Teach Through Educational Travel: Oktoberfest

Teach Through Educational Travel
Download a larger image and share the photo with your class, then try these discussion questions and classroom activities:


  • Oktoberfest is a 16 day long festival. It celebrates German and Bavarian history and culture. Flowers are used to decorate the floats in the parades, similar to the floats in the Rose Parade on New Years Day in Pasadena, CA. Look through these slides of the Rose Parade and study the image from the Oktoberfest float. Design a float to celebrate an aspect of your culture.
  • Oktoberfest is a celebration of beer. There are many food festivals around the world that celebrate a wide variety of foods and drinks. Start here and plan a trip to at least 5 festivals that celebrate your favorite foods.


Article written by Sarah Wyland

Sarah Wyland
Sarah never gets in trouble for being on Facebook and Instagram at work, because its her job. As social media manager, she gets to tell the stories of travelers, teachers, and interesting places. Other titles she enjoys include dog mom to Knox, barre instructor, Crossfit athlete, avid reader, and world traveler.