Monday, October 3, 2011

Got Passport?

We've been talking in class about ways to reduce prejudice and learn about other people. One way - but not the only way - is to travel. For the next day or two in class, you are going to be reading about the thoughts and adventures of seasoned travelers. For them, the experiences along the way are just as important as the places they have visited.

In class, you will receive an assignment that will help you take brief notes on two essays found on the "Lonely Planet" blog. You will also explore the website of a guy that DROVE around the world last year!

(By the way...start thinking about the first place you would travel to if time and money were no problem. Where would you go? What would you like to see and experience? Why is this the first place that comes to mind? We'll be talking about that in days to come.) we go!

Bon Voyage!

Step 1: Pick up your assignment paper and the essay by Tony Wheeler. Read the questions in Part 1 first, then read the essay. Complete Part 1 on your paper. Show your teacher when you are done; she will initial your paper.

Step 2:Come back to the computer, and click on the following link:

Nicolas Rapp: The Year of Living Dangerously

Follow the directions on Part 2, which will lead you to a few places Nicolas Rapp visited on his driving trip around the world.  Get initials from your teacher when you are done.

Step 3: Get the essay by Phil Keoghan (he's the host of "The Amazing Race") from your teacher. Read the questions first in Part 3, then read the essay. Complete Part 3.

Turn in your paper.

Step 4: Click on this link for Lonely Planet, a travel website. Look at the upper right corner to find a map of the world. Use the rest of the class time to find places you would like to travel using this map. Once you find a destination, take time to read about it, look at photos, find other places nearby...have fun dreaming of where you might like to go!

Monday, March 7, 2011

He's ba-a-a-a-a-ack!

Nicolas Rapp has returned  - finally - from his driving trip around the world. Visit his blog (click here) to become updated on his trip back to NYC. Then post a comment about his US adventures.  What a cool experience!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

"Flip Flotsam" and Globalization

In Global Cultures class, we have begun talking about the idea of "globalization". To help us understand what globalization means, we viewed the Kenyan documentary "Flip Flotsam"  in class on Thursday. Knowing that globalization's definition includes the consequences of being interconnected, consider the film.  Write a comment to this blog post:  1) What did  you think about "Flip Flotsam"?  2) Give at least one example of a consequence of the flip-flop industry in Kenya.  (Feel free to read your peers' responses and comment if you like!) Be sure to include your name in your comment.