Subject:

Culture

Thematic Scenario:

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Contexts\Outcomes:

Students explore the cultural perspectives of art, music, and holidays within the selected cultures.

Learn from Selected Countries/Cultures:

Styles of art and music in selected cultures
Background information on art and music of selected cultures
Information on holidays celebrated in selected cultures

Strategies:

Individual Activities:
Reports
Portfolio
Research and impersonate an artist from selected culture.
Pair Activities:
Student pairs make a collage of art from the selected culture.
Student pairs create authentic costume from the selected culture.
Group Activities:
Students explore different art genre in selected culture, choose an artist, and create artwork representative of chosen artist.
Students select holiday celebrated in selected culture depicting customs, games, food, music, etc. of that holiday.
Students listen to music from selected cultures and compare/contrast with US music.
Students prepare food from the selected culture and create a recipe book.
Students create an instrument representative of selected culture.

Assessments:

Participation Projects (must meet specified criteria):
Student pairs make a collage of art from the target culture.
Oral Presentation:
Students research and present a specific holiday from the selected culture depicting customs, games, food, music, etc. of that holiday that meets rubric criteria.
Student pairs create a costume from the selected culture to present to class.

Resources:

Internet resources/research
Library resources/research
Videotapes
Posters
Community resources
Teachers from other disciplines
Art, history, and music departments
Art prints