This lesson is designed to help young students learn about different languages and cultures. It features a blending of language instruction, social studies and art. This project can be modified into a small group project for two to three students.
Create a Google Presentation with one slide for 5 to 10 colors (red, green, blue, orange, etc.). Use Google Classroom to distribute the template file so each student has their own copy. Ask students to find the translation for each color in the language you are studying (French, Spanish, etc.) and add it next to the English word. They can also be asked to find or write a sentence in the language on each slide and include a related image or video.
Depending on time constraints, add mini lessons on research, copyright and citations, multimedia, and slide design elements.
This works well as a collaborative activity where all students are working together on the same presentation. Set aside time for students to look at the slides created by their classmates. You can allow them to leave comments. And provide coaching on helpful and appropriate feedback.
Lesson submitted by Mary Hankins, K-5 Technology Teacher, Owosso Public Schools, Michigan.
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