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1082

Nauruz Festival

In this lesson, students read about the Persian New Year's festival (New Day). They learn about the ceremonial table, and create their own in small groups.

Note: A number of different English spellings are used for this holiday. The UN recognizes March 21 as the International Day of Nowruz.

Printable Lesson

PDFs:

  • 2–3 hours
  • 8 pages
Audio
Tasks
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • introduction to nature idioms
  • comprehension questions
  • pair work
  • group work
  • discussion questions
Vocabulary
  • renewal
  • vernal equinox
  • prophet
  • founder
  • sorrow
  • opposing
  • prosperity
  • ceremonial
  • bonfire
  • pale
Tasks

Title

Due

  • Warm-Up
  • Vocabulary Preview A
  • Vocabulary Preview B
  • Read & Listen
  • Comprehension
  • Vocabulary Review A
  • Group Activity
  • Listen & Type