Series Title: Different and the Same
Theme: Definitions of Being American
Your students will find that people can come from many different places, speak a variety of languages, look very different from one another, and still be Americans.
In this episode Cat-a-lion tells Audrey that Francine isn’t American because she wasn’t born in this country. The class gets into a heated discussion about what makes a person American—being born in the U.S.? Looks? Language? Their teacher, Mrs. Sanchez, challenges them to find answers by working together on a video project. The puppets produce a video that shows the diversity of American cultures and reinforces the concept that Americans are different and the same.
Activities: Define what it means to be an American by tracing each student’s heritage, visiting ethnic neighborhoods, and singing American songs about other cultures
The DVD has chapters, a PDF of the complete Teacher Guide and a Training Video and Guide.
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Ideal for Grades 1-3
Duration: 15 minutes
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