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Unit Author First and Last Name School District School Name School City, State Unit Overview Unit Title Discovering Your Heritage Unit Summary This lesson plan will allow students to explore their own ancestral backgrounds as well as learning about their classmates cultures. The students will interview their family members about their heritage along with creating a family tree. They will also learn about the geography of other countries while constructing a brochure on where their family originated. Through dancing, music and food, the students will bring an ethnic experience to life for the other classmates. Subject Area English, Social Studies, Mathematics and Music and Dramatic Arts Grade Level 6th Approximate Time Needed 4 Days Unit Foundation Targeted Content Standards and Benchmarks Language Arts: ELA.6.44, ELA.6.45, ELA.6.47 and ELA.6.20 Social Studies: G-1B-M1, G-1B-M2 and G-1B-M4, G-1C-M4 and G-1C-M5 Mathematics: M.6.20 and M.6.4 Music and Dramatic Arts: D-AP-M2, D-HP-M1, D-HP-M2, M-HP-M1, M-HP-M2, M-HP-M3 Student Objectives/Learning Outcomes Language Arts: 1. Locate, gather, and select information using data-gathering strategies, including: surveying, interviewing and paraphrasing 2. Generate grade-appropriate research reports that include information presented in a variety of forms, including: visual representations of data/information, graphic organizers (e.g., outlines, timelines, charts, webs) and bibliographies 3. Give credit for borrowed information following acceptable-use policy, including: integrating quotations and citations, using endnotes, creating bibliographies and/or works cited lists 4. Develop grade-appropriate compositions applying writing processes such as the following: selecting topic and form, prewriting (e.g., brainstorming, researching, raising questions, generating graphic organizers), drafting, conferencing (e.g., peer, teacher), revising based on Breann Kinsley, Taylor Reagan, Sam Rebowe and Kate Bordelon East Baton Rouge Parish St. Aloysius Catholic School Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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feedback and use of various tools (e.g., LEAP21 Writers Checklist, rubrics), proofreading/editing and publishing using technology Social Studies: 1. Identify land and climatic conditions conducive to human settlement in regions of the world and describe the role of these conditions 2. Identify physical features that influenced world historical events and describe their influence 3. Explain ways in which goals, cultures, interests, inventions, and technological advances have affected peoples perceptions and uses of places or regions in world history 4. Explain reasons for different patterns of migration among early peoples 5. Explain factors or events that have facilitated cultural diffusion Mathematics: 1. Calculate, interpret, and compare rates such as $/lb., mpg, and mph 2. Recognize and compute equivalent representations of fractions and decimals Music and Dramatic Arts: 1. Recognize that concepts of beauty differ from culture to culture and that taste varies from person to person 2. Compare the role of dance in various cultures and discuss dance in cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts 3. Identify differences in styles of dance and distinguish among dance styles from various cultures and time periods 4. Identify distinguishing characteristics of musical styles representative of various historical periods and cultures 5. Compare and contrast the function of music within historical and cultural contexts, such as celebrations, ceremonies, and events 6. Identify specific types and uses of musical instruments in various cultures Curriculum-Framing Questions Essential How well do you know about your family heritage and culture? Question Unit How does your family bridge its culture to everyday life? Questions Math How many ancestors do you have in your family tree? How do you convert currency? English Where did you come from? Who were your ancestors, and how did they get to the United States? Content Questions Music and Dramatic Arts How does your familys culture affect your everyday life, particularly in your food and music choices? How does your family celebrate your culture? Social Studies How does the climate differ from your familys country of origin and our culture here? What are the famous historical places from your country of origin? Assessment Plan Assessment Timeline

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Before project work begins

Students work on projects and complete tasks

After project work is completed


students skills and inform them of activity instructions.

Answer any

questions from students about activity.


student activity to ensure they are correctly completing the assignment.

Check in with

students to make sure they are progressing correctly. Answer questions and provide help if needed.

Assess the work submitted by students.


evaluation of students work.

Assessment Summary Use a rubric to assess the final assignments submitted by students. Unit Details Prerequisite Skills Students must have basic reading and writing skills, knowledge of numbers for adding, subtracting, etc. and basic communication and technology skills. Instructional Procedures See individual plans. Accommodations for Differentiated Instruction
Special Needs Students

Students can write a shorter paper or have someone help them write the paper for the English assignment. Students can have assistance from a parent or moderator to complete assignments. Students may also take additional time to turn in their completed activity.
Students can have someone translate the information into their native language.

Nonnative Speakers

Gifted/Talented Students

Students can be given extra work to challenge them. They can do more research about their heritage and complete assignments to add to their enrichment.

Materials and Resources Required For Unit Technology Hardware (Click boxes of all equipment needed)

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Camera Computer(s) Digital Camera DVD Player Internet Connection Database/Spreadsheet Desktop Publishing E-mail Software Encyclopedia on CD-ROM Printed Materials Supplies

Laser Disk Printer Projection System Scanner Television Image Processing Internet Web Browser Multimedia

VCR Video Camera Video Conferencing Equip. Other CD-ROM

Technology Software (Click boxes of all software needed.) Web Page Development Word Processing Other

Books, reference materials, informational pamphlets. No additional supplies would be needed besides the everyday classroom supplies and a camera for students to video.\,, and to help students search for information. Parents and family members can aid in the students research and execution of these assignments.

Internet Resources

Other Resources

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