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The Together Project

Jeff Ellison, Branka Dimevska Koceva, Martina Dethloff
Students in Chicago, Berlin, and Skopje explored minorities in each of their cultures, and stereotypes about them. Students first tried to predict what life was like for the students in the other countries (US, Berlin, Macedonia) - many of these were based on stereotypes and they discussed that. They created films about their own schools and cities and shared them with one another. Then they each researched how minorities came to their countries, and interviewed people from those minorities in order to break down stereotypes. They reported back to one another. In this way, students learned about one another, about minorities in their own cultures, and about minorities in other cultures. Discussions via Skype and Edmodo allowed them to share what they were learning and their insights.
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