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UMNA 005- Program for ESOL Students (UNH Manchester): Cultural Customs Research Project

Project

Cultural Customs Research Project

Project Overview

For this project you will choose a cultural custom, like a festival, holiday, or other cultural activity, research that topic, and prepare a short presentation about it for the class. You can choose an activity from a culture that you are familiar with or an activity that you don't know much about but would like to learn more about.

You can work on your own or with a partner. Kate Norton, the librarian, will help us with the research. We will work on the project from October 17-November 9, along with other types of lessons for the class. This will coordinate with Unit 7 in your textbook, which is on the subject of customs and behavior.

Presentation Guidelines

  • Length: 4-8 minutes of presentation time, 5-8 presentation slides
  • Title slide: Includes your name and the title of your topic
  • Information slides: Include the main points of your research and pictures/images
  • Sources slide: Includes a list of your research sources with web addresses

Steps of the Project

Step 1: (October 7/9) Explore topics to research and choose a topic for your presentation. Choose a partner if you want one.

Step 2: (October 19) Go to the computer lab (Room 376) to do research with Kate during the first part of class. I will give you a research guide to help you.

Step 3: (October 24) Go to the computer lab (Room 376) and continue research or make a PowerPoint for your presentation.

Step 4: (October 26) Write a script for your presentation and practice speaking it. At home, record yourself for teacher feedback.

*When you are ready, sign up for a date to present your research to the class. A few students will present each day for part of the class time. Make sure to upload your PPT file to Canvas Modules before your presentation.

Step 5: (October 31, November 2, 7, 9) Present your research in class.

Potential Topics

Festivals: https://www.pandotrip.com/top-10-celebrations-around-the-world-1937/

https://www.venuereport.com/roundups/22-celebrations-of-culture-from-around-the-world/entry/7/

https://greenglobaltravel.com/best-cultural-festivals-around-the-world/

https://www.audleytravel.com/blog/2011/september/top-festivals-around-the-world

https://vickyflipfloptravels.com/important-religious-festivals/

https://www.travelpulse.com/news/features/a-leap-of-faith-8-religious-ceremonies-from-around-the-world

Cultural Traditions: https://www.tomedes.com/translator-hub/24-cultural-traditions-around-world

https://blog.ecohotels.com/exploring-the-unique-traditions-around-the-world/

https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/13-amazing-coming-of-age-traditions-from-around-th/

Sources from UNHM Library

World Culture Encyclopedia - https://www.everyculture.com/- Contains articles on the customs and cultures of different countries and ethnic groups.

CultureGrams - https://unh.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01USNH_UNH/10o8kj7/alma991017664809805221

Encyclopedia of urban cultures : cities and cultures around the world - https://unh.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01USNH_UNH/10o8kj7/alma991016215219805221
The Statesman's Yearbook - https://unh.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01USNH_UNH/10o8kj7/alma991028169465505221
The folklore of world holidays - https://unh.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01USNH_UNH/10o8kj7/alma991015780239805221

Pop culture Latin America! : media, arts, and lifestyle - https://unh.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01USNH_UNH/10o8kj7/alma991017278169805221