Diviersity In Families Celebrating Families Lesson Plan 1. Overview This lesson, which is intended for a first grade classroom, and is approximately 40 minutes in length, will deal with diverse families. I will read the book to the students, and then we will discuss the different types of families, and how each one of our families is different. The purpose is to show each child that there are many families like and unlike theirs; and that this is socially acceptable. The concepts and themes to be taught are interdependence, identity, and culture.
2. New York State Learning Standards Social Studies/Standard 1/Elementary/Strand 2/gather andand community 3. Objectives At the conclusion of this lesson: Students will appreciate diverse families. (Affective) Students will understand that every family is unique and different. (Cognitive) Students will be prepared to accurately trace an immediate family map. (Psychomotor) 4. Materials Teacher’s Materials 1.
Social studies resource guide with core curriculum. 1999. p. 22. 2.
NYS learning standards for social studies. 1996. p.2. 3. Celebrating Families. Rosemarie Hausherr.
1997. Student Materials 4. Pen or Pencil 5. Graffiti Board 6. My Family information sheet 5. Procedure a.
Anticipatory Set Can anyone tell me what a family is? (Knowledge) How can families be different? We are going to learn about families today; families like yours, families that are different than yours. b. Procedure 1. Introduce the book Celebrating Families. 2.
Read the book to the entire class. Be sure to show all of the pictures. This is important. 3. When finished with the book, split the class into three groups.
4. These groups will each have a graffiti board to write on. Have them write about some of these questions, along with any other interesting facts or notes about families: List the members of your family (Knowledge). Explain what your families do together (Comprehension). Relate your families to others (Application). Study the families in the book; write how your family is different from one of the families (Analysis).
Create a family that you would like to be in when you grow up (Synthesis) Write about how you accept one of the families in the book (Evaluation). 5. Share each group’s graffiti board. Give five minutes for the students to observe what was written 6. Hang the graffiti boards on the wall.
Keep them up until our unit on families are finished. c. Closure What have we learned about families today? (Evaluation) We are going to have an exciting project for homework tonight. 6. Evaluation Did the students work together effectively? Did the students understand that families are different? Did the students celebrate family diversity? Did the students reach the goals objectives? 7.
Extended Assignment Homework: Take home the My Family information sheet. Have your parents help you get the names of everyone in your family. Have your parents read the directions at the top of the page. We will put together family trees in the next class. Bibliography 1.
Social studies resource guide with core curriculum. 1999. p. 22. 2. NYS learning standards for social studies. 1996.
p.2. 3. Celebrating Families. Rosemarie Hausherr. 1997.