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Students.attend various stations, study culture, diversity, identity, ethnicity, and discrimination and explore how these concepts affect people's lives.
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.
Who determines the Seven Wonders of the World, and what criteria is used to evaluate these locations? Discover the efforts to promote cultural diversity and preserve man-made monuments during the world's first-ever global vote in 2007 to determine the New Seven Wonders of the World.
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. 
Eighth graders explore the cultural diversity in their own families. They examine the cultural profile and historical development of their own community through developing a walking tour, in booklet or web-based form.
Students celebrate cultural diversity. For this interdisciplinary lesson, students incorporate every department in their school in a celebration. Students produce multimedia presentations, play games, and fly the flags of nations represented.
Ethnic and cultural diversity are explored in a service learning lesson, great for upper graders. They participate in four weekly activities that require them to research ethnic and cultural diversity.
Students discuss cultural diversity, and examine how the community reflects the cultural background of the inhabitants. They read the book, People, take a community walk, create a rainbow chart, and research other states for relocation information.
Students 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. Students share their multimedia presentation with the class.
Learners are introduced to the cultural diversity in Australia. Using new vocabulary, they define multiculturalism and explore their own cultural backgrounds. In groups, they complete a series of worksheets to develop a better sense of their own culture and self-esteem.
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.
Students apply technological and manipulative skills through actual role play. They apply problem solving skills and strategies. Students develop group participation skills. They analyze issues related to cultural diversity.
Young scholars listen to story, Whoever You Are by Mem Fox, identify and discuss emotions, identify situations that cause people to show emotions, recognize cultural diversity in literature, and act out various emotions.
Learners 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.
Students examine cultural diversity. In this instructional activity on diversity, students will discuss, research, and write about the many facets of cultures within the United States. This instructional activity includes assessment tools and extension activities.
Students experience a new appreciation of cultural diversity involving different people, places, and environments. They research family backgrounds, use technology to exchange information, create a map depicting ethnic concentrations and compile heritage information into a book format.
Students examine their relationships to cultural groups and make conclusions about their diverse roles in different cultures. They decide why people play multiple roles in society while creating a cultural treasure chest.
Learners 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.
Second graders explore the concept of cultural diversity. In this traditions lesson, 2nd graders investigate the cultures of Canada as they discuss traditions within the country. An extension mathematics activity is included.
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.

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