Before you start, think about:
POSSIBLE EDUCATIONAL GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
- EXPOSE STUDENTS TO "DIFFERENT" CULTURES
Discuss questions like:
- What do "other" people tend to do and think about?
- What have they accomplished? What are their concerns? How are
they similar to you? How are they different?
- Discover new perspectives of the world through communication with
members of other cultures.
- DISCOVER WAYS TO COMMUNICATE ACROSS CULTURAL BOUNDARIES
- Approach people in a cross-cultural encounter.
- Communicate with key-pal partners to discuss issues that are of
common interest. (hobbies, sports, environmental issues)
- Demonstrate respect for others through communication.
- Receive insights into other people's unique personal and social
- Expand cross-cultural view to a discussion of cosmonaut/astronaut
- FIND COMMON GROUND IN THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY
- Put names, faces, feelings, and personal characteristics on people
in distant locations.
- Encounter those who are culturally different as individuals.
- Establish a medium through which friendships and trust with people
of a different culture may develop.
- APPLY CRITICAL THINKING TO IMPROVE COMMUNICATION
- Discuss what is apparently important to you as demonstrated by
what you choose to write about.
- Discover how your key-pal partner differs from the stereotypes
reflected in books, the media, and other conditioning. Reflect on
why these differences exist.
- Interact clearly, effectively, and without bias with people from
- WORK ON TECHNICAL SKILLS
- Use email and the Internet.
- Improve writing skills.