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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.
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 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 engage in a instructional activity that supports the fact that Asian people are part of the educational culture in schools. The instructional activity 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.
First graders examine different types of art to help them explain the idea of cultural diversity. This is a unit focusing on works of art.
Students.attend various stations, study culture, diversity, identity, ethnicity, and discrimination and explore how these concepts affect people's lives.
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. 
Students examine art from various cultural backgrounds across Canada. They examine and analyze artworks illustrating various cultural groups. They explore the diverse nature of their community. They construct a visual map of their community in the form of a mural using drawing, painting, and collage techniques.
Students recognize a globe and distinguish between land and water, as well as recognize different cultures. They become knowledgeable regarding geography and cultural diversity.
Students create family trees and discuss cultural differences.  In this cultural diversity lesson, students discuss the places their families came from and develop questions for each other.Students show their families path of migration.
Students explore the 50 State Quarters program and how it represents diversity and unity of the United States. In pairs, they examine quarter designs to gain information about the culture of each state. Students create charts to compare quarters. Using the internet, students examine Roman coins and note the information in chart form. Students compare and discuss information.
Sixth graders discover what everyday life was like for Ancient Greeks. In this Greek history lesson, 6th graders examine the cultural diversity of Ancient Greece and how it affected daily life for its citizens.
Students exlore the cultural differences between Chinese and Americans. While reading the book Dragonwings, they keep a journal of cultural differences and vocabulary. In the end, they make a Chinese kite that flies.
Students participate in a travel simulation and have just arrived in Canada. After choosing activities to research, they define their methods of exploration and development on plan sheets. Among the scenarios from which they choose are: interviewing the Prime Minister, illustrating and writing a children's book about Canada, and creating a timeline of Canadian history for a museum. The lesson plan can be adapted for other countries to research.
Students create a Venn diagram of people's similarities and differences. They investigate why people relocate to different geographic regions after investigating the positives and negatives of different states.
Ninth graders explore factors that cause stress. They identify stress factors and how to deal with them. They role-play differences in cultures and equity issues and how they are affected by them. They record stresses they have and rate them. They complete job applications and research ways to volunteer in their community.
In this cultural diversity worksheet, students fill in the 13 blanks in a paragraph about immigration in Canada and United States.

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