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5th Grade - Culture


Identify how culture, ethnicity, and historical eras are represented in literary text. 0501.8.16

Links verified on 9/12/2014

  1. Alaska Native Stories: Using Narrative to Introduce Expository Text - Students compare and contrast the two types of text in terms of fiction and nonfiction. The narrative stories provide students with a context to begin studying a content area topic, and thus, this lesson emphasizes the integration of curriculum. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. Bear's Race with Turtle - Indian myth
  3. Cavalier Poetry and Drama - introduction to the literary movement that flourished from 1625 to 1649
  4. Children's Books Online in a variety of languages - posted by artist and designer, Asbjorn Lonvig in Denmark
  5. Exploring World Cultures Through Folk Tales - foster an atmosphere of inquiry and appreciation for other cultures as students learn about and read various folk tales from around the world. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  6. Gothic, Novel, and Romance: Brief Definitions - explanations and examples of these types of literature.
  7. How Buzzard Got His Clothing - Indian myth
  8. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsThe Metaphysical Poets - a study guide to be used as a way in to the study of metaphysical poetry
  9. My Family Traditions: A Class Book and a Potluck Lunch - analysis of this book about a Mexican-American family, students write descriptions of the book's pictures and discuss what family traditions are. They then create a class book, which includes their artwork. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  10. "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" - by Langston Hughes - lesson plan - gain understanding on interpreting author's viewpoint, figurative language, historical perspective, cultural perspective [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] A lesson plan can be found at this site
  11. Promoting Cultural Values Through Alphabet Books - begin by reading alphabet books about a variety of cultures, including D is for Doufu: An Alphabet Book of Chinese Culture. They then select a culture to study and work in groups to conduct research into the history and symbols of their selected culture. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  12. The Role of Oral Tradition - These traditions account for the ways things are and often the way they should be, and assist people in educating the young and teaching important lessons about the past and about life
  13. Seven directions: Making connections between literature and American Indian history - lesson plan; uses picture books to integrate American Indian culture and belief systems with language and visual arts A lesson plan can be found at this site

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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