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    By La

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    I teach third grade but our communities are around the world. At my school our approach to communities is not only using the textbook but also using nonfiction books about the different countiries (South Africa, Cameroon, Benin, Ghana, China, Brazil, Isreal, Mexico, Russia, England), fiction books, and folktales.
    ie. Hill of Fire, The Village of Round and Sqaure Houses, IIt Takes a Village, The Masai and I, The Seven Chinese Brothers, Anansi Stories, Legends From Around the World, The Usborne Book of Peoples of the World. For each country they learn about the customs and beliefs, foods, clothing, shelter, and education/schools. They have made maps, venn diagrams (comparing urban and rural communities, their community and our community), models of the communities,written narrative procedures on how to prepare the special foods or the area being studies. They all listen to the music, play of instruments and learned dances that are part of the communities culture.

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