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Recognize and appreciate cultural and regional differences signaled by word usage and vocabulary. 0601.1.16
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across Cultures - Unit lesson plan with activities.
Styles - Communication styles vary enormously across the globe. However,
like so many of the contrast sets we have examined so far, most countries
tend to prefer one or the other of the five we will examine here.
Differences in Social Interaction - Differences between "gender
cultures" influence the way that people of different genders communicate.
These differences begin at childhood.
Around the World - a few of the ways to say hello
and Cultural Context - Use your sleuthing skills to figure out when
and where an historical event took place by examining some primary sources
and using an educated guess to pinpoint them on a map and timeline
Invisible Borders That Define American Culture - One of the clearest
regional differences in the U.S. can found by tracking the words people
use to refer to soft drinks.
Dialects in the United States - read information on where the dialect
gets its base and hear examples
is the Speaker From? - Click on a letter and listen to the speaker.
Place the letter on the map indicating where the speaker is from
on Common Cross-cultural Communication Challenges - "Culture"
is often at the root of communication challenges. Our culture influences
how we approach problems, and how we participate in groups and in communities.
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