How to responsibly and respectfully represent other cultures within the art room.

Holidays & Traditions

Holidays in the Art Room

Seasons Greetings: Ensuring an Inclusive Art Room in December
Rethinking Holiday Projects
'Meaningful Artmaking Ideas That Have Nothing To Do With the Holidays'
What is the Role of Holiday Projects in the Art Room?
Art Ed Radio Podcast: Rethinking Your Holiday Projects (Ep. 294)
Everyday Art Room Podcast: The Best Alternatives to Holiday Lessons (Ep. 018)

Christmas & Winter Holidays

Decentering Christmas by Liz Kleinrock (@teachandtransform)
Teaching Tolerance: Problems with Christmas Curriculum
'Culturally Responsive Instruction for Holiday and Religious Celebrations' By Dr. Cynthia Lundgren, Giselle Lundy-Ponce
Center for Racial Justice in Education: A Racial Justice Guide to the Winter Holiday Season for Educators and Families
Teaching Tolerance: Rethinking Winter Holidays
'Public School Holiday Celebrations: Christmas-centric or Multicultural?' By Grace Chen
'Teaching the Holidays: The December Dilemma' By Kimberly Keiserman
'Sharing Holiday Traditions in the Classroom' By Kyleen Gray


Thanksgiving in the Art Room
Do American Indians celebrate Thanksgiving? By Dennis Zotigh
The Myths of the Thanksgiving Story and the Lasting Damage They Imbue. By Claire Bugos
The Invention of Thanksgiving. By Philip Deloria
What Educators Need To Know About Teaching Thanksgiving. By Mayowa Aina
Are You Teaching the Real Story of the "First Thanksgiving"? by Gary Hopkins
Harvest Ceremony: Beyond the Thanksgiving Myth. A study Guide by NMAI
Thanksgiving Mourning Lesson Plan (Teaching Tolerance)


Cultural Appropriation and Halloween
Cultural Appropriation, A Perennial Issue On Halloween
Copy of Halloween Letter Home
Copy of Halloween Letter Home by Jess Lifshitz
LSPIRG #IAmNotACostume Campaign

Día de Los Muertos

Día de Los Muertos is NOT Halloween
PBS EDUCATION: Beyond Sugar Skulls: The History and Culture of Dia de los Muertos
The Day of the Dead, Sugar Skulls, and Art by Amber Lena