A Tapestry of Multicultural Diversity

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New York City is a perfect place to begin a study of multicultural diversity. The largest and the most culturally diverse city in the United States provides the backdrop for a photo essay that features images of cultural and religious celebrations of of some of the groups that make up this amazing city. Viewers reflect on both the unique and the share features in the photographs.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Flip the lesson to have class members view the photo essay and journal their response to the delving deeper questions, and then return for a class discussion of diversity
  • Present the writing prompts as a menu and let class members choose which to use for their written response
Classroom Considerations
  • No background information is provided on the various celebrations; therefore, consider including an activity that asks groups to investigate the ceremonies pictures
  • The resource provides a link to the photo essay, discussion questions, and writing prompts
  • No rubric is included for the writing prompts