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Cultural Connections and Writing for Change
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Five 50-minute sessions|
Awareness and true understanding of other cultures can create the desire to take action. In this lesson, students learn about Palestinian Arabs. After exploring the culture in a book and online, students identify a current social issue that concerns them. In a formal letter written to an appropriate official, students identify these issues and discuss suggestions of ways the problems might be addressed.
Al-Hazza, T.C., & Bucher, K.T. (2008). Building Arab Americans' cultural identity and acceptance with children's literature. The Reading Teacher, 62(3), 210–219.
Levin, F. (2007). Children's Books Encouraging ethical respect through multicultural literature. The Reading Teacher, 61(1), 101–104.