ERIC Number: ED442123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Common Visions, Common Voices [Lesson Plan].
The borders that separate and connect different cultures often come into sharpest relief when the focus is on themes and motifs found in the literature or the visual arts of several lands. With the Internet, students can discover such points of intercultural contact for themselves, crossing borders that can lead them to a broader perspective on the common vision human cultures share. The learning objectives of this lesson plan are: to expand awareness of themes and motifs common to many cultures; to encourage critical insight into the ways cultural context influences creative expression; to analyze and interpret the significance of themes and motifs within distinct cultures; and to organize and present a comparative statement of findings. The lesson plan also contains the subject areas covered in the lesson, time required to complete the lesson, the skills used in the lesson, the grade level (9-11), and lists of the standards developed by professional or government associations that are related to the lesson, as well as activities to extend the lesson. (RS)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Secondary Education, World Literature, Writing Assignments
For full text: http://edsitement.neh.gov/lessonplans.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.; MCI WorldCom, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Also sponsored by the National Trust for the Humanities.