Culture Connect: Experience the Culture of the World

This Culture Connect: Experience the Culture of the World unit also includes:

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.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • This is an excellent cross-curricular unit for combining social studies concepts with visual arts, art history, and crafts
Classroom Considerations

  • Pick and choose activities as they may best align with the school year. For example, Activity Four (Celebrations in Our Families and Around the World) might be a great activity for Thanksgiving or Christmas to highlight other holidays that are also celebrated around the world at the same time
Pros

  • Beautiful photographs and images to support text
  • Includes list of extension research activities for discovering another culture through a type of visual or performing art
  • Each lesson includes well-designed reading handouts and vocabulary
  • Great assignment handout for interviewing someone of another culture
Cons

  • None