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Kindergarten

 

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Kindergarten

Physical Differences - Charles Ayre, Dan Pomposelli, Cathryn Calhoun
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade Level: Kindergarten (Ages 5-6)
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Group Size: 6 or more students
Objectives:Students will be able to recognize physical differences such as skin color, gender, height, eyes, etc. amongst two entities (people and/or animals) through reading and discussion of...

  Families and Neighborhoods - Shawnne Harris, Adam Popp, Mandi Ruggieri
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade Level: Kindergarten (Ages 5-6)
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Group Size: 6 or more students
Objectives:Following the lesson on Families and Neighborhoods, the students will be able to identify some of the people and objects from their neighborhoods, as well as be able to express the different...

Foods and Languages of the World  - Andrew Ziobro, Jennifer Thomas, Kara Donova
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade Level: Kindergarten (Ages 5-6)
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Group Size: 6 or more students
Objectives: Given detailed descriptions of different types of bread students will be able to identify different types of bread. Given a demonstration of different ways to say "Good Morning" students will...

I Am Special, You Are Special Too  - Natalie Fontana, Carol Jenkins, Jessica Wentz
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade Level: Kindergarten (Ages 5-6)
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Group Size: 6 or more students
Objectives: Given the reading of the story, the students will be able to identify one individual difference, on thing about themselves that is similar to other students in the class and one thing that makes...

Using words to work things out  - Janel Vitai, Keith Rosellini, Nicolas DiNuzzo
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade Level: Kindergarten (Ages 5-6)
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Group Size: 6 or more students
Objectives: After reading the book, Words are not for hurting, performing the puppet show, and through discussion on using words to work things out, the students will be able to participate in a discussion...

Getting to Know You  - Lindsay Valentine and Shawn Graziani
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade level: Kindergarten (Ages 5-6)
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Group Size: 6 children or more
Objectives: A. Children will be able to recognize the importance of friendship and understanding. B. Children will be able to identify similar interests and hobbies between themselves, the other students, and college...

Getting to Know You  - Eleanor Vistein
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade level: Kindergarten (Ages 5-6)
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Objectives: After listening to the book, Chrysanthemum, the students will be able to discuss a real life experience of a time when they were teased and how they felt about the experience. They will offer contributions...

Getting to Know You  - Alichia Parker and Robert Borgo
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade level: Kindergarten (Ages 5-6)
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Objectives: Students will listen to others when they are reading their answers to the worksheet and presenting their collages. This will be assessed at the end when they have to role play and remember what one of the...

Getting to Know You  - Erin Gillespie and Kelly Helterbran
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade level: Kindergarten (Ages 5-6)
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Group Size: 5 students
Objectives: Given a story read by the teacher entitled Best Friends, the student will understand the concept of friendship. The student will be able to create a picture book based on an understanding of themselves...

I Am Special and You Are Special Too  - Christina Franz & Amber Stahl
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade level: Kindergarten (Ages 5-6)
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Objectives: The students will be able to: 1. Review the classroom rules as well as rules for how to be a good listener, and how to be a good speaker. 2. Express what they like about themselves: A. Verbally - This will be...

I Am Special and You Are Special Too  - Eboni Craighead & Dana Stephens/Culley
Subject Area: Diversity, Language Arts, Art, Music, Movement
Grade level: Kindergarten (Ages 5-6) through 3rd Grade
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Objectives: Give a lesson showing that everyone is special in his or her own way. Children will demonstrate their knowledge by drawing a picture or writing about being special.

I Am Special and You Are Special Too  - Eleanor Vistein
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade level: Kindergarten (Ages 5-6)
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Objectives: The students will create a book based on personal experience that will include information about self; people, places, and things relevant to self; and appropriate illustrations. Students will...

I Am Special and You Are Special Too  - Colleen Mangan and Nora McGinley
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade level: Kindergarten (Ages 5-6)
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Group Size: 6 students
Objectives: A. The students will remember and review the classroom rules. B. They also will learn more about their classmates and the college students and realize what makes each of us all unique. C. The students will...

I Am Special and You Are Special Too  - Kristy L. Hartz & Ashley Novak
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade level: Kindergarten (Ages 5-6)
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Group Size: 6 students
Objectives: The students will be able to listen to a book about being different and understand that everyone is different, but special in their own unique way. The students will be able to draw a picture of themselves...

Families and Neighborhoods  - Dan McCarthy, Eric Milmaster and Jason Pahel
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade level: Kindergarten (Ages 5-6)
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Group Size: 6 or more students
Objectives: To introduce students to different kinds of neighborhoods by reading a book.

Families - Eleanor Vistein
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade level: Kindergarten (Ages 5-6)
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Objectives:After listening to the books, the students will be able to ask questions and/or make comments about the differences and/or similarities in the families depicted. By looking at the graph, the students will be able to...

Neighborhoods  - Eleanor Vistein
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade level: Kindergarten (Ages 5-6)
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Objectives:After listening to the book, the students will be able to ask questions and/or make comments about the differences and/or similarities in homes around the world. They will also understand that all people need...

Families and Neighborhoods - Michelle Mark & Walkiria Lurati
Subject Area: Multicultural Diversity
Grade Level: Kindergarten (Ages 5-6)
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Objectives: The students will be able to create their own neighborhood. The students will be able to discuss the voting process and elect a mayor for the neighborhood. The students will be able to acquire knowledge of the family structure.

Families and Neighborhoods  - Jessica DeMaria & Andrea Beck
Subject Area: Diversity, Language Arts, Art, Citizenship, Social Science, Science, Music
Grade Level: Kindergarten (Ages 5-6)
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Objectives: After reading the book on families and completing our activity, the students should be able to view that everyone's house and families are different. We will assist the student's behavior by asking questions, observing their...

Families and Neighborhoods  - Bill Zbozny Del Percio & Veronica Haid
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade Level: Kindergarten (Ages 5-6)
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Objectives: Listen to others when they are speaking and demonstrate understanding of the messages, Listen to selections of literature, Use correct vocabulary and word usage when speaking, Relate a real experience to a specified topic....

Foods and Languages of the World - Michelle Elma, Melissa McWilliams and Nicole States
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade level: Kindergarten (Ages 5-6)
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Group Size: 6 Students
Objectives: After a discussion on food from different countries, the students will be able to identify three different types of food that were discussed...

Foods and Languages of the World  - Eleanor Vistein
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade level: Kindergarten (Ages 5-6)
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Objectives: After listening to the story, the students will be able to name some of the ways that children in various neighborhoods get to school. The students will be able to locate North America on a globe and a map. The students will...

Foods and Languages of the World  - Jason Pollack and Penny Kezmarsky
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade level: Kindergarten (Ages 5-6)
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Objectives: Students will be introduced to the cultures of the countries of Spain, China, Italy, and the United States. Students will be introduced to the languages, and some of the customary foods of each country. The classroom will be...

Foods and Languages of the World  - Sharima Moses and Jennifer Tritt
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade level: Kindergarten (Ages 5-6)
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Group size: 6 or more students
Objectives:After listening to a story the student will be able to relate the story to their own experiences of trying new foods. Given a matching game the student will be able to match cards to determine a fruit topping for the...

Foods and Languages of the World - Miriam Blumenfeld and Melissa Bilenski
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade level: Kindergarten (Ages 5-6) to 3rd Grade
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Objectives:After giving a brief discussion on the history of Mexico, followed by the story Corn is Maize, students will be taught ten new words for foods in Spanish using flashcards. Then the students will be cooking with some...

Physical Differences  - Jessica Zuber and Deanne Lowe
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade level:Kindergarten (Ages 5-6)
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Objectives: After today's lesson children will be able to recognize physical differences in appearance and disabilities. They will experience having physical disabilities. Students will compare similarities and differences. Students will also...

Physical Differences  - Eleanor Vistein
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade level:Kindergarten (Ages 5-6)
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Objectives: The children will be able to recognize differences and similarities in people's appearances and abilities. The children will each assume the role of a person with a disability while participating in a cooperative activity.

Physical Differences  - Karen Bowman, Megan Tannous, Andrew Clare
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade level:Kindergarten (Ages 5-6)
Length of Lesson: Three 20-minute lessons
Group Size: Six students
Objectives: Upon completion of an activity on physical differences TSWBAT name at least four out of six individual characteristics that vary from person to person.

Using Words to Work Things Out - Eleanor Vistein
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade level: Kindergarten (Ages 5-6)
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Objectives: After listening to the story, the children will be able to identify what the problem in the story was and how the children resolved the problem. Children will create puppets to re-enact the story. Given a scenario the children will provide...

Using Words to Work Things Out - Lauren Bihler and Dena Hopper
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade level: Kindergarten (Ages 5-6)
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Group Size: 6 students
Objectives: Given the appropriate materials the students will be able to use the appropriate words to resolve a conflict or problem.

Using Words to Work Things Out  - Andrea Danielewicz and Jesse Hackel
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade level: Kindergarten (Ages 5-6)
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Group Size: 6 students
Objectives: Given the students the appropriate materials, and after reading the book "Hands Are Not Made For Hitting", and playing the game, the students will be able to use the proper words in order to solve their problems and work things out.

International Festival: France  - Ann Gorecki
Subject Area: Multicultural Diversity
Grade level: Kindergarten (Ages 5-6)
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Objectives: After this lesson the students will: 1. Identify the French Flag, landmarks (ex: Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Arch De Triumph) 2. Read a popular children's book to learn about the French culture 3. Learn how to play Charades by...

International Festival: Greece - Petroula Delivorias
Subject Area: Multicultural Diversity
Grade level: Kindergarten (Ages 5-6)
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Objectives: 1. Given a map and pictures of Greece, the children will name at least one of the geographic features (i.e. water, land). 2. Given Greek greetings, the students will mimic the sounds made and repeat the sayings back to ...

International Festival: Japan  - Maria Marble
Subject Area: Multicultural Diversity
Grade level: Kindergarten (Ages 5-6)
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Objectives: After listening to the teacher presentation on the Japanese Sakura, the students will be able to orally answer the following two questions; "Why is the Sakura important to Japan?" and "Why did Japan give 2000 Sakura trees...

International Festival: Venezuela  - Tatiana Mastriano
Subject Area: Multicultural Diversity
Grade level: Kindergarten (Ages 5-6)
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Objectives: The students will be introduced to the Venezuelan culture. The children will be introduced to the art work, the culture of the country, and some customary foods of Venezuela. In addition, the children will be able to recognize...

The Mighty Oak  - Dr. Connie Craven
Subject Area: Diversity Integrated with Science and Art
Grade level: K-1, and 3
Length of Lesson: 30-165 minutes
Objectives:This lesson will utilize an original story to dramatize that differences in physical traits do not change important characteristics dealing with feelings, needs, worth, and qualities that make us who we are. Through questioning, summarization, and other activities, diversity will be treated...