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EEO311 Assessment 2

Lucie Elizabeth Wigan & Jan Mustac

EEO311 Assessment 2
Scope & Sequence Unit Plan
Lucie Elizabeth Wigan (213022925) & Jan Mustac
(213124342)
Tutorial: Kates 8am Thursday
Campus: Burwood
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EEO311 Learners Living in their world Humanities


SCOPE & SEQUENCE UNIT PLANNING
Duration: 10 weeks
STUDENT NAMES: Jan Mustac and Lucie Elizabeth Wigan

Weekly Focus: Asian Perspectives


Topic: People have different ways of living
Year Level: 2

Key Concepts/Values

Respect
Multiculturalism
Difference
Human Rights
Sense of belonging

Big Idea: To develop awareness and respect of the differences


between Asian cultures and Australian culture.

Teaching proposal
Through this unit on Asian Perspectives it is envisaged that students will develop an understanding and
empathy towards Asian cultures and be able to identify key similarities and differences between Asia and
Australia. Furthermore, students will build upon key values such as respect, multiculturalism, embracing
differences, human rights and the concept that everyone belongs. These skills will ultimately help students to
become well-informed and democratic global citizens, who have a strong sense of empathy and respect for
different cultures.
Asia and Australias engagement with Asia is a cross-curriculum priority that encourages students to learn
about Asia and to recognize and appreciate the many connections between Asia and Australia (ACARA, 2013).

This unit of work aims for students to develop an understanding about Asian culture and lifestyle, and the
differences and similarities between Asia and Australia. Furthermore, this priority encourages students to
appreciate the diversity between countries and to respect and value multiculturalism (ACARA, 2013).
According to Welch (2011), it is important for students to study Asia, as Australias engagement with Asia is
forever increasing and students should be encouraged to become well-informed and active global-citizens.
Asia is our closest neighbour and it is therefore essential to build strong relationships through developing
skills and understandings about Asia in order to contribute effectively in the twenty-first century (Australian
Government, 2006).
Through working towards becoming global-minded citizen, this unit of work provides students with the
opportunity to co-operatively aim to develop harmony on a local, regional, and global level (Welch, 2011). The
lessons promote a deeper understanding about the concept that people in our world live differently and that
this should be respected. Through exploring the ways of life of Asian countries and people, it helps students
to understand and empathize with different cultures which increases collaboration with Asian countries and
the world (Australian Government, 2006).

In addition to becoming global citizens, this unit of work promotes multiculturalism as students learn about the
differences and similarities between their own culture and Asian cultures. The Melbourne Declaration on
Educational Goals for Young Australians (2008), aims for students to be able to appreciate different cultures
and values, particularly those of Asia. Welch (2011) believes that this provides a foundation for students to
develop awareness, respect, and empathy towards other cultures which promotes harmonious living in
students communities, Australia and the world. The value of multiculturalism is prevalent throughout the
lessons in this unit as students learn to appreciate various aspects of Asian culture such as; food, clothing,
housing, school, traditions, celebrations and Cultural Diversity Week.

Human Rights is another key value that will be explored during this unit of work particularly in week 9, where
various aid projects are actively discussed. Projects such as the Forty Hour Famine and the Loreto Vietnam
Australia Program will be discussed, to help students to develop an empathetic understanding for people that
have faced times of hardship. Many people from Asia have faced hardships and have left their own countries
and ways of lives, to seek a better life in Australia as refugees and asylum seekers (Harvie, 2015). It is
important for students to explore these hardships and experiences in order to gain an understanding and
sense of compassion towards the people of Asia (Australian Government, 2006). Anh Dos The Happiest
Refugee will be explored in order to enhance students understandings of refugees and the journeys and
difficulties many of them have faced.
This unit of work will be extremely beneficial for students in helping them to develop an understanding that
people live differently through drawing upon the differences in Asian and Australian culture and way of life.
Understandings:
Key Skills
At the end of this unit, students will
At the conclusion of this unit students will be able
understand that:
to:
1. Countries and people face times of hardship.
Poverty
War

Use a variety of communication methods to


present ideas such as using iPads, conducting role
plays, writing, art work etc.

2. People are part of different cultures and customs


and this should be respected.
Individuals have different values and beliefs
which should not be made fun of.

Empathise with other countries and cultures

Distinguish the differences between cultures

Have a greater understanding of Asian countries


and can demonstrate this understanding through
the things they make and by reflecting on their

3. There are similarities and differences between


Asia and Australia in relation to school life and
family.

School days and activities are organised


differently
Families vary in size depending on location,
health etc.

4. The housing styles are different in Asia to


Australia.
Some people in Asia live in huts whilst most
people in Australia live in houses.
5. There are many traditions and celebrations in
Asia. Some are celebrated differently in Australia or
not at all.
6. Traditional clothing varies between countries and
is influenced by factors such as climate, traditions,
history and cultures.
The East Asian countries wear rice field hats
to protect themselves from the sunny, tropical
climate when working in the rice fields whilst
countries in the Middle East such as Iraq
cannot grow rice because of the extreme high
temperatures so therefore do not require to
wear rice field hats.
7. Food classified as traditional food can vary across
different countries.
One country will classify a food as being its
traditional dish but another country may not.
This will depend on their history, culture and
traditions.
8. Australia and Asia are geographically close to

learning in their passport.

one another.

Australian Curriculum areas covered in this inquiry unit related to Humanities


Discipline

History

Knowledge & Understanding


N/A

code
N/A

Skills

code

Use a range of communication


forms (oral, graphic, written,
role play) and digital
technologies (ACARA 2015)

Explore a point of view (ACARA


2015)

Pose geographical questions


about familiar and unfamiliar
places (ACARA 2015)

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Collect and record geographical


data and information, for
example, by observing, by
interviewing, or from sources
such as photographs, plans,
satellite images, story books
and films (ACARA 2015)

ACHGS014

Represent data and the location


of place and their features by
constructing tables, plans and
labelled maps (ACARA 2015)

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Reflect on their learning and


suggest responses to their
findings (ACARA 2015)

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Geography

Humanities

The location of the major


geographical divisions of the
world in relation to Australia
(ACARA 2015)

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The connections of people in


Australia to other places in
Australia, the countries of the
Asia region and across the
world (ACARA 2015)

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2

Recognize the globe as a


model representation of

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N/A

ACHGS018

N/A

Earth and can locate


Australia and other places
with which they have links
(VCAA 2015).

Civics &
Citizenship

By observing the
characteristics of different
places and prompted by
questions, students think
about environmental
differences, locally and in
other parts of Australia and
the world and why these
differences exist (VCAA
2015).

N/A

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N/A

N/A

N/A

CROSS CURRICULUM PRIORITIES


Organising ideas

Indigenous
Asia

Sustainabilit
y

code

N/A
The peoples and countries of Asia
are diverse in ethnic backgrounds,
traditions, cultures, belief systems
and religions (VCAA 2015)
N/A

Organising ideas
N/A

N/A

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The peoples and countries of Asia


have contributed and continue to
contribute to world history and human
endeavor (VCAA 2015).
N/A

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N/A

GENERAL CAPABILITIES
Literacy

Comprehending texts through


listening, reading and viewing.
Composing texts through
speaking, writing and creating.
Word knowledge

code

N/A

Personal and
social
capability

Self-awareness
Self-management
Social awareness
Social management
(ACARA 2015)

N/A

Grammar Knowledge
Visual knowledge
(ACARA 2015)
Spatial reasoning
Measurement
(ACARA 2015)

Numeracy

(ICT)
capability

Critical and
creative
thinking

Applying social and ethical


protocols and practices when
using ICT.
Investigating with ICT
Creating with ICT
Communicating with ICT
Managing and operating ICT
(ACARA 2015)
Inquiring - identifying,
exploring and organising
information and ideas.
Generating ideas, possibilities,
and actions.
Reflecting on thinking and
processes
Analysing, synthesising and
evaluating reasoning and
procedures.
(ACARA 2015)

SCOPE & SEQUENCE UNIT PLAN

Ethical
understanding

Intercultural
understanding

Understanding ethical concepts


and issues
Reasoning in decision making
and actions
Exploring values, rights and
responsibilities
(ACARA 2015)
Recognising culture and
developing respect.
Interacting and empathizing with
others.
Reflecting on intercultural
experiences and taking
responsibility.
(ACARA 2015)

When
(Week
s)

Understandi
ngs

Learning Experiences/Learning processes

Resources
Include references
AND images (if
appropriate) here:

Introduction to Asia
Lesson 1: Geography of Asia

Lesson 1:
YouTube Clip

introduction of countries through a YouTube video which

https://www.youtube.co
m/watch?
v=DBAnI31VTNY (The
Countries of the World
Song - Asia 2011)

sings the Asian countries with each corresponding on a

Balloon Globe

Pupils will begin their journey through Asia with an

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world map. Students create their own globe on a blown


up blue balloon. Asian countries are coloured, labelled

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and stuck onto balloon. Each child is given a passport to


use over the ten weeks. Each lesson activities are
stamped in relation to countries visited for example,

AC
links/
codes

Passport

food activity in China. Children can draw a picture of

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what they learnt or found interesting.

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Lesson 2: Countries in Detail


Read to class A Life Like Mine book from UNICEF which
introduces and explores the lives of students from
different countries. In partners, children are assigned an

Lesson 2:
A Life Like Mine
Book

Asian country. They have to draw their countrys flag


and use a photo to describe what the country may be
like, its climate, people, places, housing, food etc. and
describe their thoughts to the class.

(Kindersley 2002)

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Asian Cuisine
Lesson 1: Rice

Lesson 1:
Types of Rice

Students will explore the significance of rice in Asian

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countries and compare this to traditional Australian


foods. They will develop an overview of rice production
and its importance in the Asian diet. Students will
observe samples of different kinds of rice and will

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Chopsticks

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practice using chopsticks to eat a small bowl of plain

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rice, as well as discussing countries that use chopsticks.

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Lesson 2: Indian Food


Students will develop an understanding of other Asian

Lesson 2:
Pappadums

countries that they may not be aware of, such as India.


Traditional Indian foods will be explored. Students will
be offered a pappadum to sample, to help provide a
contrast to Australian foods. They will compare a
traditional Indian dinner to their own dinner by drawing
each meal on the plate template.

Plate Template

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Clothing
Lesson 1: Traditional Clothing
Students will explore in groups traditional clothing of

Lesson 1 :
Mongolian
Traditional
Clothing

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different Asian countries. They will compare their groups


country to what they wear in Australia. Each child will
then be provided a blank child template. Students will

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dress the template in the traditional clothing using craft

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materials for example, felt, paper etc. In the face of the

Child Template

template a photo of the student will be stuck to give the


impression that the pupil is wearing the clothing.
Lesson 2: Making Rice Field Hats
Pupils will explore the history, origin, materials and

Lesson 2:
Rice Paper Hat
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process of production of the rice field hats that are worn


throughout Asia whilst working in the rice fields.
Students will explore why they are not worn in Australia
or are not known as a traditional piece of Australian
clothing. The children will then make their own rice field

Traditional
Cambodian
Pattern

hat out of recycled materials and decorate using

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traditional patterns of Asian countries.

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Housing
Lesson 1:

Lesson

Lesson 1: Housing Research


To introduce the topic of housing, a video will be
watched that discusses different types of housing, their
locations, materials and designs. A class discussion
occurs throughout the video. Students can choose a

YouTube Clip
https://www.youtube.co
m/watch?v=-casfzsV8p4
(Science - Why Different
Types of Houses are
There - English 2012)

Iraq Housing

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couple of Asian countries and as a class can research on

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Ipads or computers the types of housing that are

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apparent in each of those countries and then compare


them against the housing they see in their

Indonesia
Housing

neighbourhood.
Lesson 2: Building Asian Houses
Housing discussed in the previous lesson will be

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recapped and countries will be assigned to students.


Using information provided about the houses in the
country, the materials, climate and environment, pupils

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will build a model of a house and explain its features to

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the class at conclusion.


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Family
Lesson 1: Sleeping Mats

Lesson 1:
The Mats Book

Students will explore the similarities and differences


between a family in the Philippines and their own family.

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The book The Mats is read. The Filipino family in the


book is compared to the student's family. In the book
the father buys sleeping mats for each family member.

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(Arcellana, 1995)

Pupils will look at traditional sleeping mats and create


some for their closest family members.

Philippines
Sleeping Mat

Lesson 2: Role Play


Using the same book as the previous lesson, The Mats,
students will explore and experience what it would be
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like to be a part of this Filipino family. The book is reread


to the class. Instead of the three daughters in the story
being deceased, for this activity they will be living. In

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groups students will create a role play using characters


in the book and the alterations in the story made by the

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educator to create a new version of the story. The role


plays will then be shown to the class.
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School Life
Lesson 1: Japanese Schooling
Students will explore the similarities and differences

Lesson 1:
The Way We Do
It In Japan Book

between schooling in Australia and schooling in Japan

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through reading the text The Way We Do It in Japan.


The book is read as a class which leads into a
brainstorm about what was noticed in the story that
related to the topic of school. The students use images
to sequence the story and write a sentence in their
books under each image. Using this, students make
comparisons between what the character experiences to

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(Iijima, 2002)
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Sequencing
Activity

what themselves experience in relation to school.


Lesson 2: School Around Asia
Pupils are read School Days Around the World book
which describes a normal school day for children in
different countries around the world. For the purpose of

Lesson 2:
School Days
Around the
World Book

the Asian theme, only children in Asian countries would


be read. Discussion about the similarities and

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differences between schooling in Australia compared to


the description in the book would occur. Children choose

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a country from the story and write a journal entry about


what they would experience and how they would feel

(Ruurs, 2015)

attending a school in the corresponding country.


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Cultural Traditions
Lesson 1: Fan Making
Students will explore the history, significance and
cultural meaning behind hand fans that are popular in

Lesson 1:
Fan

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East Asia. Replicas of hand fans will be passed around

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the class and a discussion about its features, materials,

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what it feels like or smells like, colours etc. will be


discussed. The history and popularity will also be
discussed here. Students will then create their own fans
and decorate by drawing their favourite things about
Australia. At conclusion pupils can show their fans and

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discussion about whether Australia has any culturally


significant accessory and if not, why?
Lesson 2: Asian Dancing
Pupils will learn and involve themselves in Korean
traditional dancing. A video will be shown of a group of
traditional Korean dancers as an introduction. Students
will observe, copy and repeat the dance movements
modelled by the educator. In groups, pupils will create a
traditional Korean dance using the movements taught in
class. These movements will also be explained on paper
with accompanying images that is provided to each

Lesson 2:
Korean Dancing
Clip
https://www.youtube.co
m/watch?
v=uuF0OosXR78 (Korean
Folk Dance:
Buchaechum 2014)

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group. At the conclusion, students will perform their


dances to the class. Teacher can film if permission was
granted prior.

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Celebrations
Lesson 1: Birthdays
Students will recognise the differences in how other
cultures celebrate birthdays. The class will brainstorm
about what they know and how they celebrate their own
or other family members birthdays. In partners, they
will receive a letter from a child in another country who
explains how their birthday is celebrated. Students have

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to compare and contrast between their own birthday


and the other childs and write a letter response back.
They can draw and decorate the letter. The letters will
be collected and put into the class letter box which is
decorated with a contribution from each student for
example a picture or word they have drawn, which is
completed after the letter writing.

Lesson 2:
Christmas Cards

Lesson 2: Christmas Cards


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Pupils will engage with the different ways Christmas is or


is not celebrated in countries in Asia. A class discussion
asking for any previous background knowledge and

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explanation of the way Australians celebrate Christmas


occurs. Each child has to create their own Christmas

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card for their assigned country. A front cover, image and


text in the centre needs to be created. At the conclusion

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students will share their cards with the class.


Projects
Lesson 1: Forty Hour Famine
In this lesson students will engage with the poverty in

Lesson 1:
Forty Hour
Famine

Bangladesh. Ask questions, Does anyone know what

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the forty hour famine is or what it is for? A video of a


story of a girl called Sofia is played to introduce what it
is like for a child who is similar to the pupils age to be

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Sofias Video
https://www.youtube.co
m/watch?
v=dWcmKT73FZM (You

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living in poverty in Bangladesh. In groups, children

Are Sofia - 40 Hour


Famine 2015)

analyse photos from Bangladesh and answer questions

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like what do you see and feel and how is this similar and

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different to Australia? Children then research on laptops

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or Ipads to find photos they believe would portray


Australia to others. In partners or groups would create a
poster using the photos and justify choice of each
image. Posters are presented to the class at the end.
Lesson 2: Loreto Vietnam Australia Program
Students explore poverty in Vietnam and how people in

Lesson 2:
The Little
Refugee Book

Australia are helping children combat poverty. Class is


read the book The Little Refugee to introduce Vietnam.
At the conclusion of the book the author Anh states that
all profits from the book are donated to the Loreto
program. A video from the programs website is shown

(Do, 2011)

to demonstrate the work that the program achieves

Programs
Website Video

from donations. Pupils then create posters in partners


that promote the benefits of donations for the Vietnam
children. These are then collated to create a big class
mural.
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http://www.loretovietnam
.org/loreto_videos.php?
page=2&&page_id=3&id
=23&lang=en (Loreto
Vietnam Australia
Program 2013)

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Cultural Diversity Week


Lesson 1: Immigration Museum

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Lesson 1:
Immigration
Museum

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Children will develop an understanding and respect for

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diversity in Australia by undertaking an excursion to the


Immigration Museum. The class will be part of a guided

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tour of the museum and undertake activities throughout


the day that focus on cultural diversity in the

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community.
Lesson 2: Viva Victoria Multicultural Festival
Pupils reflect on the excursion and use what they have
learnt to develop an understanding of the purpose of

Lesson 2:
Viva Victoria
Multicultural
Festival

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Viva Victoria Multicultural Festival. Students reflect on

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what they learnt, liked, disliked and found interesting at

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the museum. Students share their responses and begin


discussing what the Viva Victoria Multicultural Festival
and the types of activities and information that is
provided to the community. In groups students create a
promotional video about the festival.

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