This purpose of the photo album is to introduce the unit
Belizean Culture where you will be learning about how you
can play an important role in preserving the cultural
heritage of the many ethnic groups.
Moreover you will learn to make a brochure using
Microsoft publisher and also participate in an awareness
Finally you will have the opportunity to showcase your
artistic and creative skills by preparing a picture collage for
an open day exhibition.
Belize National Social Studies Standards
SSC Standard 1- Students will understand how different ethnic groups interact with one another and
the cultural changes that have occurred over time.
SSS-5a- Students will understand how each ethnic group contribution to the economic development of
You will be expected to:
Create posters for a campaign to build awareness (where you will make posters for your
Create a brochure using Microsoft publisher (where you will make brochure)
To develop a picture collage of Belizeans doing activities to enhance the economy of country
(where you will make your picture collage for display)
Learning goals and Assessment
It is a paper and pencil assessment for writing short answers to the
What defines an ethnic group?
What is the relationship between culture and tradition?
What are some of the cultural traits of a particular ethnic group – language,
religion, food, art & music, etc.?
What can we learn about our own language and
culture from studying another?
What are some of the major contributions of each
ethnic group to Belize?
prior to learning about Belizean
You will watch a video documentary of
all the ethnic groups living in our country.
(Think about the previous questions while viewing
You will also view a poster of the major groups that is
displayed to help you decide which ethnic group you
would want to make your poster about.
prior to creating posters
You will first research and collect accurate information about the
ethnic group that you have chosen. Then you will choose a design and
appropriate quotes for your poster.
Next you will decide on the type of material
that will be needed to make your poster look attractive
to an audience.
Be mindful that your posters is for a campaign to build awareness about
the importance of preserving our cultural heritage and also to educate
others of their role in this process.
The above assessment will be assessed using a self and peer assessment checklist that will
be used by both the student and their peers
Ongoing classroom assessments
prior to creating poster
At the start of every learning
goal you will be given a
knowledge rating chart
to examine the extent of
your knowledge about
Belizean cultural. You will
place a one, two or three
to rate your level of
a particular aspect of the
Ongoing self assessment 1
Knowledge Rating Chart
Place a number in front of each term that you may or may
not be familiar with.
1 I’ve never heard of this before
2 I’ve heard of this, but not sure what or who it refers to
3 I know about this and I am sure of what or who it refers
_____ Economic Development
At the end of each lesson you
will complete a chart to show
what you know about Belizean
Directions: Write what you
know about Belizean
Culture. Write as much as
Ongoing self assessment 2
Imagine that you are Belize’s cultural
Ambassador with the prestigious role of
preserving cultural practices by building
awareness of individual ethnic group’s
contribution to economic development of Belize.
Students will work in groups of two or three to
develop a picture collage of Belizeans doing
activities to enhance the economy of country to
show children how they can also make positive
contributions to the economic development of
Picture Collage Rubric
Name: ________________ Date:_______
Evaluated by: Teacher Self Peer
Rubric for performance task
Criteria Level 1
Variety of Pictures Used The collage contain less than
5o percent of what is required
to develop the main idea
The collage contain 50
percent of what is required to
develop the main idea
The collage contain 100
percent of what is required
develop the main
(Original & Interest)
Few ideas stimulate interest
and originality in ideas does
not exist in materials
Some ideas stimulate interest
and originality in ideas exist in
Many ideas simulate interest
in ideas is evident in material
Relevance of Materials Materials selected were few
and not connected to the
Most of the materials selected
is evident and are connected
to the main idea
All the material selected is
relevant and clearly
to the main idea
Visual Impact The collage is acceptably
attractive though it may be a
The collage is attractive in
terms of design, layout and
The collage is exceptionally
attractive in terms of design,
layout, and neatness.
Technology was used but
does not enhance the outlook
of the collage.
At least one Technology was
used and that enhances the
outlook of the collage
All Technology used enhance
the material and makes it
True False/True Item:
Belize’s cultural diversity is one that has been in existence
long before Belize’s independence in 1981.
False True/False Item
The ethnic groups in Belize has no similarity to each other in
areas of their traditions and customs.
Short Answer or Fill in the Blank Item
Explain in your own words how the various ethnic groups
contribute to the economic development of Belize?
Sample questions for Paper and
Multiple Choice Item
Which of the following are ways to preserve a culture?
a) Increase the number of ethnic groups in the country
b)Move each ethnic group to a designated town or city
c)Build awareness by having more cultural campaign
d) Decrease the number of interracial marriages
Discuss three challenges of one of the main ethnic
groups in Belize . Explain how they adapt to these
for Paper and Pencil Assessments