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Cultural Lessons (Cultural Appreciation, Understanding)

 

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World Tessellations - aka Patterns (Grade 3-4)

Geometry and Islamic art (3 Lessons) (Grade 8, Special Ed)

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World Tessellations - aka Patterns (Grade 3-4)

Math

    -Identify flips, slides and turns of shapes, compare and sort polygons, lines of symetry

Culture/Region of Interest: Islamic Tessellations, World Tesselations (patterns)

Lesson Description:

Students will be introduced to images of tessellations and asked if they have ever seen things like this before.  The teacher will define tessllations and give examples of some shapes that tesselate and things that don't (see Shapes That Tessolate.doc).  Studtens will work in groups to create 4 different tesellations and will be introduced to tessellations from around the world.

Download: 3 4 M - World Tessellations - Plan.doc

Download: 3 4 M - World Tessellations - Plan Triangle Tessellation Template.doc

Download: 3 4 M - World Tessellations - Shapes That Tesselate.doc

Download: 3 4 M - World Tessellations - Fish Tessellation Template.doc

Download: 3 4 M - World Tessellations - Mountain Tessellation Template.doc

Download: 3 4 M - World Tessellations - Tessellations Cultural Examples.doc

Includes:   Lesson Plan, Tessellation Templates, Tesselation examples from around the world

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Geometry and Islamic art (3 Lessons) (Grade 8, Special Ed)

Math

    -Geometry

Language Arts

    -Read and demonstrate understanding of a variety of texts, reflect on their own strengths and weaknesses as a reader.

Visual Arts

    -Knowledge of Elemenets, Creative Work, Creative Thinking

Culture/Region of Interest: Muslim Culture and Islamic Faith

Lesson Description:

*Originally designed for a special education classroom, but can be adapted.  As a class read the article "Girl, Interrupted."  Students will work through the story and discuss the events and words they don't understand. Next students will be introduced to a very different aspect of this culture, the beautiful art from Islamic culture.  Students will work in groups to create art using isometric grids.

Download: 8 ALM - Geometry and Islamic Art - All.doc

Includes:   Lesson plans (3 classes), Teacher's reflections on the lesson

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