Interactive thematic units are designed to enhance your students' communication skills. Included are activities to: promote honesty, build listening and empathy skills, discover personal communication styles, express feelings appropriately, develop verbal and nonverbal communication skills, practice assertiveness, resolve conflicts, increase cooperativeness and learning. When we give our students the opportunity to notice and practice good communication skills, they will become more effective communicators, better learners and have more successful relationships. This book shows you how to make these valuable lessons a part of your basic curriculum.
This unique resource includes a well-rounded collection of activities to help teachers instill in their students a sensitivity and appreciation toward others. Acknowledging that multicultural education is more than ethnicity, Appreciating Differences provides an inclusive and effective approach in teaching about physical, social, economic or the myriad other differences in today's world. Included are writing activities, games, art experiences, surveying and graphing skills, and expermenting with other languages and ways of communicating. In learning to appreciate differences, children can learn to make a positive difference.