Interactive Culture Baskets
Interactive Culture Baskets will be available to students as they become "global archeologists" during this program. Students will travel through Asia, Africa, Latin America and on to the mountain, desert and rainforest regions of the world while studying artifacts and baskets created by the native people of these areas.
During your visit to the International Cultural Center, you will be learning about different regions of the world. Use our web site to help your students learn more about the 3 regions: deserts, mountains, rainforests.
What are some areas of the world that are very hard for people to live in?
Why are these places so difficult for those who live there?
If you lived in the rainforest and couldn't go to the store to buy the things you needed, how would you get food? What would you wear? What would you live in and where would you get the materials to make your home?
Coloring sheets are available of the animals from the different regions of the world. Color pictures of the animals from the deserts, mountains, and rainforests. Then discuss what makes the animals suited for their environment.
For this activity, print out a world map for each student. You will need to enlarge it. You will also need to enlarge a world map on the white board using an overhead projector. Assign each child a specific rainforest, desert, or mountain/range to locate. Have your students use classroom and library resources to locate their landform. Have your students color and label their landform on their own copy of the world map. Color-code the regions and have each student color their subject according to the code.
Example: Rainforests-green, Deserts-brown, Mountains-blue.
TEACHERS - Use these maps as answer keys for the above activity.
|Kid’s Corner||Amazon Interactive Rainfall Comparison|
|A to Z Kidstuff||Kiddy House|
|Rainforest Education Web|
What were some of your favorite artifacts from the baskets? List them.
Which regions were these items from?
What were they made of and why did the people make them out of these materials?
your own culture baskets.
Use shoe boxes as your baskets and have the students fill them with relevant materials.
Find large pictures of the landscapes of the 3 regions. Cut out animals from each of the areas and place a small piece of Velcro on the back of them. Attach corresponding pieces of Velcro on the landscape pictures. Have your students match the animals with the areas they live in and stick them to the picture of the landscape.