Day 3

A Small Place Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Defining Culture

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Work


    To understand the idea of "culture" on a personal and group level

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.2


    Discuss Kincaid's definition of "culture": "In some places, it's the way they play drums; in other places, it's the way you behave out in public; and in still other places, it's just the way a person cooks food. And so what is there to preserve about these things? For is it not that people make them up as they go along, make them up as they need them?"

    How do students define culture to themselves? Is it food, the ballet,...

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