Diversity and Culture Ms. Jairaj’s 1st Grade Social Studies
What is Diversity The world is a diverse place with many cultures and different races. America is called the melting pot, because it is a country with many cultures, races, and religions
. People belong to different races and cultures. There are many cultural similarities and differences, such as family traditions and customs, and the traditional clothing and food of various ethnic and cultural groups By understanding cultural differences, you will become more excepting of others and will have a better understanding of the world around them
. SIMILARTIES DIFFERENCES Pick a partner and discuss the SIMILARTIES and DIFFERENCES you see amongst yourselves. 1 2 3 4 5
1 st Grade Social Studies Diversity Activity “A Box of Crayons” Christiane Bresson
What You Need Crayons, pencils, markers Paper The poem “A Box of Crayons” Crayon pattern
Steps to follow 1. Read the poem “A Box of Crayons”. It is about the different colors getting along and liking each other.
“A Box of Crayons” While walking in a toy store the day before today, I overheard a crayon box with many things to say. "I don't like red!" said yellow. And green said, "Nor do I!" And no one here likes orange, but no one knows quite why." "We are a box of crayons that really doesn't get along," said blue to all the others "something here is wrong!"
“A Box of Crayons” Well, I bought that box of crayons and took it home with me and laid out all the crayons so the crayons could all see. They watched me as I colored with red and blue and green and black and white and orange and every color in between. They watched as green became the grass and blue became the sky. The yellow sun was shining bright on white clouds drifting by.
“A Box of Crayons” Colors changing as they touched, becoming something new. They watched me as I colored. They watched till I was through. And when I'd finally finished, I began to walk away. And as I did the crayon box had something more to say... "I do like red!" said the yellow and green said, "So do I!" "And blue you are terrific so high up in the sky."
“A Box of Crayons” "We are a box of crayons each of us unique, but when we get together the picture is complete." NOW IF WE COULD JUST LEARN FROM THIS BOX OF CRAYONS THIS WORLD WOULD BE A BETTER PLACE. Shane DeRolf
Steps to follow.. continued 2. Draw your portraits on the die- cut crayon pattern. -KinderArt
Steps to follow.. continued 3. We will place all the crayons into a giant box of crayons that we will create using construction paper.
Sources http://kinderart.com/multic/mlkjr_crayons.shtml Pictures from Google.com