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Preschool (Ages 3-4)

 

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Preschool (Ages 3-4)

Getting to Know You - Becky Weiler, Justin O'Toole, and Kelly Lewis
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade level: Preschool (3-4 years old)
Length of Lesson: 40 minutes
Objectives:The students will be able to:

  • Gather data about themselves
  • Organize and display data on a graph
  • Discuss the data on the graph they have helped to create.

 

I Am Special and You Are Special Too - Kelly Lewis, Justin O'Toole, Becky Weiler
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade level: Preschool (3 and 4 year olds)
Length of Lesson: 30 minutes
Objectives: The student will be able to...

  • Create a drawing of themselves through the use of multicultural people color crayons
  • Explain to a teacher what makes them special

 

Families and Neighborhoods - Becky Weiler, Kelly Lewis, and Justin O'Toole
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade level: Preschool (3-4 years old)
Length of Lesson: 3 days, 30 minutes each
Objectives:The students will be able to:

  • Discuss verbally the uniqueness of their family and neighborhood.
  • Design and construct their own home for the class neighborhood, out of a shoebox.
  • Design and construct in cooperative groups, a class neighborhood, using a variety of art materials.
  • Explore and express their ideas and feelings through actively participating/playing in the class neighborhood.

 

Foods and Languages of the World - Kelly Lewis, Justin O'Toole, Becky Weiler
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade Level: Preschool (3 and 4 year olds)
Length of Lesson: 30 minutes
Objectives: The student will be able to...

  • Make their own ice cream sundae given various toppings from around the world.
  • Repeat greetings in the Italian, Chinese, and Spanish languages.

 

Physical Differences - Becky Weiler, Kelly Lewis, and Justin O'Toole
Subject Area: Diversity, Social Studies
Grade level:Preschool (Ages 3-4)
Length of Lesson: 25 minutes
Objectives:The students will be able to:

  • Discuss the differences/similarities of their friends and others, after reading the book, We Can Do It!
  • Explore and express their ideas, senses, and feelings on being different, through actively participating in a class activity, based on using their sense of touch and smell.

 

Using Words to Work Things Out - Kelly Lewis, Justin O'Toole, Becky Weiler
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade level: Preschool (3 and 4 year olds)
Length of Lesson: 45-75 minutes
Objectives:The students will be able to:

  • Begin to negotiate conflicts by using words.
  • Participate in a puppet show that dramatizes a story recently read in class.
  • Respect the feelings and belongings of other children.

 

International Festival: Mexico - Becky Weiler, Justin O'Toole, Kelly Lewis
Subject Area: Multicultural Diversity
Grade level: Preschool (Ages 3-4)
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Objectives: The students will be able to:

  • Explore and build an understanding of cultural diversity through participation in a variety of art, literacy, cooking, and a musical activity on the country of Mexico.