After 23 years of taking Road Shows to schools across WNC, this program has reached it's completion. The staff at UNC Asheville Center for Diversity Education is working on a program where the artifacts and teacher guides are avaliable for loan to local educators. For now the teacher packets and links to other holidays will continue to be avaliable in the sidebar to the right. Check back shortly for more information or email email@example.com.
Seasons of Gratitude: Harvest Festivals Around the World
Our calendar for Seasons of Gratitude is FULL!
Dates for Seasons of Gratitude
November 1-18, 2016
Learn more about the Seasons of Gratitude festivals by visiting these web sites:
Festivals of Light: People with Many Flames
Our calendar for Festivals of Light is FULL!
Dates for Festivals of Light
December 1-20, 2016
Learn more about the Festivals of Lights holidays by visiting these web sites:
Good Fortune: The Asian New Year
Our calendar for Good Fortune is FULL!
Dates for Good Fortune
January 25 - February 14, 2017
Learn more about the various Asian New Year celebrations by visiting these web sites:
What Teachers Say About Road Shows
"The Festivals of Light road show makes it easy and affordable for educators to expose their students to a variety of cultural traditions. This is critical if we are going to help students develop into respectful and knowledgeable global citizens."
"This program feeds into our students’ natural curiosity about other cultures. Our CDE presenter had great artifacts, visuals and movement activities to bring winter traditions from around the world to life. In our increasingly global society, exposure to different cultures and the development of appropriate attitudes and skills for interaction with others is so important to our students!"
"This is a fabulous interactive fieldtrip that travels with yummy treats and exciting new vocabulary."
"These programs have opened my students’ eyes to the rest of the world in a way that is difficult to do in my everyday classroom."
"Excellent presenter that kept my children engaged in new learning."
"We love having your program each year. We learn something new each time."
"This program is a great way to bring another culture right into your classroom, and the students are so engaged in the customs/celebrations of other places!"
"This was such a wonderful experience for our students. I loved listening to their reactions about differences in our culture and the cultures they learned about. It helps them get a little peek into our huge world!"
"These programs do an excellent job of bringing other cultures right to us. It is done in an engaging, enthusiastic manner and paced to cover a tremendous amount of information in a memorable way!"
"Watching the children try foods of other cultures and ask good questions-totally absorbed-can’t teach a lesson any better!"