This product is newly updated to emphasize the importance of respecting our cultural differences in America! It includes a full day of activities for your sub teaching folder, a student teacher, or for you.
Morning and afternoon large group “messages” for students to complete and for the sub teacher to use as “get acquainted” and “end of day wrap up” meetings. Each message should take from 30 to 45 minutes of class time.
Reader Response papers for students to write after they have read independently for 30 (or more) minutes. Students will record what they learned about plot, characters, setting, and new words, whether they read a chapter of the book or the entire book. These reader response papers provide the opportunity for small group or large group sharing upon completion.
The math activity provides practice adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing whole numbers, decimals, and fractions as they color the Statue of Liberty page. Students should be grouped to work cooperatively with all skill levels. Additional math papers provide practice with graphing, finding fractional parts and percentages of a fictional demographic classroom group of 5th and 6th graders.
Reading, writing, and social studies are combined in today’s study of Cultural Diversity. Reading passages include “We All Came From Somewhere Else,” “Ellis Island,” and (because a discussion of cultural groups can be broader than learning only about our ethnic differences) “Deaf Culture.” Students will choose a group to research (using available classroom resources), write about, and share with the class. A sample report is provided on Hmong Culture. The framework for each report, a grid for taking notes on presentations, and Venn Diagram to compare two cultural groups are provided.
Activities just for fun: Students will play the Cultural Diversity Game to review facts learned; construct a “USA puzzle of Cultural Diversity”, and practice reading and using sign language.
Vocabulary practice is provided for 9 new vocabulary words: culture, diversity, immigrants, currency, symbol, demographics, fact, opinion, and disability.
Also included in the plans is an activities grid that briefly explains each activity, possible variations of the activity, materials needed, and Common Core Standard Applied
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