|| Cultural Study|
Write 2-5 objectives stating expected
|*To understand other cultures
*To learn about alternative holidays
Materials and Resources:
Happy New Year
White construction paper, glue
Other construction paper colors
Glitter, Buttons, crayons
List specific statements or activities
you will use to focus students on the lesson for the day
|*How do you celebrate the
*Do you have fireworks, go visit family,
stay up late, eat special foods, etc?
*Give all students a chance to answer
and participate (5 minutes)
For the student's benefit, explain what
students will be able to do by the time they successfully complete the
|*To show students how other
*Discuss different family traditions
What information is essential for the
student to know before beginning and how will this skill be communicated
to the students
| To some cultures, New Year
is the most important holiday of the year. In fact, preparation
starts two weeks before the holiday. How do you get ready for
your holidays? |
*Read Happy New Year
(Note: the book has a lot of illustrations
for understanding. Practice may be required to be able to read the book
while showing the pictures.) (15 minutes)
If you want to turn this lesson into
a small unit of 2-3 lessons, bring in a guest speaker, have examples
of New Year preparations to discuss and display. Practice some of the
traditions in the classroom: cleaning the room, etc.
Model and Check for Understanding
If you will be demonstrating the skill
or competence, how will this be done? Identify strategies to be
used to determine if students have learned the objectives
|Give students a chance to
discuss and ask questions. A lot of information is in the book.
Discuss how the students would get ready
for the holiday: clean their room, make up with a friend, etc.
Write the ideas on the board. (5 minutes)
List activities which will be used to
guide student practice and provide a time frame for completing this
*Make a Happy New Year Sign
*Make a Dragon out of a baseball cap
*Make a Dragon, cut out and put on a
The instructions for the crafts are within
the front and back covers of the book.
(The craft is based up the age/ability
of students and time constraints) (20 minutes)
What method of review and evaluation
will be used to complete the lesson?
| Have the kids display their
crafts around the room.|
List homework/seatwork assignment to
be given to the students to ensure they have mastered the skill without
|| What would you do differently?
The same? Would you divide the lesson into two-three periods,
to discuss more of the traditions and to have more time for the crafts?