Your Lesson Plan on Culture Shock is Strange to Me

Yet another post just to promote a lesson plan on this site and to reward myself for converting it from html to WordPress post (not as grueling as I pretend it is).

Culture Shock is another topic that all students have something to say about. This lesson plan is accessible to students who have never left their own country because it focuses on different behaviors and asks if they are normal or rude in the students’ cultures. Gets students talking about whether they shake hands or bow to greet someone, and if it changes depending on situation, age or gender. For more advanced students you can get into why we do the things we do, and even if there is any difference between traditional customs and modern customs.

My favorite moment in this lesson is when students say that some behavior is very rude, but normal. Like spitting on the street or swearing in public!

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