Culture 53: Celebrating International Friendship with Kristina Coleman and Ekaterina Pozdniakova

Kristina, originally from Benton Illinois,  was on exchange in Belo Horizonte, Brazil in 2001-2002 and is now a Host Mom for Ekaterina Pozdniakova, a Rotary Youth Exchange student from St. Petersburg,Russia.  Kristina talks about her experiences as an exchange student many years ago in Brazil, how it has impacted her life, and why she is still involved as a host mom for Ekaterina (Kate).  Kate talks about why she wanted to be an exchange student, what’s happened in her year in America, and what it’s like to live in her hometown of St. Petersburg.

Student Tools

Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet

Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity.

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Teacher Tools

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 318: Cross Curricular Activity--Video Reflection

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video.

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