In this unit, students will learn about cultures from around the world by completing three multidisciplinary projects. The projects focus on different learning styles and involve students conducting research. Students can complete all three projects or you can choose to have them complete only certain ones. Additional directions, resources, and information are included for each project. These include:
-Teacher directions and suggestions for implementation
-Student graphic organizer or structured note taking sheet for each project that involves student writing
-Student rubrics for each end product
-Options for differentiating based on student ability level
Country Report - Students complete as an individual. This project has two options for the end product and requires students to complete research. It focuses on verbal-linguistic, visual-spatial, and intrapersonal learning styles.
Holiday Presentation and/or Poster - Students complete with a partner. This project has two options for the end product and requires students to complete research. It focuses on verbal-linguistic, visual-spatial, and interpersonal learning styles.
Folktale Performance - Students complete in small groups. This project focuses on verbal-linguistic, bodily-kinesthetic, and interpersonal learning styles.
I have used this unit at the beginning of the school year when I have taught 3rd grade. It could also be appropriate for later in the school year or as a 4th grade unit. You will need to provide informational texts and/or appropriate websites for your students to use to conduct research and folktale plays for your students to perform. You can choose these based on your focus of study.
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Common Core Standards