Stereotypes - Identities - Universality

Building up one's knowledge of fellow European teenagers starting with stereotypes, (portraits mailed to partners, discovering how we are perceived abroad) before going on to a closer-to-reality portraits based on exchanges of questionnaires. Iconographic & textual portrait exhibition common to all partners.


Introduction to our friends: Some objectives

Posted by: Carmen Luz Mora Mendoza

The following would be some of the basic objectives for the first activities to be carried out with our learners:

  1. Students will be able to compose well-written emails to their new friends.
  2. Students will be able to concretely describe specific details of their lives and make predictions about their friends' lives.
  3. Students will be able to use maps to explore and analyze places.
  4. Students will be able to identify similarities and differences between themselves and their friends.
  5. Students will be able to give specific examples of what it means to be from a different culture.
  6. Students will build a relationship with a student in another region of the world.



Students will engage in a collaborative learning experience. Through email exchanges, students will build friendships and learn about the daily lives and characteristics of the local environment of students who live in another region of the world.

Some Essential Questions

  1. How is my life similar to and different from my friends' life
  2. How does the natural environment where my friends lives affect his or her life?
  3. What effect does the culture in my friends' region have on his or her life?