Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015


A culture is a way of life of a group of people--the behaviors, beliefs, values, and symbols that they accept, generally without thinking about them, and that are passed along by communication and imitation from one generation to the next.

Hw for this week (Feb 23-27)

There will be a quiz on Central, East and South African countries next week on Tues (B Day) and Wed. (W Day). Please use this site to help you study: There are also maps on this site to help you:

If you did poorly on North and West Africa, you can make the quiz up to improve your grade. Set up a time to do this with Mr. Duffany.

For next Mon and Tues. please bring in one thing that represents your culture. This could be anything that represents you and your peers living in Sandwich, Ma, USA. Examples include: Popular foods, music, sports, school, social media. This item must be tangible and must be rather small. We will be sending a box to another place on the globe. You can buy something, make something or bring something in that you already have.

We will talk about items to bring in class.

Some ideas for what you can/might send in the #CultureBox
National flag?
A recording of the national anthem/spoken language- a book/tape/cd/dvd to learn the language?
National food from the country (that won't go off/get through customs etc!)
Official clothing?
Key rings/postcards from national landmarks?
Video messages?
Religious links to the country?
A sporting item? National Sport of the country
A cuddly toy of the National Animal
Handwritten letters?
Pictures? Photos? Paintings?
Example of school planner? School building? Lessons?
Facts and info about your culture?

Questions to consider:

Who are we?
How are we unique?
How does the world see us?
How do we recognize and begin to understand other groups of people?

Epals Letter and Culture Box

We will be corresponding with a school in Africa over the next month or more. This school is located in Kenya. The website link to the school can be found here:
Eventually we will Skype with these students. We will write an email as a class this week to be sent out at the end of the week. We will then await a response and go from there. Should be an awesome connection

Culture Box
Soon, we will be matched up to participate in a Culture Box program. The idea is that we will send a box full of items that represent our culture to another place in another country. We will then receive a box from these people. More to come on this...

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Hw for vacation

HW for Vacation
Study the geography of Africa. There will be a quiz on the countries of North Africa and West Africa and Northwest Africa on the day we get back
Use this site to help: