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Activities

International Education Week - Cultural Geography Quiz

As a part of International Education Week, take a 15 question cultural geography quiz to test your global knowledge. U.S. Department of State.
http://iew.state.gov/quiz/cultural/index.cfm


Introduction to Cultural Diversity

General audience. Encourages students to think about different perspectives. Encourages discussion on how we relate to others, similarities between cultures, and commonalities in worldviews. Materials and exercises are available. National Museum of the American Indian.
http://www.indigenousgeography.si.edu/education_main.aspx?lang=eng


Cultural Diversity in the United States

Students learn about several different metaphors that have been used to describe cultural diversity in the United States.
http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/activity/cultural-diversity-united-states?ar_a=1/


Internationalizing Teacher Education

Explore the numerous resources NAFSA has to offer related to Internationalizing Teacher Education. This library includes case studies, curriculum plans, presentation recaps, and a link to the My Cultural Awareness Profile (myCAP).
http://www.nafsa.org/resourcelibrary/default.aspx?catId=470843


Internationalizing Teacher Education: Online Resources

Online resources for teacher educators and teachers, including knowledge bases and model practices to help you internationalize your courses and programs. NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
http://www.nafsa.org/resourcelibrary/Default.aspx?id=10526


Teacher Education Course Syllabi and Curriculum Plans

Internationalized courses and curricula come in many forms. They may include course modules on global issues and awareness, the shaping of all courses to include an international and intercultural dimension, the inclusion of texts about teaching written outside the United States, experiential learning or teaching in the local community or abroad, and many more approaches. NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
http://www.nafsa.org/resourcelibrary/Default.aspx?id=26822


Classroom Ideas for Teachers (PDF)*

Grade levels 9–12. Suggestions for classroom activities to promote intercultural understanding. Developed by Jason LaFay, English Teacher, DeWitt High School, DeWitt, Michigan.


Advertising Storyboard: Teacher's Guide (PDF)*

Grade levels 9–12. An activity for students to learn about other country's products, advertising techniques and market demographics using traditional and nontraditional forms of media. Developed by Jason LaFay, English Teacher, DeWitt High School, DeWitt, Michigan.


Tourist Map: Teacher's Guide (PDF)*

Grade levels 9–12. An activity for students to develop research skills using traditional and nontraditional forms of media. Developed by Jason LaFay, English Teacher, DeWitt High School, DeWitt, Michigan.


CyberFair 2013

Grade levels 6–12. International Schools CyberFair is an award-winning authentic learning program used by schools and youth organizations around the world. Youth conduct research and publish their findings on the Web. Recognition is given to the best projects in each of eight categories. This program encourages youth to become community ambassadors by working collaboratively and using technology to share what they have learned. Students evaluate each other's projects by using a unique online evaluation tool.
http://www.globalschoolnet.org/gsncf/


My Cultural Awareness Profile (myCAP)

My Cultural Awareness Profile (myCAP) is a cultural awareness self-reflection tool for use by and with preservice teachers. NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
http://www.nafsa.org/resourcelibrary/Default.aspx?id=28329


CultureQuest

Grade levels 6–12. Inquiry-based research projects, undertaken by teachers and students in a particular class, and result in educational websites that are of use and of interest to other students. The Resources Section describes the steps in that process. Teaching guide is included.
http://culturequest.us/


Friendship through Education

Grade levels 6–12. This consortium of organizations is committed to creating opportunities that facilitate interactions between youth worldwide, building an understanding between nations and a bond between humanity. A description of their current interactions is provided.
http://www.friendshipthrougheducation.org/


Other Resources

Websites for High School Teachers (PDF)*

Grade levels 9–12. A compiled list of web-based resources for intercultural communication discussions for teachers. Developed by Dawn Stark, Japanese language teacher, Everett High School, Lansing, Michigan.

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