Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Intercultural Humor

Many times comedy or humor plays on how cultural universals look differently from culture to culture.

Here are the cultural universals we are learning about:

    • Food
    • Clothing
    • Communication
    • Celebrations
    • Beliefs
    • Religion
    • Customs and Traditions
    • Shelter/Architecture
    • Family Structure
    • Art/Music/Entertainment/Sports

We are going to watch three videos that show cultural diversity (differences in cultures). Your job is to hunt for the differences in the cultural universals. Hint: It is what makes the videos very funny!

Now you have a quick skit! Come up with a quick skit that shows how cultural universals are different.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Where Did Numbers Come From?

Today we are going to inquiry into how numbers came to exist. In your Mathematical Strategies notebook, title a page The Story of 1. Below, answer these questions:

Where did numbers come from?

How did humans start using numbers?

Friday, September 2, 2016

Finding our Values

4HR is exploring beliefs, values, cultures, and traditions in our current Social Studies unit. We began by exploring what 4HR values. We found out that we really value:

Understanding     Learning    Respect     Care     Listening     Collaboration     Fun & Enjoyment

Next we looked at ourselves. We arranged these statements in order from most important to least important, and analyzed our responses to determine our individual values.

I try to understand what other people are feeling.
I am as important as everyone else.
Everyone else is equal to me but different from me.
I know what is fair and not fair. I try to do the right thing.
I look after the environment and don’t waste things.
I try to help others and not fight with them.
I have my own ideas but can alter them when I realize they were wrong.
I want to learn more about the world.
I think I can change things in the world.
What would your responses be?