Where is home?

3 Aug

As you have no doubt gathered, I am a massive fan of the TED Talks.  They are short, informative, often inspirational and a fantastic stimulus for classroom discussion and/or student reflection.  Another plus is the versatility: often these talks have application across multiple subject areas.

A great example of this versatility is Pico Iyer’s TED Talk entitled ‘Where is home?‘ Iyer’s talk can be used in the English classroom when studying AOS: Belonging as the talk canvasses the different ways, and places to which, we can be said to belong.  Framed within a broader discussion about racial, cultural and national identity, this talk is particularly apt for students in our increasingly multicultural classrooms.  This same talk can also be used in Society & Culture as way of helping students to probe the connections between persons, environment, culture, ‘race’, heritage and identity.


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