A’ndrea Fisher facilitated a video call with a class in Canada to help her first-grade students in Texas gain diverse perspectives. Students shared state and national symbols during the call as well as symbols they created to represent their class. Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Finding Similarities Across Cultures
WORLD The finals of a revived 3,000-year-old ball game have been played in the Mexican city of Teotihuacan. (BBC) Ballgames are a great introduction to ethnoarchaeology and anthropology—use our fun study guide for some help! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Take a look at the first question in the “Questions” tab in our study … Continue reading Mexico Picks Up 3,000-Year-Old Ballgame
As the spring equinox approaches, several cultures and religious groups will be celebrating holidays. For students, holidays are an exciting break from the norm. Why not take advantage of this week of overlapping celebrations to teach students about world cultures and religions? Check out this map of major world religions to get started. Magha Puja Day: February 11, 2017 More than 2,500 years ago, Buddhists believe … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: 4 Springtime Holidays Around the World
WORLD Over the next three weeks, the people of New Zealand will decide if they want to adopt a new flag or stick with the one they’ve flown for more than a century. (NPR) Adapt our activity to create your own flag. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including a link to today’s poll. Discussion Ideas Read … Continue reading New Flag for New Zealand?
By Seth Dixon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Geography, Rhode Island College “Whatever you can rightly say about India, the opposite is also true.” —Amartya Sen I am torn about how to teach these two ideas about cultures and societies all around the world: People and cultures are different all over the world. People and cultures are the same all over the world. These points may … Continue reading Teaching Cultural Empathy: Stereotypes, World Views and Cultural Difference