Diverse Community: Who Is My Neighbor? (3-5)

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
3
4
5
Subjects: 
Arts Education
Language Arts
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Global
Focus Question 

In what ways does diversity make a community stronger? 

 

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Unit Overview 

The group creates mosaics to represent the diversity within their community. Students identify on a map and in discussion the geographic location and culture of their ancestors. They explore reasons that people moved to the U.S. and discuss the importance of keeping their culture, like a mosaic, rather than losing their culture in order to "fit in."  Students interview and write a story about a person in their family or community. They share their stories to celebrate the unique differences in people in the community.

Service Experience 
Students may want to promote friendship and collaboration with people of diverse backgrounds by hosting a community day and featuring their stories. Encourage them to contribute ideas about how to host this community day, and figure out what help and resources they will need from their parents and teachers in order to make it happen.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Diverse Community: Who Is My Neighbor? (3-5)
Lesson 2 of 3
Grades: 
3
4
5

Students identify on a map and in discussion the geographic location and culture of their ancestors. They explore reasons that people moved to the U.S. and discuss the importance of keeping their culture, like a mosaic, rather than losing their culture in order to "fit in."