Here are some ways teachers have used this resource:
✔ Start your first week of social studies with this amazing back-to-school exploration of culture.
✔ Practice key research, writing, and discussion skills with topics that all students are invested in.
✔ Build your classroom community and give students the opportunity to explore their lives more.
✔ Unlock creativity and curiosity with unique projects that will help build cultural awareness.
The Cultural Identity Project and Lesson Bundle is perfect for elementary teachers and aligns with the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies (Chapter 2 – Themes of Social Studies)
✦ 4 Lesson Plans (Family, Names, Homes, & Clothing)
✦ 19 Activities and Projects, like designing a home for a fictional culture, exploring a family recipe, and playing detective to solve cultural mysteries
✦ 4 Slideshows with authentic visuals from countries around the world
✦ Engaging discussion questions to build community
✦ Rubrics and Answer Keys
✦ Detailed Slide Notes
✦ Editable Parent Letter
✦ Back-to-School Bonus: Human Rights Activity!
Students will learn essential concepts like:
✅ Explore and describe similarities and differences in the ways groups, societies, and cultures approach life
✅ Give examples of how experiences may be interpreted differently by people from different cultures
✅ Describe the ways that homes, clothing, families, and names serve as expressions of culture
✅ Develop personal identities in the context of their families, peers, schools, and communities.
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