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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Person, Place, or Thing?
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Candy Heart Count
Spin-and-Spell
Does It Measure Up?
"Thanksgiving" Poem
Food For Thought
U.S. Percentages
The Mayflower Compact
Paint by Title
Put the Story in Order
Back to Back
Pumpkin Volumes
Decorative Vase
Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!
Trefoil Observation
Animal Alphabetizing
Picture Replicas
Tri-Angles
Krypto
Count Pine Cone Scales
Alphabetizing Objects
Block Volume
Color Pastel Classmates
What’s the Stamp Worth?
Hackey Sack
Early Division
Speech Writing
Haikon Mosaics
Compare Hair
Easter Egg Contest
Re-tell A Story
Twelves
Food From Around the World
The Real Reason
Jacks
Totem Pole
Rhyming Match
What Comes First?
What Adds Up to 10?
Persuasive Essay About "Millennium"
Letter to an Author
Sand Separation
Inching Along
Toothpick Sculptures
What Do I Want to Know?
The Wall
Olympic Rings
New Year’s Resolutions
West African Tale