Lesson plans and activities related to books are helpful to teachers, home schooling families and parents to guide conversations from the books to ideas.
We have created a curated list of such lesson plans and activities for books that are available on KitaabWorld. Click on the book title for the lesson plans and do support us by buying the book from KitaabWorld! If you know any lesson plans that you think might fit well here, do send us an email at email@example.com.
These books on South Asian leaders are great way to learn more about their lives and inspirations.
Gandhi: A March to the Sea (Ages 8+)
Grandfather Gandhi (Ages 6+)
The Story of My Experiments with Truth (Ages 12-18)
Dear Malala, We Stand With You (Ages 6+)
Twenty-Two Cents: Muhammad Yunus and the Village Bank (Ages 6+; See also additional Teacher's Guide)
South Asian Festivals and Religions
From learning about the meaning behind the lights of Diwali, to the spirit of fasting in Ramazan to the key pillars of Sikhism, these books come with a lesson plan to tell you more about these festivals and religions.
Lailah’s Lunchbox (Ages 5-8)
Night of the Moon (Ages 5-10)
My First Sikh Book (Ages 2+)
The Diwali Gift (Ages 3-7)
These book sheds light on the children's right to education and their right to freedom.
Dear Mrs. Naidu (Ages 12+/Grades 6-10)
Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/ Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan: Two Stories of Bravery (Ages 6+; See also additional Teacher's guide)
Identity and Gender Roles
5 to 1 highlights issues around gender discrimination, while Same Same But Different introduces the idea of difference as well as how our own sense of belonging creates roots for our identity. Ruby's Wish touches addresses gender discrimination issues in South Asia.
5 to 1 (Ages 12-18)
Same, Same but Different (Age 4-8)
Trips to South Asia
These books will explore children to elements of South Asia without stepping into a plane.
Abby Spencer Goes to Bollywood (Ages 10+)
Extra Credit (Ages 8+)
Nasreen’s Secret School (Ages 6+)
Rickshaw Girl (Ages 7-11)
Shooting Kabul (Ages 8+)
Neem the Half-Boy (Grades 3-5)
The Wooden Sword (5+)
The Lion Who Saw Himself in the Water (Pre-K-1)
The Ghost Catcher - A Bengali Folktale (1st grade)
These books use the Partition as a backdrop to their stories and the lesson plans help you learn more about that time.
A Moment Comes (Grades 8-12)
Chachaji’s Cup (6+)
These books have tell the stories of people in different ecological environments and intersect ideas of community, history and the environment.
Bamboo People (12+)
For our youngest readers ( 2 to 5 years) these books are fun ways to talk about basic concepts and ideas.
My Mother’s Sari (3+)
Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth (Fun activities for 2-5 year olds!)
Other South Asian Stories
The Rumor (4+)
Bringing Asha Home (3+)
These books will give you more insight into on dance and yoga
A Time to Dance (12+)
The Happiest Tree (6+)
Yoga Pretzels (2+)
Diverse and multicultural global stories that connect us all!
Tasty adventures around the world!
Round is a Mooncake (3+)