Here is a unit for grade 1 Social Studies: Interactions and Interdependence of Nations, that explores the different holidays and traditions from around the world.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miPYLJI247g Great video to keep new and future teachers inspired!
My name is Victoria Fredlund, but I am better known as Tori. I am a third year education student at the University of Regina. Some of my favourite activities include trying new foods, making art, and being weird. I also have a huge passion for traveling and experiencing the diverse ways of life from around the world. Cultural diversity and appreciation is something that I strongly believe should be incorporated into the classroom. Every child deserves to feel welcome in the classroom, and I feel that embracing and exploring cultures is a great way to achieve this. We as teachers need to remember that our students can teach us just as much as we teach them! Cheers! 🙂
Books about friendship around the world: http://alldonemonkey.com/2014/12/12/childrens-books-friendship-around-the-world/
Multicultural activities: http://www.childcareinfo.com/blog/2014/12/2/multicultural-activities?rq=multic
Games from around the world http://crystalandcomp.com/games-from-around-the-world/
Preparing for Cultural Diversity: Resources for teachers http://www.edutopia.org/blog/preparing-cultural-diversity-resources-teachers
Tips for teaching diversity in the classroom: http://www.pbs.org/kcts/preciouschildren/diversity/
Edutopia offers a variety of resources for new teachers including, blogs, lesson plans, classroom management, tips for communicating with parents, as well as tips to maintaining a positive classroom environment.
Building Communities in the Classroom on Study.com offers teachers strategies and lessons to help build a strong and caring classroom community for all.
Early Childhood education zone is an online resources that provides students with new and engaging ways to learn. They have a variety of virtual field trips to show students some of the most popular landmarks across the world.
ED Helper is a great online resource that provides teachers with themed Social Studies units and lessons, as well as worksheets. There is also a variety of lessons about holidays and cultural diversity from around the world
|1. Lesson Plan Information|
|Subject/Course: Social Studies||Name: Victoria Fredlund|
|Grade Level: 3||Date: Dec 2|
|Topic: One room schoolhouse||Length of Period: 55min|
|2. Outcomes and Indicators|
Analyze daily life in a diversity of communities.
c. Compare life of a child in the local community to life of a child in one of the communities studied (e.g., family, housing, education, recreation).
|3. Learning objectives|
|Today learners will:
– Think about the ways school has changed since the 1800’s
– experience what it was like to go to school in the 1800’s
– engage in classroom games from the 1800’s
|(Equipment/ materials/ set up)
– PowerPoint on one room schoolhouses.
– Pictures of one room schoolhouse
– List of rules for teachers in the 1800’s
– Dry erase markers
|5. Prerequisite learning|
|What prior experiences, knowledge and skills do the learners bring with them to this learning experience?
– Students should have an understanding about the pioneers and their journey to Canada
– Students should have some prior knowledge of pioneers and their way of life
|– Interactive instruction
– Direct instruction
– Independent study
|– Ask students to stand up out of their desk, females go to the right side of the classroom and males to the left, and find a desk.
– Read them a list of schoolhouse rules from the 1800’s and ask them if they would like to attend a school with those rules.
– Tell students to quickly and quietly go back to their desks.
– Have students take out their dry erase markers and independently make a list on their desk of the things they think are necessary for school, and what they would expect to see in a school
– Ask students to offer their ideas and make a list on the smart board
– Show them pictures of a one room school house and have them read out load together the daily routine in a one room schoolhouse.
– Ask students what materials were used in the one room schoolhouse
– Ask students how school has changed since then? Make notes on the board
– Have students read outload together the rules that teachers were expected to follow. Ask them if these rules seem fair.
– Ask students if they are happy coming to our school every day? Do they enjoy the activities we do? The lessons we learn? Would they enjoy school in the 1800’s?
– End lesson with a traditional classroom game from the 1800’s called “blind man’s bluff”
– Choose one student to be “it”
– Take them outside of the classroom and blindfold them
– Allow other students to move around the classroom and pick an open spot
– Bring the student that is “it” back into the classroom, they have to walk around the classroom until they find a classmate, they have to try and guess who it is they found.
– If they are right, the person they guessed is blindfolded next, if they are wrong the student’s name they said can go next.
Blind Man’s Bluff game instructions: http://www.kidspot.com.au/things-to-do/activities/blind-mans-bluffLog Cabin Village Pioneer School Teacher’s Guide: Heritage Village School, Lincoln Nebraska Diane Winans, Eagle Mountain Elementary Shelly Couch, Saginaw Elementary Log Cabin Village Staff.
Schoolhouse powerpoint: school house lesson