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Students examine the importance of oral traditions while reading various fairy and folk tales. Given a piece of clay, they can mold it into any shape they want and pass it to their neighbor which keeps building the object. They use this exercise to discover how the folk and fairy tales were written with each member of the community contributing.
Uncovering the function and forms of ethnic jokes, this presentation with enlighten your students as it explores the concept of "insiders vs. outsiders" and various examples of ethnic stereotypes in literature and society. The presentation reaches a strong conclusion after examining the many purposes of ethnic jokes - and the ways in which the concept has changed.
The importance of oral tradition is evident throughout time and across space. Introduce your learners to some interesting stories and then test their knowledge with these questions. Ten multiple-choice questions focus on characters and the countries of origin in some tall tales.
Fifth graders read the short selection, "China's Dumpling Dish," by Linda E. Batt before completing a cultural comparison chart with keywords. Next, they compare this reading selection to another cultural reading in order to find at least two similarities between the cultures. They role play as a character from a character from a multi-cultural story.
Sixth graders listen to a read aloud on their intellectual level not on their instructional reading level. They read a passage about a new culture and make connections to other cultures. They examine the passage and underline vocabulary word that pertain to different aspects of culture such as food, traditions, art, and religion. They answer questions and take part in a cultural role play.