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Introducing the topic of cultural diversity and the social issues surrounding it, this presentation will get your students thinking about stereotypes involving race, gender, and sexual orientation. Affirmative action and positive and negative face are covered in this slideshow, as well as bilingualism. Many opportunities for discussion are listed at the end of the presentation, which prompts students to compare and contrast various sociological and anthropological theories.
The topic of cultural diversity is explored with the use of pop songs and lyrics. As a way to celebrate Harmony Day, small groups read, reflect, and present their opinions on how the lyrics they analyzed have expressed a statement of diversity or harmony. The lyrics to four different songs are included along with five guiding questions for the class to consider.
Young scholars explore the cultural diversity of Texas. They research Texan culture migration. Students examine the influences have helped shape modern Texas. They create a movie presentation on different aspects of assigned culture such as food, music traditions, etc. Young scholars share their multimedia presentation with the class.
Students examine the personality type needed to become a diplomat in the US Foreign Service. They look at the results of the Myers-Briggs Personality Test that each diplomat in training must take. They study their own personality type to determine their potential for personal and cultural diversity.
The classroom becomes a safe and inclusive place for your ELLs as they create documents about their lives. Learners create, read, and present story books based on their own personal experiences. They will utilize digital cameras to take photographs of their lives growing up in a culturally diverse family, then narrate their story and define popular bilingual vocabulary. These are sure to be documents that you and your class will cherish for a long time to come.
Summarazation skills are the focus of this interesting lesson on cultural diversity in North Carolina. After viewing a PowerPoint on the steps used to summarize, pupils collect important details from the book, The Writer and compose a summary in their own words about the text.
Students engage in a lesson that supports the fact that Asian people are part of the educational culture in schools. The lesson includes background information for the teacher. With the completion of the unit students develop a personal identity and its relationship to the culture of Asia.
Students analyze examples of the world socio-economic trends. Using those examples, they develop their own global persective of the different nations and peoples of the world. They determine the value of cultural diversity and describe the interdependency of nations and people of the world.
Upper elementary and middle schoolers examine the role of Chinese immigrants in America. They investigate literature, history and cultures of Chinese-Americans. This ambitious plan takes two weeks to complete, and it brings in elements of science, and history as well as language arts. Many fine activities and websites are embedded in this 11-page plan.