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Videos and Presentations

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Topic/Notes Video (to be viewed before class starts

What is a Wiki? (TeacherTube Video)

  • A short introduction to wikis and how they are used.   

What is culture?   - A Short Presentation

  • Culture is a learned set of ideas and rules about appropriate behavior shared by a group; it's passed on from one generation to the next not by the genes but with language.

  • Although the contents of each culture are different, each culture has specific ideas of language (a way to communicate), ethics (concepts of right and wrong), social roles (rights and responsibilities per gender and age class), the supernatural (the realm of supernatural beings), styles of bodily decoration (styles normally indicate identity), family structure (marriage customs and rules for inheritance), sexual regulation (incest taboos and marriage customs) and food preferences (ideas of what's appropriate for consumption at various social gatherings). From Anthropology for Dummies http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/culture-and-cultural-universals-in-anthropology.html


Cultural Differences

An excerpt of a National Geographic video showing the how a group of young men adjust to the cultural differences between Sudan and the U.S. 

  1. Using the definition of culture explained above what are the differences between the cultures of Sudan and the U.S.? 
  2. How do you think they feel?
  3. What could you do to help them adjust to a new culture?
  4. Have you had similar experiences when traveling or visiting others?




Cultural Competence 

  • The speaker in the video is Gloria Ladson-Billings is the Kellner Family Professor of Urban Education at the University of Wisconsin. She is one of the leaders in the field of culturally relevant teaching. She is a past president of the American Educational Research Association, member of the National Academy of Education and has been a senior fellow in urban education of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University. (From: http://www.tolerance.org/tdsi/author/gloria-ladson-billings)
  • What is the importance of cultural competence for you in your future classroom?

Cultural Diversity - Tips for communicating with cultural awareness


These tips will help you communicate successfully with people (including parents) from different cultures. Advice from Snéha Khilay, a trainer from communication skills experts Speak First.

Multicultural Education



Parent Engagement

Every Parent Matters

 How to Involve All Parents in Your Diverse Community


How Teachers Can Learn from Communities and Parents


 Classroom Meeting Cultural Understandings




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