Basic Principles Held by American Citizens
- Drawing paper and crayons
- Ask students to take note of the various different appearances of everyone in the classroom. Make a graphic organizer to record the students’ names, hair color, eye color, and skin tones.
- Have each student draw a self-portrait.
- After they finish their self-portraits, ask each student to complete a series of sentence-starters that describe themselves. Examples:
My favorite color is___________________________.
My favorite book is___________________________.
I like to listen to ________________________music.
My favorite TV program is_________________.
At night I like to ________________________.
One tradition we have in my family is_____________.
When I grow up I want to be a _____________because______________.
I wish I didn’t have to______________________________.
I am glad I_______________________________________.
- Let students share these and hang them on a bulletin board with their self-portraits in a show of appreciation of differences and similarities.