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Foods and Languages of the World 

Teachers: Amy Gigler, Kellie Meyer, Maura Zang
Project Children L.E.A.D. Director: Dr. Vincenne Revilla Beltran
Subject Area: Diversity, Language Arts/History
Grade level: Pre-Kindergarten (Ages 4-5)
Length of Lesson: 30 minutes, Day 7 of 7

 Lesson: Foods and Language; Project Children's LEAD Curriculum

Learning Goals: The class will engage in Creative bead making while discussing Africa.

Day 7


NAEYC Standards:

Creative Expression and Appreciation for the Arts

2.79 Children are provided opportunities to gain an appreciation of art, music, drama, and dance in all of its cultural diversity

2.81 Children have opportunities to respond to the art of other children and adults

State Standards:

Demonstrate Initiative and Curiosity

1.1 Choose to participate in an increasing variety of experiences.



Objective: The students will be able to create African necklaces while begin introduced the African culture.


Materials: Book: Children Just Like Me, by: Barnabus and Anabel Kindersley

Necklace String

Different types of Beads

Pictures of Masks 

Adaptations to Differentiate Instruction: The teacher and the students will use the computer to look up other facts about Africa.

Procedure: "African Necklaces"

  1. The class will be shown in pictures the different types of African necklaces that people where.

  2. The class will then be introduced to beads and string to create their own necklaces.

  3. The class will come together and the teacher will explain that most necklaces are given a name and represent something.

  4. The students will then name their necklaces.

  5. The class will all go to the computer and look up pictures of what children their age play with and do in Africa.

Key Experiences: Creative Representation, Social Interaction, Language Representation