Our Cultures of the World lesson plan introduces students to a few cultures of the world and helps them learn about and respect other people’s cultures and beliefs. The term culture is used often and many young students may not clearly understand the meaning of the word, and the characteristics of a given culture. During this lesson, students are asked to work with a partner to fill in a worksheet in which they answer questions about their culture; students then compare their answers to see where their cultures overlap or are different. Students are also asked to answer true/false questions about the lesson material, demonstrating their understanding.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define culture, list characteristics of a culture, and identify several cultures of the world.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.6, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.6