Movies and Books for Intercultural Learning

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With the increased practice of physical distancing during the pandemic of COVID-19, many are finding more time to watch movies and read books. Why not take this opportunity to learn about other cultures and increase your intercultural competence? GCORR has compiled a list of movies and books that will help you do just that.

Websites with lists of movies to enjoy while learning about different cultures:

https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/48_2-etf-intercultural-training-with-films.pdf

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls021754505/

Family friendly movies:

https://www.incultureparent.com/2019/01/20-diverse-family-movies-for-family-movie-night/

 

Websites with lists of books for children and adults to gain new insight into different cultures:

Book list for children:

https://ccbc.education.wisc.edu/books/detailListBooks.asp?idBookLists=42

https://coloursofus.com/the-50-best-multicultural-picture-books-of-2019/

Book list for adults:

https://offtheshelf.com/2015/09/10-cross-cultural-novels-that-illuminate-the-world-we-live-in/

https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/cross-cultural

 

What did you learn? Answer these 3 questions individually or as a family.

  1. What did you learn about _________’s (name of the protagonist) culture?
  2. What is the beauty of ________’s (name of protagonist) culture?
  3. What would it look like if we incorporated _________’s (name of the protagonist) culture into our lives?

 

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