UNIT: Culture (Human Geography)
1. Culture Project Overview/Requirements (PowerPoint)
2. Culture Project: Personal Profile (Word Document)
3. Culture Project: Graphic Organizer (Word Document)
DESCRIPTION: Students apply their learning about the "Five Elements of Culture" in the fun, yet challenging project. The "Five Elements of Culture" include Social Organization, Traditions and Values, Language, Religion, and Art/Literature. Students examine their own cultures in order to create a 'Snapshot' of themselves as cultural beings. This project builds empathy and perspective taking in addition to the organizational skills embedded within each step of the process (inquiry, reading comprehension, writing, citing evidence, building arguments).
Side Note: I had students present their culture over the course of the semester - 4 at a time (fishbowl style, a minute each with rotating groups) to begin class each day. Students enjoyed this experience immensely.