Thursday, April 8, 2010

We Are Multicolored - Make a Flag to Represent You

We Are Mulitcolored is a simple website that can be used for teaching lessons about diversity, ethnicity, and culture. It's a simple program that works on the idea that everyone is different and should express themselves with their own flags. The program works like this: answer three short questions about yourself then the program shows you three flags from which you can pick different elements to place on your own flag. For example, I could pick the maple leaf from the Canadian flag and the stripes from the American flag to appear on a flag about myself.

Applications for Education
We Are Multicolored can provide teachers with a quick, but powerful teaching activity about diversity, culture, and ethnicity. In the process you'll help students learn about and express a little bit about themselves. In the creation part of the flag making, each portion of each country's flag is explained as you click on. This provides a little lesson about the history, culture, symbolism of each flag.