1. Topic-
Louisiana Creole Superstitions
 
2. Content-
Culture of family and interviewing a family member in which questions would be asked about any family superstitions they still carry on today.

Vocabulary:
Superstitions
Culture
Traditions
 
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. To determine what superstitions are.
2. Determine what superstitions their family used to have and what superstitions they still have today.
 
4. Objectives-
1. To think of five questions to ask a family member about any superstitions their family has or used to have.
2. To interview a family member, and compare what superstitions his/her family has.
3. To present the class with a complied list superstitions still used today and not used anymore by their family.
 
5. Materials and Aids-
Text book: Gumbo Ya Ya; Superstitions page 557.
 
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Has anyone's mother ever hung a string with nine knots in it around your neck to cure a headache?
2. To help you teeth as a toddler did your mother ever put a hog's eye tooth on a string around your neck?
3. Are there certain things your family does that is unique to your culture?
 

B. Development-

1. I would demonstrate how an interview took place by briefly interviewing a student in-class.
2. I would state some of my superstitions my family used to do and also some that my family still carries on today.
 

C. Practice-

1. To prepare the students for interviewing their family member on any family superstitions, I would have the children have a mock interview with a partner. The groups would ask each other questions that would be on a handout. The children would practice recording their classmate's respond and then take turns presenting their question and response about their classmate to The class.
2. For The interview questions, The student how make up ten interview questions. They would then choose only five questions to use in their interview.
 

D. Independent Practice-

The student would independently practice interviewing someone by making up their own questions and determine which questions would be best to ask concerning superstitions.
 

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. I would provide ten questions for The disabled student to then choose which questions they would like to ask.
2. They could have a parent accompany and help write down The responses.
 

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Children will know The definition of superstition, culture, and traditions.
2. Children will be able to think of their own examples of superstitions they see in their homes.
 

G. Closure-

1. Have an open class discussion on what their definition of culture is and how superstition makes an impression on how we do things today.
2. I would then introduce The next lesson that also connected to culture.
 
7. Evaluation-
1. The child now knows The definition of myths, culture, superstitions, and traditions.
2. The child communicated effectively with a family member to conduct an interview to ask about superstitions their family used to do and still do today.
 

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