Language Arts Lesson Plan

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Grade Level: K-3

Subject Area: Social Studies and Self- Esteem

Lesson Length: Ongoing throughout the school year

Topic: The Melting Pot of America

Content: Students are unaware of the many cultures that make up the “Melting Pot of America”. Our classes forget to put a focus on the different cultures that make up our communities and country. This activity was designed to put a focus on that and to help students embrace their differences and their assets that the bring to their very own classroom.

SIOP Points Displayed:
Hands- on activities
Reported definitions aloud
Class discussions with visuals (realia, bulletin boards)

Vocabulary:
Nationality: Membership in a particular nation; a people having a common origin, tradition, and language.

Culture: The set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution or organization.

Heritage: Tradition

Learning Outcomes: This activity allows students to become more aware of the many rich cultures that make up the country that we live in today. This activity is also used to build self esteem

Objectives (standards addressed):
1.Become aware of the rich cultures that contribute to our nation today 2.Becoming aware of their own traditions and culture
3.Become confident of their own cultures while learning the different assets of other cultures

Materials Needed:
1.Videos and books with focus on different heritage and cultures and their different traditions. 2.Music from different cultures to learn songs and cultural dances a.Compact Discs
b.Cassette Tapes
c.Instruments
d.MP3’s
3.Posters made by the students to show their cultures and different traditions they withhold in their families. a.Poster board
b.Markers, Crayons, Colored pencils
c.Printed Pictures
d.Ribbons
e.Stickers
f.Scissors
g.Glue
h.Other Miscellaneous Arts and Crafts tools
4.Items from students who are willing to share their traditions and cultures thru...
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