Cultural Lessons (Cultural Appreciation, Understanding)
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-Identify flips, slides and turns of shapes, compare and sort polygons, lines of symetry
Culture/Region of Interest: Islamic Tessellations, World Tesselations (patterns)
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
Includes: Lesson Plan, Tessellation Templates, Tesselation examples from around the world
-Read and demonstrate understanding of a variety of texts, reflect on their own strengths and weaknesses as a reader.
-Knowledge of Elemenets, Creative Work, Creative Thinking
Culture/Region of Interest: Muslim Culture and Islamic Faith
*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.
Includes: Lesson plans (3 classes), Teacher's reflections on the lesson