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Fifth graders investigate the origins of foods they eat while they consider social justice issues. In this food sources lesson plan, 5th graders play a game and then research food distribution, food security, and hunger in the world today. Students present their findings to their peers.
Twelfth graders compare and contrast their culture to another culture. Through class discussions, and internet research, learners explore charitable organizations, their services and the impact the organization has had on society. They simulate a family situation and how these organizations can assist the family in solving their problem. Individually, 12th graders complete a writing assignment explaining their findings.
Students explore issues surrounding language norms, including the distinction between prescriptive and descriptive norms, the differences between norms for spoken English and those for written English, how word meanings change, and whether e-mail and instant messaging are influencing written language.
Ninth graders will review vocabulary related to school subjects in Italy. They will examine new subjects specific to Italian high schools and explore the Italian high school system and culture. Then they compare and contrast this system to a traditional American one. Vocabulary handouts and worksheets included.
Experience movement in literature. High schoolers are introduced to new vocabulary related to drama and theatre. In groups, they use a piece of literature and develop their own skit to act out in front of the class. As a class, they are taught the technique of blocking and are directed by their teacher in another skit.
Students examine the Caribbean in terms of its music, art, and folklore. As a class, they listen to a folktale and discuss the difference between telling a story and reading a story. In groups, they write their own folktale and share it with the class. They use the internet to research what it was like to grow up in Cuba during the 1970s. To end the lesson, they view examples of artwork and reflect on them in their journals.
In this world history instructional activity, students investigate, "What happened to the Anglo Saxons?" They examine Anglo Saxon influence on language and place names. They describe the Norman invasion from two points of view and find pictures of Bayeux Tapestry. They try painting their own picture strip version of a 1066 story or another event in history.
Fourth graders study the cultural groups in their own community. For this community lesson, 4th graders read a book about different cultures. Students complete a homework letter activity and study census bureau from groups in their community. Students use graphic organizers to study the artistic expressions, places of worship, languages, and food for the cultures. Students create art pieces about the cultures and complete research for that culture.