Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Libby's Story and Globalization

For bellwork today, we read "Libby's Story."  To tell you the truth, I have no idea where it came from or who wrote it.  A colleague of mine was using it, so I swiped it from him.  I tried to find out online, but no author is given.  (Although, lots of teachers are using it...)

The bellwork deals with globalization, cultural borrowing, and cultural diffusion.  I had students read the story and answer some questions about it before we discussed it.

This is a short post, but it's worth mentioning I'm giving students extra credit if they bring in a "Made in _______" tag.  This extra credit only lasts this week.  Also, they can only get credit for one tag, even if they bring in a box-full.

 Students: if you want the extra credit for reading and discussing the blog, you have to (I'm sure you'll find this shocking) read and discuss the blog with an adult.  Here are some things you may consider talking about:
  • What was Libby's Story about
  • What is a "world culture"
  • What does interdependent mean?
  • Do you use anything that comes from a different culture?
When you're done, find a piece of scrap paper and write down three words from the discussion you had.  Have the adult you discussed the blog with sign the paper, and turn it in in the extra credit tray.  (As always, make sure your name, date and hour are on there as well.)

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