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Middle School

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Middle School

I Am Special and You Are Special Too  - Alyson Walls
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade level: 8th grade
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Objectives: Students will be able to recognize what makes them special through class participation; discussion of rap music and its similarities to poetry; working together to write a poem about themselves and designing...

Families and Neighborhoods  - Dean Kraniou
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade level: Middle School (Grade 6-8)
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Objectives: Given handouts of the City of Pittsburgh, the students will understand the area in which they live and illustrate their neighborhood by completing a drawing of their most favorite building in their neighborhood.

Foods and Languages of the World  - Venneasha Davis
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade level: Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Objectives: Students will be able to learn about certain countries and places around the world such as Africa, Japan, Brazil, and Israel. Most of their learning will come from each other, and their own personal findings from selected...

Physical Differences  - John Cerra & Jenn Eckenrode
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade level:Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Objectives: 1. Students will understand the five senses and how they relate to individuals with disabilities. 2. Students will experience loss of sight in a blindfolding activity to understand a blind person's perspective. 3. Students will...

Project Students L.E.A.D.: The Mosaic School  - Dr. Connie Craven
Subject Area: Multicultural Instruction, Integrated Themes in Language Arts, Social Studies, Art, Music
Grade level: Elementary to Middle School (Grades 3-6)
Length of Lesson: 20 hours, (1200 minutes) over a period of five weeks.
Objectives:This integrated unit will: Help children develop ideas about themselves and others that are positive and draw on cultural contributions, Create conditions under which children learn about their families and heritage to develop a better understanding of...