Girls Around the World: Communicating Through First-Person Narratives
Student teams will research daily contemporary life of girls around the world, and then write first person narratives from the point of view of girls in selected world cultures. Lesson will culminate with students impersonating these women through e-mail correspondence with each other.
9 standard periods (40-45 minutes)
Language Arts, History, Law and Government, Sociology
Students will be able to:
- Develop an awareness of the daily life of girls in other cultures.
- Work collaboratively.
- Write a narrative from another's perspective.
- Use online information for research, publication, and communication.
From the National Standards for United States and World History
(5-12), National Center for History in the Schools, 1996
Standards in Historical Thinking
Standard 2. Economic, social, and cultural developments in contemporary United States.
Standard 3. Historical Analysis and Interpretation.
B. Compare and contrast differing sets of ideas, values, personalities, behaviors, and institutions.
G. Consider multiple perspectives.
From the New York City English Language Arts Performance Standards
Standard 2. Writing.
E2c The student produces a narrative account (fictional or autobiographical).
Standard 5. Literature.
E5b The student produces work in at least one literary genre that follows the conventions of the genre.
From the National Educational Technology Standards
Standard 4. Technology communication tools
Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences
This lesson was prepared by: Thomas Beard Trocco