It’s Not Just Black and White, a Literacy Celebration

Jacci Fizet, Kindergarten, Renaissance West STEAM Academy

Curriculum Unit (pdf)


For this unit students will learn that print carries a message, and should be an engaging “fiction or a nonfiction text. This unit will focus on a literacy aspect of cultural diversity, more specifically, cultural diversity in our classroom. We will be working with fiction and possibility nonfiction texts, comparing, and contrasting what is real and what is not may not be accurate when it comes to diversity. I will be bringing engaging literature components to science, writing, dramatic play, small and large group activities. The unit will contain fun and inviting activities that the children will flock to during their center time. By repeated readings of the books through interactive large group activities, and readings, the children will be able to retell a true-to-life version of the lives we live.

One result of this unit will be that the children will have a better understanding of diversity, what it means and how to respect each other for who we are. Let the fun begin.