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Author Topic: An Unusual Teaching Challenge  (Read 13057 times)
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« Reply #5: September 18, 2007, 11:20:41 am »

Therefore, what would you suggest and/or do in my position?   Huh I'm interested to hear your thoughts!

I'm with the other comments, in that it's really a "What would you see over here at this time of year" thing, not a chance to get *very* personal.

One thing you could do, however, is something that I think might be worth some class time anyway - talking about the many different religious traditions and practices in the US (something that may be unfamiliar for Japanese students) and talking about how different traditions focus on things. So, for example, you might talk about a largely secular Christmas-time celebration, but also talk about religious aspects in Christianity, about how Hannukah has taken on larger role in American Judaism, about Kwanzaa, about Yule, etc.

Do you have friends in the States (or English speaking countries) from different religious traditions? Would they be willing to send you a few pictures and some text describing what they do?
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