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Internationalization of the Curriculum

by Laura Franklin
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Sites that offer assistance in the internationalization of the curriculum in different disciplines and for generic purposes.

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Added 10/11/2007
Videos with useful tips on 70% of the most visited countries.In the words of its authors: "All GeoBeats video travel guides share the following aspects: reliability, relevance, and personality. The facts presented in the videos are thoroughly researched. The narration in each video focuses on what's most relevant and interesting for the particular topic.

Marks & Spencer: A Case Study in International Retailing

Added 07/28/2006
For Business classes,this case study describes the internationalization of Marks & Spencer (M&S), a giant British retailer. In recent years, the company has suffered a series of misfortunes, both at home (Britain) and abroad.

Multicultural Pavilion

Added 07/28/2006
Multicultural Pavilion has an application in many disciplines with a listserve, diversity-related poetry for English classes, guidelines for curriculum reform, a social justice speech database and much more.

Intercultural Communication

Added 07/28/2006
Want a dose of Chinese culture in request, time concept, and numbers? Check out this site, which provides explanation of intercultural differences with cartoon illustrations.

Anthony Giddens Lecture on Globalization

Added 07/28/2006
For the International Business curriculum, a lecture on globalizaton.

Astronomy of Many Cultures

Added 01/08/2007
Many of these materials are about archaeoastronomy and include information about how various cultures have historically and traditionally viewed astronomy from African, Indian and Islamic countries to South and Central America and ancient Europe.

Cultural Profiles Project

Added 01/10/2007
Brochures with concise information about nations of the world.

LangMedia Foreign Language Media Archive

Added 01/10/2007
As good for area studies as for foreign language studies.

Global Nomads Group

Added 01/10/2007
Global Nomads brings youth of the world together through video. Excellent media library

Transcultural Nursing Basic Concepts and Case Studies

Added 07/28/2006
This website was created to share with nurses and other healthcare professionals experiences and thoughts concerning the complexities involved in caring for people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

NAFTA: Are Jobs Being Sucked Out of the United States?

Added 07/28/2006
This lesson plan examines concepts of absolute and comparative advantage and presents arguments for and against free trade. Students also review the data concerning the effects of NAFTA on employment in the United States.

Your Cultural IQ

Added 07/28/2006
This is a series of 10 question quizzes that can be administered in any International class. Each quiz involves several different country situations. It is not interactive, but after each quiz, one can click for answers as well as explanations of the answ

Cultural Gaffes Across Your Borders

Added 10/10/2008
Peace Corps produced video on how to avoid cultural gaffes while traveling.

Hot, Flat and Crowded

Added 12/04/2008
"Thomas L Friedman takes a fresh and provocative look at two of our biggest challenges – the global environmental crisis and America’s surprising loss of focus and national purpose since 9/11 – and shows how they’re linked. He argues that we need American commitment and leadership in a green revolution, a revolution that will be the biggest innovation project in history, one that will inspire us to summon all the intelligence, creativity, boldness and concern for the common good that are our greatest human resources."
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