1. Topic-
Exposing Students to 3 Different Cultures
2. Content-
Being in our 5th grade classroom for a few weeks, we have been observing the way students interact with one another and to us. We can infer that they do not know many other cultures outside of their African American community. Comments such as "Are you all sisters?", "Why don't they wear that on their head like you?", and mocking someone's language saying "I like speaking her Chinese language" (even though the adult was Korean) , has led us to believe that they are not used to other types of people out there. Because of this, we want to expose them of different cultures and give them knowledge on how things are and eliminating any stereotypes they may have.
1. Students will be able to recognize differences between different cultures
2. Students can construct pictures reflecting what they learned
3. Students will be able to present new knowledge
4. Students will learn 3 new different cultures
5. Materials and Aids-
Sheets of Facts
Markers/Colored Pencils
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

9:45-9:55 am: Introduction
1.Break them up into 3 groups (pushing desks together) We will tell them later why.
2. Explain that we will be teaching a lesson and why. Make sure to be respectful. List explanations and expectations.


B. Development-

9:55-10:15 am: Open Discussion
1.What is culture? What is your own culture? We listen to their ideas. Jot down their notes
2.Informal quiz- Hand out a 6-question "quiz". Gives us an idea of what the student know and don't know
3.Maps of 3 countries- Palestine, Mexico, Japan. Ask students if they know anything about these places. Give them facts

C. Practice-

10:15-10:40 am: Groups
1.We explain that each group will learn about a specific culture.
a.Widad-Palestine; Melissa-Mexico; Stephanie-Japan
2. Each of us will have some type of book and a folder of handouts (pictures, facts, etc) to use to teach them. We will talk about language, population/history, traditions, and clothing
3. All the students will have a circle map, writing down information they find important
4.Each group will create a poster reflecting what they learned. They can use symbols, pictures, facts, etc.

D. Independent Practice-

Presentation and Closing
Each group will present their poster to the class

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Pre-Assessment: 6 question quiz
2. Post Assessment: Redo quiz
3. Creating posters on culture
4. Discussions

F. Checking for understanding-

With the same quiz they took, we will give them a chance to go over any answers they want to change. Then we will go over the questions with them.

G. Closure-

Pass out slips of papers. Students write down any questions or comments.
7. Evaluation-
Using date from the quizzes

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