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Why Teach About Other Cultures?

By learning about other cultures, students will gain the ability to think critically while being exposed to other cultures and world views. Incorporating global education into higher education teaches students skills, new perspectives, and knowledge that can be applied to their participation in our ever-expanding global community and workforce. As the world becomes more interconnected socially, economically, and environmentally, students will be prepared to make critical and informed choices as the world faces and overcomes new challenges.

This page will provide instructors with resources and lesson plans for a variety of global topics in order to engage students with the following goals:

  • Have a better understanding of different cultures and cultural differences
  • Develop new points of view, tolerance, and empathy
  • Examine international and/or regional conflicts and issues

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