Travel and Cultural Exploration Wednesday 1pm EST (Grades 6-12)

Travel and Cultural Exploration Wednesday 1pm EST (Grades 6-12)

Travel and Cultural Exploration

Middle & High School Course

9 Week Session

Instructor: Gast

Class Syllabus

General Information-

Students will have the opportunity to "visit" a different country or region each month by exploring famous landmarks, food, music with interactive teacher and student presentations.  Students will receive a certificate of participation in place of traditional grading.

Course Materials

The student must have internet access and the ability to read and research independently or with the assistance of an adult or peer.


Course Schedule


Week            Topic        Reading (prior to class)   Assignments (prior to each class)


1

United Kingdom: Scotland

https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/united-kingdom/

Explore the website provided and research the country, including identifying on the world map, currency, languages spoken, landforms, pastimes, culture/lifestyle, tourist attractions, cuisine, and any other interesting facts you can find.  Use at least one other source to gather your information.

https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/sweden/

Choose one of the following activities to document and share with the class: 

  • Eat at a restaurant that serves the traditional food or cook a traditional meal from this country.  Describe what you ate and the ingredients and recipe for your meal.

  • Plan a week-long trip to this country.  What cities/sites would you visit?  How would you travel from place to place?  What would you need to bring with you?  

  • Watch online or attend a traditional dance or musical performance and describe what you heard and saw in objective and respectful terms.  

  • Research an important person from this country’s history and give a brief summary of their life and  contributions to the country.


2

Egypt

https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/egypt/

Explore the website provided and research the country, including identifying on the world map, currency, languages spoken, landforms, pastimes, culture/lifestyle, tourist attractions, cuisine, and any other interesting facts you can find.  Use at least one other source to gather your information.

https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/sweden/

Choose one of the following activities to document and share with the class: 

  • Eat at a restaurant that serves the traditional food or cook a traditional meal from this country.  Describe what you ate and the ingredients and recipe for your meal.

  • Plan a week long trip to this country.  What cities/sites would you visit?  How would you travel from place to place?  What would you need to bring with you?  

  • Watch online or attend a traditional dance or musical performance and describe what you heard and saw in objective and respectful terms.  

  • Research an important person from this country’s history and give a brief summary of their life and  contributions to the country.



3

South Korea

https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/korea-south/

Explore the website provided and research the country, including identifying on the world map, currency, languages spoken, landforms, pastimes, culture/lifestyle, tourist attractions, cuisine, and any other interesting facts you can find.  Use at least one other source to gather your information.

https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/sweden/

Choose one of the following activities to document and share with the class: 

  • Eat at a restaurant that serves the traditional food or cook a traditional meal from this country.  Describe what you ate and the ingredients and recipe for your meal.

  • Plan a week long trip to this country.  What cities/sites would you visit?  How would you travel from place to place?  What would you need to bring with you?  

  • Watch online or attend a traditional dance or musical performance and describe what you heard and saw in objective and respectful terms.  

  • Research an important person from this country’s history and give a brief summary of their life and  contributions to the country.



4

Sweden

https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/sweden/

Explore the website provided and research the country, including identifying on the world map, currency, languages spoken, landforms, pastimes, culture/lifestyle, tourist attractions, cuisine, and any other interesting facts you can find.  Use at least one other source to gather your information.

https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/sweden/

Choose one of the following activities to document and share with the class: 

  • Eat at a restaurant that serves the traditional food or cook a traditional meal from this country.  Describe what you ate and the ingredients and recipe for your meal.

  • Plan a week long trip to this country.  What cities/sites would you visit?  How would you travel from place to place?  What would you need to bring with you?  

  • Watch online or attend a traditional dance or musical performance and describe what you heard and saw in objective and respectful terms.  

  • Research an important person from this country’s history and give a brief summary of their life and  contributions to the country.



5

Thailand

https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/thailand/

Explore the website provided and research the country, including identifying on the world map, currency, languages spoken, landforms, pastimes, culture/lifestyle, tourist attractions, cuisine, and any other interesting facts you can find.  Use at least one other source to gather your information.

https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/sweden/

Choose one of the following activities to document and share with the class: 

  • Eat at a restaurant that serves the traditional food or cook a traditional meal from this country.  Describe what you ate and the ingredients and recipe for your meal.

  • Plan a week long trip to this country.  What cities/sites would you visit?  How would you travel from place to place?  What would you need to bring with you?  

  • Watch online or attend a traditional dance or musical performance and describe what you heard and saw in objective and respectful terms.  

  • Research an important person from this country’s history and give a brief summary of their life and  contributions to the country.



6

Iceland

https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/iceland/

Explore the website provided and research the country, including identifying on the world map, currency, languages spoken, landforms, pastimes, culture/lifestyle, tourist attractions, cuisine, and any other interesting facts you can find.  Use at least one other source to gather your information.

https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/sweden/

Choose one of the following activities to document and share with the class: 

  • Eat at a restaurant that serves the traditional food or cook a traditional meal from this country.  Describe what you ate and the ingredients and recipe for your meal.

  • Plan a week long trip to this country.  What cities/sites would you visit?  How would you travel from place to place?  What would you need to bring with you?  

  • Watch online or attend a traditional dance or musical performance and describe what you heard and saw in objective and respectful terms.  

  • Research an important person from this country’s history and give a brief summary of their life and  contributions to the country.

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7

Tanzania 


Explore the website provided and research the country, including identifying on the world map, currency, languages spoken, landforms, pastimes, culture/lifestyle, tourist attractions, cuisine, and any other interesting facts you can find.  Use at least one other source to gather your information.

https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/sweden/

Choose one of the following activities to document and share with the class: 

  • Eat at a restaurant that serves the traditional food or cook a traditional meal from this country.  Describe what you ate and the ingredients and recipe for your meal.

  • Plan a week long trip to this country.  What cities/sites would you visit?  How would you travel from place to place?  What would you need to bring with you?  

  • Watch online or attend a traditional dance or musical performance and describe what you heard and saw in objective and respectful terms.  

  • Research an important person from this country’s history and give a brief summary of their life and  contributions to the country.



8

Spain


Explore the website provided and research the country, including identifying on the world map, currency, languages spoken, landforms, pastimes, culture/lifestyle, tourist attractions, cuisine, and any other interesting facts you can find.  Use at least one other source to gather your information.

https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/sweden/

Choose one of the following activities to document and share with the class: 

  • Eat at a restaurant that serves the traditional food or cook a traditional meal from this country.  Describe what you ate and the ingredients and recipe for your meal.

  • Plan a week long trip to this country.  What cities/sites would you visit?  How would you travel from place to place?  What would you need to bring with you?  

  • Watch online or attend a traditional dance or musical performance and describe what you heard and saw in objective and respectful terms.  

  • Research an important person from this country’s history and give a brief summary of their life and  contributions to the country.



9

Argentina


Explore the website provided and research the country, including identifying on the world map, currency, languages spoken, landforms, pastimes, culture/lifestyle, tourist attractions, cuisine, and any other interesting facts you can find.  Use at least one other source to gather your information.

https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/sweden/

Choose one of the following activities to document and share with the class: 

  • Eat at a restaurant that serves the traditional food or cook a traditional meal from this country.  Describe what you ate and the ingredients and recipe for your meal.

  • Plan a week long trip to this country.  What cities/sites would you visit?  How would you travel from place to place?  What would you need to bring with you?  

  • Watch online or attend a traditional dance or musical performance and describe what you heard and saw in objective and respectful terms.  

  • Research an important person from this country’s history and give a brief summary of their life and  contributions to the country.








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