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Munduko Hiritarrok. Interculturalism. Baccalaureate 2. Experiencing cultural diversity

Experiencingculturaldiversity

The project incorporates various subjects into the curriculum that look at the phenomenon of migration, its causes, and its impact on individuals and societies; this phenomenon falls squarely within one of the most controversial issues typically raised, culture and its influence on human behaviour. It is one of the main arguments for not accepting people, replacing race as the explanation for discrimination.

The end product will be the production of a “forum theatre” that illustrates conflict between diverse people, as well as possible solutions. The performances may be videoed and uploaded to a digital platform.

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Didactical proposal

What is culture?

In this activity students are going to work in groups and are going to be asked to think about a party or celebration from the region and describe how it´s celebrated. The idea is to understand the various concepts of culture, analyse the components of cuture and be able to critically analyse our own culture.

The clash of civilisations

In this activity the students are asked to do an activity on “The clashof civilisations” by Samuel P. Huntington by groups. They must look for information on this theory and write a short report, in which they explain its main postulates and answer some questions. After analysing this theory, we will have a class discussion about other questions. Finally, we will see a video as a final incentive.

Everyone in motion

This activity looks at migrations in the world and their influence on cultures. Firstly, we will analyse information related to migrations in human history. Secondly, we will see that migrations are sometimes both comings and goings and later the students must write a text in which each one recount one week of their daily life and answering some questions. After that, the students are asked to think about a traditional celebration from the area, and a particular element they consider belongs to popular culture and students will finish reading a poem in the Appendix III.

Murderous identities?

This activity starts with a series of motivational questions for the students. After that, students try to decide which elements they consider shape a person´s identity and then, we will have a class discussion about the elements that each group has selected. Groups are given the In the Name of Identity: Violence and the Need to Belong and they must glean the main ideas form the text, share with the class and relate them to the proposal of elements shaping identity.

Cultural glasses

This activity will consist of analyzing the importance of culture in social conflicts. To do this, we will reflect on the testimony “It’s not very cool to be black, Spanish and a woman”. Later, we will make a group dynamics, in which we will pass a ball and each person who has it must say something related to the life of an imaginary person, creating three stories of three different people. The aims will be to learn about diversity management systems and learn from the consequences of discrimination.

Forum theatre

This final activity of the project is a summary of what they have learned, a different and original way for the students to use other intelligences. To do this, we will use the theater, which consist in presenting a problem that affects the community. This problem takes form of a script, and later becomes a play performed by a group of actors. The public can participate in the representation of the work, being able to substitute the characters in order to transfer their opinion.

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