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In this world cultures activity, students learn about cultural differences between people from different countries. Students read 12 short briefs about how people from different countries greet people, use body language, and talk in casual conversation. Then students ask and write down responses about cultural differences among people in the class.
Go on an electronic field trip. Discover Spanish-speaking countries through Internet exploration. Students participate in a whole group discussion to general knowledge about the location, cultural background, independence and current affairs of the countries encountered.
Students explore the physical and cultural geography of a region of the Andes. They view and discuss an introductory video on South America. In small groups, they research either the northern, central or southern Andes to create a physical map of the region and a presentation on the countries and cultures of the region.
Students 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. Students view educational DVD's which discuss reggae as well as the tango.
Fifth graders focus on customs and celebrations of a particular Hispanic culture, and also participate in a constructivist science lesson where they try to re-create the atmosphere of a South American rain forest. Students also make a papier-mâché piñata and understand the uses for the piñata in Hispanic culture by making a piñata, listening to a story of how it is used in the Mexican National celebration called the Posada, and discussing other uses of the piñata.