|Scooped by Victoria Bellmay|
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME teaching material for introducing the concept of cultural diversity, multiculturalism, and anti-racism in the classroom. Appropriate for students in grades 4-6; great hands-on/research activity worked in groups and then brought back together as a class discussion. Definitely will consider using this in my future classroom! I think this is the perfect activity to get students motivated to learn about multiculturalism. I believe that teaching this isn't any different from learning other subjects in school: if a student really dislikes chemistry, they are not going to put effort into learning chemistry. A student has to like what they are learning in order to be motivated. This applies to multiculturalism as well. If students strongly dislike the idea of learning this topic, they are simply never going to want to take the time to learn about it.
This webquest solves that issue. It outlines that the classroom should first brainstorm what 'cultural diversity' means, and then students are informed that they are delegates to the United Nations. They are given two documents that can be downloaded online. Once the students are divided into groups, they are given one sheet that says 'group tasks.' This is where it outlines what their group specifically needs to do. Next, the groups get a sheet called 'roles and individual tasks,' where each student understands what task they have to fill in order to successfully delegate to the United Nations. This is great because it allows for each student to be fully immersed in multicultural education.