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Festivals from Around the World

Volume 1 & Volume 2

Written specifically for use with students with severe learning difficulties by a former deputy head teacher and advisor for SEN. Attractive visuals to hold pupils' concentration and aid understanding of difficult concepts. Multi-sensory activities to re-emphasize the concepts.

Colourful, animated PowerPoint presentations on the accompanying CD-ROM, with music and sound effects, covering the following festivals:

Volume 1:
  • Hina Matsuri (Japanese)
  • Bonfire Night (British)
  • Ramadan (Muslim)
  • Wesak (Buddhist)
  • Shavuot (Jewish)
  • Holi (Hindu)

Volume 2:
  • Christmas (Plus bonus Father Christmas presentation!)
  • Easter
  • Pentecost
  • Christian/Western New Year
  • Chinese New Year
  • Sikh New Year

Many suggestions for sensory activities to enhance learning about these religious/cultural festivals:
  • Role plays with suggested props
  • Music to listen to and make
  • Foods to taste and smell
  • Objects to touch, feel and smell
  • Extension activities for the more able

Detailed advice for teachers includes:
  • Background and additional information on each festival
  • Additional advice and guidance for practical activities
  • Areas of caution
  • A detailed listing of all slides and their contents.

Click the blue Preview buttons to preview the resource.
Volume 1
Preview 1: the paper part of Volume 1. Preview 2: A sample of one of the PowerPoint presentations, showing the first 10 slides.
Volume 2
Preview 1: the paper part of Volume 2. Preview 2: A sample of one of the PowerPoint presentations, showing the first 11 slides.