Culture 33: Celebrating International Friendship with Zena, Peace Corps Volunteer

Zena, a Peace Corps volunteer who spent two years in Mongolia then another year on her own serving in a refugee camp in Calais, France, describes her experiences, shares insights on what she learned about the people and cultures in each location, and offers her thoughts on the importance of increasing one’s knowledge of different peoples and cultures.

Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 298: Cross Curricular Activity--Evaluating Live Interviews

This cross-curricular teacher tool, accompanying the video above, is designed to get students thinking about: 1) how live interviews can be used to learn information on topics such as those discussed in the video, and 2) the effectiveness of this interview specifically in helping their learning on this topic as well as the effectiveness (strengths and weaknesses) of interviews in general as a source of information.

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Teacher Tool 303: Cross Curricular Activity--Linking Music to Cultural Experiences

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity combining social studies, cultural study, and music as students learn about different cultures.

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Teacher Tool 329: Understanding Primary and Secondary Sources

Educate.Today is full of primary sources to use with your students. This teacher tool focuses on understanding the difference between primary sources and secondary sources and provides an example of an activity to do with students to build their effective use of primary sources in a research project.

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