Multicultural Concept Map: The Name Jar

The Name Jar Concept Map

The Name Jar Concept Map Activities

This activity addresses the importance of cross-curricular and multicultural considerations when planning instruction. The concept map gives an overview of activity ideas for a second grade classroom, as well as SOLs addressed, for “The Name Jar” by Yangsook Choi. The Social Studies activities of creating a class name jar and mural represent the importance of respecting others and building a classroom community. The Language Arts activities of students researching information about their names and discussing them through literature circles address the importance of research practice and respectful peer discussion. The Art and Math activities of creating personalized name tags and creating a bar graph based on data from student research represent the importance of extending their learning and creativity.

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