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  School: FAIR School
(Fine Arts Interdisciplinary
Resource School)
  Location: Crystal, MN
  Grade: 6

Visual Art Social Studies
Language Arts

  Description: Students develop
their own island cultures.



Additional Resources

Selected Unit Materials

Island Cultures: A simple overview of the Island Cultures unit (PDF)

Universals of Culture: A list of the 10 cultural universals used during this unit (PDF)

Our Culture [student worksheet]: Worksheets for students to use in defining and describing their created cultures (PDF)

Print Resources

Day, Nancy. Your Travel Guide to Ancient Mayan Civilization. Minneapolis, M.N.: Runestone Press, 2000. ISBN: 0822530775

Grady, Sharon. Drama and Diversity: A Pluralistic Perspective for Educational Drama. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann, 2000.
ISBN: 0325002622

Gerwin, David, & Zevin, Jack. Teaching U.S. History as Mystery. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann, 2003. ISBN: 032500398X

Lipetzky, Jerry. DIG Curriculum. Fort Atkinson, Wisc.: Interaction Publishers, Inc., dba Interact, 1998. ISBN: 1573360376

Macaulay, David. Motel of the Mysteries. Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin/Walter Lorraine Books, 1979. ISBN: 0395284252

McIntosh, Jane R. Eyewitness: Archeology. New York: DK Publishing, 2000. ISBN: 0789458640

Selwyn, Douglas, & Maher, Jan. History in the Present Tense: Engaging Students Through Inquiry and Action. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann, 2003. ISBN: 0325005702

Web Sites

Trekking to Timbuktu
An integrated curriculum unit featuring the culture and geography of Mali and their early flourishing trade networks

The Dig: Adventures in Archaeology
An award winning Think Quest site teaching upper elementary school children about the relevance of archaeology and the methods used by archaeologists in their search to understand the past

FOSS Full Option Science System: Landforms

Investigations that introduce students to fundamental concepts in earth science

Resource Center of the Americas
Dedicated to informing, educating and organizing to promote human rights, democratic participation, economic justice, and cross-cultural understanding in the context of globalization in the Americas

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