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ERIC Number: ED513112
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 49
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-0-9723-5790-4
Building Bridges: A Peace Corps Classroom Guide to Cross-Cultural Understanding
Aronhime, Raquel; Bennhold-Samaan, Laurette; Coratti, Nancy; Lazar, Cori; Flaccus, Trisha Tumulty; McGinnis, J. Randy; Scammahorn, Emmy; Soderstrom, Robert; Storti, Craig; Williams, Krystal
Peace Corps
The lessons presented in this book will: (1) Help students better understand their own culture and how it has shaped them; (2) Help students begin to understand the perspectives of other cultures, leading to increased respect for those who are different from them--in the classroom and worldwide; and (3) Provide an increased awareness of the value and practicality of social service within and beyond the bounds of schools. This book is designed for easy adaptation by teachers in grades 6 through 12. The lessons are adapted from the Peace Corps' cross-cultural training workbook "Culture Matters", designed for Peace Corps Volunteers; and from "Insights from the Field, Looking at Ourselves and Others", and "Voices from the Field", all of which are Coverdell World Wise Schools curriculum resources designed for classroom use. Taking Action--Additional Ways to Become Involved is appended.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A