Frame (ELA) What is culture? Can doing an activity like riding horses, skateboarding or playing computer games be a culture? Why or why not?
Focus (ELA) By watching the video segment, describe the horse riding culture of Cedar Lane Stables.
Follow Up (ELA) – Now that you have seen the horse riding culture of Cedar Lane Stables, in a group, brainstorm some activities that you, your classmates or friends do that can be associated with a culture. For example, would the debate team, cheerleading or drama club at your school have a culture? Think about what is particular to those groups and their cultures. What activities do they do? How do they behave? What is important to them? Create a list bulleting every aspect you can think of.
Frame (SS) What do you know about horses? Are horses native to the United States? If not, from where did horses come and when did they arrive? Are horses important to American culture? Explain your answer.
Focus (SS) What iconic American symbol is visible in the segment? Are there others?
Follow Up (SS) – Horses can be easily associated with American culture. What are some of the things that come to mind when you thinks of horses. One example is the American West. In a group, brainstorm words, phrases, songs, symbols, movies, people, and places that are associated with American culture and with horses. Using your brainstorming ideas write a short paragraph or poem about horses and American culture.
CAROLYNE DEGRAMMONT (Cedar Lane Jewels): We’re at the Cedar Lane Stables. We’re located in the heart of New York City in Queens and it’s a place where people of all disciplines, of all different backgrounds get a chance to come in and learn about horses and brush up on their skills.
CAROLYNE: When I come down here, for myself, I know that it’s a way for me to relieve what’s gone on during the day. It’s a way for me to get away from the fast paced city life that I live. It’s a way for me to forget all of my troubles, anything that’s gone on during the day and I want to be happy, I want to go to sleep happy. So, I’ll come down here and I’ll connect by getting in touch with nature that’s right here in my back yard.
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