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ERIC Number: EJ878913
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Polar Bears, Hot Coffee, Wireless Schools, and Much More: Teaching American Studies in Norway
Potter, Lee Ann
Social Education, v74 n2 p82-83, 86-88 Mar-Apr 2010
In this article, the author shares her experience and her observations as a Roving Scholar of American Studies in Norway through the Norway Fulbright Foundation grant. The author visited upper secondary schools all over Norway, teaching lessons to both students and teachers on topics related to U.S. history, government, culture, and geography. She mentions that every school, regardless of location or size, had wireless access to the Internet, and students had laptop computers loaned or leased to them by their school or county. She also visited English classes, and have found the students' language proficiency to be excellent. She conducted several workshops including "Dear Uncle Sam," "Nation of Immigrants," and "Show Me the Money" that generated interesting conversations among students and the teachers. Overall, Potter found the school facilities impressive. She encourages every teacher and every colleague to consider applying for a Fulbright opportunity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway