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Seventh graders explore the traditional dances of various immigrants into the United States. While attending a cultural event from a specific immigrant group, 7th graders observe cultural dances. They interview members of the ethnic group and learn the dance. Pupils create a formal presentation to be given in class.
Students discuss what they ate today, why they ate it and how did these foods affect them. They compare and contrast the food preferences with traditions of class members and name holidays celebrated in their homes and holiday foods. They then name food of other cultures that they enjoy.
Students create a graffiti wall using their own name or personal symbol. They examine their own understanding of the film as a source of inspiration and listen to the music from the soundtrack as an effective motivation. They make connections between the characters and cultures depicted in the film to their own lives.
Learners research South American to prepare a PowerPoint presentation about its culture, traditions, and societies. In this South American research lesson, students research South American based on their export products to create a PowerPoint presentation for a classmate who is moving there. Learners highlight the culture, traditions, and societies of the continent.
Students draw a picture of a person from popular culture, then "clone" it using printing techniques in this Art instructional activity that tackles the questions surrounding cloning, DNA, and current scientific techniques. An emphasis is placed on the artwork of Andy Warhol.
Learners read Nina Bonita by Ana Maria Machado. In this reading comprehension/ geography lesson, students recall various parts of the story and create a map of where the rabbit traveled throughout the story. They participate in group discussions about setting and observations of race intolerance, which is brought up in the story. This lesson includes ideas for extension activities.
Students explore certain countries and places around the world such as Africa, Japan, Brazil, and Israel. Most of their learning will come from each other, and their own personal findings from selected questions and given text. Students will also be introduced to some of the foods, languages, and music these countries have to offer.
Students research the equator without leaving the classroom. They work in groups to take a virtual tour of one of the following five countries on the equator: Ecuador, Indonesia, Kenya, Brazil, or Singapore. Students learn what the term encyclopedia means. They review the basics of note taking.
Seventh graders work in teams to research African and Chinese cultural and scientific legacies. They show evidence of learning through presentations, graphic organizers and extended responses that include describing examples of those legacies and contact between cultures.
Students create an auction of international artifacts. Using the internet, they research items of cultural significance in their target culture. Students write a brief description of the object and place a starting value on the object for the auction. Items are auctioned or traded in class.
Music, culture, social studies, and plant growth all in one! Kids explore the various type of traditional African instruments that are made out of gourds. They then grow their own gourds and use them to create a wide variety of African style instruments. They can then decorate and play their instruments to create a uniquely traditional African sound.