OER Commons - Keywords: Pacific Islands http://www.oercommons.org daily 1 2000-01-01T12:00+00:00 Identifying Structured Patterns in Folk Tales http://www.oercommons.org/courses/identifying-structured-patterns-in-folk-tales Students will learn that folk tales follow a pattern, and they will attempt to analyze a story to discover its pattern. Humanities Social Sciences 2013-11-13T11:50:48 Course Related Materials Self - Building Bridges for Young Learners http://www.oercommons.org/courses/self-building-bridges-for-young-learners Students will examine themselves relative to their characteristics, abilities, and feelings. By making connections to children in another part of the world, they will discover that people are more alike than different. Humanities Social Sciences 2013-11-13T11:50:48 Course Related Materials School - Building Bridges for Young Learners http://www.oercommons.org/courses/school-building-bridges-for-young-learners The following lesson engages young children in exploring the concept of school and education with an exploration of the varied factors that influence children's access to formal schooling, the subjects taught and learned, and children's role in their classroom. Humanities Social Sciences 2013-11-13T11:50:48 Course Related Materials Family - Building Bridges for Young Learners http://www.oercommons.org/courses/family-building-bridges-for-young-learners The following lesson engages young children in exploring the concept of family with emphasis on how families around the world share more commonalities than differences. Humanities Social Sciences 2013-11-13T11:50:48 Course Related Materials Culture - Building Bridges for Young Learners http://www.oercommons.org/courses/culture-building-bridges-for-young-learners This culminating lesson engages young children in exploring the macro concept of culture, including identifying visible and invisible features of culture, how interaction with the environment and others shapes one's culture, and how culture is shared and transformed over time. Humanities Social Sciences 2013-11-13T11:50:48 Course Related Materials Community - Building Bridges for Young Learners http://www.oercommons.org/courses/community-building-bridges-for-young-learners The following lesson engages young children in ideas and concepts surrounding community with an exploration of the varied factors that influence how people live, the roles of adults and children, and the interaction of people who live and work within a community. Humanities Social Sciences 2013-11-13T11:50:47 Course Related Materials A Single Lucid Moment Lesson http://www.oercommons.org/courses/a-single-lucid-moment-lesson Students will wrestle with resolving contrasting values between cultures. Humanities Social Sciences 2013-11-11T22:36:48 Course Related Materials Who Are You? - Teaching suggestions for Self e-book http://www.oercommons.org/courses/who-are-you-teaching-suggestions-for-self-e-book Each of us has unique characteristics that make us not only look different from one another, but also act differently. These characteristics include our likes and dislikes, as well as our talents and abilities. Social Sciences 2013-11-11T22:36:47 Course Related Materials Schools Around the World http://www.oercommons.org/courses/schools-around-the-world As each of us goes to school, it quickly becomes one of the most important parts of our lives. Although schools are found in every corner of the world, they can be quite different. Social Sciences 2013-11-11T22:36:47 Course Related Materials Coming to Terms With Cultural Differences - Lesson 3 for Help! My Father Is Coming! and The Visit to Vijay's http://www.oercommons.org/courses/coming-to-terms-with-cultural-differences-lesson-3-for-help-my-father-is-coming-and-the-visit-to-vijay-s Students will discover that it is possible to be challenged and "culture-shocked" by the norms of one's own culture when returning home from having been away and living in another culture. They will also examine and compare the customs of modern marriages with the customes of traditional, arranged marriages. Social Sciences 2013-11-11T22:36:45 Course Related Materials Investigating Nutrition http://www.oercommons.org/courses/investigating-nutrition These teaching suggestions are designed to support interdisciplinary exploration of the issue of food security. They may be used on their own or to extend students' learning from the WebQuest Improving Nutrition for All. Science and Technology Social Sciences 2013-11-11T22:36:45 Course Related Materials Preventing Communicable and Noncommunicable Diseases http://www.oercommons.org/courses/preventing-communicable-and-noncommunicable-diseases In this WebQuest, students investigate the global challenge of disease prevention - including both communicable (infectious) and noncommunicable (chronic) diseases. Students will identify the distinguishing features of communicable and noncommunicable diseases, and give examples of diseases in each category. They will investigate the domestic and global impacts of disease, and ... Science and Technology Social Sciences 2013-11-07T13:55:32 Course Related Materials Reef Results, Problem-Solving, and Solutions http://www.oercommons.org/courses/reef-results-problem-solving-and-solutions As fish populations plummet, Peace Corps Volunteer Tommy Schultz works with Filipinos to restore the sea life that the local people depend on for food. After watching the slide show, Protecting Philippine Reefs, students will recognize how intertwined human existence is with the health of ecosystems, identifying positive and negative impacts that people can have on their local environment. They will also practice reading fluency and new vocabulary in sentence construction and writing. Science and Technology Social Sciences 2013-11-07T13:55:32 Course Related Materials