Bridging Cultural Gaps
High schoolers begin a penpal correspondence exchange with a student from another country. Through this exchange, students gain a greater insight into the culture and language of another country.
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Patti Smith: Dream of Life
How do artists affect and how are artists affected by the time periods in which they live? Learners examine the life and work of controversial and influential cultural artist Patti Smith as they seek answers to this essential question....
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Examining World Cultures Through Folktales
Folktales reveal volumes about a culture, so get your literary analysts perusing them for anthropological clues! Learners examine characteristics of a folktale before researching one particular culture to better understand their...
10th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Cross-Cultural Dialogue Lesson
Use the Peace Corps to explore a different place and different perspectives. Your class reads the personal narrative "Cross-Cultural Dialogue" by Roz Wollmering, completing an attached story frame sheet in preparation for a class...
6th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
"Their Eyes Were Watching God": Folk Speech and Figurative Language
Using or considering using Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God? Then this packet is a must for your curriculum library. The examination of how Hurston combines folklore and folk language to create the voice of her...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Presidential Elections and American culture
What do statements made by presidential candidates reveal about what they want the public to believe about them? What can be deduced about American culture and values based on these statements? Do these values change over time? How do...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed