Other educators can use ideas from this unit and adapt it to their students’ skills and grade level. It is important to recognize that many students in the modern classroom are multicultural. The students were able to view culture through both a mirror (own culture) and window (others cultures). This helped students gain awareness and strengthen classroom community.
Learning standards addressed during this unit: SL.1.6- Presentation of knowledge and ideas-Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation L.1.6-Vocabulary Acquisition and Use-Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to District Standard- Identify characteristics of culture as reflected in language, the arts, holidays and traditions
Here is a link to the actual lesson plan from the 1st grade team.
Thank you to the 1st grade team for taking the time to submit this learning idea to share with our District 7 learning community.