Cultural and Intercultural Connections
BIS ELL students were captured demonstrating excellent team work and individual initiatives. Students are participating in an in-class project titled, “Cultural and Intercultural Connections”. Students are making use of technology for research purposes in order to broaden their knowledge about cultures in different countries. Students made connections to prior knowledge and compared lifestyles between cultures they researched. In order to further challenge students, the completion of this task required students to make use of selected prepositions previously learnt in class. ELL students produced fantastic group and individual writing pieces.
Students used online sites to do in depth searches to answer questions about different cultures and how they are interlinked. They posed cultural questions, including: What religion, food, types of clothing, traditions and beliefs were most common and predominant in certain cultural groups? Where are these cultural groups located? What are the differences and similarities between these cultural groups? How are their religions, geographical locations and lifestyle related to other cultures and places? Students began tothink critically and inquire about cultures in their world.
Students were eager and enthusiastic to compare various cultures, religions, lifestyle and countries using data from researching online and discussing together as a group and comparing. Including individual research and documented evidence.
Communication skills were highlighted through exchanging thoughts, messages and information effectively through interaction. They helped others to succeed, listened actively to other perspectives and ideas. This project enabled them to reflect on their own culture and how cultures may be related and interconnected in certain ways. Also enabling them to be open minded and respectful of other cultures and their beliefs coinciding together on our planet.