Pouring the Foundation (Introduction)
You've participated in a class discussion about community,
culture and acceptance. Now is your time to further explore those ideas looking
at one culture. You have selected a culture that interests you and have been
placed in a group with 3-5 other students. Your group's task during the next
three weeks will be to develop additional questions about your specific culture
by making a K-W-L chart, develop an action plan to help you learn more about
the culture, and work with several university students to develop a presentation
to help your classmates and the community learn more about many cultures.
Your learning will be displayed on our class web page. We want to have a community
in and outside of our school that understands and accepts the differences
of all people.
Framing Up The Bridge (Process)
- In your group, talk about what you want to learn about your
culture and how you would do that. Complete the K-W-L
chart that lists what you already know and what you want to learn.
- Look at the progress check (rubric)
to guide your work and to understand how your work will be assessed. Discuss
the rubric in your group and ask your teacher if you have questions.
- Complete the action plan to help
you decide who will do what and when. You should decide on roles, resources
and a timeline to answer your questions about your culture and be able to
share your learning with your classmates and the community.
- One member of your group will visit with the University of
Wisconsin-River Falls Multi-Cultural Diversity group to explain your project
and ask for their assistance in developing a presentation for your classmates
and the River Falls Community.
- Develop a presentation plan
to share your learning and help the community understand people moving into
River Falls from other countries. Think about what you can do to make people
from other cultures/ethnicities feel more comfortable at our school and in
- Complete a weekly journal to
think about your learning. (Day 5,10,15, and 20)
- With your group, assess your progress by completing the progress
check (rubric) and K-W-L chart. (Day 5,10,
Nailing the Bridge Planks (Presentation)
- Invite members of the Civic Organization to your class presentation
of your cultures.
- Your group will present your learning about your culture
and how you suggest developing acceptance of others. You will complete the
content rubric for your own group and one other group. The Civic Group members
will be asked to complete the content rubric to give your information about
- One member of your group will meet with the Civic Organization
to plan a community presentation.
- Present your projects to the community. You may want to consider
video-taping or taking digital pictures to include on your web page.
- Post your learning on the class
web page and advertise to the community.