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Family Forms and Family Life Cycle

For Teachers 7th - 8th
There are so many different types of families, and each family functions in a different way. Discover the different roles, responsibilities, and relationships that develop in different family types. The lesson provides you with five...
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Activity
PBS

Around the Block

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
Arthur and his friends help children explore the concepts of family, community, and diversity in a fun series of activities. From performing peer interviews to mapping out the different places students have lived or visited, this...
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Lesson Plan
Pimsleur

My Family

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Ensure that your learners can describe their families using Portuguese by following the steps provided here and using the included worksheets and assessments for reinforcement. After a brief introductory activity, learners complete...
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Advocates for Human Rights

All about Me!

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Celebrate the uniqueness of your students with this character building instructional activity series. In order to learn about and appreciate diversity and individuality, children create All About Me books by cutting out and drawing...
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All for KIDZ

Building Relationships: The Orphan of Ellis Island

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Family and friendship are two very important themes of the historical fiction novel The Orphan of Ellis Island by Elvira Woodruff. From video clips and writing prompts to reader's theater and family interviews, this resource provides...
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Lesson: Contemporary Tribal Designs

For Teachers K - 5th
There is a lot to be learned from a horse. Kids analyze a contemporary tribal design found on a large installation piece. Then they create tribal designs of their own that show similarities and difference between cultures and time...
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Intergenerational Interviews

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students develop questions to ask their famiy members to discover their family history. Individually, they conduct the interview and videotape if possible. To end the lesson, they draw a picture of the person they interviewed to...
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Maniac McGee

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students read and analyze the novel, Maniac McGee. They answer discussion questions, read the short story "Thank You, M'am," by Langston Hughes, and conduct Internet research on genealogical websites to analyze their first and last names.
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The Family (La Famille)

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Here's the teacher guide to a unit on family and family vocabulary. Sift through the ideas (a pre-test, lesson plan activity, and closing activity are all included), and include them in your own unit. Since visual connections are a great...
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Worksheet
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Phrases illustrées 1: La famille

For Students 6th - 7th
Now that your beginning French speakers have some basic vocabulary, give them this worksheet to assess their visual and reading comprehension. Can they tell what is going on in the pictures? Can they find the sentence that correctly...
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Worksheet
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The Family: French Grammar

For Students 10th - 12th
Review possessive pronouns and adjectives with your intermediate and advanced French speakers. They complete four exercises to help them recall the appropriate possessives. All sentences relate to the family and family-related vocabulary. 
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Relatives

For Teachers K - 2nd
Primary learners read the text The Relatives Came and make text to self-connections. In this literature discussion, they discuss what the text reminds them of in their own lives. They can also write down their connections and share them.
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Family History Through Art

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students discuss various ways families and communities pass down oral and visual art forms to younger generations. This multi-subject introductory lesson prepares students to create a project about their own families.
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Let's Learn About Patricia Polacco: An Author Study

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students participate in an author study about Patricia Polacco focusing on her use of family and friendship as themes in her books. They write a letter to the author and compare her life to that of Beatrix Potter. They examine how their...
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Japan Society

Our Family and Other Families: Using Totoro to Teach Family Structure

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
What do families around the world have in common? Explore this theme through the popular animated film My Neighbor Totoro by Hayao Miyazaki. Over the course of two days, pupils view the film, pausing to discuss their own families and the...
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Christmas Treat Bag

For Teachers K - 6th
Students discuss ways Christmas is celebrated in countries around the world. They comprehend that family and religious beliefs influence traditions. Students describe favorite traditions and depict one on a paper gift bag. They highlight...
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What Does Respect Look Like at Home?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders conceptualize the value of respect for self, and give examples and non-examples. They describe how things could have been done differently within the family or the community for non-examples. Students conceptualize the...
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Life-Changing Events How Families Change

For Teachers K
Students draw a picture of their family, tell about their family and changes that have recently occurred. The counselor discusses that divorce, birth of a baby, marriage, and death can affect the dynamics of a family. Students may listen...
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My Family Crest

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers design a detailed drawing of their family crest. They incorporate imagery that's relevant to their family's life. Students consider the variety os shapes for the family crest- circles, ellipses, and triangles. They...
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Finding Your Spot in The World; Geography, Maps, Multi-Culturalism

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students use a variety of maps to locate their home, their school and the origin of their ancestors.
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En mi familia

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Read En mi familia and discuss families with your young Spanish learners. Who is in their family? What are the roles of each person there? Does one person generally cook? Youngsters learn the vocabulary for activities that people do in...
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My Family and Our Nationality

For Teachers 6th - 8th
After completing the activities included here, your beginning foreign language speakers will be able to name family members, identify a family's place of origin, and write short sentences about family members. They start by listening to...
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PPT
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Friends and Family: Learning about our Identities

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
An enigmatic question kicks of this PowerPoint. The class answers a series of personal questions to help them consider who they are and what type of person they'd like to be. They define themselves in terms of who they live with, what...
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Lesson Plan
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What is Your Story?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students listen to Picnic In October and Memory Coat to explore the concept of memoirs. They interview a family member and write a personal memoir that reflects their own family history.