Who We Are! This printable, week long, lesson plan packet is a fun way to develop cultural awareness within your classroom. It can be used as a beginning of the year activity or as an on-going ESL lesson series. By doing so, I find that we are including everyone in the class and allowing the children to accept that we are all unique in some ways and share so many commonalities in other ways.
This inquiry is planned using the International Baccalaureate’s philosophy of trans-disciplinary teaching through inquiry based, conceptual learning. It was planned with my 5th grade class in mind, for the beginning of the year activities. However, it can be adapted to suit 3rd through 6th grades, with your differentiation added to what I have suggested.
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