ERIC Number: ED344489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Multilingual Holiday Bulletin Boards for ESL and Multicultural Classrooms.
Kennedy, James H.
Brief passages are presented that are appropriate for teachers to use on bulletin boards as introductions to seven American holidays. It is noted that learning about American holidays and celebrations is an excellent way for students, especially in English-as-a-Second-Language classes, to gain a better understanding of American culture. However, bulletin boards that are decorated with pictures of unfamiliar themes (Pilgrims, shamrocks, ets.) without adequate explanations are baffling to immigrant students. The holidays summarized include the following: Columbus Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving Day, Martin Luther King's Birthday, Valentine's Day, Saint Patrick's Day, and Memorial Day. Each English-language introduction to these holidays is accompanied by versions in five other languages: Chinese, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Vietnamese. (LB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Columbus Day; Halloween; King (Martin Luther Jr); Memorial Day; Saint Patricks Day; Thanksgiving; Valentines Day