Use the book Tanka, Tanka, Skunk! by Steve Webb to teach one or more of the following music concepts: quarter notes and rests, beamed eighth notes, piano, forte and time signature.
The selection "Everyday Use" by Alice Walker explores the role heritage and culture played in an individual's understanding of his or her life and identity. In this lesson, students will understand the contributions of past and present and interpret and analyze the ideas of family and hertiage through the use of theme and metaphors.
Using the landmark feminist short story "The Yellow Wall-paper," students will employ close reading concepts to analyze setting, narrative style, symbol, and characterization.
This is a remix of https://goopennc.oercommons.org/courseware/lesson/192 by Martha Levey and Toni Luther. This is a multi-day unit on Cinderella and the many versions of the fairy tale. Students will listen to/read four versions of Cinderella identifying elements of culture and then compare/contrast two in groups. Then students will perform a reader's theater of one Cinderella story. The whole class will remix the Cinderella story to write a modern-day version that takes into account their own cultures.
In this activity students examine documents from the period of the First Great Migration of African Americans to the North. As they look at the documents, they take notes to build a character of a migrant. Then they create a scrapbook that shows their characters' personal journeys and experiences during the Great Migration. This activity can be part of a unit that includes the film Up South: African-American Migration in the Era of the Great War. Students will need art supplies such as construction paper, tape or glue, scissors, and markers to make the scrapbooks.
This collection uses primary sources to explore cross-cultural conflicts during the Colonial period of US History. Digital Public Library of America Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop their critical thinking skills and draw diverse material from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide. These sets were created and reviewed by the teachers on the DPLA's Education Advisory Committee.
In this lesson, students read and discuss poems about crossing borders before creating their own border-crossing poem. Using a Readers'/Writers' Workshop format, students and teachers explore what it means to cross borders, either literal or figurative, and what we can learn about ourselves and others in a border-crossing experience.
Students will view various images and videos and discuss several questions about the dirty war. Additionally, students will critique the influence of the dirty war on global philosophy and professional discourse.
Before this lesson, students should have an understanding of how DNA fingerprinting is completed. During this lesson, students will use scaffolded questions to analyze text (2 weblinks) about DNA evidence exonerating wrongfully convicted people and the injustices involved in the original convictions. The text analysis and questions provide a basis for the seminar that follows.
In this activity, students hold a digital seminar using Flipgrid to develop empathy for characters who are in some way considered outsiders within the context of their stories.
In this activity, students hold a digital seminar using Flipgrid to a. develop empathy for characters who are in some way considered outsiders within the context of their stories b. enrich their understanding of culture (both the term itself in addition to dominant and marginalized) through analysis of literature.
Students investigate major earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions that happened in recent history. They also consider living conditions, average cost of living, and average income for the areas affected by the disasters. Through group and class discussion, the concepts of social justice are critically analyzed while reinforcing scientific concepts.
In this activty, students will acquire notions of historical and literary figure of the Cid and discover the interrelationship between heroes of different cultures.
This listening can be found at https://www.spanishlistening.org/content/053-christina-spain-medioambiente.html . I have created a fill in the blank activity for students to complete as they listen to the speaker talk about the environment.I have also added questions to ask the student prior to the activity and for after. Creating a place for students to be open to listen about their planet and how their culture has and is influencing them.
In this lesson students will examine the various visions of three active agents in the creation and management of Great Britain's empire in North America: British colonial leaders and administrators, North American British colonists, and Native Americans.
This choice board can be used at multiple grade levels as a reading promotion and encourage diversity in reading.
As some of the foundational texts for beginning readers, fairy tales are a staple of many classrooms. This lesson allows students to engage with fairy tales from different regions around the world and compare important cultural elements of these stories. Students will then have the opportunity to pick three-four key illustrations and retell the story in their own words in a Hip Hop edition.
In this lesson, the students will learn about major celebrations taken place in December. Students will research a holiday in December in a Spanish speaking country and or territory.