Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Turkeys & Thanksgiving Traditions: Developing Cultural Literacy Through Analysis & Discussion - Section 3: Discussing the Holiday: Whole-Group Discussion


I found that having the questions prepared was a necessity; while students were excited to share their own experiences and traditions, they did not always "build" off of each other in order to sustain the conversation.


  Adjustments to Practice: When Open Discussions Turn to Question-And-Answer Sessions
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Turkeys & Thanksgiving Traditions: Developing Cultural Literacy Through Analysis & Discussion

Unit 18: Cultural Literacy: Holiday Insights and American Traditions
Lesson 3 of 4

Objective: SWBAT propel a whole-class discussion by reacting to examples of established and personal holiday traditions.

Big Idea: Understanding the origins and celebrations of the Thanksgiving holiday create culturally literate students.

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English / Language Arts, cultural tradition, Holidays, class discussion, Cultural Literacy, Thanksgiving, American Holidays
  50 minutes
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