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Entries Tagged as 'culture'

Check in on the latest TED Talks…

February 5th, 2009 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

TED2009 is underway, with a new flock of video talks & performances to come.  It’s a good time to glimpse back at the wealth of ideas and perspectives already available. Personally, I could wish it was TEDD for Technology, Entertainment, Design, Dance.  Dance is lamentably rare in this fascinating forum. Check out… Kenichi Ebina’s magic […]

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Cultural dances for kids from many cultures

January 6th, 2009 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

Cultural diversity? My classes provide a good visual definition: Students who were born or whose parents were born in Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia.  More who moved from Louisiana, Georgia, Texas, California. Some born here in Washington State. Students who speak English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Cham, Tagalog, Amharic, Somalian, Cambodian, […]

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Lesson Plan: Making Inferences about Culture

January 4th, 2009 · Comments Off · Lesson Plans

Grade Level: 5th Grade Enduring Understanding:  We can make inferences about a culture from its dances. Target:  Get the feeling of a culture by learning a cultural dance.  Assessment criteria:  Students navigate the dance successfully. Target:  Make inferences about a culture after doing a cultural dance.  Assessment criteria:  Students guess at possible generalizations, supported by […]

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