-How does understanding our family heritage help us see connections between ourselves and others?
-How might we, as global citizens, create authentic connections by creating and sharing cultural stories?
Content Standards Included: Geography, Human Systems, Collaborative Discussions, Vocabulary, Technology, Information Integration, Speaking and Listening, Informative Writing, Presentation, Critical Thinking & Problem Solving (in addition to district-required digital platforms for Math, ELA, and Science)
We collaboratively deepen our understanding of deep and surface culture elements.
-Students researched various aspects about their own family’s foundational culture and created their own visual Cultural Iceberg using digital technology.
-We created writing using PBL Works-inspired feedback protocols, revision, and reflection during the course of the project.
-Throughout the process we built global perspective and vision and worked together to analyze how culture affects life.
-Once we finished our study, we shared our work with students both near and far using our multimedia, written and art pieces as tools.
-This book is a culmination of our written reflection and visual representation. We are excited to create this as a snapshot of this moment of time, and share it with our friends and family.
-My hope is that this project inspires us to continue to learn and celebrate our own cultures, as well as discover similarities to others’ unique cultural backgrounds as we move through the journey of life.
-Through this project, we all discovered that we have more in common than we realized.Linda Amici, USA