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Cultural & Regional


Recognize and appreciate cultural and regional differences signaled by word usage and vocabulary. 0601.1.16

Links verified on 5/12/2014

  1. Communicating across Cultures - Unit lesson plan with activities.
  2. Communication 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.
  3. Gender Differences in Social Interaction - Differences between "gender cultures" influence the way that people of different genders communicate. These differences begin at childhood.
  4. Greetings Around the World - a few of the ways to say hello
  5. Historical 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
  6. The 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.
  7. Regional Dialects in the United States - read information on where the dialect gets its base and hear examples
  8. Where 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 This resource includes voice instructions for students
  9. Working 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.

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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