Songkran Lesson Ideas
Songkran is celebrated in Thailand. It is a water festival celebrating the new year. It usually happens in Spring. Here is how I taught my students are Songkran.
We started our lesson during morning meeting. I put up this picture and we had a student led discussion I was just the facilitator. I was prompting them with questions such as:
What do you see?
What do you think is happening?
Why do you think they are doing that?
Why do you think there are so many people in the street.
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Then I introduced them to Songkran by reading them an Article From Nat Geo Kids (click the picture below). This was a great connection to our Non-Fiction unit. It introduced them to a different type of Non-fiction text, an online article. We used the article to practice "stop, think and react".
Then, we watched a video by Nat Geo Kids Are We there yet? about Songkran on Amazon Prime Video. They did a great job explaining in a kid friendly manner the Songkran Festival.
Finally, during provocation centers, students could learn more about Songkran though play and STEM challenges. They could make a bucket or water drop using rubber bands, geoboards, pattern blocks, sticks, unfix cubes, or Legos. They could also scan QR codes to read more about Songkran. Click the picture below to check out more center ideas in my Global Awareness Center Packet.