_________________________
Mentor
Teacher's Signature

     ___________________
Date

 

Global Diversity Through Literature

General Information
Name:
School/Mentor Teacher:
Grade Level:
Subject Areas: Technology Integration, Social Studies (Multicultural Understanding)
Date Taught:
Total Duration of Lesson: About 45 minutes

Title of Lesson
Learning About Global Diversity With Technology & Literature

Primary Learning Outcomes (PLO)
The primary learning outcomes to be achieved with this lesson include:
A. Student will be able to use the mouse while operating the computer
B. Student will be able to respond to questions about diverse cultures and languages other than English.

Related QCC & GPS Standards
A. Grade: K
Technology Integration
Strand: Basic Skills
5 Topic: Basic Skills
Standard: Operates basic technology tools and applications.

Grade: K
Social Studies Georgia Performance Standard
Geographic Understandings
SSKG1: The student will describe American culture by explaining diverse community and family celebrations and customs (this also includes the cultures represented by children from other countries that are enrolled in our schools, whose native language is other than English)

Materials and Equipment

1. Computer with Internet connection
2. Multicultural children’s book: list title of book and author in APA style (example: Paloutzian, R. F. (1996). Invitation to the psychology of religion (2nd ed.). Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
3. Colored markers, crayons, and chart paper
4. Pencil and paper (to make notes for lesson plan assessment and reflections)
5. Modification of lesson developed by Dr. Diane L. Judd
URL: http://www.valdosta.edu/~djudd/globallesson.html

Technology Connection
Technologies that will be used in this lesson include: computer with Internet connection, a picture developed using a computer drawing program, and a designed website that includes computer painted picture and links to cultural websites of country in multicultural literature book.  Elementary students will use computers to view website developed for multicultural literature book.  Copy of my Global Diversity Activity website is included with this lesson plan.  Website Title: Global Diversity Activity and URL: http://www.valdosta.edu/~djudd/global.html

Procedures
Step One: Introduction
Work with a small group of students (2-5).  Tell students that today you are going to read them a special book , which takes place in (name of country of your multicultural book).   

Ask students your two introduction questions. (Introduce questions are for you, the teacher, to find out your students' previous knowledge of the subject content.)
1. Example: Today we are going to study about (name of country of your multicultural book).  Can you tell me something about (name of country of your multicultural book)?
2. (List question for students about the cultural that you are going to present to them on you Global Multicultural Activity website.)  

Relate lesson to students' lives today and/or future:

After we read our book and visit the website links, we are going to write (or dictate) and draw pictures about the people and their culture (food, clothing, etc.) in the country of (name of country of your multicultural book).  We are going to see how the people and culture in (name of country of your multicultural book) are like you and how they are different than you.
 
Estimated Time:
About 10 minutes

Step Two: Teaching the Primary Learning Outcomes

Have students go to your Global Diversity Activity website at http://www.valdosta.edu/~username/global.html

Have students take turns and control the computer on your Global Diversity Activity website. Give students a brief overall view of you Global Diversity Activity page. (Have students sit at the computer where they can control the mouse and computer.  Assist students, if needed, to scroll up and down on websites.) 

As the students go through each website, discuss the information and allow the students to make comments or talk about what they see. 
List the three cultural areas on your Global Diversity Activity website with the critical thinking questions for each the cultural areas.
1.
2.
3.

Introduce your multicultural book; tell students, title, author, and illustrator of your book.  First, do a “picture walk” of book (hold up book and show pages, allow students to tell what they think is happening on each page).  Then read Name of you book to students.  While reading book to students, ask students “questions for understanding.” 
List of Check for understanding before going on: (List four or more questions to ask students while reading your story.)
1.
2.
3.
4.

(Have ready before lesson, the two critical thinking questions written on a large sheet of chart paper, allowing space to record each student’s response.)  To provide practice and feedback related to the primary learning outcomes:  Teacher will ask at least two critical thinking questions to each student using a “language experience strategy” (As children tell you their responses, write each response exactly as they speak).   Teacher will write the responses on a large sheet of chart paper and let each child write their name next to their response.  Students' answers to critical thinking questions can come from the websites or the book about the country.

Provide students with paper, crayons, and/or markers to make illustrations of their answers to the critical thinking questions by drawing pictures on their papers.  (Later you can add their answers to the critical thinking questions on their papers with their illustrations.)

Estimated Time:
About 25 minutes

Step Three: Closure
Students will discuss their pictures and the cultural of (name of country of your multicultural book).  Have student explain how the American culture is different and similar to the culture of the country they are studying.  Tell students that you are going to put their picture on the Internet and they will be able to go on the Internet and share their pictures with friends and family.  (If possible teacher should take notes during the lesson and concluding discussions for the lesson plan's assessment and reflections to be added later.)

Estimated Time:
About 10 minutes 

(You will need to save the students’ pictures and answers as evidence for your lesson plan learning goals.  You will also share in class your chart paper with students’ answers to critical thinking questions and pictures.  Later you will need to scan the students’ papers to place in your ECE Portfolio.  You will also add reflection comments in your ECE Portfolio.) 

Assessment the Primary Learning Outcomes
A. Technology Integration
Student will be assessed through observation while using the mouse to control the computer.

B. Social Studies
Student will be assessed through answers to questions, illustrations, and discussions about diverse cultures.

Rubric for Evaluation of Technology Integration  & Social Studies PLOs

Level 3 Level 2 Level 1
Technology Integration
Student is able to use the mouse to control the computer with no or little assistance. Student is able to use the mouse to control the computer with much assistance. Student is not able to use the mouse to control the computer.
Social Studies
Student responded with accuracy to two of the critical thinking questions about cultural diversity. Student responded with accuracy to one of the critical thinking questions about cultural diversity. Student responded with accuracy to none of the critical thinking questions about cultural diversity.




Student Performance
Level
Descriptions of Students' Evidence that Illustrate the Achieved Performance Level of their Technology PLO
1


2




Descriptions of Students' Evidence that Illustrate the Achieved Performance Level of their Social Studies PLO
1


2



Scanned Pictures of (name of country) Cultures
by Elementary Students

Global Diversity Lesson developed by (Your Name)
for
(Grade Level) graders at (School Name) Elementary School

Place Elementary Student's Picture Here

Write the critical thinking questions with the answers given by student.

Write comments given by student about his/her picture.           

 

Place Elementary Student's Picture Here

Write the critical thinking questions with the answers given by student.                                            

Write comments given by student about his/her picture.           





Judd's Home Page


djudd@valdosta.edu


Global Diversity Website