are today's students? What you think schools will be like is
closely related to what you experienced in schools yourself,
either as a student, a volunteer, a parent, or now as an observer.
Think back to when you were a student in a K-12 setting. Classify
the students by ethnicity. Do you think that your experience
reflects the way things are or will be in your community’s school
Divide the class into
groups of three. Each
of the member of the group will learn about characteristics of two
ethnic groups and teach it to the members in their
cooperative groups goal is that each member learned the
characteristics of each ethnic group.
Groups: Students should get in your assigned groups developed
by the instructor.
Students should use the websites found under Supplementary
Resources to develop their lesson.
Preparation Pairs: To develop their lesson students
should form a preparation pair with a member from another group
who has the same part. The students' task is to:
- Student 1 with be assigned:
Arab-Americans and Asian-Americans
- Student 2 with be assigned:
African-Americans and Hispanic Americans
- Student 3 with be assigned:
Native-Americans and White Americans
a. Learn and become an
expert on their part.b. Plan how to teach their
part to the other group members
Groups: After completion of lesson presentation, students
should return to their original groups and:a.
Teach their area of expertise to the other group
b. Learn the materials
being taught by the other group members.
- Print out the U.S. Census
Bureau Website State
and County Quick Facts and all
of the materials referenced in the Content
Material section of this web site.