Cultural moments One is excellent Google for Education Activities and activities with a collection of educational resources that teachers and educators can use in the classroom to celebrate various popular holidays and events with their students. Each of these resources comes in the form of a customizable template and with activities and instructions on how to use it. Just choose the event you want to celebrate with your students, copy the Google Slides template, customize it to your teaching needs, then share it with your students to work with. They can use different types of multimedia to record and add their feedback, including text, audio, video and stickers.
As I write these lines, cultural moments represent activities for four main events:
International Women’s Month
This virtual poster board helps students “research and celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of women throughout history … highlighting the history of women throughout, across branches and across borders can help students reflect on the importance of past involvement, present and future.”
World Health Day Journaling Activities
The initiative encourages students to journal about how they are taking care of their health during distance learning.
Women’s Equality Day Virtual Poster Board
The Women’s Equality Day activity “encourages students to research and celebrate the achievement and contribution of suffrage using virtual poster boards”.
Read Book Day Virtual Bookshelf
Read A Book Day gives students a virtual bookshelf to help document their reading journey and share it with classmates, teachers and parents.
There is also a resource activity for International Literacy Day Which is not ready yet. The initiative will help students ‘express the importance of literacy and encourage students to continue reading with free downloadable bookmarks’.