India: Customs and Culture - How to Wear a Sari Competition

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One of the most important goals of 21st Century social science instruction is to promote cultural tolerance and comfort with diversity in an increasingly globalized world. This game, developed by Shawneen Morrison, is designed to facilitate intercultural understanding while working to reinforce strong verbal communication skills. It is a fast, fun activity that is easy to implement and students love it so much that they will beg to do it if you leave the materials in the classroom for a while after the activity. Following a class discussion of the 5000-year history of the Indian sari and tika (also known as a bindi or tilak), two student volunteers are chosen to compete in the “Great Sari Competition.” The class is divided into two supporting teams that are charged with verbally instructing their competitor in how to put on the sari using an instruction sheet that the competitor cannot see. The team that correctly coaches their competitor into putting on the sari securely enough to do a lap around the room without any part of it falling off is the winner.

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON:

➢ Complete Lesson and Game Instructions
➢ Complete Instructions with Diagrams on How to put on a Sari
➢ Student Handouts on the History of the Sari and Tika Including Examples of How They are referenced in Literature and Folklore.
➢ Photos of Different Wrapping Methods and Fine Sari Fabric
➢ Common Core Alignment

FOR OTHER COMPELLING LESSONS ON CULTURE PLEASE CONSIDER:

AFRICAN CULTURE: MUSIC AND DANCE
AFRICAN ORAL TRADITIONS BUNDLE
CHINESE CULTURE: TAOISM, CONFUCIANISM, BUDDHISM AND THE CREATION OF THE WORLD
FOLKWAYS, MORES, LAWS, AND TABOOS: A GAME OF CULTURES AND CUSTOMS
ARAB CULTURE IN PROVERBS, POETRY, AND FOLKLORE
WORLD GEOGRAPHY DEMONSTRATION: CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND WEALTH DISPARITY
INDIGENOUS TRIBES - AN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURE

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India:  Customs and Culture - How to Wear a Sari Competition
India:  Customs and Culture - How to Wear a Sari Competition