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Folktales reveal volumes about a culture, so get your literary analysts perusing them for anthropological clues! Learners examine characteristics of a folktale before researching one particular culture to better understand their folklore. There is a focus on Internet source evaluation, and learners rate sites they find for their informational value. They examine six stories and create their own folktale from the culture they research. No worksheets or rubrics are included.
Students study Native American cultures from their home state in this series of lessons by accessing online texts, and field reports. After completing graphic organizers and reading, they participate in comprehension discussions. Using information from their research they design a presentation or write an informational essay.
Seventh graders explore several different cultures and their influence on one another. In this culture clash lesson, 7th graders choose a culture and create a handbook showing the history, the areas where they settled and recipes from that culture. Students analyze music from each culture, create a word wall and do internet research on the cultures.
Students locate and analyze clues about ancient Greek life. In this ancient Greece lesson, students look at art, architecture, and artifacts to determine what was important to the Greeks and discover details about their culture. Students compose essays based on their findings. Several worksheets and support materials are included with the lesson.
By posing controversial questions about racially charged words and jokes, this presentation explores the function and use of ethnic humor. Sure to inspire debates and discussions in your sociology or anthropology class, the slideshow comes to a fascinating conclusion that will have your students talking long after the lecture.
Students gain an understanding of the relationship between climate and culture in the sub- Saharan Africa. Students will complete short exercises pertaining to the various cultures of Africa and the climate in which they live. Instructions are included on how to create an African mask.
Bridge cultural awareness, community, government, and art with an introspective and thought-provoking lesson plan. Upper graders become globally and socially aware as they analyze and explore the art of Jeremy Deller. They consider his images of Iraq, specifically those images portraying community hubs. Kids then create photo journals describing the community hubs in their neighborhoods and compare them to the hubs in Iraq.