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Students discuss the stereotypes they have heard mentioned against the Arab community. Using examples, they identify the uses of discrimination, hate crimes or stereotyping these individuals. As a class, they discuss ways to prevent discrimination and hate crimes and explore the accomplishments of those in the Arab community.
Create a language mosaic to reveal the linguistic diversity in your community. Pupils interview a person with a home language other than English and contribute to a bulletin board display representing the variety of languages spoken. The activity is part of the 1996 Canadian Census Results Teacher’s Kit. A link to other activities and materials is provided. Although the background information and statistics are based on Canadian census data, the concepts could be applied to any country or area
Students explore the basis of Iago's persuasive power by analyzing Shakespeare's use of rhetoric and figurative language. In this Othello lesson, students analyze Iago's rhetoric in monologues and dialogues with other characters. Students identify rhetorical terms and the power of language. Students complete the related links and worksheets for the lesson.
Learn about the diversity of the culture of Lebanon through this series of cross-curricular lessons. Compare and contrast various cultures through activities and readings. An introduction to the culture of Lebanon is included along with explanations of food, religion, and recreation. Learners will be able to compare their own culture to that of an Arab culture.
You can use this lesson plan with English language learners, a young language arts class, or speakers of a foreign language. The phrases learned are I need and I don't need. The teacher collects several items around the room, and learners practice using their new target language.
This lesson combines math, visual art, and language arts activities that all focus on the making, and bailing of hay. The activities can be adjusted to address different age ranges. Most of the activities focus on gainin proficiency with numbers, counting, and patterns. The worksheets embedded in the plan are terrific, and provide you with everything you need to successfully implement this fine plan.
Flowering learners explore the concept of figurative language as it relates to poems, songs, or creative written expression. In this creative writing lesson, they complete several phrases using similes, metaphors, and personifications. Teach them to use questioning techniques while reading a selected poem. The lesson concludes when the individuals compose an original poem using figurative language.
Eighth graders examine the linguistic and cultural impact of the Arabic language and Islamic culture on the Spanish language. They analyze and label maps, listen to and differentiate between Spanish and Arabic music, and compare and contrast modern Eastern and Western popbmusic with traditional flamenco music and modern pop fusions.
Young scholars observe global cultures by listening to music and watching videos. In this Latin American dance lesson, students define merengue, salsa and other dances from the Hispanic culture while listening to Latin rhythm music. Young scholars view educational DVD's which discuss reggae as well as the tango.
Prepare yourself for a top-notch presentation on colonialism in Africa! Discussed are the reasons for African multilingualism. Maps and a country-by-country look at various colonists that made their mark on the African continent are explored. A case study and look at the effects of colonialism are covered in sociolinguistic terms. Remember that language houses culture and the shifts seen therein.
Students complete activities to study the traveling Jewish theatre and the ideas of tolerance. In this theatre study lesson, students read information about the Traveling Jewish Theatre and learn about the project to unit artists from the US and the Middle East, Jews and Muslims, and Israelis and Palestinians. Students complete several activities to learn how theatre can help students explore important social issues.
Students discover the 3 heritages of Africa. In this African studies lesson plan, students discover how these heritages combine in African culture as they examine the Oral History and the Bakari Scrapbook in which Bakari’s life comes alive and then identify how the three heritages influenced Bakari’s life.
Young scholars compare indigenous Africa, Islamic Africa, and European Africa. In this African studies lesson, students read about Bakari Bakari on the provided handout. Young scholars discuss the three cultural heritages that Bakari experiences after they complete Venn diagrams about them.