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L'alimentazione nell'Italia Antica - Cibi e sapori nella società romana

L'alimentazione nell'Italia Antica - Cibi e sapori nella società romana | cultural awareness | Scoop.it
Alimentazione romana in epoca repubblica e imperiale
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Settimana Santa - Images | Massimo Leo

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Processione dei Misteri a Francavilla Fontana (BR) I pappamusci, sono dei pellegrini che per voto nei giorni di giovedi e venerdi della settimana santa partendo dalla Chiesa della Madonna del Carmine attraversano scalzi e incappucciati le vie di...
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Processione dei Misteri e dei "pappamusci cu lli trai" - Francavilla Fontana - il Tacco di Bacco

Processione dei Misteri e dei "pappamusci cu lli trai" - Francavilla Fontana - il Tacco di Bacco | cultural awareness | Scoop.it
Una delle più spettacolari processioni della Settimana Santa pugliese, che ha avuto anche adeguata risonanza cinematografica col film "Le bande". Oltre alle ottocentesche statue dei Misteri, dal realismo...
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UT offers unique Italian cultural experience | The Daily Beacon

UT offers unique Italian cultural experience | The Daily Beacon | cultural awareness | Scoop.it

"For UT students who dream of an authentic Italian experience without the costly plane ticket, the Italian Club’s Immersion Weekend promises to be a lively and affordable alternative...

 

These efforts include a different film showing each month, as well as an Italian table every Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the Starbucks at Hodges library. Those interested are encouraged to check out web.utk.edu/~clubital for more information."


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Italy National anthem Italian & English lyrics

" Fratelli d italia" Il Canto degli Italiani (The Chant of the Italians) is the Italian national anthem. It is best known among Italians as L'Inno di Mameli ...

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The Unusual Palio Della Rana or Frog Races

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When people think of palio competitions, they often think of the famous horse race for the Palio of Siena but many Italian towns hold palio contests. One of the more unusual races is the Palio della Rana, frog races, held in the town of Fermignano, between Urbino and Urbania in central Italy's Marche region. Participants, dressed in medieval costume, each push a cart (similar to a wheelbarrow) with the frog sitting atop a plank and try to reach the finish line before the frog hops off. As is common during palio competitions, there's also a historical procession before the races and food.

The Palio della Rana is usually held the weekend following Easter so this year it's the first weekend of April. Since it's been a very wet March, there should be plenty of frogs!


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European Travel Skills: Numbers and Stumblers

In order to travel well, you need to be engaged. Learning the way Europeans use weights and measurements, and even how they write their numbers, will help you keep up.


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Making it meaningful: teaching Italian language and culture with the telegiorna

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Pasqua in Puglia : i Pappamusci di Francavilla Fontana

Pasqua in Puglia : i Pappamusci di Francavilla Fontana | cultural awareness | Scoop.it
Uno degli avvenimenti più suggestivi e partecipati della Settimana Santa in Puglia è la Processione dei Misteri di Francavilla Fontana, un evento che fa rivivere la forza delle tradizioni, della stori...
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Navigating Italian Shame - Huffington Post

Navigating Italian Shame - Huffington Post | cultural awareness | Scoop.it
Navigating Italian Shame Huffington Post The "other" stays other, his/her rich complexity is literally not seen and constantly devalued.
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Intercultural communication between families

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If you are integrating the teaching of intercultural communication and cultural awareness into your lessons, then the video extract below from the film, 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' is a great lead is a great lead in to various aspects of the topic.


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Cross-cultural communication book: Say anything to anyone anywhere

Cross-cultural communication book: Say anything to anyone anywhere | cultural awareness | Scoop.it
Cross cultural communication books and cultural diversity books for cross cultural training, cultural communication styles, and intercultural training (Proactive #preparation based on awareness is the first step in successful cross-cultural...
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Italy - Language, Culture, Customs and Etiquette | global-etiquette | resources | Kwintessential

Italy - Language, Culture, Customs and Etiquette | global-etiquette | resources | Kwintessential | cultural awareness | Scoop.it
Guide to Italian culture, society, language, etiquette, manners, customs and protocol...

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Becoming Italian Word by Word: Celebrating Easter in the Italian Language

Becoming Italian Word by Word: Celebrating Easter in the Italian Language | cultural awareness | Scoop.it

Natale con i tuoi, Pasqua con chi vuoi" ("Christmas with your family, Easter with whomever you want"), Italians say. An invitation to Easter dinner with friends in Italy is a special treat indeed.

After forty days of fasting during Quaresima (Lent), Italians celebrate with foods that form a mouth-watering vocabulary of their own.

Throughout Italy the traditional main dish is agnellino al forno (roasted baby lamb) or capretto(baby goat). Rome’s Easter specialty is abbacchio, a suckling lamb no more than a month or so old. Because it has ingested only its mother’s milk, its meat is especially tender.

The name comes from the Latin baculum, the cudgel used to kill lambs. Until a few decades ago, shepherds would lead their flocks into Rome every Spring so people could select victims for the annual slaughter. The word abbacchiato became slang for someone beaten down, physically or mentally.

“Pasta matta” (crazy dough) encases torta Pasqualina (Easter cake), a traditional savory pie from Piedmont and Liguria. Its distinctive feature is that whole eggs are baked inside. Italy’s traditional Easter dessert is Colomba cake, a sweet, eggy, yeasted bread topped with sugared and sliced almonds. Commercial bakers shape this confection into a colomba (dove), the symbol of peace and renewal...

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Seeing Too Much Art In Italy Can Give You Stendhal Syndrome

Seeing Too Much Art In Italy Can Give You Stendhal Syndrome | cultural awareness | Scoop.it

Sixty percent of the world’s art treasures can be found in Italy. That’s a staggering amount of painting, frescoes, sculptures and artifacts. Its no wonder that when visiting Italy, travelers want to try to see it all, even though that is impossible. Plus there’s the risk of Stendhal syndrome. What is that you ask?

According to Wikipedia, “Stendhal syndrome, Stendhal’s syndrome, hyperkulturemia, or Florence syndrome is a psychosomatic disorder that causes rapid heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, confusion and even hallucinations when an individual is exposed to art, usually when the art is particularly beautiful or a large amount of art is in a single place.”

The syndrome was named for 19th-century French artist Stendhal who was overcome with symptoms while viewing art in Florence in 1817. Similar incidents throughout the years were reported at Florence’s Uffizi Museum. Italian psychiatrist Graziella Magherini documented more than 100 cases of Stendhal syndrome and officially named it in 1979.


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Project Management-Blog » Fostering Cultural Awareness — Right from the Start

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Teaching and assessing Italian culture in North America. - Free Online Library

Free Online Library: Teaching and assessing Italian culture in North America.(Essay) by "Italica"; Languages and linguistics Study and teaching Italian language Second language instruction Standards Second languages Teachers...
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Using Technology to Raise Cultural Awareness

Using Technology to Raise Cultural Awareness | cultural awareness | Scoop.it

I am from the UK, but I live and work in Curitiba in the south of Brazil. I have found that students are often very interested in how things are done in different countries...

 

This means that cultural awareness was a part of my teaching long before the current obsession with doing everything with technology. I am a firm believer in using technolgoy when it offers something different and there is a storng pedagogigcal case for doing so. All too often people use the latest high-tech gizmo just for the sake of using it.

 

However, technology has opened up certain ways of raising cultural awareness that perhaps weren't there before.

 


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