Accordion Book for Comparing Cultures – Grade Four
Have students create a craft or bring in a food related to the culture they are studying.
Have students complete an independent study by visiting a museum in person or on-line to view actual artifacts.
Instruct students to locate someone from the cultural group being studied and interview him/her.
Have the students turn their pages into computer slides.
English Language Arts
Benchmark C: Explain how main ideas connect to each other in a variety of sources.
Indicator 3: Locate important details about a topic using different sources of information including books, magazines, newspapers and online resources.
Benchmark I: Prepare writing for publication that is legible, follows an appropriate format and uses techniques such as electronic resources and graphics.
Indicator 16: Prepare for publication (e.g., for display or for sharing with others) writing that follows a format appropriate to the purpose using techniques such as electronic resources and graphics to enhance the final product.
Benchmark D: Write informational reports that include facts, details and examples that illustrate an important idea.
Indicator 4: Write informational reports that include facts and examples and present important details in a logical order.
Benchmark A: Identify a topic of study, construct questions and determine appropriate sources for gathering information.
Indicator 2: Locate sources and collect relevant information from multiple sources (e.g., school library catalogs, online databases, electronic resources and Internet-based resources).
Benchmark B: Select and summarize important information and sort key findings into categories about a topic.
Indicator 3: Identify important information found in the sources and summarize important findings.
Benchmark D: Communicate findings orally, visually and in writing or through multimedia.
Indicator 6: Use a variety of communication techniques, including oral, visual, written or multimedia reports, to present information gather.
The Arts: Visual Art
Historical, Cultural and Social Context
Benchmark A: Recognize and describe visual art forms and artworks from various times and places.