Learners identify the cultural groups that they belong to or that they admire and the ways in which these cultural groups shape their thinking and beliefs. They complete "The Culture Tree" hand out and discuss it with other classmates.
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Idea Book – For Creating Lessons and Units About American Indians
Augment a unit on the traditions and legacies of Native Americans with an informational packet. With pages that detail the tribal origins of commonly used words, a list of ways that Native American customs influenced American democracy,...
2nd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Kwakwaka'Wakw: A Study of a North Pacific Coast People and the Potlatch
Discover the cultural practices and unique value systems of a group of native peoples from Canada called the Kwakwaka'wakw. Your young historians will discuss how conceptions of wealth can vary and how these native people utilized...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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,...
5th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Ko'ko'hasenestotse "The Art of Clicking Things Together"
Learn more about Native American culture by participating in a game. Eighth graders play a game from the Cheyenne culture called Ko'ko'hasenestotse, based on making predictions based on probability, and participate in a collaborative...
8th English Language Arts
Teaching Through Kamishibai and The Art of Chinese Calligraphy
Young learners discover kamishibai, a popular Japanese storytelling art, and explore how these Japanese folktales illustrate the country's cultural themes and values through discussion and storyboarding.
2nd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Awareness of Cultural and Faith Traditions
Seventh graders investigate religious traditions. In this cultural diversity lesson, 7th graders conduct family interviews with families other than their own to learn about the heritage of their peers. Students report their findings to...
7th Social Studies & History
Mansa Musa and Islam in Africa
Delve into the world of Malian ruler Mansa Musa, the development and culture of African kingdoms such as the Swahili civilization, the use of oral tradition, and the spread of Islam across trade routes. The narrator does an excellent job...
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Taste of Korea: A Chemistry-Geography Adventure
Students explore the different aspects of Korean culture. In this geography lesson, students prepare different Korean dishes in the classroom. They create a visual display of things they learned about Korean culture.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History