Each year, the festival researches the culture, history and people of the honored city to develop a comprehensive teacher’s curriculum guide for use by elementary, middle and high school teachers. In conjunction with the local school systems, Memphis in May distributes this guide to the teachers in over 350 city, county and private schools. In addition, the guide is sent to home schools, distributed throughout the area library system and untold quantities are downloaded directly from the Memphis in May website.
The 2019 Memphis in May Curriculum Guide is divided into grade divisions and offers teachers stand-alone activities to incorporate into their curriculum, including educational standards from English, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts, Health/Wellness and others. With this extraordinary tool, teachers can immerse their students in the honored city’s culture.
*Section-by-section download now available. Now you can download just the section you need for your classroom.
If you would like a personal copy of the Memphis Curriculum guide, please send an email to education [at] memphisinmay [dot] org and include your name and school address.
This guide is developed each year by the Memphis in May International Festival to provide a comprehensive educational review of its annual honored country. It is provided to elementary, middle and high school teachers as a teaching tool, offering activities and lesson plans to help students explore that country’s history, culture, geography, politics and lifestyle. It also addresses teaching standards as directed by the Tennessee Department of Education. Memphis in May thanks those who have helped to make this guide a reality, including Shelby County Schools Administration.
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