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Holidays Resources



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
http://www.wpunj.edu/library/cmc/PDF/PatrioticHolidays2007.pdf
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
http://www.wpunj.edu/library/cmc/PDF/CelebratingBlkPride2006.pdf
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
http://www.wpunj.edu/library/cmc/PDF/
AGuidetoChristmasLiterature2010.pdf
Easter Literature
A selected list of books about Easter for preschool through grade 8.
Grades: PreK - 8
http://www.wpunj.edu/library/cmc/PDF/Easter2010.pdf
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
http://www.wpunj.edu/library/cmc/PDF/Halloween.pdf
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
http://www.wpunj.edu/library/cmc/PDF/hanukkah2009.pdf
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
http://www.wpunj.edu/library/cmc/PDF/rec3_6.pdf
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
http://www.wpunj.edu/library/cmc/PDF/PassoverLiterature.pdf
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
http://www.wpunj.edu/library/cmc/PDF/thanks2007.pdf

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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 a follow-up packet that focuses on how to promote inclusion in lessons and activities throughout the year.
Grades: PreK - 12
https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/download/schedule/kpn2hp36ejxn

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