Cultural Diversity Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

Cultural diversity is an important topic in modern society. This lesson plan uses an informative text lesson to teach students about culture and an activity to assess the diversity present on campus.

Length

60 to 90 minutes for instruction and up to one week for the activity

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define 'cultural diversity'
  • identify the nuances of culture
  • list the elements of cultural diversity

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.3

Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social science.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.7

Integrate quantitative or technical analysis (e.g., charts, research data) with qualitative analysis in print or digital text.

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