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.

More Center Focus Ideas

Homophones
Exaggeration In Stories
Number Relationships
Beast Feast
Mini-Parade
Picture Replicas
Current Happenings in Science
Combinations
Egg Volume
The Gymnastics Incident
Hero or Not?
Observe An Inchworm
Round vs. Flat
Object Observation
The Color Mix-Up
Olympic Events from A to Z
Area of a Shamrock
Cinquain
Olympic Rings
Pumpkin Puffs
Oil Pastel Fruit
How Many Classrooms Fit?
Tile Probability
Different Perspectives on Columbus
Create a Collage
Spin-and-Spell
Sand Separation
Count Pine Cone Scales
How Does Soap Affect Bubbles?
Sand Painting
"A Busy Year" Art
Martin Luther King Jr.
Thanksgiving Dinner
Paint a Picture with Words
Haikon Mosaics
Put the Story in Order
Chinese Symbols
Love Songs
Take for Granted
Traditional Pumpkin Pie
Alphabetizing Objects
Dancin’ Raisins
All About Columbus
Situational Conversations
Persuasive Essay About "Millennium"
Junk Ship
Discoverer of America?
Story Problems
The Pumpkin
The Wall