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2.7 On a map of the world, locate the continent, region, and/or then the countries from which students, their parents, guardians, grandparents, or other relatives or ancestors came. With the help of family members and the school librarian, describe traditional food, customs, sports and games, and music of the place they came from.



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Map of the World.


Multimedia.pngCulture Regions of the World Map

Click here to go to everyculture.com which allows you to search by region for various countries and groups.

Click here for a list of culture by country from wikipedia.

Click here for a chart of US immigration by country.

Multimedia.pngClick here for an interactive map from the New York Times that shows where immigrants settled in the United States.

FOOD

Multimedia.pngSee what people around the world are eating right now according to Livestrong.com's tracker., a site made possible by the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

Multimedia.pngClick here to watch a youtube clip inspired by "Hungry Planet" by Peter Menzel. In his book, Menzel photographed families from around the world with their food for a week.

Multimedia.pngClick here for a slideshow about school lunches from around the world


CLOTHING


Multimedia.pngClick here for a slideshow from National Geographic on clothing from around the world

Multimedia.pngClick here to see traditional clothing from around the world.


MUSIC


Multimedia.pngClick here for a compilation of different songs and dances popular around the world .

Multimedia.pngClick here to go to National Geographic Music to hear music from all over the world.

SPORTS and GAMES


Click here to see what the most popular sport in each country is.
Click here for a list of sports played around the world
Click here for a list of children's games from around the world

Massachusetts_state_seal.pngSee United States History II.3 and United States History II.30 for historical perspectives on immigration to this country.

lessonplan.jpgClick here for a CultureQuest toolkit to introduce students to the topic of culture.


lessonplan.jpgClick here for lesson plans, games, and activities from Mr. Donn on various countries from around the world.

lessonplan.jpgClick here to go to "Exploring Family Heritage" from Scholastic. Includes resources and articles for teaching kids about their heritage.

lessonplan.jpgClick here to go to "Celebrate Your Heritage" a unit plan from Scholastic.