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Diwali - The Festival of Lights

One Pager on Diwali

A One page Summary of Diwali festival for Teachers.

Story of Diwali - The Festival of Lights

Brilliant firecrackers lighting up the night, Diyas twinkling like stars - what a sight! This is Diwali, in all its glory As told to little Kaka, by his Amma (mother) - a magical story.

First the celebration of Prince Rama and his homecoming, His victory over Ravana, the evil demon King. Next a story of Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth Who rewards her true devotees with fortune and good health.

overview of Diwali festival

A brief pictorial overview of Diwali festival by the National Geographic.

Powerpoint presentation about Diwali for Students and Teachers

A Powerpoint: The Story of Diwali - why it is celebrated, how it is celebrated.

A National geographic Video about celebration of Diwali - the Festival of Lights in India

This National Geographic Video shows the street level celebrations, lights, shops doing brisk business and fire crackers into the night sky during Diwali.

Lets Go to India to See the Festival of Diwali - Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan on Diwali - by Nita Sharma Yajnik 

Theme: Lets go to India to see Diwali - the Festival of Lights.

Teacher's Guide; Lesson Plans created by the New York City, Dept of Education, for Diwali

Teacher's Guide contains lesson plans, materials, ideas, suggestions, and links to materials for elementary school, middle school and high school students.

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