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What kind of multicultural lessons examples could I use to reach a recent student who has just transferred to my class from a mid-eastern country?

Nov 16, 2014 1:40pm

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  • Class Culture


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    • Nov 18, 2014 1:43pm

      You could do something around building community in your classroom. One great thing I've seen in grades 3-5th is a name project. You have the kids do a mini project researching where their name came from and why their parents chose it for them. Then each child has a chance to share with the class. This builds a great understanding of one another as well as spotlights the diversity within the classroom.

      • Dec 7, 2014 12:14pm

        A possible solution is to incorporate middle eastern people or documents into your lesson. I am a preservice teacher and recently taught a lesson over personal finance and credit card usage and incorparted a TedTalk that was about self control and delaying gratification in purchasing by a gentlemen that was from Columbia. There was a portion of the video that was in Spanish but it was during a video demonstration portion where the English speaking students were not affected by this and could understand what was happening. This included both my ELL students and my English speaking students. It also allowed the ELL students to learn something from somebody of their background and heritage. This is the link to the video if you would like to watch it to get a feel for what I was trying to convey.

        • Feb 9, 2015 7:39am

          The Library of Congress has some interesting lessons on Immigration

          The World Digital Library has some great primary sources from MIddle Eastern countries. Just having the students look at a primary source and do an I See, I Infer, I Wonder graphic organizer is a great start.