Chinese National Day Holiday – Activities for the Classroom!

October 1st is China's National Day which commemorates the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949 (Communist China). There are usually national celebrations and military parades in Tian'anmen Square, Beijing to acknowledge and celebrate the day. National Day is always a week-long celebration, October... Read more

Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in Your Classroom

Mid-Autumn Festival is a traditional festival celebrated every year in China during Autumn. As a Lunar Festival, the date changes each year, depending on the Lunar Calendar but is always on Month 8, Day 15 of the moon calendar in China. That day is always... Read more

10 Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Your Classroom

Hispanic Heritage Month (or Latinx Heritage Month) is a celebration of the contributions that Latin-American and Spanish communities have made to the United States’ history, culture and communities. Across a full month, the legacy and presence of Latinos and Spaniards is recognized and shared through... Read more

Using Culture to Teach Language

Language learning is always a fun adventure to embark on. New words, different sounds, strange grammar rules - there are so many quirks you discover when learning a language. As someone who has lived in five different countries and can speak almost four languages (I... Read more

5 Fun Ways To Celebrate “Holy Week” In Your Classroom

Holy week, or Semana Santa, is one of the most important celebrations in the Hispanic world -  which is why it is a great holiday to learn more about to build your students’ global awareness. Find out more about this festival and explore five fun... Read more

Place-based Learning

My mother used to tell a story at family gatherings.  She would recount that when I was six years old, just after our family moved from America to Germany, there was a day when I was being tormented by a common house fly.  When she... Read more

Day of the Dead cartoon with two skeletons dancing

The Day of the Dead – Six spooky ways to celebrate

The Day of the Dead is one of the most famous traditions from Latin America. Find out more about this holiday and six fun ways you can celebrate it with your students.   What is The Day of the Dead? The Day of the Dead, or Día de... Read more