Name for a cross-cultural community project

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  1. momz

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    DD is heading into her senior year of high school. She is developing a community project but needs a name for it. I know there are some creative minds here on the Dis. Please share your ideas if you don't mind.

    Her project is a cross-cultural exchange. We live in a urban area with a very diverse population with many people who have English as their second language. We, however are white middle class Christians with ancestors that came to America centuries ago.

    She is planning for a group of students maybe 10ish from a variety of different backgrounds, religions, ethnicity, culture, etc. They will go to the elementary school to visit the social studies class. They will each have something to teach or share. It could be a phrase in their native language, a story from their home country or heritage, an ethnic food or candy, or a game that is associated with their culture, etc.

    Anyway, she needs a name for this project. Any thoughts? Also, any other ideas to make this project a success are welcome.
     
  2. robinb

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    Culture Connection?
     
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  4. Wendy31

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  5. fimac

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    When my youngest was in middle school they used "school name" Pandas because Pandas are black, white and Asian. Perhaps there is something along those lines your daughter can use.
     
  6. Southernmiss

    Southernmiss I am hazed everyday

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    I am sure that your dd will come up with something fitting.

    My dd16 calls here group of friends a "Squad". Global Squad or Panda Squad is kind of cute to me
     
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  7. Wishing on a star

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    Something 'SHARE'... since they are sharing a bit of their culture.
    Sharing is a very positive connotation that elementary school kids can understand and identify with.

    I am trying to think of the word or phrase that would complete that name....
    Has to be a good one to come to mind!
     
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    tvguy Question anything the facts don't support.

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    The Melting Pot.
     
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    A couple of years ago, I designed a humanities class for middle schoolers & high schoolers & called it "Club CONNECT".
     
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  10. Kitty 34

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    Put a big cross-cultural buffet together!! :thumbsup2
     
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    Culture Club ;)
     
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  14. sksjasams

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    LOL...first thing that popped in my head! I thought the 80's reference would probably be lost on the kids though :)
     
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  15. PollyannaMom

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    "All Together"

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    Or, to borrow from our favorite mouse -
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  16. barkley

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    i think it's great for the younger kiddos to learn about different cultures but i also think it's important for them to see that all of us share some commonalities so i would suggest that maybe your dd come up with a couple of questions that each of the participants provides the answer to one at a time after they all give their individual presentations (i'm assuming they will all come and do one group presentation). it could be something like 'what is your favorite family tradition' or 'what was one rule you had in your household when you were younger'. it may be interesting to see how seemingly different people share a good deal in common.
     
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  17. Wishing on a star

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    I like Small World!!! And, nobody thought of that sooner, here on the DIS!!!
     
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  18. Micca

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    (school name here) Country Club. :)

    I also really like Culture Club(and it doesn't matter if the kids don't get it) and the concept of Small World. Whatever name they wind up with I think it sounds like a really good idea!:)
     
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