Class 06

Summary: First, we discussed how to proceed with the homework and had an active discussion about how Amy Cuddy spoke about how your body language can shape who you are. Then, we looked at the cultural awareness diagram and discussed your reaction to how this awareness develops. Afterward, we actively used the example of the movie "Green Book" to consider living successfully with different cultures. 

Video springboards for discussion: Cultural Diversity Means Creative Diversity -Talent House

Cultural Diversity means Creative Diversity

UNESCO is investing in creativity to transform societies!

Investing in Creativity to Transform Societies: UNESCO

The UN is also helping us through this project too! Not only English vocabulary:). This United Nations project website has 60 levels of English vocabulary to learn and develop. For each correct vocabulary comprehended, Free Rice will donate 10 grains of rice through the World Food Programme to help end hunger, so students can learn new words and also contribute to reducing world hunger at the same time. And the levels of difficulty starting from low to very high, so it is also suitable for teachers. There are also various subjects to choose from, including English Grammar and SAT Test Preparation. And amusingly, there is a warning on the site that claims this game may make the person smarter!

Free Rice: The World Food Programme

New Vocabulary: absentee ballot, humble, hospitable, bigot, prejudice, tolerance, diversity

Homework due on Sunday, December 20, 2020 (I am tired of most students being late. Have some compassion, I am not a robot!): Please choose one reading or viewing that is the most interesting to you to view with the closed captions (CC) to read, and then reflect and analyze what you observed and complete the TED Talk 4-Cs worksheet attached below. The four Cs are concepts, challenges, connections, and changes. If you prefer to take two pages of notes on your video viewing, I would be happy you did this homework if you do not want or need to use the worksheet. Let's celebrate homework diversity, but let us do the work to learn English and culture better!

Australian Government. (2020). Supporting cultural diversity. Be you.


Mcclay, R. (2017). Four cornerstones of successful cross-cultural understanding. Training Industry: Mind The Gap, 50-51.


This video shows very diverse panelists in different industries discuss how creativity is a connection to inspire diversity and vice versa: 

Creativity: What's Diversity got to do with it? Venture Beat

This video by Michael Gavin at TED Ex to deal with wicked problems. I learned from this video in my diversity class at USC. Loss of languages and loss of cultural diversity. Know better, do better!:

Why Cultural Diversity Matters: Michael Gavin TEDxCSU

Stacey Vye,
Apr 9, 2020, 9:53 AM
Stacey Vye,
Apr 9, 2020, 9:54 AM