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Standing Up for Democracy

For Students 6th - 12th
The mission of the Standing Up for Democracy unit is to bring about “a more humane, just, and compassionate society rooted in democratic values.” These 16 lessons, built on a foundation of mutual respect, tolerance, and participation,...
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Twice Upon a Time: Multi-Cultural Cinderella

For Teachers 3rd
Engage your learners in a cross-cultural study by having them read, compare, and contrast various Cinderella stories from different cultures around the world. From this exercise, they will learn that plot element can seem different, but...
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Lesson: Cultural Comparisons

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A game, research, and cross-cultural comparisons are in the works as you open an artistic activity. Upper graders get analytical as they make observations that will help them create a link between abstract and creative thinking. They...
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Storytelling and Culture

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine the cultural tradition of storytelling. For this storytelling lesson, students explore stories from 3 different cultures and evaluate the roles that storytelling plays in each of the cultures to pass on values and beliefs.
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Features of Culture

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Explore the melting pot in your own classroom with a lesson that focuses on cultural beliefs, traditions, and traits. Middle and high schoolers examine the details of their own identified cultures before sharing them with peers, and...
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Exploring Gullah Culture...Through Language and Numbers

For Teachers 1st
First graders examine the culture of the ancient Gullah people. As a class, they practice saying and writing the days of the week and numbers in Gullah. They are read a Gullah folktale and put the events of the story into the correct...
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Same and Different Through Music and Art

For Teachers K
This activity is intended for a music class but would be a great way to teach compare and contrast to any class. Kindergarteners dance the Hokey Pokey to four different styles of music and examine two paintings of Humpty Dumpty, then...
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Same and Different

For Teachers 1st Standards
A take on "If You're Happy and You Know It" opens a lesson about similarities and differences. Scholars speak in-depth on the unique characteristics that make up their classroom. The teacher or counselor records responses. Class members...
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Same and Different Song

For Students Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Apples and oranges—how are they the same and how are they different? Find out with a music video that carefully describes the similarities and differences between apples and oranges. Viewers observe as hand-drawn animations illustrate...
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Cultural Identity

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How does cultural diversity impact political identity? That is the question researchers face as they continue their examination of the European Union and the programs it has developed in its attempt to achieve unity in diversity. To gain...
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Classroom Quilt of Cultures

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students discuss the similarities and differences in their cultural traditions. In this quilt of cultures lesson, students sing and dance to "Smile at your Neighbor." Students write down their favorite food, holiday, family activity,...
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Comparing Cultures: Hawaii and Japan

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Children around the world may have cultural differences, yet it is an important reminder that they also have many similarities! Designed for a class of first-graders in Hawaii, this library research project has learners compare and...
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Cultural Awareness/Sharing Traditions

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students examine and explore cultural traditions that make their own families unique. In groups, they discuss traditions, write about the similarities and differences in the group, and interview other students.
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Developing a Sense of Pride in Oneself and Respecting the Similarities and Differences of Others (Lesson 2)

For Teachers 1st
First graders discover there are many similarities and differences among people throughout the world. As a class, they review vocabulary from the previous activity and write a journal entry about what makes them unique. They use their...
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Cultural Environment

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars learn about a new culture.  In this Native American environment lesson, students begin a unit on Native Americans where they learn about their homes and the environment they lived in.  Young scholars view pictures of...
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Defining Culture

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students explore cultural diversity. In this cultural awareness instructional activity, students examine the similarities and differences in various cultures and discuss the value of these differences.
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Same Colors, Different Flavors

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Who says getting to know your neighbors has to be difficult? The first resource in a three-part series creates an engaging project that teaches your scholars about Canadian culture. A question-and-answer format takes place via e-mail and...
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Culture and Food and Ritual, Oh My!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here is a fantastic lesson plan that integrates the culture, food, and rituals of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. The class discusses what they know about the holidays typically associated with each of the three religions, then they...
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Respect: Race, Religion, and Culture

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Honor the medley of races, religions, and cultures that make up our world with a discussion-based instructional activity designed to showcase the beauty that is the similarities and differences amongst us. 
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Living in our Family

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students study the language, heritage, traditions, and customs of other cultures by becoming member of simulated families in other parts of the world.
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Whoever You Are

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Deep down, everyone is the same. Discuss the similarities and differences between people across cultures with a series of reading activities based on the beautiful story and illustrations in Whoever You Are by Mem Fox.
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Important Contributions to American Culture

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore the contributions of different cultures to the American landscape. Students work in groups and use a variety of resources to create a presentation about a group that emigrated to America.
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A Nation of Many Cultures

For Teachers K - 5th
Students create a presentation about themselves to share with the class. They include information from their family and their heritage. They compare and contrast their culture to their classmates.
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People, Music and Culture

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders begin the activity by listening and singing along to various songs from different cultures. In groups, they research the ways different groups have used music to express themselves and compare and contrast them in an...

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