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Unit Plan

  1. 1. Why am I Unique? Understanding how we are different and how very much we are alike; even though we come from different cultures and traditions!!!
  2. 2. What is Culture? <ul><li>Culture is defined as … The sum of attitudes, customs, and beliefs that distinguishes one group of people from another. Culture is transmitted, through language, material objects, ritual, institutions, and art, from one generation to the next. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What are Traditions? <ul><li>Tra·di·tion   The passing down of elements of a culture from generation to generation, especially by oral communication. </li></ul><ul><li>A mode of thought or behavior followed by a people continuously from generation to generation; a custom or usage. </li></ul><ul><li>A set of such customs and usages viewed as a coherent body of precedents influencing the present: followed family tradition in dress and manners. </li></ul>
  4. 4. How are my traditions similar to my classmates?? <ul><li>We are all different especially here right were we live! Texas was once owned by Mexico long before it was one of the states; so the Mexico-US boarder is not that far away ; therefore Texas is very much influenced by the Mexican Culture. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of us might be Anglo-Americans or Native Americans or maybe just plain simple Mexican-Americans…but one thing is for sure we all eat different </li></ul><ul><li>For example Mexicans eat “tortillas” but Anglo-Americans eat “dinner roles” but that is just an example of our traditions; of how we were brought up by our parents </li></ul><ul><li>Another example is that we celebrate our new years on January 1 st while China celebrates until late January early to mid February </li></ul><ul><li>No matter what we are all Americans under this great nation of mixed cultures and traditions </li></ul>
  5. 5. How does my Culture affect my every day life? <ul><li>Our religious beliefs are affected </li></ul><ul><li>Our eating habits </li></ul><ul><li>It determines the holidays that we do celebrate </li></ul><ul><li>Our superstitious rituals…such as a Mexican I believe in the “evil eye” </li></ul><ul><li>It affects our dressing habits </li></ul><ul><li>Our sport preference </li></ul><ul><li>Our table manners </li></ul><ul><li>Our speaking mannerisms </li></ul>
  6. 6. Culture is all around us!!
  7. 7. Teks <ul><li>(2) For Kindergarten students whose first language is not English, the students' native language serves as a foundation for English language acquisition. </li></ul><ul><li>(2) Listening/speaking/culture. The student listens and speaks to gain knowledge of his/her own culture, the culture of others, and the common elements of cultures. The student is expected to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(A) connect experiences and ideas with those of others through speaking and listening (K-3); and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(B) compare language and oral traditions (family stories) that reflect customs, regions, and cultures (K-3). </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Works Cited <ul><li>http://dictionary.refrence.com/browse/culture </li></ul><ul><li>http://dictionary.refrence.com/browse/traditions </li></ul><ul><li>http ://www .Vanuatu tourism. com/Vanuatu/export/ pics/ culture/ village. jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.southpacific.travel/spto/export/system/modules/SPTO/resources/images/nieche/assets_culture/pic1.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.north-sulawesi.com/images/culture.jpg </li></ul>