Road Shows

Road Shows

After 23 years of taking Road Shows to schools across WNC, this program has reached it's completion. The staff at UNC Asheville Center for Diversity Education is working on a program where the artifacts and teacher guides are avaliable for loan to local educators. Henceforth, the teacher packets, Prezi presentations and resource links will continue to be avaliable in the sections below. In addition, educators may borrow the artifacts from the UNC Asheville Department of Education by emailing

Seasons of Gratitude: Harvest Festivals Around the World

Festivals of Light: People with Many Flames

Good Fortune: The Asian New Year

Good Fortune Resources:

Click here for a Prezi presentation of this lesson

Good Fortune Teacher Packet 2016

Learn more about the various Asian New Year celebrations by visiting these web sites:

Korean New Year
Vietnamese New Year
Chinese New Year
Laotian New Year

What Teachers Say About Road Shows

​"The Festivals of Light road show makes it easy and affordable for educators to expose their students to a variety of cultural traditions. This is critical if we are going to help students develop into respectful and knowledgeable global citizens.​"

"This program feeds into our students’ natural curiosity about other cultures. Our CDE presenter had great artifacts, visuals and movement activities to bring winter traditions from around the world to life. In our increasingly global society, exposure to different cultures and the development of appropriate attitudes and skills for interaction with others is so important to our students!"

"This is a fabulous interactive fieldtrip that travels with yummy treats and exciting new vocabulary."

"These programs have opened my students’ eyes to the rest of the world in a way that is difficult to do in my everyday classroom."

"Excellent presenter that kept my children engaged in new learning."

"We love having your program each year. We learn something new each time."

"This program is a great way to bring another culture right into your classroom, and the students are so engaged in the customs/celebrations of other places!"

"This was such a wonderful experience for our students.  I loved listening to their reactions about differences in our culture and the cultures they learned about.  It helps them get a little peek into our huge world!"

"These programs do an excellent job of bringing other cultures right to us.  It is done in an engaging, enthusiastic manner and paced to cover a tremendous amount of information in a memorable way!"

"Watching the children try foods of other cultures and ask good questions-totally absorbed-can’t teach a lesson any better!"