We always hear that the world is highly diverse. We hear about globalisation, coexistence between cultures... But what's all that? How do we perceive it in our day-to-day lives?

In this teaching sequence we are going to bring all these concepts down to earth and try to give them a meaning closer to our lives. It is a fact that our society is made up of people from different cultures, but now we know we are going to learn something of these cultures. There are probably many elements that captivate your attention.




Before assessing something, we first need to know that it exists and what it is. With that information we can then form an opinion. We are therefore going to do some research on some cultures.

But wait... does anyone know what culture is? Looks like we'll have to catch up on this.

In groups of no more than 5, answer the following questions:

  1. What is the definition of the word "culture"?
  2. According to Anthropology, what is "culture"?
  3. What are the components of culture?
  4. Which cultures are there in the world today?
  5. Does religion have anything to do with culture?
  6. Does our way of relating to others have anything to do with the culture of each person?

Make use of the information provided in the Resources section. Write the answers in www.google.com/docs

tiempo   Duration: 1 hour


Now we know what culture is and that there are many different cultures in the world. Each individual lives according to the rules of their country's culture. Let's discover some of these countries and their cultures. Organise yourselves into groups and choose one of the following countries to investigate. Make sure that all countries are chosen. We do not want any country left unexplored!

You can find information in "Mikel's Book" at the end of the "The New Neighbours" comic and through the links in the Resources section.

In each investigation, make sure that you collect the following elements:

  • A brief description (history, geographical location, language...).
  • Typical elements of the culture of that country (food, rituals, music, literature...).
  • Pictures to help illustrate the culture.

Countries and cultures to investigate:

  • Colombia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Gypsy Culture
  • Albania
  • Morocco

With the information gathered, create a poster with the online application in the Resources section.

tiempo   Duration: 2 hours


When all the posters are ready, you have to show them to the others.

If your classroom has a blog, each group can post an explanation of how they created the poster, the most important information and display the poster they made.

Another way to share the poster is to print it or send it via e-mail it to disseminate it.

tiempo   Duración: 2 horas


In no more than 200 words, describe what you have learned about the cultures of other countries.

tiempo   Duration: 1 hour




es.wikipedia.org/...   lema.rae.es/...   areagratuita.com/...



es.wikipedia.org/...   colombia-cali.galeon.com   es.wikipedia.org/...
www.youtube.com/...   www.youtube.com/...    

Sierra Leone

es.wikipedia.org/...   es.wikipedia.org/...   www.ikuska.com/...
www.consumer.es/...   www.youtube.com/...   www.youtube.com/...

Gypsy culture

es.wikipedia.org/...   www.gitanos.org/...   directoalpaladar.com/...


es.wikipedia.org/...   es.wikipedia.org/...   es.wikipedia.org/...


es.wikipedia.org/...   www.turismomarruecos.net/...   es.wikipedia.org/...


Online application        



The following work will be assessed:

  • Group document 1: Text document with the information collected.
  • Group document 2: Digital poster.
  • Individual document 1: Individual reflection.

The following will be taken into account for this assessment:

  • Understanding of the subject.
  • Reflections that have taken place.
  • Good use of language (punctuation, suitable choice of words, spelling).
  • Clarity of arguments.
  • Time management in each task.
  • Group work.