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Sherlock Holmes

In Sherlock Holmes, participants are given objects and asked to be detectives by making conclusions about the individual to whom the items belong. In this activity, participants seek to understand the importance of the constant self-reflection needed to be interculturally competent, explore how each of us sees the world around us and how we make meanings, and appreciate that we have multiple cultural identities and that combinations of identities work together in different contexts" (Rao, 2012, p. 179). 

Rao, N. (2012). Sherlock Holmes. In K. Berardo & D. K. Deardorff (Eds.), In Building cultural competence: Innovative activities and models (pp. 179-182). Stylus Publishing.

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Commemoration Activity

In this activity, participants discuss how culture affects who gets commemorated and how that commemoration occurs, identify global sources of knowledge, and seek to understand multiple worldviews related to social justice issues in education.

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Examining Monuments as Cultural Expression

In this activity, participants learn to recognize points of correspondence between monuments and the controversies that they generate, recognize disparities between monumental structures, and develop an appreciation for difference, without reducing materials to a hierarchical ranking of better and worse. 

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Examining the Syllabus as Cultural Artifact

In this activity, participants learn to articulate how cultural values, beliefs, and assumptions inform educational systems, develop self-awareness of their own cultural values, beliefs, and assumptions, and "appreciate rather than judge cultural differences and create more inclusive learning spaces" (Harvey, 2018).

Harvey, T. (2018, February 26). Examining the syllabus as cultural artifact. True North Intercultural. https://www.truenorthintercultural.com/blog/examining-the-syllabus-as-cultural-artifact

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Cultural Artifact Activity (Virtual)

This is the virtual version of Cultural Artifact (Show and Tell) in which participants analyze and discuss culture based on objects of cultural significance. 

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Cultural Artifact (Show and Tell)

In this activity, participants analyze and discuss culture based on objects of cultural significance. 

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Revisionist History: The Foot Soldier of Birmingham

This podcast episode is from Malcolm Gladwell's Revisionist History. 

"Birmingham, 1963. The image of a police dog viciously attacking a young black protester shocks the nation. The picture, taken in the midst of one of Martin Luther King Jr.’s most famous marches, might be the most iconic photograph of the civil rights movement. But few have ever bothered to ask the people in the famous photograph what they think happened that day. It’s more complicated than it looks" (Gladwell, 2017).

Gladwell, M. (Executive Producer and Host). (2017, July 6). The foot soldier of Birmingham. In Revisionist history. Pushkin. https://www.pushkin.fm/podcasts/revisionist-history/the-foot-soldier-of-birmingham

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