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Wondering what to do about Halloween?

Download our “Culture (& Candy) behind the Costumes” guide to understanding the cultural significance between this year’s popular costumes; Mulan, Moana, Black Panther, Mira, and more.

America Box: Black history box Edition

African American History and Heritage is deeply rooted to shape the American of today. Please use this brief resource list to further your understanding of African American culture.
https://www.nps.gov/subjects/tellingallamericansstories/africanamericanheritage.htm

This website tells a linear history of African Americans, the suffrage movement, and the civil rights movement. Filled with a wealth of information, this website is geared towards older students.

https://www.louisianatravel.com/african-american-heritage-trail

Take a virtual tour of Louisiana! Walk the streets where jazz was born. Learn about America's first black governor. Hear how enslaved blacks fled the plantations to fight for the Union army. And how one man's refusal to move from his seat on a train led to a long struggle against segregation and the eventual triumph of the Civil Rights movement. It all happened right here, in a place like no other. Louisiana.

https://www.dcareaeducators4socialjustice.org/black-lives-matter/resources/

For those that love to read, this website is a great resource for books! Separated into levels, finding a perfect one for the family is easy.

https://www.nypl.org/blog/2017/02/01/10-african-and-african-american-folktales-celebrate-black-history-month

Still want more books? These are New York Public Library’s top 10 children’s books to celebrate Black History Month

https://www.blackfoodie.co/the-humble-history-of-soul-food

Some yummy recipes and favorite flavors to entice your taste buds!

Bond Box Resources

Websites about India

Protection Box Resources

Websites about Turkey

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/countries/turkey/

Easy to read and understand website about Turkey. Kid friendly website.

https://www.ducksters.com/geography/country/turkey.php

Just the basic facts. With a “duck” theme, this page is fun to look at.

https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20180216-the-strange-power-of-the-evil-eye

Thoroughly describes the history of the “evil eye”. While very profound, this website is geared towards the older child.

http://www.turkishculture.org/textile-arts/fabrics-and-textiles-67.htm

Information from the Turkish Cultural Foundation about textiles. Describes the history of textiles, and the role they play in the turkish economy.

https://fivebooks.com/best-books/turkey-elif-shafak/

Turkey’s most read author, Elif Shafak, describes Istanbul as ‘a she-city with a female personality’. She chooses five books on Turkey, including a biography of the she-city in all its vibrant energy and intensity. This list is for young adults.