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Students explore world cultures by creating arts and crafts projects. In this Chinese New Year lesson, students identify the differences in time between the U.S. New Year and a Chinese New Year celebration. Students create culturally significant Chinese party favors such as noise makers.
Students explore human behavior by reading a story in class. In this stereotypes lesson plan, students read the story The Fastest Pig in the West and discuss the racist comments made by a character in the story. Students discuss the Chinese zodiac and figure out the animal that represents them.
Young scholars explore and examine the life and accomplishments of an important civil rights leader. They assess the social issues that the United States grappled with during the 1960s and 1970s, become aware of prejudice and discrimination and study about the Equal Rights Amendment and the Women's Rights Movement of the 1960s and 1970s.
Students select a favorite family recipe and research the recipe and its ingredients using a variety of sources on the Internet. Each student then creates a recipe flyer for a class cookbook that includes their recipe and the historical and cultural information they learned about it.