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Unit 15: Final Assignment

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    This unit is actually not like the other units in this textbook, but is rather the recommended final assignment for your class. This assignment combines everything learned in this textbook, and provides an opportunity to conduct further research into the assigned cultural area and theme.

    Look at the chart below. You can see that there is a different country connected to a different theme. There are three ways the chart can be used:

    1) This chart can be used as-is, and students can be randomly selected for each row;

    2) students can choose their own row based on their interest; or

    3) the teacher can randomly mix the countries and themes, and randomly assign students to each one.

    Either way, you’re going to research a country and a theme. The beauty of this assignment is that you may focus on any area within that theme. For example, if your chosen theme is “Education in Pakistan,” then you can choose to explain the different types of education available to children and young adults, or you can choose to explain the difficulties women have obtaining an education, and use Malala as support for your presentation.

    Here is the chart that has been pre-made for this textbook:

    Student Name

    Country

    Topic/Theme

    Japan

    cultural identity (e.g., bi-racial or ハーフ)

    India

    ethnicity (e.g., ethnic group conflicts)

    France

    religion (e.g., religious group conflicts)

    USA

    traditions

    Philippines

    gender

    England

    pop culture

    Brazil

    gender

    Italy

    beliefs

    Germany

    education

    Thailand

    ethnicity (e.g., issues with racism)

    Iraq

    clothing/fashion

    Vietnam

    religion

    (North or South) Korea

    traditions

    Turkey

    gender

    Nigeria

    beliefs (e.g., superstitions and/or religious beliefs)

    Indonesia

    sports/recreation

    Switzerland

    politics

    Spain

    ethnicity

    Canada

    clothing/fashion

    These topics were randomly generated, and some of them repeat. This is because there are many topics that can be discussed within these areas, Examples have been given for several themes, such as “ethnicity” “beliefs” to show the breadth of topics that can be taken from the general theme. Be sure to confirm what your final choice is with your instructor before beginning research.

    The end result should be a 5-10-minute oral presentation (final time limits will be set by your instructor), using PowerPoint or another presentation program. Be sure to incorporate several reliable resources to support your research, ideas, and opinions, and don’t forget the speaking and presentation skills you learned throughout this textbook.

    Wait for your instructor to confirm which assignments will be used during the semester, and which will be used as a final project. Regardless of which assignment is used, the objectives remain the same: to expand your peers’ knowledge of culture and society, thus adding to the learning that has already taken place throughout your studies. Good luck!


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