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Central Okanagan Public Schools
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Lesson Resources - Elementary


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paper-chain.pdfArt Lesson - People Paper Chain.pdf

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medal.pdfArt Lesson - Harmony Day Medal.pdf

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     A simple, fun game to have kids challenge each other to pursue a diversity challenge:  saying "Hi," to someone from another culture, learning how to make a meal from another culture, learning a song from another culture, etc.​
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Discussion Dice - International Food.pdfDiscussion Dice - International Food.pdf

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Early Childhood Ideas - Harmony Day Australia

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Listening and questioning skills

Prepares students to use effective listening and questioning skills during a visit from a guest speaker from another culture.

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Discussion and craft

To introduce students to the diversity of headwear and the purpose and significance of these in a multicultural society.

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Music appreciation and interpretation through visual art

Allows students to respond to music from different cultures through abstract line drawing.

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Shape and clay/plasticine modelling

Students develop an awareness of different places of worship and the shapes in their architecture through this hands-on activity.

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Investigation, discussion and play

Students learn that the games of yesterday are similar to the games played today and​ play traditional games that enabled children to acquire survival skills.


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      A story about a new student from an unfamiliar culture arriving in a grade 5 classroom, and resulting questions on inclusion.

     Decorate your school or classroom walls with posters encouraging RESPECT.

      Students choose an animal they would like to be in the jungle, decide why they want to be that animal, and then share.  Students then celebrate each person's different viewpoint.

      A game derived from the UN Rights of the Child which shows how the rules or laws that are made without consulting all people lead to unfairness and injustice and breed cynical attitudes.  

​​Rewrite a popular nursery rhyme with words that celebrate diversity!