September 23, 2015
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by Natalie Chari

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It's A Small World: Different Cultures

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Students will be able to learn more about their cultural backgrounds as well as the cultural backgrounds of others, will be more exposed to different nationalities, cultures, and customs, and become more globally aware.

(15 minutes)
  • Introduce students to the lesson by having them listen to It's A Small World.
  • Ask them what the song means to them. Talk about the lyrics as a class, you can display these on the board or listen to the song with lyrics.
(15 minutes)
  • Ask students about their cultural backgrounds.
  • Using a globe or map, point to the countries represented by the students in your classroom.
(15 minutes)
  • Ask your students to share something about their culture.
  • Remind the students to treat all cultures with respect.
(30 minutes)
  • Ask students to choose a coloring page from Color the World about a culture they don't belong and would like to learn more about and color it.
  • Once they are done, they will be asked to present it to the class. They will read the description on the coloring page and compare it to their own culture. For example, the student can choose the coloring page about the traditional Thai dance, fawn thai, and compare it to the dancing she does in her culture.
  • Enrichment: For advanced students, you can have them research in the library and have them choose a different country or culture they would like to do research on. Have them write a brief compare and contrast essay on the culture they chose and their own culture.
  • Support: For support level students, you can have them work together in groups instead of individually.
(10 minutes)
  • Ask the students what they have learned today and to share any fun facts that interested them.
(10 minutes)
  • Listen to It's A Small World again. Ask the students what the song means to them now.

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