Welcome to "Celebrations Around the World!"

We are looking to connect with staff, students, parents, and schools across the world to help build internationally-minded students through meaningful inquiry. We would like to invite you to share your experiences and understanding of different celebrations and deepen your own (and your students') understanding of how different celebrations and traditions are expressions of shared beliefs and values.

Central Idea Celebrations and traditions can be expressions of shared beliefs and values.

Lines of Inquiry:

Features of traditions and celebrations

Reasons people celebrate

Symbols in celebrations and traditions

Getting started couldn't be simpler:

  1. register at www.pypconnected.com and become and PYPConnectED Classroom.
  2. create a response on the Padlet and Flipgrid - see below.
  3. (optional) pick a school from below and arrange a time to connect through Skype or Google Hangouts.

During your video call you might like to explain something you found interesting in their Padlet post, something you learned or maybe there is something you would like to hear more about - for example; I understand that the art of folding paper, Origami, is a Japanese tradition that is important in many celebrations.