Christmas

A Christmas lesson plan that discusses the American Santa Claus and his counterparts in other parts of the world. Since I teach in the post-Soviet Union, where Ded Moroz, or Grandfather Frost, brings presents on New Year’s Day and has some other differences, I thought a comparison of Kazakhstan’s holiday traditions and American traditions was a good introduction to Christmas. But of course, you could compare American Santa Claus and Sinterklass or other variations in your students’ cultures.

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Wow! Your Hat Looks Funny

Culture Shock

This is a discussion lesson that focuses on cultural differences in terms of polite and impolite actions. While the materials were designed with Kazakhstan in mind, they are easily adapted to any nation or culture. Objectives: To develop fluency To discuss culture and cultural differences. To encourage students to deconstruct their culture and learn about other cultures. Note: The Discussion questions worksheet was designed with Kazakhstan in mind so you might want to change it to reflect the culture of your students or for a multicultural class you might want to make it more open. But if you target…

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Culture Shock

This is a discussion lesson that focuses on cultural differences in terms of polite and impolite actions. While the materials were designed with Kazakhstan in mind, they are easily adapted to any nation or culture. Objectives:

To develop fluency
To discuss culture and cultural differences. To encourage students to deconstruct their culture and learn about other cultures.
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