In this worksheet, students will choose countries to research about. After that, the research starts. This is a kind of worksheet that involves discussion and production at the same time. It will not be done in a day; you will probably spend some days getting this done.
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Find some steps to organize the plan:
1st – Raise a discussion about the theme.
2nd – Compare and contrast two countries that you have discussed on the board.
3rd – Assign the activities one at a time. Raise some discussions and presentations during the production.
Task 1 – Researching
- Choose 2 countries.
- Research their cultural vestment.
- Describe them with your own words.
- Print out or draw some images.
Task 2 – Comparing and contrasting
Compare and contrast both cultures.
Task 3 – Write about the Dress culture in some regions in your country.
That is an engaging and fun activity to do after vacation time. It can be done up to 10 years old.
Find the available worksheet with and without lines according to the age you will be working.
Download in PDF:
LINES MY VACATION INSIDE OF MY HEART
NO LINES – MY VACATION INSIDE OF MY HEART
I have already seen many ways of calling this activity: Art therapy, art for healing, and that goes on and on. I actually got myself the chance to invent something: Drawing therapy. I tested and used that to calm my students down whenever we have 10 to 15 minutes to cool down.
I was looking something interesting for kids to get themselves focused. Just like a meditation time, but they can actually do something while doing this.
This is something not to improve drawing skills and anything. It is a moment for kids to focus, calm down and to be cool.
I have already tested the activity before sharing the idea with you. It seems just right, once kids get focused and feel pleasure to make arts happen!
I do some story telling that I created myself. Let’s started with Mr. Turtle. He is a fellow that invites everybody around for a coffee:
Miss Suzanne is a little tiny lonely OWL begging for attention:
That is actually a vegetarian Shark, he is sweet and lonely, some of his friends ask him to shark it out!
Have you ever seen a Penguin that dances? We have, he is right here!
That frog can eat everything around him:
Now you ask me, how have I done those? I researched and I got how to draw these animals step by step. Check some out:
You type in Google: how to draw ______ step by step.
Have fun! You students will have a silence moment, I bet they will.
There are many students out there that need acceptance when they are among people. We surely know that parents should be teaching that, but why not teaching them, too? Sometimes it is something really hard for students to accept the way they are. Kids don’t like to be any different of the patterns that the TV , society or magazines provide them.
Good news, they can find it by reading.
It is actually O.K to show them that all the differences are acceptable, but how come if the media tells us the opposite? The media must not dictate the way we think about ourselves. Many of our students do not know that truth. So teach them!
Kids must know from now on that they have to get the acceptance they need from themselves. Once they understand that they can love the way they are, they will feel that any outward characteristic is acceptable once they learn to love themselves.
Even if people tell them the opposite, they must always believe that who they are is precious. Every part of their body, thin or fat, tall or short, blond or brunette, black or white, all of them are only characteristics, and each of them have their particular way of being. They have got understand that it is ok to be different.
That truth can get into their hearts and Never Ever goes away. Educators like us can be part of that as well as parents. We spend so much time with them, why not writing the truth in their hearts that can live inside of them forever?
The book IT IS OK TO BE DIFFERENT by Todd Parr, follow him in Facebook: Like Todd Parr, can be an open eyes to our kids.
Of course it is always great to have an worksheet to go along our conversations.
How about writing a book with our students about that?
WORKSHEET PDF – IT IS OK TO BE WHO I AM