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Multicultural Lesson Plan - Jude Ledyard, Teresa Cincotta, and Amelia Holt

1. Objectives: The student will be able to cognitively comprehend the uses of


multicultural literature and international literature. The students will be able to utilize a culturally
responsive, expansive, and critical curriculum for their own usage.
Grade level: 12th
Subject area: English Language Arts
Description of expectations: Through the activity, students will be able to apply their new
knowledge of cultural characteristics in the creation of their own multicultural story.

2. Standards:
● ISTE Standard #3 Collaborator
3a Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions
and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community.

● ISTE Standard #6 Facilitator


6b Manage the use of technology and student learning strategies in digital platforms,
virtual environments, hands-on makerspaces or in the field.

3. Motivation:
● The teacher will tell students about the activity that will follow the lesson.
● The teacher will make a point to give interesting hints about the idea for the activity to
spark students interest.
● The teacher will tell the students that the information that is presented during the lesson is
important and necessary to know for the assignment at the end of the lesson.
● The teacher will use trade books that are familiar with the students to grab their interest.
● The teacher will use technology to peak students interest and motivation.

4. Instructional Materials:
● Students will need their computers.
● Before teaching, we have prepared our powerpoint presentation, a kidblog classroom for
our activity, and we gathered a multitude of books from the genre.

5. Procedures:
● Students will listen to the teachers’ lecture on the importance of multicultural literature
inclusion, multicultural literature types, culturally diverse lessons, and international
literature.
● Next, Students will be split into groups and select someone from their group to be sent to
a foreign country.
● Students will use what they know about cultural characteristics such as foods, daily
routines, traditions, and leisure activities in addition to other information they find
important to write a creative story that places their character into that specific country’s
culture.
● Students will use kidblogs to write and post their story.
● Lastly, students will act out their story for the class.

6. Academic Language: Multicultural literature, International literature, diversity, bilingual


stories, foreign, translated books, and integration.

7. Evaluation: Students will be assessed on their comprehension of the class content based
off of the factual evidence of cultural characteristics that are displayed in their story. Students
will also be assessed based off of their usage of the class content within their cultural story and
whether or not it is properly utilized.

**Source: "K-12 Social Studies." Ohio Department of Education. Web. 20 Oct. 2012.
<http://www.ode.state.oh.us/GD/Templates/Pages/ODE/ODEDetail.aspx?page=3>.