Students watch the movie, Mr. Baseball, and discuss the difference between Japanese and American cultures.
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Clash of Cultures: Cortes Conquers Moctezuma and the Aztecs
Focus on the main idea of an informational reading article about the conflict between Aztec and European cultures, and the eventual collapse of the native Latin American cultures. After class members read the passage, they answer four...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Daughter from Danang Culture Clash, a Perspective from Vietnam
Young scholars examine cultural conflict. In this Vietnam lesson plan, students watch the video, "Daughter of Danang." Young scholars discuss cultural heritage and compare those of the United States and Vietnam. Students examine the...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
An Introduction to Bhabha’s The Location of Culture
Is there any such thing as a culture without some degree of hybridization? Homi K. Bhabha maintains that all cultures, particularly post-colonial, experience cultural hybridity that reflect in an individual's personal identity. Learn...
4 mins 9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
An Introduction to Samuel Huntington’s The Clash of Civilizations
In 1996, Samuel Huntington predicted that in a post-Cold War world, the primary source of conflict would be due to cultural and religious differences, rather than ideological ones. Introduce The Clash of Civilizations with a short,...
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
An Introduction to Claude Levi-Strauss’s Structural Anthropology
Claude Levi-Strauss’s Structural Anthropology contends that distance and details separate world cultures—and not much else. High schoolers watch a short explanatory video to learn more about the theory of structuralism, the societial...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How Cultures Differ "Two Different Perspectives on the Same Event
Students read excerpts from Peter Hessler's River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze and discuss his difficulties in learning the language, cultural clashes and how cultural perceptions shape our understanding of the world.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
God Grew Tired of Us: Culture Clash and Community-Building
Students study the impelled migration of the Lost Boys (and Girls) from their homeland in southern Sudan to refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya and the eventual resettlement of thousands in the United States. They examine culture clash...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Picture This (Loosing a Culture)
Young scholars use photographs to analyze the culture clash of Native Americans and arriving Colonists. In this loosing culture lesson, students will use primary sources to examine the cause and effect of the initial interaction that...
6th - 9th Social Studies & History
Traditional Values vs. Modern Culture in the Asian Community
Learners examine Chinese culture and values. They research the teachings of Confucius, create posters, write short stories, and analyze the history of and present state of gang culture through research, discussion, and writing.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History
The Buffalo War: A Clash of Cultures
Students view a documentary on the different values and meaning placed on the buffalo. Examining various cultures, they link the attitudes to the treatment of the animal in the wild. They develop solutions to the conflict raised by the...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History