A Multicultural Assembly | Holidays Around the World Never Sounded So Good!
What Is A Multicultural Assembly?
We all know the classics: "Jingle Bells," "Deck the Halls," "Silent Night." But have your kids ever heard holiday music from other parts of the world? While many people might think that the only holiday music out there is Christmas music, there are actually many traditional pieces that are specific to certain countries, regions or religions. At SchoolAssemblies tm, we explore popular winter holiday music from around the world through our highly interactive multicultural assembly, Christmahanukwanzaamadan!
What are the benefits to Elementary School kids?
When kids are exposed to music from other cultures, they not only learn about the traditions of those cultures, but they also learn to appreciate the similarities and differences between them. This can help them to develop a greater understanding and respect for people from other backgrounds. Additionally, listening to, learning and playing music from other cultures can be a great way for kids to learn about new instruments, rhythms and styles.
Christmahanukwanzaamadan! is the perfect way for kids to learn about holiday music from around the world. Through interactive sing-alongs, kids will have a blast while they learn about holiday music from various cultures.
Which Multicultural Holidays Might be Introduced?
Hanukah is celebrated by millions of Jewish people around the world and is a holiday that includes gift-giving, family time and glorious foods. The music of Hanukah also plays a huge role in its celebration. Our multicultural assembly covers the origins of the holiday and some fun and celebratory music associated with Hanukah.
The well-known winter holiday, Kwanzaa which surprisingly is a relatively new holiday celebrating African heritage and background. The customs and songs of Kwanzaa are introduced to students and this school assembly program offers an understanding of where the traditions of Kwanzaa originated.
Most common in the Middle East, the Muslim religion is practiced by over one billion people in virtually every country in the world. It's music is just as varied as its followers. Our Christmahanukwanzaamadan school assembly explores some music associated with Ramadan and demonstrates some traditional customs associated with this month-long holiday.
The world's most celebrated holiday, Christmas is of course featured in this fun, funny and informative multicultural assembly. What's the story behind Jingle Bells? Can Rudolf the Red nosed Reindeer really fly? Fun and participation is key and its always the best way for kids to learn!
Can teachers benefit from a multicultural assembly?
A multicultural musical assembly offers teachers tools to continue the conversation in their classrooms! Listening to and learning about holiday music from around the world can be a great way for students to learn about other cultures and traditions. Additionally, it can also help to promote tolerance and respect for different cultures. By learning about the different holiday music from around the world, students will be able to better understand and appreciate the diversity of cultures that exist in our world today. There are a variety of ways that teachers can use music to help students learn about other cultures. One way is to have students listen to songs from different countries and identify the instruments used, the rhythms, and the moods conveyed in the music. Another way is to have students learn traditional dances from other cultures and perform them in class. Yet another approach is to have students create their own musical compositions based on their own cultural heritage or imagination. Whichever method is used, it is important that the music chosen is appropriate for the age group of the students and reflective of the cultural diversity of the school community.
A Multicultural Assembly is an event where students and staff come together to learn about and celebrate the diversity of cultures represented in their school community. Music is often used as a tool to help educate participants about other cultures, as it is a universal language that can transcend barriers. Through songs, dances, and other musical performances, students gain a better understanding and appreciation for the traditions and customs of others.