Teaching About Cultural Differences Around The World

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    I am a 3rd grade teacher. The glitch in our Social Studies curriculum is to teach the concepts comparing/contrasting with other countries. For example, I am teaching about U.S government over the next couple of weeks, so I will be including some comparisons and ideas of governments in other countries. I plan to focus on 3 continents: Asia, Africa and Australia. Does anyone have any cool lesson plans or have any useful websites that will help me in this?? Any information will be helpful. I plan to do Christmas Around The World as well in December.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you in advance!!!:cool:
     
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    A good book to use for diferent cultures

    I have a good book to use with the lesson plans. It show different pictures of life in other countries along with what's legal and what's not. The title is Every Human Has Rights, by Mary Robinson. in the book is also a copy of the U.N.'s list of human rights.
     
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    The first grade teachers at my school have to cover this, and I know they do a grade-level celebration around Christmas time. Each family brings in a food from another culture, and the kids have a big feast. It seems like a lot of fun!
     

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