Time to Celebrate
Identity, diversity and belief
Author: Mark and Olga Fox
Format: 96 pp book
ISBN: 9781863667036 SCIS No: 1281021
Publisher: Wizard Ideas 2006
Audience: Teacher and student resource
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Time to Celebrate offers an introduction to some of the world's cultures by examining festivals and associated cultural events. It features a rich background to many of the world's important festivals, as well as practical ideas and activities that link to learning areas including SOSE/HSIE, Literacy, The Arts, LOTE and Civics and Citizenship Education. The book has a particular focus on celebrations in Australia and the Asian region so that students come to better understand themselves and their closest neighbours.
Festivals provide students with an opportunity to explore issues such as diversity, identity and belief. By studying festivals, students will begin to understand more about the multicultural world in which they live and to examine their own attitudes in respect to values such as tolerance, inclusion, respect and freedom.