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Young scholars use a variety of media to explore culture as the accumulation of beliefs, learned patterns of behavior, institutions, and values. They examine how to identify, compare, and appreciate the traits of various regions and people groups. A wonderful resource from National Geographic. Consider utilizing it at the start of the school year to encourage respecting people of all race, faith, gender, etc.
Students choose a question from the 'Wonder'Â¿Â¿ box which is placed on a centralized table. Questions are designed to point students to a particular best reference material such as: an atlas, a dictionary, an encyclopedia, an almanac, the internet or a database. Working in pairs, they need to answer 6 questions, write the question, the answer, and where they discovered the answer.
Put the focus on study skills as your class compares and contrasts two cultural stories and completes a variety of worksheets. They work on a cultural comparison chart, take a practice test on study skills, and use a dictionary to complete a reference worksheet. A great way to build reference skills!
Young geographers complete a research project. They list the physical features found in the American South. They then discuss the economy, culture, and geography found in the South. They work in groups to research one of the five physical features, prepare an oral presentation, and present their information to the class. Ask guiding questions to encourage listeners to assimilate what they heard and derive supporting evidence and reasons for speakers' claims.
Students participate in a scavenger hunt on the internet. Using a digital atlas, they find answers to specific questions related to plants found in Idaho. To end the activity, they share their results to the class to discover what happens to native fauna when unnative fauna is introduced.