10, 1821, Missouri  entered the Union as the twenty-fourth state. Named after the Native American people who originally inhabited the land, Missouri was acquired by the U.S. as part of the 1803 Louisiana Purchase. At that time, the territory's occupants were mainly French settlers. After the War of 1812, American settlers poured into the region.

Teach students to respect the heritage of your state. Use the resources below for elementary, intermediate, or high school students. Included with each program listing, you'll find a Teacher Program Guides (TPG's) in that offers pre and post lesson ideas as well as resources for you. Click on the programs below for a direct link or, go to our online catalog and search for "native american" to see a full list of programs.

 

Kansas Cultural History
Missouri Cultural History

Colonial Legacy

Missouri Cultural History-Missouri Writers Come Alive

Rags to Riches: Kansas City Celebrates the Music of Scott Joplin
Missouri River Fish & Habitat Puppets


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