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Connections & Communities: Connect-Reflect...

Now that you have read about the connections and communities standards, answer the following questions. Try not to look back at your book and see how much you remember.

Thinking about the connections standard, select whether each activity from the list represents a connection to another discipline or a new perspective. In the space provided, briefly describe why you chose your answer. Feedback is available at the end of the exercise.

1. Look at target culture magazine ads to see how families are represented.

Best Answer: Perspective
Reasoning/Example: The way culture is presented in advertising conveys values of the target audience.
2. Discuss professions and apply to personal interests.

Best Answer: Discipline
Reasoning/Example: Social Studies
3. Budget for a virtual or real trip.

Best Answer: Discipline
Reasoning/Example: Math
4. Listen to/watch public service announcements & create your own appropriate to the target culture audience.

Best Answer: Perspective
Reasoning/Example: Understanding the target culture is the key to getting their attention in a public service announcement.
5. Look at art prints and identify colors.

Best Answer: Discipline
Reasoning/Example: Art
6. Apply knowledge about healthy eating and the food pyramid.

Best Answer: Discipline
Reasoning/Example: Health & family consumer education
7. Using maps to discuss probable climate and weather conditions.

Best Answer: Discipline
Reasoning/Example: Geography
8. Looking at magazines that showcase leisure activities.

Best Answer: Perspective
Reasoning/Example: This content provides students with knowledge of current trends in the target culture.
9. Attending cultural festivals.

Best Answer: Perspective
Reasoning/Example: Participation provides a greater understanding of key aspects of the target cultural.
10. Discuss people and headlines in the news from the target culture.

Best Answer: Perspective
Reasoning/Example: Viewing the importance of world news by what hits the headlines in different countries provide perspective on what is important to that culture.

Next: Connect-Refect-Part 2


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