Proposal Title

Drive Across the World: An Intercultural Game

Presenter Information

Hilda FreimuthFollow

Presentation Type

Regular Presentation

Location

OM 3772

Start Date

18-2-2020 1:25 PM

End Date

18-2-2020 2:05 PM

Proposal Abstract

This session will have the audience partake in a much-loved student intercultural activity – ideal for classes with diverse cultures. The activity begins with a Drive Across Canada game. A map of Canada is drawn on the board with some major cities highlighted. Students are divided into small groups (ideally 4 groups with each group assigned a different marker colour). The instructor then asks Wh-Q about Canada with multiple-choice answers to the groups. The groups discuss which answer is correct. If the answer given is correct, that group ‘drives’ to the next major city. If not, it stays where it is. The first team to drive across Canada, wins. Then students are divided into groups of the same culture. They create their own map of the country they come from with their own questions. Students then ‘drive’ across all the countries presented in class.

Statement

This workshop links directly to the subtheme: connection, engagement, and exploration. It is important to connect with students from all cultures in your class. By understanding where your students come from and how they see the world, you are building a sense of community in your class. This game is one way for students to learn more about Canadian culture and other students' culture in class. It is fun and engaging.

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Feb 18th, 1:25 PM Feb 18th, 2:05 PM

Drive Across the World: An Intercultural Game

OM 3772

This session will have the audience partake in a much-loved student intercultural activity – ideal for classes with diverse cultures. The activity begins with a Drive Across Canada game. A map of Canada is drawn on the board with some major cities highlighted. Students are divided into small groups (ideally 4 groups with each group assigned a different marker colour). The instructor then asks Wh-Q about Canada with multiple-choice answers to the groups. The groups discuss which answer is correct. If the answer given is correct, that group ‘drives’ to the next major city. If not, it stays where it is. The first team to drive across Canada, wins. Then students are divided into groups of the same culture. They create their own map of the country they come from with their own questions. Students then ‘drive’ across all the countries presented in class.