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The diversity of groups within and between communities-Stage 2 Cultures outcome
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100 People: A World Portrait

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A global project that asks the children of the world to introduce us to the people of the world. This site looks at the people and places on out planet to promote greater understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity

 

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Year 7 Liveability Unit 2

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This just makes me realize how the world would be if we only had 100 people rather than the billions we have now.

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A face das crianças no mundo

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Multicultural and Indigenous Learning Resources, Cultural Diversity, Child Care Learning Resources, Early Learning Tools - Global Kids Oz, Multicultural Teaching Resources

Multicultural and Indigenous Learning Resources, Cultural Diversity, Child Care Learning Resources, Early Learning Tools - Global Kids Oz, Multicultural Teaching Resources | Diversity within diversity | Scoop.it
We support & promote Multiculturalism In Schools by the supply & distribution of valuable Multicultural resources to the educational sectors.
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Yagmur Pak's comment, April 21, 2013 6:38 AM
This website provides vast opportunities to teachers and parents to explore multicultural resources including several multicultural articles, information about global celebrations, activities and suggestions that will empower educators to support multicultural education and cultural diversity. The website also provides some valuable perspectives on global diversity and presents lesson ideas that stimulate young minds to acknowledge the diversity. Such activities are designed to get students describe the “cultural, linguistic and religious diversity of communities” which satisfies the ‘Cultures’ outcome for Stage 2 students (HSIE K-6 syllabus, 1998, p.29).

The website also includes the “Early Years Learning Framework” (EYLF) which provides an insightful and practical way that cultural diversity may be brought into the learning environment. EYLF also includes suggestions and activities by stating outcomes, key learning area links, extension ideas, objectives, resources and instructions that educators need to follow which I believe is a great opportunity to encourage children examine different viewpoints and ways of living within and between community groups.

Reference:
Board of Studies NSW (1998). Human Society and Its Environment K-6 Syllabus. Sydney:B.O.S. Retrieved from http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/
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Country Guides to Culture, Etiquette, Customs & more!

Country Guides to Culture, Etiquette, Customs & more! | Diversity within diversity | Scoop.it
Guide to culture, customs, social, business, & study abroad etiquette for every country in the world.

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Yagmur Pak's comment, April 21, 2013 6:34 AM
Culture Crossing works as a global resource for students and many other people to further their cross-cultural exploration by allowing them to find information on over 200 countries. The information on these country guides is submitted by either natives or residents of the featured countries, and it is checked for credibility by cross referencing with a variety of sources. Therefore, it is important to keep in mind that the information is generalized and holds the purpose of introducing people to the diversity of groups between communities. Teachers can use this guide to introduce Stage 2 students to some of the basic cultural tips and brainstorm the diversities within and between communities in small groups. The students can then research the chosen communities in depth and come back to Culture Crossing website to add their cultural knowledge to the guide. The guide may be checked by the teacher to assess students’ understanding on the diversity of groups between various communities, and can be used to respond to each child individually, giving feedback for further research or related activities. It is also possible to get students to work on activity guides, provided on this website, with their families which is an enormous opportunity to encourage them to go on a cultural adventure at home. According to Hall & Hall (1990), “Each culture has its own way of seeing and doing things, based on unstated rules, and these hidden differences often make cooperation difficult”. I believe Culture Crossing would be a great start to help students to break the “logjam” caused by culturally based misapprehensions, by showing students how groups of a common culture share information, methods of coding and retrieving information.

Reference:
Hall, E.T. & Hall, M.R. (1990). Understanding Cultural Differences. Intercultural Press: USA.
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Video -- Cultural Differences -- National Geographic

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Watch as the Lost Boys experience for the first time what most American's take for granted and as they gain valuable insight on American 'norms.'
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Yagmur Pak's comment, April 21, 2013 6:41 AM
This particular video shows how the ‘Lost Boys of Sudan’ experience for the first time the life in America and how they gain valuable insight on American norms. The video emphasizes how these Sudanese boys are getting exposed to different types of food, showers, apartments and other things they have never seen before. This video could be a great stimulation to get students to acknowledge the different lifestyles and varieties between communities. “God Grew Tired of Us: Cultural Differences” is a great opportunity for teachers to get students discuss the challenges the Lost Boys faced while adapting to life in the United States and trying to maintain their cultural identities. The teacher can pose several questions to encourage brainstorming ideas between students, such as; “What differences do you see between the culture of Sudan and American culture? How do you think you would adapt to life in a new country?”. For Stage 2 students, the teacher can alternate the activity by getting students apply their knowledge and understanding of cultural identity and difference to a local context by engaging with community members (eg. by conducting interviews with community members) to identify how the immigrant groups have interacted with the community. By engaging our students with activities that address cross-cultural connections, we can help them have a better understanding of their own culture, as they learn how to appreciate and respect for one another’s cultures and the diversity (Commonwealth of Australia, 2008, p.9).

Reference:
Commonwealth of Australia (2008). Global Perspectives: A framework for global education in Australian schools. Curriculum Corporation: Carlton South Vic.
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Aboriginal culture - Creative Spirits

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Yagmur Pak's comment, April 21, 2013 6:43 AM
Creative Spirits is a substantial and illuminating resource for teachers and students as it explores the past and present through poems, photographs, articles and statistics devoted to Indigenous groups while representing Australia as a significant and ongoing reference point for all students to promote understanding of Aboriginal culture. Stage 2 students can be encouraged to learn more about Aboriginal perspectives on particular issues and events, and acknowledge the diversity of groups within their community by reading the articles and the statistics about the spirituality, language, arts, self-determination and the education of Aboriginal people, provided on this remarkable website. Interestingly enough, this travel log style website is created and maintained by a non-Indigenous author, Jens-Uwe Korff, who is a creative person of Australian-German descent. It is essential for teachers to take a considered approach and be aware of cultural bias and stereotypes before implementing them to teaching and learning programs, and I believe, Creative Spirits is a culturally sensitive, educational and user friendly website that should be employed into all educational organizations. One of the commitments of the NSW DET Aboriginal Education and Training Policy (2008) is to increase “knowledge and understanding of the histories, cultures and experiences of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people as the First Peoples of Australia” and Creative Spirits resource aims to cultivate the understanding of the richness of Aboriginal cultures and the diversity of the groups within and between Aboriginal communities (p.13). The website recommends some Aboriginal resources including books, movies, music and newspapers, all chosen by the author. Classroom teachers can utilize such Aboriginal resources to support children build on their cultural awareness by getting them to create a blog in which students write a simple reflection on one chosen resource each week. Students can then comment on each other’s work where they evaluate each other’s work and provide valid feedback to their peers.

Reference:
NSW Department of Education and Training.(2008). Aboriginal Education and Training Policy. Retrieved from https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/policies/students/access_equity/aborig_edu/aetp_intro.pdf