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Language Arts And English +6 Age Level Elementary (9 to 12 years old)

This playlist on different cultures in the United States is designed for self-guided learning with intermittent check-ins for elementary age students. The learning tasks are divided over five days, designed for 30-35 minutes per day, and build on each other. However, students are able to work on this playlist at their own pace. Students have the option to complete the tasks online by connecting through Google classroom or access Google doc versions of each formative and summative assessments for work online and/or offline. By the end of the week, students will write a brief constructed response on why it is important to acknowledge and appreciate the different cultures that exist in the United States.

  • Formative assessments are represented by a chevron (Learning Check In and Tasks).
  • Summative assessments are represented by a circle (Final Task).
  • Google doc versions of all formative and summative assessments are in the tiles immediately after the digital versions. 

*Social Studies and Visual Arts standards vary by state for elementary grades. We recommend educators and caregivers consult their student and child's state standards for these two subjects.

Traditional Korean Child's Dress (Hanbok)

National Museum of American History

This week's goal

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Monday

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Monday's Objective

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Monday's Tasks

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Food Origin Myths, Debunked

Smithsonian Channel

Basque Food and Culture

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Learning TaskM

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Think / Puzzle / Explore: Project Zero Visible Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Learning Check InM

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Foods from Far Away

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Tuesday

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Tuesday's Objective

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Tuesday's Tasks

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Cooking pot

National Museum of the American Indian

Cooking pot

National Museum of the American Indian

Cooking pot

National Museum of the American Indian

Cooking pot

National Museum of the American Indian

Cooking pot

National Museum of the American Indian

Cooking pot

National Museum of the American Indian

Cooking pot

National Museum of the American Indian

Learning Task T

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See/Think/Wonder: Project Zero Visible Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

The Pueblo Pot

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Learning Check InT

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Wednesday

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Wednesday's Objective

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Wednesday's Tasks

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Puerto Rican Vejigante Mask

National Museum of American History

Carnival Mask

National Museum of American History

Puerto Rican Vejigante Costume

National Museum of American History

Máscara de Carnaval

National Museum of American History

Careta de vejigante

National Museum of American History

Disfraz de Carnaval

National Museum of American History

Learning TaskW

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See/Think/Wonder: Project Zero Visible Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Thursday

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Thursday's Objective

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Thursday's Tasks

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Learning Check InR

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Extended Learning

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Yé'ii bicheii dancer dolls

National Museum of the American Indian

Dolls in wedding outfits

National Museum of the American Indian

Eagle-Wolf dancer dolls

National Museum of the American Indian

Male and female dolls

National Museum of the American Indian

Doll

National Museum of the American Indian

Doll

National Museum of the American Indian

Male and female dolls

National Museum of the American Indian

Friday

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Friday's Objective

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Final Task

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