Author:
Melody Casey
Subject:
English Language Arts, Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Lower Primary
Grade:
K
Tags:
GEDB, Global Education
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Language:
English

Education Standards

GEDB Birthday Traditions (Lesson 1 of 3)

GEDB Birthday Traditions (Lesson 1 of 3)

Overview

In this lesson, students will learn about birthdays around the world. Students will listen and learn about the diversity of people, food, games and birthday traditions globally. This lesson was developed by LaToya Dawson as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.

Lesson Plan

Description

In this lesson, students will learn about birthdays around the world. Students will listen and learn about the diversity of people, food, games and birthday traditions globally.

 

Content

Learning Targets and Criteria for Success

Learning Targets:

I can actively engage in group activities with prupose and understanding.

I can tell how birthday tradtions are the same and different.

 

Criteria for Sucess:

I will listen to the story and share information presented.

I will share with a buddy  the simialries and differences between birthday traditons.

 

Supplies/Resources

Chart paper

Markers

Book: Happy Birthday To You  by Dr. Seuss (Random House,1959)

 

Learning Tasks and Practice

The teacher will  have students sing the 'Happy Birthday' song .

The teacher will write the word tradition on the white board and share the defintition with students.

The students will help the teacher create a circle map about birthday traditions.

The students will share aloud their own traditons to add to the circle map.

The teacher will read aloud Happy Birthday To You by Dr.Seuss.

The teacher will ask the students to listen carefully to identify the birthday traditions in the story.

After the story, the students will share a birthday tradition from the story with a buddy.

The teacher will have students draw a picture of the tradition they shared with their buddy to complete the lesson.

 

Collecting and Documenting Evidence of Learning

The teacher will assess students on how well they are able to answer questions from the read aloud as well their ability to give feedback from the circle map.

 

Student Self-Reflection and Action Steps

Students will share with a partner how the birthday traditions they have at home are alike and different.

 

Feedback/Instructional Adjustments

Prior to the lesson it may be necessary to write the Happy Birthday Song on chart paper for those students that are not familar with the song.

 

Extended Learning Opportunities 

As a whole group the teacher and students will create a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting birthday traditions from the story with own birthday traditions.

 

Teacher Reflection of Learning

This lesson was great.The students had a chance to actually sing a song that they absolutely love and had a chance to learn how birthday tradtions may be the same as their own.