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We have a Virtual Cultural Festival in November, and April each year!

FALL 2017 VIRTUAL CULTURAL FESTIVAL

Videos of the festival presentations coming soon to our YouTube channel and website (global resource finder)! We first need to edit the videos and blur out all K-12 student faces.

WEDNESDAY 11/8 AND THURSDAY 11/9!

WEDNESDAY 11/8

SESSION #1: 9:15-10:15 AM-“Cultural Kitchen” (Spain, the Philippines, and China with Navigators Victoria, Josh, and Jonathan)

SESSION #2: 12:30-1:30 PM-“Global Celebrations” (New Zealand, Dominican Republic, and Sierra Leone with Navigators Jesse, Ashley, and Isatta)

THURSDAY 11/9

SESSION #3: 12:30-1:30 PM-“Folk Stories Around the World” (Eastern Band Cherokee, Jordan, and Afghanistan)

SESSION #4: 2:00-3:00 PM-“Important Landmarks Around the World” (Canada, India, Panama, and Poland with Navigators Renuka, Meera, Rohanit, and Julia)

Bring the world to your students by participating in one of our Virtual Cultural Festivals! All sessions are FREE and open to all K-12 teachers and students. Our presenters are UNC students who have international expertise. We have a virtual festival once in November during each Fall semester, and once in March or April, during each Spring semester.

MEET THE FALL 2017 UNC STUDENT PRESENTERS HERE!

About Virtual Cultural Festivals

  • Each presentation lasts 40-45 minutes with 15-20 minutes for Q & A from the K-12 students.
  • We welcome questions from you and your students during the presentation via the chat.
  • You’re welcome to come and go as it suits you and your students.
  • Each presentation will be recorded and available to watch on your YouTube channel. (We blur out K-12 student faces before posting)

Presentation Info & Tips:

  • To participate you will need: an internet connection, projection screen, and audio speakers.
  • We use Zoom, and before the festival you’ll need to download the free ZOOM launcher (Zoom Client for Meetings) to your computer in order to to join the session.
  • Or, when you click on the meeting link, you will automatically be prompted to download the launcher.
  • Be sure to try out ZOOM prior to the day of the presentations to make sure that it is not blocked by your school’s firewall.
  • *We will mute everyone’s mic during the session. This will improve the sound quality for everyone.*

Questions? Email us! navigators@unc.edu

*Please CLICK HERE to watch a short video tutorial on how to join a meeting in Zoom*

SPRING 2017 VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS

Watch these presentations on our YouTube Channel!

SESSION #1:

“The History of India” Virtual Presentation

Q & A on the Culture of India

“The History of India” Full Virtual Presentation

SESSION #2:

“The Former Yugoslavia” and Q & A on the former Yugoslavia, Austria, and Hungary

“The Former Yugoslavia” Virtual Presentation

Q & A on the Cultures of the former Yugoslavia, Austria, and Hungary

SESSION #3:

“Sports in China” and Q & A on Chinese Culture

“Chinese Sports” Virtual Presentation

“Sports in China” and Q & A on Chinese Culture

SESSION #4:

“Music in Italy” Virtual Presentation

Q & A on Italian Culture

“Music in Italy” Virtual Presentation and Q & A on Italian Culture

FALL 2016 VIRTUAL CULTURAL FESTIVAL

Spring 2016 VIRTUAL CULTURAL PRESENTATIONS

  • Music in China and Kazakhstan
  • Family in Ghana, Singapore, and the Philippines
  • Holidays in China, England, and Germany
  • New Zealand and Uzbekistan

FALL 2015 VIRTUAL CULTURAL FESTIVAL PRESENTATIONS

  • Education in Ghana and Argentina
  • Food in China and Rwanda
  • Transportation in Spain, Thailand, and Brazil
  • Animals in South Korea and Morocco

SPRING 2015 VIRTUAL CULTURAL PRESENTATIONS

  • Clothing in the Middle East
  • Festivals and Futbol in Chile and Argentina
  • Festivals and Clothing in the U.K.
  • Festivals and Clothing in Nepal, Germany and South Korea
  • Second Skin: Traditional and Modern Clothing in China
  • Star Festival in Japan

**Want to make the paper decorations Akari showed in her session? Click here and here to get directions.

SPRING 2013 VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS

London (Isabella Cassell)
Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration and The History of a City
>> Click here to get the 36-minute presentation recording!
Malaysia (Leslie Willis)
What it’s like to live and teach in Malaysia?
China (McKay Roozen)
Rural China and Education
>> Click here to get the 50-minute presentation recording!
Ireland (Sarah Smith)
Education, Culture, and Emerald Isle
>> Click here to get the 60-minute recording!
China (Zishu Chen)Food in China

FALL 2012 VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS

*If you have any concerns about being able to access Blackboard Collaborate from your computer, please contact your school’s tech support. When you log into Blackboard Collaborate you will be asked to type in your name. We ask that you use your grade or subject and city – e.g., 3rdGradeRaleigh.
Exploring the Impact of the US Dollar in Ecuador (George)

Click here to join the Blackboard Collaborate session
(If that doesn’t work, try this link.)

  • The Galapagos Islands: To Whom Does the Land Belong? (Kristy)
  • A Lebanese Dining Table (Joel)
  • Greek Gods Through Art (Adriana)
  • A Look into London: The Ever Present Past (Isabella)
  •  Warriors, Monsters, and Magic: Exploring Iranian and Afghani Cultures Through Myths, Legends, and Poetry (Chris)
  • Refugees and Religion (Samer)
  •  Picturing Vietnam (Rita)
  • German Fairytales and Children’s Stories (Micaela)
  • Regionalism and Identity in Spain (Arina)