Tuesday, July 12, 2011

human rights

Group 1:
1. Freedom
2. Health
3. Education
4. Job
5. Expression / Assembly

Group 2:
1. Freedom of Expression
2. Freedom from Discrimination
3. Social Security
4. Education
5. Freedom of Religion

Group 3:
1. Life
2. Freedom of Expression
3. Education
4. Health
5. Social Security

Group 4:
1. Life
2. Freedom
3. Food
4. Education
5. Health

Thursday, July 7, 2011


I don't care if we have to lie, cheat, steal, and kill... we will win!!!

Hey students!

We are running a program-wide contest for 5 feature stories to be published in our newsletter. You can work in groups or individually to create your story. The submissions will be in blog format, so if you want, you may post yours directly onto your class blog or your individual blog (just make sure to send us the link). Your feature story must contain the 5 W's (Who, What, When, Where, and Why) and 1 H (How) and at least one photo.

You can choose from the following topics:

  • Best Experiences During the Dallas Excursion (Saturday, July 9)
  • Best Experiences During the Grapevine Mills Excursion (Sunday, July 10)
  • Favorite Evening Activity (ex. conversation groups, book club, sports at the UNT Rec Center, live music at the square, etc.)
  • Learning About American Culture/Learning English in America
  • Favorite Thing About UNT

If you have any questions, please leave a comment. Contest winners and stories will be chosen on Thursday, July 14 at 4:30 p.m., so make sure your blog submission is posted by then!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Presentions POSTED

Hello lovely little snowflakes

I have posted all your presentation assignments for the course.  Please look closely at the dates that they are due. I look forward to learning all about these exotic cultures!!

Presentation due Wednesday July 13

Give a 5 minute group presentation on ONE human rights issues in the country you have been studying.

women's rights
children's rights
social injustices
corruption in government
discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
sex trade
religious oppression

Presentation due Tuesday, July 12

1. Give a 5 minute group presentation on one aspect of food and health in the country you have been studying. EXAMPLES: typical cuisine, crops, nutritionally related health problems, major illnesses, traditional medicine

2. Bring 3 traditional recipes from the country you have been studying. You should have one drink, one savory recipe, and one sweet recipe!

Presentation due Monday, July 11

Give a 5 minute group presentation on the most important values of the country you have been studying.  Explain the value, where you think the value came from, and how that value is expressed in your society.


In America we value freedom, that value comes from our founders who were fleeing European oppression, the value is expressed in protections of freedoms in the bill of rights (freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, freedom of religion, etc) and in American society the government really does allow its citizens these freedoms, even if it is detrimental to the government.

Presentation due Friday, July 7

Give a 5 minute group presentation on one aspect of politics from the culture you are studying.

Who are the leaders?
How do the leaders have power?
What kind of reputation does the government have?
What is the class system like in your country?
What kinds of natural resources does your country have in abundance or lack and what effect does that have on your country?
What kind of government does your country have and how did it get to be that way?
What kinds of government did your country have in the past?
What other countries have occupied and ruled your country?