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Foods and Languages of the World - Project Children L.E.A.D. - Learning Early to Appreciate Diversity

Student Teachers: Michelle Elma, Melissa McWilliams and Nicole States
Project Children L.E.A.D. Director: Dr. Vincenne Revilla Beltran
Subject Area: Diversity
Grade level: Kindergarten (Ages 5-6)
Length of Lesson: 60 minutes
Group Size: 6 Students

1. Objectives:
Activity # 1:
After a discussion on food from different countries, the students will be able to identify three different types of food that were discussed.

Activity # 2:
The children will be able to identify at least three English words in Spanish.
The children will be able to count to three in Spanish.
The children will be able to play a matching game and learn at the same time.

Activity # 3:
After a brief discussion on the seven continents, the students will be able to color and name four of the seven continents correctly. (They do not have to point to the ones being named.)
After being instructed on what color each continent will be colored, the students will be able to follow the given directions and color four of the seven continents correctly.

A. Modifications for Gifted or Special Needs Students:
If a specific child needs modifications, they will be dealt with when a situation arises, otherwise we would follow an individuals I.E.P. If there are any dietary restrictions, another food item will be substituted or the lesson will be re-done excluding that specific food item.

2. Related Pennsylvania Department of Education Early Childhood Learning Continuum Indicators:
Activity # 1: 1.1 Learning to Read Independently Pre K-K Section E: Discuss new words and meanings.
1.1 Learning to Read Independently PreK-K Section F: All
1.1 Learning to Read Independently PreK-K Section G: All
1.7 Characteristics and Functions of the English Language PreK-K
Section A: All

Activity # 2: Some of the above and the following:
1.5 Quality of Writing PreK-K Section A: All
1.6 Speaking and Listening PreK-K Section A: All
1.6 Speaking and Listening PreK-K Section B: All

Activity # 3: Some of the above and the following:
2.1 Numbers, Number Systems and Number Relationships PreK-K Section A: All
2.1 Numbers, Number Systems and Number Relationships PreK-K
Section I: All

3. Materials:
Morris, A. & Heyman K. (illus.) (1993). Bread Bread Bread. Morrow, William & CO.
Stojic, M. (illus.) (2002) Hello World Greetings in 42 Languages Around the Globe! Scholastic Inc.

Activity # 1:
Hand wipes
2 packages of Oreos
Gummy Worms
Chocolate Pudding (already made)
Garbage can
Bowl with White Rice
Fortune Cookies
Plastic Spoons
Plastic Forks
Fried Saging - Fried Bananas (Filipino dessert)
Pita Bread
Toboli (Syrian salad)
Paper Plates

Activity # 2:
Learning Center with Matching games (items included in learning center)
Bags for Learning Center
Sticker Prizes
Rules for each game

Activity # 3:
Copies made of World
Example of colored world (give one to each student)

4. Procedure:
A. Review/ Assessment of Prior Knowledge:

Activity #1: The prior knowledge in this lesson will be concerning the countries. The students will have to have an understanding that there are more countries in the world other than just the United States.

Activity #2: Recognition of some English words, counting to at least three in English, and understanding how to match items.

Activity #3: This activity will require the basic skills of coloring to be completed.

Overall: Following rules and instructions will be the main prior knowledge.

B. Introduction or Motivation:

Activity #1: The food station will be set up with three different kinds of foods for
three different countries. Each countries food will be described. After
each explanation, the children will be able to sample the food.

Activity #2: The students will receive stickers when they have answered things

Activity #3: The is an activity that the students will not only be able to take home
the copy of the world that they colored themselves, but also the copy
of the world that was given to them.

C. Development of Lesson:

Activity #1:
1. Explain to children that there are different kinds of food all over the world.

2. Explain to children that they will be sampling three different types of food, one from China, one Syria and one from the Philippines.

3. Tell the children they must wash their hands first with the towelettes.

4. Pass out utensils and napkins

5. Inform children there is white rice from China. Also tell them that it is one of the oldest foods known and still popular.

6. Tell students that China believe rice was brought to them by a dog. The people were starving and they saw a dog with seeds hanging from its tail. They planted the seeds and rice grew and they were able to eat.

7. Let students taste rice.

8. Hand out chopsticks and encourage students to use them like the people in China do.

9. Hand out fortune cookies. Tell students they have a good luck fortune inside. They are typically dessert at Chinese restaurants.

10. Notice reactions and answer questions they may have.

11. Next, have students taste pita bread and hummus. Inform them it comes from Syria and ask them to pronounce Syria.

12. Inform them that it is one of the most popular dishes in Syria and many types of bread are used.

13. Observe reactions.

14. Introduce fried saging. Tell them it is the Filipino word for fried bananas.

15. Tell them bananas were never this big and that they were named after finger in Arabic because they used to be the size of a finger.

16. Hand out fried bananas.

17. Observe reactions.

18. Tell them they are going to make an American desert called Dirt.

19. Pass out cup with pudding in it.

20. Hand out two Oreos and two gummy worms on napkins to each student.

21. Instruct them to put gummy worms on top of pudding.

22. Instruct to crush Oreos.

23. Instruct to dump Oreo crumbs onto pudding.

24. Inform the students they have now made their own dessert.

25. Inform them if not allowed to eat it now; they can have it at lunch.

Activity # 2:
1. Introduce children to the game by telling them that they are going to
play a matching game. Tell them they are going to match English words that they use everyday to words that Spanish children use every day. Tell them that they are going to use picture clues and number clues to find the match. If they find the match they receive a sticker.
2. Once the children are introduce to the game, it will be the college
students' job to make sure they pronounce the word when they pull it out of the bag, and understand what the word is.
Rules/Directions Attached.

Activity #3:
1. Show students globe.
2. Inform students that the world is made up of seven main pieces of land called continents.
3. Name the seven pieces of land and point to them while naming them.
4. Instruct students to color each piece on their map.
North America: Yellow
South America: Red
Africa: Orange
Europe: Purple
Asia: Green
Australia: Blue
Antarctica: Brown
5. If time permits, instruct them to color the oceans blue.
6. Once all have colored the continents, re-name them with the students.
7. Re-question them as to which continent we live on. If they don't
remember, show them.


A. Of Pupils:
Activity #1: The students will be evaluated by following the proper directions.
Activity # 2: The evaluation will come from the directions being followed.
Activity # 3: The evaluation will be determined if they can color the continents
properly and name at least four of them.

B. Summary:
This whole lesson will be tied together by a review of what the students
did at the end of the class period.

C. Reflection:
The reflection will be completed once the lesson has been taught.

Number Matching Game Rules
1) Have the children pull a number out of the bag.
2) Make sure you sound out what they have picked and ask them questions about it. Example: Do you know what number that is? Can you sound it out? Tell them to count the number of dots after the word, it will help.
3) Have them match the word to the number; repeat this until they are done. They may choose to work together.
4) When they are finished, give them a sticker.

Match the Frogs!

The frogs need to find their friends, match the Spanish word up with the English word.
Flip the frogs over to see if the words match in Spanish.
Match them all and get a prize!

Frog Matching Rules
1) I would like the students to work together. Have each student pick a frog out of the frog bag.
2) Tell the students the word that is on the card is in Spanish, and if they lift the frogs up there are picture clues.
3) Make sure you and the student's sound the words out, and make sure they know what the word mean before they match it up.
4) Have them work on this for a little bit, then give them a sticker.

Animal Matching Rules
1) Have the children pull an animal card out of the animal bag.
2) Have them match them up to the picture with the matching Spanish Word.
3) Make sure they sound the word out, and understand what it is before they match it up.
4) Give them a sticker.

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