This posting outlines the steps required for a multicultural education to be effective. It describes types of activities to incorporate into your classroom that would support a multicultural education for all groups in this class. How could each group make a contribution to the learning of others?
As you describe types of activities you would incorporate into your classroom that would support a multicultural education for all groups in this class, you need to link cultural and interests into all lessons. Please know that offering literature with characters and role models from all races, ethnicities, cultures, and abilities is highly recommended. You might ensure that your picture books, movies, stories, puppets, props, games, online activities, songs, and other tools embody a variety of races as well as viewpoints.
Besides materials representation, you need to ensure that kids take pride and participation in the classroom community. By allowing them to display pictures, flags, and cultural artifacts or symbols of who they are and where they come from, the community of diversity will be physically there as well as emotionally and academically. For example, my kids design heritage plates using a simple paper plate to depict their various cultures and ethnic backgrounds. It encourages tolerance and pride.
I also think that encouraging parents to bring in food from their cultures also helps to ensure that learning is diverse, accepting, and family or community-oriented. I also feel that using cooperative learning lessons help students to accept and learn from one another through our similarities and differences. Learning station approaches work well with elementary students. I infuse group learning activities daily to promote diversity and a spirit of ...
Ideas to ensure a multicultural classroom are given.