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Students assume the roles of interviewers, historians, researchers, thinkers, writers, and artists as they independently create cultural posters to explore their ancestry. In addition to information obtained from their families, students research and depict an array of topics including symbolic colors, landscapes, landmarks, food, and traditional clothing. Each week, students are assigned a topic to research prior to our session. All prompts, findings, and pictures are recorded in their CoTA journals.


CCSS English Language Arts
RI 2.1, RI 2.5, RI 2.8, W 2.1, W 2.2, W 2.3, W 2.5, W 2.7, SL 2.1.a, SL 2.1.c, SL 2.2, SL 2.3

2.1, 2.2

CA Arts Standards
2.VA:Cr1.1, 2.VA:Cr1.2, 2.VA:Cr2.1, 2.VA:Cr2.2, 2.VA:Cr2.3, 2.VA:Cr3, 3.VA:Pr4, 2.VA:Re8

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