Heads Up

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To celebrate cultural diversity and multicultural awareness, learners explore the nature of headwear used around the world. They brainstorm the types of headwear they've seen, and then discuss why people wear coverings on their heads. Small groups of children model headwear, and then categorize them by purpose or cultural significance. Several good extension ideas are also outlined.

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Pros

  • The lesson provides exposure to a universal phenomenon 
  • Could be incorporated into a full unit on diversity
Cons

  • No background information is provided; research may be required to become fully versed in why different cultures wear specific head coverings