Innovative
Classroom

Center Focus

Cultural Comparison

  1. You can use this activity after your class has read a book dealing with other cultures. You may also provide short stories from different cultures that the students can read for this center.
  2. Provide Venn diagrams that your students can use for this activity in order to compare descriptions of the main character in the story and descriptions of themselves.
  3. You can have a number of attributes that they need to compare/contrast or you can let them come up with several on their own.

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Distances Traveled
Word Association
Ten Black Dots
The Real Reason
Author Spotlight
Bumper Stickers
Story in a Bag
Block Volume
Mini-Parade
Haikon Mosaics
Celsius versus Fahrenheit
Discoverer of America?
What Happens to the Paper?
Love Songs
A to Z
How Much is 2000, Anyway?
New Year’s Resolutions
Magnet Fishing
Unifix Animals
Volume Conversions
Non-fiction Poetry
Walk a Mile in Their Boots
Decorative Vase
Survey Says
Thanksgiving Quilt
Totem Pole
Favorite Olympic Athlete
What Adds Up to 10?
Anthropomorphism
How Many Classrooms Fit?
What is the Moral?
Where Is This?
Write the Words
The Mayflower Voyage
Dough Dreidel
Area of a Shamrock
Rhyming Match
Create an Instrument
Olympic Events from A to Z
Object Observation
What Do You Picture
Oil Pastel Fruit
Exaggeration In Stories
Spaghetti vs. Macaroni
Alphabetizing Mania!
Irish Mobiles
Junk Ship
Compare the Cookies
Limericks
Create a Collage