CROSS-CULTURAL EXCHANGE

STUDENTS

Storytelling:

Format: Students get to hear children stories read to or by children in Ghana, Sierra Leon, Uganda, Ethiopia, etc. Students can exchange readings and storytelling with their counterparts in various schools and communities in Africa. Pre-recorded or live readings delivered in either group or one-on-one settings.

Cross-cultural games/activities:

Format: Students learn children playground games from students in Ghana, Sierra Leon, Uganda, Ethiopia, etc. Students can exchange games and activities with their counterparts in various schools and communities in Africa. Pre-recorded or live demonstration of the games.

 

Virtual Tours of Historic Sites:

Format: A virtual visit to cultural tourist attractions in Ghana, Sierra Leon, Uganda, Ethiopia, etc. An expert cultural guide will provide historical context to a site like the W.E.B. Dubois Center (final home and resting place of Dubois) and also a tour around the community where the site is located. Pre-recoded or live tour and interviews, with live interactions with cultural guides and community members for further discussion.

A Global Inter-School Quiz Competition:

Format: Debate teams or jeopardy style quiz in a global history or STEM subject area between pre-determined scholastic quiz teams. The events can be synchronous or asynchronous.

FAMILIES

 

How to workshops/demonstrations:

Format: Any of the above could be provided in an after-school format, with additional workshops, tours, and/or demonstrations. Adults or other community members could also get an opportunity to have these virtual global learning experiences in Africa.

Student to Student Exchange:

Format: This is an opportunity for students and their families to connect with a specific family unit in Ghana, Sierra Leon, Uganda, Ethiopia, etc. Students and their families will be matched with a family in Africa. Through weekly Saturday meetings, the families will share experiences through programs such as family cooking, games and entertainment, community tour, etc. By participating, families will end up learning about the cultural similarities/difference in everyday family-life challenges and opportunities.

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