I first implemented this module in Fall 2011. At the conclusion of the course, especially after they conducted their group presentations on their research findings, I realized that the 'researched' a topic in a particular country, but they did not necessarily learn anything about the 'culture' of the country. This semester, Fall 2012, I revised the Phase III portion of my module. Instead of having them find 2 research article and complete two 12-step reports, I had them find 5 references, 2 of which had to be empirical-based and peer reviewed, on their topic in the assigned country, and 2 references in the U.S., for their comparative analysis. They also had to do a cultural exploration of the country and incorporate those findings into their paper and PPT. In their PPT, the had to display their findings and ‘tell a story’ about their topic and country. At the end of the PPT, through video, pictures, artwork, written text, or any other medium, they had to demonstrate/respond to the following:
--‘Show’ what cultural diversity means to you.
--‘Show’ what global perspectives means to you in relation to physical movement.
Their projects are due on 12/5 and will present their group projects on 12/13.