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1.5 Students describe the human characteristics of familiar places and the varied backgrounds of American citizens and residents in those places.

-Recognize the ways in which they are all part of the same community, sharing principles, goals, and traditions despite their varied ancestry; the forms of diversity in their school and community; and the benefits and challenges of a diverse population.

E. Marlow Byrne and The Scrode: A Tale About Diversity (12:00)
Told in the style of the beloved children's author, Dr. Seuss, this delightful program features imaginative and colorfully animated characters in a breezy, poetic narration children will enjoy while learning that diversity is a rich and rewarding force in which individual and ethnic differences are to be appreciated and celebrated.

How We're Different and Alike (10:00)
Featuring lively music, colorful animation, and appealing live-action sequences, this program tells how and why people are different and alike. Body shapes; colors of eyes, hair, and skins; likes and dislikes; mental and artistic differences - all are ways of making our world more interesting and exciting. The program also shows that while many differences exist, people are also very much alike. Moreover, the presentation explains that some people may be fearful of differences, and that their fear may turn to anger and hatred when they overlook similarities and don't take time to understand the differences and why they exist. The video concludes that it's always better to see similarities and work cooperatively, especially in a country like the United States where so many different kinds of people live together.

-Understand the ways in which American Indians and immigrants have helped define Californian and American culture.

Moving to America: Then and Now (19:00)
Look around you and you will see many different people speaking different languages, eating different foods, wearing different clothes. This is America, a country of many different peoples, but where did they come from? When did they come to America? And how did they get here? The answers to these questions await students in this engaging look at the history of immigration to America.

Thanksgiving Day: America Celebrates (15:00)
Review the Mayflower's passage and the Pilgrims' first year in the New World. Students will meet the Wampanoag Indian tribe and see a game they may have played during the first harvest celebration celebrated today as Thanksgiving.

-Compare the beliefs, customs, ceremonies, traditions, and social practices of the varied cultures, drawing from folklore.

Holiday Facts and Fun: A Multicultural Christmas (22:00)
The spirit of a favorite holiday's underlying message - love and joy - is enhanced by the unique presentation featuring Northern European, African-American, Hispanic, Native American, and Asian youngsters explaining family and ethnic customs associated with their celebrations. Special foods, songs, stories, games, celebrations, costumes, and other holiday traditions are shown for each group. This presentation is a perfect way to help children understand that ethnic expressions are wonderful ways for individuals and groups to celebrate Christmas and other holidays.