Multicultural Lesson Plan by Michele Bradley


Level: 2

General Objectives: To introduce to the children that all people are equal regardless of race, culture (language included), age, sexual orientation, sex.

Specific Objective: The children will learn that all people are the same regardless of their skin colour.

Materials: 1 brown egg, 1 white egg, 2 clear glasses, the book Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say, paper, pastels, pencils.

Activity:

1. Introduction - Egg Activity - Hold up the white egg and ask the children what it is. Ask one child to come up and break the egg into the glass. Ask the child to touch it. Ask the child if it really is an egg. Hold up the brown egg. Ask the children what it is. Ask one child to come up and break the egg into the glass and touch it. Ask the child if they're sure it is an egg. Discuss with the class the results. Even though the eggs are different colours on the outside they are the exact same on the inside. Regardless of colour they are both eggs.

2. Read the book Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say. Discuss with the children how they think they might feel if they traveled to a new country far away from their home. What would they like about their adventure? What would they not like? Turn to page twelve and reread this page. Show them the different coloured people. Talk about the egg activity and relate it to the different people on the page. Ask the children what the differences and similarities are between two races.

3. Hand out paper, pastels, and pencils to the children. Ask them to draw a picture of themselves meeting a new person with a different skin colour than they have. Ask them to write some questions they might want to ask this person and some things that they may want to share with their new friend.

Evaluation: Observe the children during the activities to see if they understand that all people are equal.