If These Walls Could Talk: Seeing a Culture Through Human Features

Lesson Plan Content
There are many ways to introduce young students to culture. Some are obvious; some are not. Looking at human features within a culture gives students an opportunity to see the factors that shaped this culture. Walls that stand for years can be a reflection of cultures--their histories, values, and meaning to a group of people.In this lesson, students will identify events that shape a culture and identify human features in their own community.This lesson contains adaptations for diverse learners.
Mimi Norton
Grade Range: 
2 and 6
2-3 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
4: The physical and human characteristics of places
6: How culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions