Search Resources

28 Results

View
Selected filters:
  • World Language
Aesop and Ananse: Animal Fables and Trickster Tales
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating

In this unit, students will become familiar with fables and trickster tales from different cultural traditions and will see how stories change when transferred orally between generations and cultures. They will learn how both types of folktales employ various animals in different ways to portray human strengths and weaknesses and to pass down wisdom from one generation to the next. Use the following lessons to introduce students to world folklore and to explore how folktales convey the perspectives of different world cultures.

Subject:
Arts
Visual Arts
Literature
World Cultures
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEment!
Author:
Individual Authors
Date Added:
11/19/2020
Alerte Terre!: An Interactive Lecture  Activity  on  Environmental Topics
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

In this Interactive Lecture Demonstration, students will predict the main issues that might be included in short French language videos treating topics such as endangered species, organic farming, the effect of aerosols on the environment, pollution and sustainable development. They will then view short videos on the topics and reflect on how their prior assumptions meshed with reality.

Subject:
Biology
Environmental Science
Life Science
World Language
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Laura Franklin
Date Added:
02/24/2021
Animals of the Chinese Zodiac
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating

In this lesson plan, students will learn about the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. In the introductory first lesson, they will see how animals are often used as symbols. In the second lesson, they will hear one of several versions of how the 12 animals were chosen. They will then focus upon a few of the animals in the story and see how they can be used as symbols of certain human characteristics. In the third lesson, they will be introduced to the other animals of the zodiac, and they will be given a chart on which they will assign traits to each animal. Then they will consult a number of websites to find the traits traditionally associated with the animals, which they will add to their list. Then, they will come up with a number of ways to compare and contrast the animals in the list. In the third lesson, they will focus upon the animal associated with the year of their birth, learning about its traits and discussing whether or not these apply to themselves and their peers. Finally, each student will make an acrostic, combining the letters of his or her first name with adjectives that relate to his or her zodiac sign.

Subject:
World Cultures
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEment!
Date Added:
11/19/2020
Arabic Poetry: Guzzle a Ghazal!
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating

The Bedouins of ancient Arabia and Persia made poetry a conversational art form. Several poetic forms developed from the participatory nature of tribal poetry. Today in most Arabic cultures, you may still experience public storytelling and spontaneous poetry challenges in the streets. The art of turning a rhyme into sly verbal sparring is considered a mark of intelligence and a badge of honor. Students will learn about the origins and structure of Arabic Poetry.

Subject:
Arts
Literature
World Cultures
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEment!
Author:
Individual Authors
Date Added:
11/19/2020
Argumentative Writing/Religions of the World Unit
Read the Fine Print
Educational Use
Rating

This 14 day Unit Plan integrates the Utah Core Standards for Language Arts and for Reading and Writing in History/Social Studies with the existing Utah Social Studies Standards. The students read, research, draw conclusions, and write beginning level argumentative essays comparing/contrasting major world religions. For a more thorough summary see the Background For Teachers section.

Subject:
Reading Informational Text
World Cultures
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Utah Education Network
Date Added:
02/16/2021
Behind the Masks: Exploring Culture Through Art and Poetry
Read the Fine Print
Rating

Students research mask-making from various cultures, highlight the masks' connections to cultural practices, compose poetry to reveal their understanding, analyze their own culture, and create personal masks and poetry.

Subject:
Arts
World Cultures
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
11/18/2020
Buvons de L'eau!: A French Language Podcast on Water
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

In this listening comprehension exercise, students of intermediate level French language listen to a podcast interview and complete a questionnaire to check their listening comprehension and enlarge their vocabulary on health topics.

Subject:
Life Science
World Language
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Laura Franklin
Date Added:
02/24/2021
Calculez votre empreinte ��cologique!: A Content-based Language Activity
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

This online game activity allows the learners to calculate their carbon footprint using a French language calculator developed by a Swiss environmental organization. Students will describe their results in French and engage in related expansion activities for the language class.

Subject:
Physics
World Language
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Laura Franklin
Date Added:
02/24/2021
¿Dónde está el Chavo? Latino Countries, Prepositions and Famous Movie/Tv. Characters
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-SA
Rating

The students will be reviewing prepositions in Spanish and will learn important places to visit in the Latino countries. Students will explore 5 Latino countries they would like to visit and explore places to visit in these countries. Students will learn about the most popular tv/movie cartoon characters in the Latino world. Students will create and present a Google slide with their finds about the countries they found interesting. Students will choose a character and place it in the countries they found interesting while stating where their character is at using the proper prepositions.

Subject:
Spanish
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Olga Cruz
Date Added:
08/12/2019
E-pals Around the World
Read the Fine Print
Rating

With e-pals, students develop real-life writing and social experiences, learn the format of a friendly letter and parts of an e-mail message, and discover other cultures, languages, and geographic areas.

Subject:
Arts
World Cultures
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
11/18/2020
Finding Solutions to Food Waste: Persuasion in a Digital World
Read the Fine Print
Rating

Using various reading strategies and resources, students explore the issue of food waste. They also create persuasive arguments and blog posts examining this topic.

Subject:
Arts
World Cultures
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
11/18/2020
INFOhio
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC
Rating

INFOhio transforms student learning by providing equitable access to quality resources and cost-effective instructional and technical support for each student, educator, and parent in Ohio.

Subject:
21st Century Skills
Arts
Business and Communication
Career and Technical Education
Computer Science
Current Events
English Language Arts
English Learners
Financial Literacy
Health and Physical Education
Mathematics
Philosophy and Religion
Practitioner Support
Science
Social Emotional Learning
Social Studies
Technology
World Language
Material Type:
Catalog
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
INFOhio
Date Added:
02/27/2019
Let's Read It Again: Comprehension Strategies for English-Language Learners
Read the Fine Print
Rating

Help Spanish-speaking English-language learners unlock the mysteries of their new language by using a bilingual book to recognize unfamiliar words and construct meaning from the text.

Subject:
Arts
Language Education (ESL)
World Language
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Christine Kalemba
Date Added:
11/18/2020
Lions, Dragons, and Nian: Animals of the Chinese New Year
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating

The most important festival in the Chinese calendar is the New Year or Spring Festival. One of the annual events used to commemorate the festival is a colorful parade complete with animated dragon and lion figures.

In the first activity the student will learn the major differences between Eastern and Western dragons and discover why Eastern dragons are associated with Chinese New Year. They will hear a story about how the dragons came to rule major rivers of China. In the second activity, they will also learn about the Chinese New Year Dragon Parade and discover why firecrackers are used to drive off evil spirits, especially one called the Nian. In the third activity the students will see images of parading dragons, including sound-enhanced video and read poems about the New Year. In the fourth lesson the students will discover that the Chinese lion has imaginary characteristics similar to the dragon. They will view images of the lion and hear about how this highly stylized beast once fought the ferocious Nian. They will learn about the lion dancers in the New Year parade and compare them to the dragon dancers. Finally they will make their own lion masks.

Subject:
Arts
World Cultures
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEment!
Date Added:
09/28/2010
Listening Together: A Cooperative Learning Listening Exercise with Radio France Internationale
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

In this cooperative learning activity, intermediate-level students of French will work in small groups on a language project concerning Alzheimer's Disease and the effect that it has on caregivers. The project begins mainly as a listening activity but ultimately includes all receptive and productive skills.

Subject:
Life Science
World Language
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Laura Franklin
Date Added:
02/24/2021
Magazine Francophone: La Femme et la Francophonie
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating

The video "Femmes francophones, Pouvoir et developpement" provides insight on the evolving role of women in business and positions of power throughout the Francophone world. The activity accompanying the video allows students to shape their perceptions of the issues and achievements of Francophone women.

Subject:
Sociology
World Language
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Laura Franklin
Date Added:
02/24/2021
Modern Muslim Women
Read the Fine Print
Educational Use
Rating

This Wide Angle video provides an introduction to the four personable female stars of Sweet Talk, a popular television show in the Arab world.

Subject:
World Cultures
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Date Added:
08/22/2008
Native Americans Today
Read the Fine Print
Rating

This lesson challenges students' views of Native Americans as a vanished people by asking them to compare their prior knowledge with information they gather while reading about contemporary Native Americans.

Subject:
Arts
Sociology
World Cultures
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
11/18/2020