Cultural Events In My State

Subject: Social Studies

Lesson Length: 50 - 55 mins

Topic: Cultural Diversity

Grade Level: 4

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: Students will explore different cultural events throughout their state and learn why they are important.

Know Before You Start: Students should have an understanding of what culture is and the type of characteristics that make up a culture.

Hook:

  • Read and discuss the sample comic.
  • Ask students if they ever attend any state cultural events.
  • Discuss and ask questions about the event.

Activity:

  • Have students explore cultural events in their city or state.
  • Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create a one-to-three-panel comic that introduces a cultural event that takes place in their state. 
  • The comics should:
    • Name the culture.
    • Describe the details of the event that relate to that culture.
    • Give basic information about the event itself, e.g., when, where, why, etc.

Closure: Have students present their comic and cultural event to the class.

Differentiation:

  • Allow students to work individually, in pairs or in groups.

Resources:

  • Comic to print or display: Comic.