Lesson 7 Foods and Language Lesson Series
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 4 of 7
Learning Goals: The class will discuss German holiday traditions
Promoting Self Regulation
1.39 Teachers actively teach children social, communication, and emotional regulation skills
Creative Expression and Appreciation for the Arts
2.79 Children are provided opportunities to gain appreciation
Show a Developing Appreciation of a Variety of Art Forms
Understand and shares opinions about others' artistic products and
Develop and Expand Listening and Understanding Skills
1.5 Understand that communication occurs in different ways including various languages, devices, and gestures
Objective: The students will be able to create the German Pickle knowing it is celebrated during a German Christmas.
Adaptations to Differentiate Instruction: The class will be given pictures on the internet to look at if they do not wish to create their own German pickles.
Procedure: "The German Pickle"
The class will be introduced to how Germany celebrates their Christmas holiday.
The class will then be told the story of the German pickle.
The class will work with the teacher in creating their own German pickle out of green paper, glue, and green glitter.
The class will then hang the pickles from their holiday Christmas tree in their room.
Key Experiences: Language Development, Social Interaction, Creative Representation