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Windows on the World : Multicultural Festivals for Schools and Libraries - Alan Heath

Windows on the World

Multicultural Festivals for Schools and Libraries


Published: 1st January 1995
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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 valuable addition to the multicultural resources collection...practical and imaginative, while providing a sound knowledge base.--Australian Library Journal

List of Illustrationsp. xi
A Word to the Readerp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Windows on the World: A Festival of Stampsp. 22
First on the Land: A Festival of Native Americansp. 47
The Sceptered Isles: A Festival of Britainp. 75
Una Festa d'Italia: A Festival of Italyp. 119
Beauty in Simplicity: A Festival of Japanp. 155
Viva Los Ninos d'Espana! A Hispanic Festivalp. 193
Triumph of the Individual: A Festival of African-American Historyp. 237
The Way of the Prophet: A Festival of Islamp. 277
Dance with Dragons: A Festival of the Orientp. 323
Hear, O Israel! A Festival of Judaismp. 363
Indexp. 383
About the Authorp. 393
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ISBN: 9780810839588
ISBN-10: 081083958X
Series: Multicultural Festivals for Schools and Libraries
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 410
Published: 1st January 1995
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 0.52