1. Topic-
Street Criers
2. Content-
New Orleans Street Criers selling things from strawberries to umbrellas. Street Criers, vendor, New Orleans, wagon, peddlers,
French, Cajun.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Teach the students about New Orleans street criers.
2. Give the students a better understanding of the Cajun culture.
3. Equip students with the ability to compare cultures.
4. Objectives-
1. Students will listen to the teacher tell about the street criers.
2. Students will pay attention to video and audio.
3. Students will interact with other classmates and participate in demonstrating the New Orleans vendors.
5. Materials and Aids-
"Gumbo Ya-Ya: Folk Tales of Louisiana" by Saxon Dreyer and Tallant, images of street criers, images of New Orleans, audio of songs sung by street criers.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Ask students what they know about people who sell items, or if they have ever seen people selling things on the streets.
2. Ask students what they know about New Orleans, the Cajun culture, and street criers.
3. Introduce New Orleans and the New Orleans street criers.

B. Development-

1. Show pictures and play audio that pertain to the New Orleans street criers.
2. Explain who the vendors were selling to, and where they did their vending.
3. Read things they would say or sing from "Gumbo Ya-Ya:Folk Tales of Louisiana"

C. Practice-

1. Sing a song to the class that a street crier might sing.
2. Have the class join in singing the song and allow students to pick other items to sing about.
3. Demonstrate how a street crier might look like by walking around the class carrying things and trying to sell them to the classroom (using words or song). Allow students to take turns trying to do the same thing.

D. Independent Practice-

1. Instruct students to draw a picture of a street crier on the streets of New Orleans.
2. Assign each student a particular item to write about what they would say or sing to try to sell that item.
3. Allow each student to make up another saying or song to sell an item of their choice.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. For students with special needs, allow the student to choose an item to sell and assist them in writing what to say about it.
2. For gifted students that need more of a challenge, have them use an English to French translator to write their chant or song in French.
3. For students who finish early, give them the opportunity to add movements or a dance to their song and present it in front of the class.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Call out students and ask them questions about New Orleans, the Cajun culture, and street criers.
2. Have the students list items the street criers were selling from the examples in "Gumbo Ya-Ya".
3. Ask the students about the differences and similarities in the Cajun culture compared to the one we live in.

G. Closure-

1. Discuss the importance of culture.
2. State that there are many more cultures and traditions in Louisiana that will hope to discuss in the future.
7. Evaluation-
1. Collect the students' chants/songs and evaluate the relation to the topic.
2. Have a short quiz about New Orleans street criers.

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