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  • Interpreting Behavior: Expanding Our Point of View | Building Bridges - Unit II
    Subjects
    Cross-Cultural Understanding
    Grade
    Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
    Region
    Africa, Asia, Central America and Mexico, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, North Africa and the Middle East, Pacific Islands, South America, The Caribbean, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe

    Students will be led to grasp the importance of understanding behavior from the perspective of the culture in which that behavior is the norm.

  • Introducing Culture | Building Bridges - Unit I
    Subjects
    Cross-Cultural Understanding
    Grade
    Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
    Region
    Africa, Asia, Central America and Mexico, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, North Africa and the Middle East, Pacific Islands, South America, The Caribbean, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe

    Students will begin to analyze what it is that constitutes culture.

  • Investigating Disease Prevention
    Subjects
    Foreign Language, Language Arts & Literature, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies & Geography
    Grade
    Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
    Region
    Africa, Asia, Central America and Mexico, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, North Africa and the Middle East, Pacific Islands, South America, The Caribbean, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe

    These teaching suggestions are designed to support interdisciplinary exploration of the issue of food security. They may be used on their own or to extend students' learning from the WebQuest: Global Issues: Preventing Disease.

  • Investigating Education
    Subjects
    Environment, Health, Language Arts & Literature, Mathematics, Social Studies & Geography
    Grade
    Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
    Region
    Africa, Afghanistan

    These teaching suggestions are designed to support interdisciplinary exploration of the issue of food security. They may be used on their own or to extend students' learning from the WebQuest: Ensuring Access to Quality Education.

  • Investigating Food Security
    Subjects
    Foreign Language, Language Arts & Literature, Mathematics, Science, Service Learning, Social Studies & Geography
    Grade
    Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
    Region
    Africa, Asia, Central America and Mexico, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, North Africa and the Middle East, Pacific Islands, South America, The Caribbean, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe

    These teaching suggestions are designed to support interdisciplinary exploration of the issue of food security.

  • Investigating Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
    Subjects
    Environment, Foreign Language, Health, Language Arts & Literature, Science, Social Studies & Geography
    Grade
    Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
    Region
    Africa, Afghanistan

    These teaching suggestions are designed to support interdisciplinary exploration of domestic and global gender equality. They may be used on their own or to extend students’ learning from the WebQuest Reducing the Global Gender Gap.

  • Investigating HIV/AIDS | Teaching Suggestions
    Subjects
    Arts & Music, Foreign Language, Language Arts & Literature, Mathematics, Science, Service Learning, Social Studies & Geography
    Grade
    Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
    Region
    Africa, Asia, Central America and Mexico, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, North Africa and the Middle East, Pacific Islands, South America, The Caribbean, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe

    These teaching suggestions are designed to support interdisciplinary exploration of the issue of HIV/AIDS. They may be used on their own or to extend students' learning from the WebQuest Reversing the Spread of HIV/AIDS.

  • Investigating Nutrition
    Subjects
    Environment, Foreign Language, Health, Language Arts & Literature, Mathematics, Science, Service Learning, Social Studies & Geography
    Grade
    Grades 6-8, Grades K-2
    Region
    Africa, Asia, Central America and Mexico, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, North Africa and the Middle East, Pacific Islands, South America, The Caribbean, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe

    These teaching suggestions are designed to support interdisciplinary exploration of the issue of food security. They may be used on their own or to extend students' learning from the WebQuest Improving Nutrition for All.

  • Investigating Poverty | Teaching Suggestions
    Subjects
    Foreign Language, Language Arts & Literature, Mathematics, Science, Service Learning, Social Studies & Geography
    Grade
    Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
    Region
    Africa, Asia, Central America and Mexico, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, North Africa and the Middle East, Pacific Islands, South America, The Caribbean, Afghanistan, Bolivia, Lesotho, Paraguay, Solomon Islands

    These teaching suggestions are a component of Coverdell World Wise Schools’ Global Issues module and designed to support interdisciplinary exploration of the issue of poverty.

  • Investigating Water and Sanitation
    Subjects
    Foreign Language, Language Arts & Literature, Mathematics, Science, Service Learning, Social Studies & Geography
    Grade
    Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
    Region
    Africa, Afghanistan

    These teaching suggestions are designed to support interdisciplinary exploration of global water and sanitation issues. They may be used on their own or to extend students’ learning from the WebQuest Improving Access to Water and Sanitation.

  • Is That a Fact?
    Subjects
    Cross-Cultural Understanding
    Grade
    Grades 6-8
    Region
    Africa, Asia, Central America and Mexico, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, North Africa and the Middle East, Pacific Islands, South America, The Caribbean, Botswana

    Students will practice distinguishing between facts and opinions, in order to better understand their own observations.

  • Ivan the Fool Lesson 1
    Subjects
    Cross-Cultural Understanding, Language Arts & Literature
    Grade
    Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
    Region
    Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Russia

    Students will read a classic folk tale for comprehension and enjoyment.

  • Ivan the Fool Lesson 2 | 'Magic' Numbers in Folklore
    Subjects
    Cross-Cultural Understanding, Language Arts & Literature, TESOL
    Grade
    Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
    Region
    Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Russia

    Students will learn that different cultures respect or fear certain numbers, numbers that can appear in folklore in several ways.

  • Ivan the Fool Lesson 3
    Subjects
    Language Arts & Literature, TESOL
    Grade
    Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
    Region
    Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Russia

    Students will learn that a quest is central to many folk stories, and they will write their own, incorporating a quest.

  • Just Like the Old Days
    Subjects
    Cross-Cultural Understanding, Social Studies & Geography
    Grade
    Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8
    Region
    Asia, Mongolia

    Students will examine and experience roles and customs of rural Mongolians through role-playing, and they will compare unfamiliar roles from Mongolia with everyday roles in the United States.

  • Just an Ordinary Day
    Subjects
    Language Arts & Literature, Social Studies & Geography
    Grade
    Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
    Region
    Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Romania

    Students will weigh the old with the modern in contemporary Romania and examine how culture changes with the introduction of new elements.

  • Lesson 1: Searching for Meaning Beneath the Surface of the Poem | Lesson 1 from Soccer Until Dusk
    Subjects
    Cross-Cultural Understanding, Environment, Foreign Language, Language Arts & Literature, Social Studies & Geography
    Grade
    Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
    Region
    Central America and Mexico, Guatemala

    Students will examine the poem and compare perspectives of the author and the subjects of his poem.

  • Lesson 1:What Sharing Really Means | Lesson 1 for Sharing in Africa
    Subjects
    Cross-Cultural Understanding, Language Arts & Literature, Social Studies & Geography
    Grade
    Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
    Region
    Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo

    Students will examine closely the meaning of generosity and how sharing can be a cultural trait.

  • Lesson 2: Seeing Things From Someone Else's Point of View | Lesson 2 for Sharing in Africa
    Subjects
    Cross-Cultural Understanding, Language Arts & Literature, Social Studies & Geography, TESOL
    Grade
    Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
    Region
    Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo

    Students will examine the cultural trait of sharing, trying to view it from the point of view of someone in another culture.

  • Lesson 2: What is Good Use of Time? | Lesson 2 of Soccer Until Dusk
    Subjects
    Cross-Cultural Understanding, Language Arts & Literature, Social Studies & Geography
    Grade
    Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
    Region
    Central America and Mexico, Guatemala

    Students delve into questions about how best to use one's time—in one culture or another.

  • Lesson 3: Using a Mentor Text to Develop a New Style of Writing | Lesson 3 for Sharing in Africa
    Subjects
    Cross-Cultural Understanding, Environment, Language Arts & Literature, Social Studies & Geography
    Grade
    Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
    Region
    Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo

    Students will examine some of the author's writing traits and then make an effort to incorporate his style into their own writing.

  • Life in a Hurricane Zone
    Subjects
    Language Arts & Literature
    Grade
    Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
    Region
    The Caribbean, Dominican Republic

    Students will learn about the nature of hurricanes and examine in detail the effect of Hurricane Georges upon the Dominican Republic.

  • Life in a Hurricane Zone
    Subjects
    Language Arts & Literature, Science, Social Studies & Geography
    Grade
    Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
    Region
    Central America and Mexico, South America, The Caribbean, Dominican Republic

    Students will learn about the nature of hurricanes and examine in detail the effect of Hurricane Georges upon the Dominican Republic.

  • Linking Geography and Food
    Subjects
    Social Studies & Geography
    Grade
    Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
    Region
    Asia, China

    Students will explore the ways that physical and human geography can contribute to the food culture of another world region.

  • Living by the Book
    Subjects
    Language Arts & Literature
    Grade
    Grades 9-12
    Region
    Asia, Pacific Islands, Fiji

    Reading for pleasure or cultural sensitivity? Guide your students through the cultural complexities of life on a Fijian island.