Exploring Cultural Practices and Products
Fifth graders investigate cultural practices and products of North American cultural groups by comparing and contrasting artifacts. Students obtain information from primary and secondary sources.
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Eclipse Classroom Activities: Cultural Significance Project
What better way to celebrate eclipses than across cultures? Explore myths of solar and lunar eclipses from ancient cultures like the Chinese, Ancient Greek, Mesoamerican, Incan, Egyptian, Ancient Babylonian, and Middle Eastern. Learners...
1st - 12th Science 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
Clash of Cultures: Cortes Conquers Moctezuma and the Aztecs
Focus on the main idea of an informational reading article about the conflict between Aztec and European cultures, and the eventual collapse of the native Latin American cultures. After class members read the passage, they answer four...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Further Exploration - Exploring the California Missions
How did Native Californians and Franciscans influence one another in early California? Learners analyze a few cultural pieces to examine the impact that integration had on Franciscan and Native Californian culture.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Cultural Connections: The Tapestry of Life
Young scholars use a variety of media to explore culture as the accumulation of beliefs, learned patterns of behavior, institutions, and values. They examine how to identify, compare, and appreciate the traits of various regions and...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
Understanding Chinese Culture Through Music
Fifth graders research ancient Chinese culture. In this Chinese culture lesson plan, 5th graders examine ancient Chinese culture through the use of music. Students use primary and secondary sources to locate information about ancient...
5th Visual & Performing Arts
A Guide to North American Indian Culture
Here is a terrific series of lessons designed for fifth graders on North American Indians and how they lived. The lessons cover many aspects of their culture, art, governments, religious practices, and ceremonies. This 12-page plan...
5th Social Studies & History
Everyone has a Culture-Everyone is Different
Students explore cultural features. In this multicultural acceptance activity, students define and discuss "culture," and distinguish the difference between individual characteristics and cultural characteristics. Students complete a...
2nd - 8th Social Studies & History