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

Egg Volume
Crossword Trivia
Thumbprints
Money Del Mundo
Complete the Story
Fact and Opinion
Columbus Portraits
Pumpkin Volumes
Macaroni Names
The First Thanksgiving
The Mayflower Voyage
Hackey Sack
Put the Story in Order
Toothpick Sculptures
Traditional Pumpkin Pie
Cultural Comparison
Chinese Symbols
Junk Ship
How Many Squares?
The Heart of the Matter
Giant Kiss
Area of a Shamrock
If You Could Be An Animal
Different Perspectives on Columbus
Count Pine Cone Scales
Irish Mobiles
What’s My Name Worth?
Ice Insulation
Homophones
To Float or Not To Float
What Adds Up to 10?
Valentine Flower Pots
Observe An Inchworm
Famous Places Wall
The Pumpkin
Interview a Veteran
The Color Mix-Up
Story in a Bag
Halloween Alphabetizing
Decorative Vase
String Art
Dough Dreidel
Sleepy Hollow
Hero or Not?
Object Observation
Discovering the Area of Triangles
The Great Wall of China
Food For Thought
Personal vs. Country Pride
Trefoil Observation