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Конспект урока "Culture and cultural diversity" 7 класс


Culture and cultural diversity
Lesson Plan
Overview:
This lesson asks students to think about how cultural customs differ throughout the world. Students
will research foreign culture's customs and write stories pretending they are on vacation with a
friend from the country they have researched. They and their friend will travel to a new country that
neither person is familiar with, and students will describe each person's reactions to the new culture
and how these reactions differ based on each person's own cultural customs and habits.
Connections to the Curriculum:
Social Studies, History, Art
Objectives:
Students will
discuss national diversity between people from different regions;
search the similarities and differences between culture through the practical comparison
activities;
develop positive attitude toward nationality diversity, various dimensions of culture,
differences in languages and traditions.
Aim of the lesson: to develop empathy skills toward different culture representatives, to form
positive communicative skills.
Content
Aim
Description
Time
Resources
1.
Warm-up. Questionnaire
What do YOU think? to
identify cultural
differences among men
and women in different
countries.
Distribute questions
from the questionnaire
to individual students.
Have the students ask
their questions to other
students. With a
partner, ask students to
share their answers to
the questionnaire to
find similarities and
differences. Discuss
differences in
responses and ratings.
10
Handouts
Questionnaire
sheets (See
Worksheet A)
2.
Synopsis of the movie
My Big Greek
Wedding’
Participants in groups
read the synopsis of the
movie and discuss it.
and compare with their
own culture
10
Handouts
synopsis of the
movie (See
Worksheet B)
3.
Discussion. Group
activity
Students discuss
questions and compare
with their own culture
20
Handouts with
Discussion
Questions (See
Worksheet C)
4.
Practice:
Cloze exercise
Yes/No quiz
Work individually.
Check answers as a
class
15
Handouts
Sheets with
exercises (See
Worksheet D)
5.
Designing the Poster
Encourage creative
skills in designing the
poster. It may be
assigned as a hometask.
10
materials for
making a poster
(e. g. card,
scissors, glue,
marking pens,
drawing
materials, maps,
photos)
(See Worksheet
E)
Students can do one or more of the following:
Do a roleplay of a similar situation in their native cultures;
• See the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
Worksheet A
Questionnaire ‘What do YOU think?’
1.How important is it for a woman to be married by
age 30 in your country?
0 1 2 3 4
2. How important is it for a man to be married by
age 30 in your country?
0 1 2 3 4
3. How important is it for you to marry someone
from your own culture in your country?
0 1 2 3 4
4. How important is it for you to marry someone
from the same religious background as yours?
0 1 2 3 4
5. How important is it for women to know how to
cook in your country?
0 1 2 3 4
6. How important is it for men to know how to
cook in your country?
0 1 2 3 4
7. How important is it for men to become educated
in your country?
0 1 2 3 4
8. How important is it for women to become
educated in your country?
0 1 2 3 4
0 not important
1 a little important
2 somewhat important
3 important
4 very important
Worksheet B
My Big Greek Wedding
EL Civics Mini-Grant
MiraCosta College
06/30/2003
Toula Portokalos is the 30 year old “spinster” daughter of Greek immigrant parents who
believe that “Nice Greek girls are supposed to do three things in life: marry Greek boys, make Greek
babies, and feed everyone until the day they die.” Her large family has just about given up hope that
Toula will ever find a husband. Her dad warns her, “You better get married soon. You’re starting to
look old.”
Toula works as a hostess in her father’s Greek restaurant, Dancing Zorba’s. She says that
“she’d rather stab herself in the eye with a red hot poker than work in the restaurant for the rest of
her life.” She is restless and ready for a change, but unfortunately her family is not. Finally, she
enrolls in college against her father’s wishes who feels that “she is already smart enough for a girl”.
Toula gains newfound self-confidence in college and soon she has a new job at her aunt’s travel
agency. There she meets Ian Miller, a tall, handsome high school teacher and falls madly in love
with him. There’s one problem, however, he is NOT Greek. Toula is not sure which will be more
upsetting to her old-fashioned father, that Ian is a Xeno (foreigner) or that he’s a vegetarian. She
warns Ian that no one in her family has ever gone out with a non-Greek. When her parents
eventually meet Ian, they treat him like a lesser life form. However, once Ian asks her to marry him,
her family realizes that Ian and Toula love each other and they must accept their approaching
marriage for Toula’s sake. At the wedding, Toula’s father who specializes in finding the Greek root
for any word delivers a toast in which he explains that “Miller” goes back to the Greek word for
apple, and “Portokalos” is based on the Greek word for oranges, and so, he concludes delightedly,
“in the end, we’re all fruits.”
Worksheet C
Group Activity Discussion
1. Why does Toula’s father tell her, “You better get married
soon. You are really starting to look old?
2. What does Toula mean when she says, “she’d rather stab
herself in the eye with a red hot poker than work in the
restaurant the rest of her life”?
3. When Toula’s father says, “she is already smart enough for a
girl,” what does he mean?
4. Explain why Toula does not know which will be more
upsetting to her old fashioned father that Ian is a Xeno or
that he’s a vegetarian.
5. Why do you think Toula’s parents treat Ian like a lesser life
form?
6. What does Toula’s father mean when he says, “in the end,
we’re all fruits”?
Worksheet D
Cloze Exercise
Toula Portokalos is the 30 ___year_____ old “spinster” daughter of Greek ____________ parents
who believe that “Nice Greek______________are supposed to do ___________things in life: marry
Greek boys, make Greek babies, and ____________ everyone until the day they die.” Her
______________family has just about given up hope that Toula will ever find a ______________.
Her dad warns her, “You better get married soon. You’re starting to _____________ old.” Toula
____________as a hostess in her father’s Greek ____________, Dancing Zorba’s. She says that
“she’d rather stab herself in the ______________with a red hot poker than work in the restaurant for
the _______________ of her life.” She is restless and ready for a change, but ____________her
family is not. Finally, she enrolls in ___________ against her father’s wishes who feels that “she is
already ___________enough for a girl”. Toula gains newfound self-confidence in college and soon
she _____________ a new job at her aunt’s ____________ agency. There she ______________ Ian
Miller, a tall, handsome high school ____________ and falls madly in love with him. There’s one
____________, however, he is NOT Greek. Toula is not sure which will be more upsetting to her
old-fashioned _____________, that Ian is a Xeno (foreigner) or that he’s a vegetarian. She
__________ Ian that no one in her family has ever gone out with a non-Greek. When her
______________ eventually meet Ian, _______________ treat him like a lesser life form. However,
once Ian _____________ her to marry him, her family realizes that Ian and Toula __________ each
other and they must ______________ their approaching marriage for Toula’s sake. At the wedding,
Toula’s father who specializes in ____________ the Greek root for any ____________ delivers a
toast in which he explains that “Miller” goes __________ to the Greek word for apple, and
“Portokalos” is based on the Greek word for oranges, and so, he ______________ delightedly, “in
the end, we’re all fruits.”
YES/NO questions
1.The Portokalos family lives in Chicago. Yes.
2. The name of the Portokalos family restaurant is Running Zorba’s Restaurant. No. (Dancing Zorba’s
Restaurant)
3. Toula loves working at the family restaurant. No
4. Toula enrolls in college. Yes.
5. Toula has a small family. No.
6. Toula gets a job at her aunt’s employment agency. No. (At her aunt’s travel agency).
7. Toula meets Ian Miller at school. No. (At her aunt’s travel agency).
8. Toula tells her family she is taking a pottery class at night, so she can see Ian. Yes.
9. Ian is an elementary school teacher. No. (Ian is a high school teacher).
10. Toula’s family is happy she is not going to marry a Greek man. No. (They want her to only marry a Greek
man).
Worksheet E
Poster Project
Design a poster about your country
Your culture
• Role of men/ women
• marriage
• Education (men/women)
Your particular interests
• hobbies
• sports
• arts
• music
Your backgound
• Family
• Language
• Country of origin
• Religion