LearnNC has put out another collection of lesson plans that will work well for Global Scholars. These lessons can be found here: http://blogs.learnnc.org/blog/2009/01/21/new-world-cultures-lesson-plans-incorporating-multimedia/

There are 4 lessons on this page, 3 of which fit elementary curriculum very well:

  • Comparing pottery traditions from around the world
  • “Motor Car and Galimoto” An intercultural lesson in pragmatism, creativity, and perseverance, in which students read about a young boy in Malawi, Africa, and his quest to gather wire in order to make a toy car
  • Studying ecosystems in the mountains in Nepal

LearnNC has an ever growing collection of  lesson plans that incorporate rich multimedia from around the world. Right now they have 19 lessons with more on the way. You will find the lessons here: http://www.learnnc.org/search?project_ID=20&ed_type=lesson+plan,teacher%27s+guide.

The lessons all make use of LearnNCs rich collection of multimedia from around the world which can be found here: http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/4162.

Cham Tower, Vietnam
Cham Tower, Vietnam

LearnNC is building a collection of multimedia resources and lesson plans that help students understand different cultures around the world.

LEARN NC offers a collection of more than 2,000 high-resolution photographs and audio recordings from Asia and Latin America. All include detailed descriptions or transcripts, and most include historical or cultural context to help you use them in your classroom. We’ve also developed slideshows that incorporate many of these resources, and we’re developing lesson plans around them that encourage higher-order thinking and develop visual literacy.

The media collection can be found at LearnNC.org. I used the search box with the term “World Multimedia” and it took me right to the collection. The collection is here: http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/4162.

You can also go directly to multimedia resources or a particular country by going to the Multimedia Collection at LearnNC and then clicking a link in the Tag Cloud : http://www.learnnc.org/multimedia/ (scroll down to see tag cloud)

LearnNC is also developing lesson plans that incorporate this multimedia. Many of the lessons are written for middle or high school but could easily be adapted to elementary. Lesson plan collection is here: http://www.learnnc.org/search?project_ID=20&ed_type=lesson+plan,teacher’s+guide

These are excellent resources for our Global Scholars!