Now available in paper! To celebrate cultural differences, Windows on the World offers opportunities for research into various ethnic and national groups. It also promotes reading through thematic activities centered around diverse cultural celebrations. Together, students and teachers learn about customs, food, games, and art forms from around the world. Students explore varied art forms, from sculpture, print-making, batik, and puppetry, to drama, music, dancing, cooking, and writing. Heath encourages students to learn about the cultures of Islam, Judaism, and Buddhism through detailed examination of the secular manifestations of holidays, rituals, games, and art work peculiar to them. One entire festival is based on the hobby of foreign stamp collecting. Other festivals take participants to Britain, Italy, Japan, Southeast Asia, and to the lands of Native Americans. Still others include Hispanic-American and African-American art, music, and culture. The book is profusely illustrated with photographs, diagrams, activity sheets, maps, bulletin board ideas, and easy-to-follow detailed instructions for arts and crafts projects. Cloth edition [0-8108-2880-4] published in 1995.
...a densely packed collection of activities to promote cross-discipline study and the celebration of ethnic and national groups.--Library Talk