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New Review Culture Connect: Experience the Culture of the World
Approach multiculturalism with this rich series of activities that will introduce your learners to the concept of culture by closely examining the behaviors, practices, and art of three distinct peoples—the Highland Maya of Guatemala, the Hmong of China and Southeast Asia, and the Kiowa and Comanche tribes of the United States.
5th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Twice Upon a Time: Multi-cultural Cinderella
Third graders read and compare and contrast various Cinderells stories from different cultures around the world. In this Cinderella lesson, 3rd graders learn that plot element can seem different but serve the same purpose. Students gain inight into how different culture's are unique.
3rd English Language Arts
Exploring the Irish in America Through Found Poetry
What was life like for Irish immigrants settling in America during the late 1800's? Learners examine primary source documents, such as lyrics, poems, and letters, to understand the immigrant experience. They then use those primary source documents to compose a found poem, which they will share with the class.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
The Art and Culture of the Afro-American
Your high schoolers will examine the community in which they live and discuss with the class. Using the Internet, they identify the importance of African-American art and how it relates to the African-American culture. Individually, they use one piece of art and recreate it in their own way.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Introduction to Mythology and Creation Stories
Students examine stories from different cultures and investigate common themes that arise in all creation stories. Expanding upon this lesson, students begin a portfolio on myths that they will add to throughout this unit. Greek and Roman mythology, as well as Native American stories, are studied.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
You're Invited to a Ceili: Exploring Irish Dance
Students recognize a Ceili as an Irish dance of celebration and investigate Ireland while studying the dance. In this Irish dance lesson, students search the geography of Ireland, read poetry, identify costumes, draw and perform a dance.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
Irish Immigration in 1800s “Was the Treatment of Irish Immigrants as Second-Class Citizens Justified?”
Here are a few words you don't hear fifth and sixth graders saying every day; nativism, xenophobia, subversive, and chauvinistic nationalism. As they gather around for a rousing discussion about the treatment of Irish immigrants, they'll use these big words to define their understanding of the topic.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Learning to Become: Time Out for Reflection
Learners explore the Filipino culture. In this cultural appreciation instructional activity, high schoolers listen to choric interpretations and read selections about Filipino culture. They discuss the selections, complete questions about reported speech, then write personal reflections based on the content of the instructional activity.
8th - 10th English Language Arts
Fourth graders discover the country of Iceland. They investigate Iceland's history, culture, and geography using hands-on materials. They engage in a multi-day lesson. Each day focuses on a different aspect of Iceland. A most-impressive lesson which has everything you need to successfully-implement it.
4th Social Studies & History
Eleventh graders explore a variety of different cultures and their traditions. They complete an evaluation and short reflection of the day on the following prompts: I learned I... and I wish I... Each student then observes and talks with the dancers and musicians.
11th Social Studies & History
How did 168 conquistadors take down the Incan empire? Through several activities, from presenting mini-lectures based on an article to designing newspapers about the Spanish conquest, your young historians will learn about the Incan civilization and culture, as well as its eventual downfall as an empire.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Journey to America
Fifth graders carefully analyze the artwork, Les Emigrants, and explore the reasons that people emigrated to the United States, and what life was like for new arrivals. They discuss what things immigrants were able to bring with them and what they had to leave behind.
5th Visual & Performing Arts
Magic Words, Magic Brush: The Art of William Butler and Jack Yeats
Students explore the influence of the landscape of Ireland on shaping the poetry of William Butler Yeats. They work in groups researching the growth of the Irish Nationalist Movement, Celtic origins, invasions, and the impact on the development of language, art, expression, and music.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
An Irish Blessing
High schoolers explore Irish culture by participating in a creative writing activity. In this good will writing lesson, students define "Irish Blessings" and utilize computer software to create a template for a blessing they will write. High schoolers write an Irish blessing and deliver it to a person in need, such as a boy or girl in a hospital.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Ideas for Teaching About Different Countries and Cultures
Young scholars complete various activities to learn about world cultures. In this world cultures lesson, students visit websites, read books, share recipes, complete craft activities, and research the various cultures of a country in the world.
5th - 6th English Language Arts