Task Rotation Template
1. Read the case “T.V Dinner”, “Legal Identify how each of the following Status”, “Kenyon Speaking”
cultures contributed to Cultural
2. Read all of the possible choices that help understand the Diffusion and Diversity in America. behavior. - Native American 3. Chose one best answer that helps understand the
- Spanish 4. For the discussion, each group need to do the following - British a. Read the case and the choices aloud to the whole class.
b. Explain why your group chose or didn’t choose each of - French the possible answer. - African – American
Note: Use you notes and Reading for Meaning activities to
help. Foldable would help.
Choose one holiday for the whole group to You are a reporter in Southeast Tennessee. focus on, talk about and write descriptions of how you Your topic for your article is How African celebrate this holiday. American slavery helped to shape modern consider the following questions:
You African American and U.S. Culture.
What is this holiday about? want your article to be fair, complete and What foods do we eat? exciting. Before you write your article, ask Where do we physically celebrate the event? Who is invited? yourself; Who are you interviewing? What Who prepares the food?
background information do you need? What What other activities happen during the event? Are there
special tasks to perform? sketches do you want for the front page of the Newspaper. Assign one of your group members the job of recorder. Have
group members share how they celebrate these holidays, and
suggest that the recorder make two lists: one with the
similarities and one with the differences.
Discuss the students’ findings.
; How many in the class celebrate the holiday
in more or less the same way?
; What aspects of the holiday are celebrated in similar
ways? In different ways?
; How does age, gender, or ethnic background, for
example, affect the way the tradition is celebrated?
Group Names: ________________ Role: _________________ Class Period: ____________ ________________ _________________ ________________ _________________ ________________ _________________
Objectives: 8.1.01 Understand the nature and complexity of culture.
a. Explain how people living in the same region maintain different ways of life.
b. Analyze how human migration and cultural activities influence the character of a
8.1.03 Identify the role those diverse cultures had on the development of the Americas.
a. List the various cultures that contributed to the development of the United States.
b. Identify and examine perspectives of various cultural groups within early
Culture and society are not the same thing. While cultures are complexes of learned behavior patterns and perceptions, societies are groups of interacting organisms. People are not the only animals that have societies. Schools of fish, flocks of birds, and hives of bees are societies. In the case of humans, however, societies are groups of people who directly or indirectly interact with
each other. People in human societies also generally perceive that their society is distinct from other societies in terms of shared
traditions and expectations.
While human societies and cultures are not the same thing, they are inextricably connected because culture is created and transmitted
to others in a society. Cultures are not the product of lone individuals. They are the continuously evolving products of people
interacting with each other. Cultural patterns such as language and politics make no sense except in terms of the interaction of
people. If you were the only human on earth, there would be no need for language or government. Culture encompasses similarities and differences among people including their beliefs, knowledge, changes, values, and traditions. Students will explore these
elements of society to develop an appreciation and respect for the variety of human cultures.
Step 1: In your group, each person must have a role: Recorder, researcher, discussion operator, team leader
Step 2: Choose TWO of the tasks to complete. Your group will have to do all tasks in do time.
Step 3: Read your instruction and HAVE FUN WITH IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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