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Social Studies - Kindergarten
Standard 1 Objective 1
10 class periods of 15 minutes each
Students compare how they are the same and different from their classmates.
Teachers should be aware of the cultural and ethnic backgrounds of their students as well as those who might have disabilities, learning or physical challenges.
Students need to be aware of his/her own cultural traditions and practices, as well as physical characteristics.
1. Recognize similarities and differences in others.
2. Recognize own values, talents, and skills.
3. Respect similarities and differences in self and others.
Begin the lesson by introducing the book Two Eyes, a Nose, and a Mouth. Before reading story, ask the students if they know what the word "difference" means. Explain to them that we are all different, or not the same. We have different colors of hair, eyes, skin, and cultures. Proceed to reading the story Two Eyes, a Nose, and a Mouth. While reading the story, ask the students if they notice any differences in the characters (i.e.: "Were there characters that had the same color of hair, eyes, skin, etc.? Were there differences in the characters? Can you name some of the differences you saw?").
After reading and discussing the differences and similarities in the story, have the students notice and describe how they are similar and/or different from one another. Have them share with a partner, or share whole group in a community circle. To further examine similarities and differences have the students answer questions each day in graph form. Some ideas might be:
Along with posting the written question for each graph, use picture icons (boy, girl, etc.) to help students make the correct choice for their answer to the question.