This is an outline of various ways to approach the following curricular themes in International English:
- Elaborate on and discuss various aspects of multicultural societies in the English-speaking world
- Reflect on how cultural differences and dissimilar value systems can affect communication
We have chosen to suggest an abundance of tasks in such a way that the learning/teaching may be relevant, varied and meet individual needs. The idea is that you'll get extensive and significant knowledge, even if you choose to skip some of the tasks.
Estimates indicate that there are about 370 million indigenous people around the world. This is just an estimate, since the term "indigenous" is controversial.
- What do you associate with indigenous people?
- Can you name any indigenous peoples?
- Can you mention any cultural characteristics associated with the peoples you have listed?
- Why do you think the definition of "indigenous" is so controversial?
Make an Oral Presentation
- Based on the sources you have looked up, choose one indigenous group and find out about their distinctiveness when it comes to:
- Pre-colonial period
- Territory/natural resources
- Socioeconomic conditions
- Language and culture
- Minority status
- Emphasis on ancestry and continuity
- Below we have acknowledged a few issues that could be highlighted in relation to the indigenous group you have chosen to focus on. Use the resources listed below or search the web to explore more about your group concerning one of these issues:
g. Myths and legends
Focus on Maori Culture
Once Were Warriors ( related to the film )
Focus on Native American Culture
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian ( excerpt from novel)
Tony's Story (short story)
Focus on Aboriginal Australians
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