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

Favorite Olympic Athlete
The Heart of the Matter
Personal vs. Country Pride
Halloween Alphabetizing
The Mayflower Compact
Crossword Trivia
Rebus Stories
Where Did He Go?
Complete the Story
Where Is This?
Area of a Shamrock
The Pumpkin
Bottle Flutes
What’s the Stamp Worth?
Picture Frames
Millennium Mural
What Do I Want to Know?
Dice Probability
National Olympic Trends
Exaggeration In Stories
How Much is 2000, Anyway?
Valentine Flower Pots
Columbus Portraits
Food From Around the World
Animal Alphabetizing
Thanksgiving Quilt
Number Relationships
Put the Story in Order
Current Happenings in Science
Determining Density
All Kinds of Genres
Haikon Mosaics
Discover Pi
Sleepy Hollow
Sand Painting
How Much Does Your Name Weigh?
Oil Pastel Fruit
What Happens to the Paper?
Back to Back
How Many Classrooms Fit?
Volume Conversions
Egg Volume
Chalk Drawings
Travel Brochure
The Gymnastics Incident
Presidential Fractions
Irish Mobiles