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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Love Songs
Irish Mobiles
Flannel Board Phonics
Time Capsule Diorama
If You Could Be An Animal
Word Association
Compare the Cookies
What Adds Up to 10?
Sponge Observation
Author Spotlight
Unscramble the Words
Discoverer of America?
Combinations
Melting Ice
The Medal Winners
The Real Reason
Re-tell A Story
Balloon Rocket
Paint a Picture with Words
Animal Alphabetizing
Chinese Symbols
Exaggeration In Stories
Round vs. Flat
Millennium Inventions
Food For Thought
Situational Conversations
Favorite Olympic Athlete
Hero or Not?
Travel Brochure
Corn on the Cob
Does Warm Water Rise Too?
Know Your Presidents
Biographical Data Organization
Observe An Inchworm
Irish Stained Glass Scene
Historical Perspective
The Wall
Put the Story in Order
Pattern Necklaces
Spinner Probability
If I Were President...
Interview a Veteran
Anthropomorphism
Letter of Apology
Oil Pastel Fruit
Columbus Portraits
Crossword Trivia
Thanksgiving Quilt
Story Problems
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