Cultures can unify or divide our world
How cultures and geography affect our lives?
• Curriculum standards
1. Write a variety of expository texts which include a thesis in the introduction, supporting details in the body, and transition words throughout leading to the conclusion. Additionally, writing will include information from primary and secondary sources that has been quoted, paraphrased.
2. Use appropriate conventions for documentation in the text, notes and bibliographies by adhering to those in style manuals.
3. Write a narrative which explores experiences and events, using language in natural, fresh and vivid ways to establish a specific tone.
4. Write responses to literature or texts to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the significant ideas in words or passages; analyze the imagery language, universal themes, and unique aspects of the text; supporting important ideas and view points through accurate and detailed references to texts.
1. Read various types of authentic texts in order to interpret, extract information, identify literary elements and techniques, make judgments, form conclusions, and establish global relationships through analysis and critical thinking.
2. Participate in interdisciplinary projects requiring the integration of language skills with academic areas.
3. Apply reading strategies such as skimming, scanning, and summarizing in order to better understand the text.
• Expected outcomes
1. To communicate in different situations producing comprehensible written texts.
2. To solicit, give and exchange information understanding the purpose and message in various situations.
3. To learn writing techniques that can be applied in academic and personal setting.
4. To understand the importance of the written word in self-expression.
1. To comprehend authentic literary and expository texts of various lengths.
2. To skim and scan for meaning of authentic texts for various communicative purposes.
3. To draw conclusions and find relationships that aid in the interpretation of the text.
4. To develop a positive attitude towards reading, respect for diverse cultures, and motivation to further promote reading in English.
1. To respect and value differing beliefs, ideas and opinions; to view dialogue as a platform for conflict-resolution and an approximation to the truth.
2. To promote motivation and a quest for knowledge; to search for, select and use relevant information.
• Required resources:
-Primary source information (survey, interview, or letter)
AGUSTINAVilla Maria Academy, XIII región Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile
MANUELAVilla Maria Academy, XIII región Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile
VALENTINAVilla Maria Academy, XIII región Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile
19 & under
Ronald KuehneVilla Maria Academy, XIII región Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile
Philosophy, Religion & Mythology
In this project, we worked very well; basically because we are very good friends and we have a lot of thing in common. It was easy to choose the topic, the title, and organized the project because each of us contributes with different qualities as perseverance, tolerance, respect, organization, enthusiasm and creativity. The most important thing is that each of us gave her best and the participation of each one of us was essential. Manuela gave us her organization, so in that way the work was easier and faster to realize. Valentina gave us her enthusiasm to continue working and motivation in order to arrive to San Francisco. Agustina gave us her creativity to see in what subject we will focus in this project to call the reader’s attention. We are very happy and proud to have worked together as a team.
As everyone knows each person is created differently from others. In our team, although we are friends, each one of us has a personal opinion about life, freedom, values, and traditions. Agustina was interested in religions around the world, because she wanted to inform the readers that Christianity isn’t the best religion neither the unique one. She is very tolerant with people that believe in other religions because she doesn’t judge before knowing. Manuela was interested in birthday’s celebrations and traditions around the world, because she is a very observer person so she wanted to understand all aspects and details in the other cultures. She wanted to rescue the positive things about each of them and she always get astonish or surprise with new things, because there is always something to learn about others. Valentina was interested in freedom and xenophobia because she is very open mind and respects others. She is very sociable and knows different people because she likes that people feel like welcome and comfortable.