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Assemblies with Lessons for Citizenship: Multicultural Britain

Price: £25.00
Age Range: KS3

Make the most of multicultural assemblies with these ready-made preparatory and follow-up lessons. Both the assemblies and the lesson plans are designed to help students develop empathy with, and understanding of, other cultures and traditions. (Updated from: Celebrating Multicultural Britain Through Lessons and Assemblies)

Lessons include: Food and dress traditions; Celebrations and festivals; Traditions in Britain.
Religions examined include: Judaism; Sikhism; Buddhism; Islam; Rastafarianism; Hare Krishna; Hinduism; Shinto.

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Size: 60 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 237 2
Code: ALMB
Popularity rank: 308

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LESSONS

  • HAMAN'S PURSES - In this lesson, students learn Purim and plan a television programme.
  • FOOD FOR ALL - In this lesson, students use information about Sikh services and the tradition of sharing food to write a magazine article.
  • A NICE CUP OF TEA - In this lesson, students think about the significance of the traditional Zen tea ceremony.
  • TOTAL FOOD - In this lesson, students produce a collage on the Rastafarian belief in Ital food.
  • SARI AND SILK - In this lesson, students think about the significance of wearing a sari, and design a sari.
  • FREE TO BE ME - In this lesson, students look at the advantages of wearing hijab from the point of view of a young Muslim girl.
  • SYMBOL OF FAITH - In this lesson, students consider the reasons and symbolism behind the Sikh tradition of wearing turbans.
  • SAFFRON ROBES - In this lesson, students write a news report which airs the thoughts and feelings of Hare Krishna followers and other people who see them.
  • HEAD HELD HIGH - In this lesson, students look at the beliefs of Rastafarians and write a letter that explains those beliefs.
  • FINGER PAINTING - In this lesson, students write a radio play telling the story of Rekha and the Mendhi bush, and how this led to the Hindu custom of decorating hands.
  • CARIBBEAN COMES TO TOWN - In this lesson, students look at the significance of the Notting Hill Carnival and describe how it may feel to take part.
  • A CLOSED SOCIETY - In this lesson, students discover how Chassidic Jews live and describe an imaginary meeting with a Chassidic family.
  • MAY YOU PROSPER! - In this lesson, students discover information about the Chinese New Year and design a leaflet around this festival.
  • CHILDREN"S DAY - In this lesson, students script a television article about Japanese Children's Day.
  • A GOOD NEW YEAR - In this lesson, students find out about Rosh Hashanah and design cards for it.
  • MULTICULTURAL BRITAIN - In this lesson, students design a tourist leaflet to promote the best things about multicultural Britain.
  • SAYING FAREWELL - In this lesson, students learn about Japanese Buddhist funeral services, and their beliefs in life after death.
  • A GARDEN OF PEACE - In this lesson, students reflect on emotions which might be felt in a Zen garden and design a peace garden.
  • THE SPECIAL CORNER - In this lesson, students script a radio item about traditional shrines in Hindu homes and how they are used.
  • YIN AND YANG - In this lesson, students produce a collage to show how the theory of Yin and Yang can be translated into everyday life.
  • DESIGNED FOR ALLAH - In this lesson, students gain an understanding of some of the traditions of Islamic art and use this to design an entrance to a mosque.
  • YANTRAS AND MANTRAS - In this lesson, students look at yantras and mantras and create new ones.
  • IN MY OWN WORDS - In this lesson, students respond to a poem about what it means to be a young Muslim in Britain today.
  • PICTURE THE WORDS - In this lesson, students discuss the significance to Rastafarians of the lyrics to a Bob Marley song and illustrate it.
  • THE EYES HAVE IT - In this lesson, students create a dance to tell the story of Shivrati, the 'night sacred to Shiva'.
  • SINGING CALYPSO - In this lesson, students look at features of Calypso songs and write new ones.
  • USEFUL ADDRESSES - Lesson plans and useful assembly speeches about multicultural Britain.

Reviews

30/08/05

posted by Raynah

Have you looked at the Chalkface resources? There's a lot of free samples on their website, and I know they do excellent stuff for assemblies.
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04/01/05

Digest

The questions are open-ended and provide a good opportunity for students to think and reason in depth.
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30/09/99

Emma Dimarco at Digest

Highly recommended
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30/09/99

Emma Dimarco at Digest

There are some excellent and inspiring ideas in this pack of 26 worksheets.
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