At this point, engage students in exploring Cuban culture in the 21
century. Advise that they will take on the role of researcher. Working in collective teams, they will make use of learned reading strategies to access, analyze, and pool together information to share with a broader community. Together, they too will embrace that Cuba and its people can be identified by the country’s history, the people’s enduring spirit, the country’s overall way of life, and involvement with others.
Lesson 1: Team Informational Research Project
Duration: 8 Weeks, 3 days per week – 50 minute sessions.
Objective: Through this implemented lesson, students will:
*work together to conduct research as a collaborative team
* make use of text features, text structures, and learned reading strategies to access and convey key information
* make use of non-fiction literary and technological resources to access and demonstrate understanding of key information
*create a collective, realistic fiction narrative grounded in fact, writing in the first-person plural voice to convey thorough understanding of subject matter
*create an engaging display board to highlight key aspects of Cuban culture
*articulate their understanding of Cuban culture and identity before classroom peers and/or school community